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Assignment Editing & Proofreading Services

What is Different about Assignment Editing

Assignments come in various shapes and sizes, ranging from essays, presentations, case studies and reports to abstracts, literature reviews, problem questions and reflective journals. Each of these assignment types serve a distinctive purpose, may be targeted towards different reading audiences and may have different structural or language demands. Regardless of the assignment type or level of study, Capstone Editing has highly skilled assignment editors who help you meet your assignment requirements, and also provide guidance on how to address similar tasks in future.

The Benefits of Assignment Editing

Aside from the obvious benefit of potentially higher grades due to increased clarity and your own increased knowledge gained from the use of our service, assignment editing ensures that the calibre of the content in your writing is not marred by simple issues such as sentence structure, grammar and spelling. Often, as much as you proofread your document, you may miss errors or not be able to see alternative perspectives, simply because you have read the section over too many times. This is where an external viewpoint can be helpful; Capstone Editing’s expert assignment editors will be able to find opportunities to improve your writing’s functionality and clarity.

Your experienced academic editor will ensure that your assignment:
  • Addresses the assignment task logically and appropriately, meeting requirements such as marking criteria and word limits.
  • Uses the correct formatting and language style as required of the assignment.
  • Does not contain any spelling, grammatical, punctuation or structural issues.
  • Is correctly referenced based on the set guidelines (e.g., MLA, APA, Harvard or Chicago), both in text and in your bibliography or reference list.
Professional assignment proofreading and editing provides benefits such as:
  • Helping you achieve higher writing standards and produce quality assignments.
  • Saving you time so you can focus on developing your knowledge of the content of your course or subject.
  • Self-improvement through a comprehensive letter from your editor explaining common errors and giving future recommendations and detailed advice.

Capstone Editing’s Assignment Editing Services

The following are the range of services you can access when you submit your assignment for editing.

Premium Copyediting

The most popular of our services, Premium Copyediting caters to the requirements of most of our clients. Your assignment will undergo a thorough review by your assignment editor, incorporating reviews of spelling, grammar, punctuation, style, logic as well as consistency and structure.

If Premium Copyediting sounds like the service you require, you can submit work online and one of our assignment editors will get back to you.

Substantive and Heavy Editing

Should you want more comprehensive editing and specialised assignment proofreading services then you can choose between substantive and heavy editing.

  • Substantive Editing
    Designed as an extension of the Premium Copyediting service, Substantive Editing covers fundamental language editing but also includes further refinement of the assignment’s structure, organisation, logic and flow. Our experienced editors may adapt and reword parts of the assignment as a means of improving the clarity and validity of your writing. This service is not permissible for students but is available to academic, industry and government clients.
  • Platinum (Heavy) Editing
    Capstone Editing’s Platinum (Heavy) Editing service was initially designed to assist non-Native English (ESL) writers, but it can also assist any client who requires deeper editing that incorporates considerable sentence rewording in their writing pieces. The review will include in-depth advice to improve the structure and organisation of the writing as well as a review of statements needing further support.

Contact Capstone Editing via email and we can provide you with further information about these services as well as provide a personalised quotation.


For assignments that do not require language or structural editing, Capstone Editing’s assignment proofreading services may be sufficient to ensure your work is consistent and polished to perfection. 

You can enquire about our proofreading service by emailing us your document.

Tailor-Made Services

Capstone Editing can also cater to more specific academic editing requests such as assisting you in converting your assignment into a different form of document, for example, a journal article or a conference presentation. To enquire about our tailor-made services, please email us your document with your specific instructions, so we can determine what will need to be done and to provide you with an appropriate quotation.

Our Reputation

We are proud of our reputation as the highest-quality academic editing service available. Testimonials from our past clients and the examples of our editing we provide here demonstrate the quality of our work.

Editing examples

These documents provide representative examples of our work for past clients.


I want to thank Capstone Editing for the invaluable assistance they provided in editing my PhD thesis (following the ‘Guidelines for Editing Research Theses’ as per University of Adelaide requirements). The final edited thesis was perfectly expressed and did not contain any typographical or grammatical errors. This was affirmed by my thesis being accepted without corrections, which I believe is rare. I am especially grateful for the care taken to avoid changing any of my ideas in what was a complex work. In reviewing the edits and comments, I felt at all times that my work had been treated with the greatest sensitivity and respect. Capstone Editing proved their editors to be highly skilled, professional and trustworthy. I highly recommend Capstone Editing to postgraduates and academics seeking a professional academic editor.

Dr Radhika Seimon NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Sydney

I would confidently recommend the editorial services of Capstone Editing. They are fast, capable and professional. My editor identified a number of places in which the expression and clarity in the grant were able to be improved. Her careful editing saved me valuable time and identified details I had missed in my own revisions. She was careful to ensure that any changes to the expression didn’t change the meaning, and clearly noted where there may have been ambiguity. In today’s competitive research environment, I honestly believe the services of Capstone Editing represent a very worthwhile investment, and I intend to utilise their services again with future grants.

Dr Suzanne Nielsen NHMRC Senior Research Fellow University of New South Wales

A good editor may be the difference between a pass or fail, or more positively, a High Distinction or a Distinction. A good editor will not only attend to spelling, grammar, syntax and structure but will also read and understand the point of the assignment and thus recommend changes in accordance with the specific intentions of the work. A good editor is clear and precise. A good editor offers suggestions towards increasing clarity, that is, what you think you are saying may not be what you have said. This is all the job of a good editor. Capstone's editors are among the best. I have never received less than a High Distinction in any subject since using their services.

Gary Master’s by coursework Flinders University

Dr Lisa Lines was recommended to me by a colleague as an expert editor in her field. It is my pleasure to assert that her editorial services were well worth the investment made. Not only am I grateful for the numerous corrections to errors that I had missed, but I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to learn from her expertise. While I hope to implement some of these skills in the future, I will certainly engage her services again. Her attention to detail, her professionalism and her courteous manner in dealing with my work were greatly appreciated. Dr Lines formatted my thesis in such a way that it is both easy to read and navigate. It was reassuring to have someone trustworthy to help me in the final stages of my PhD. I recommend Capstone Editing to students and academics alike.

Mark Griffiths PhD Candidate Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

Capstone Editing’s simple order process provides easy access to professional academic editing. In most cases, universities cover the cost of editing for their academic staff and we can invoice them directly.

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