Paper editing can refer to a range of different documents depending on the level of education, context and even geographical region. The term ‘paper’ in relation to academic work originates from the United States, where it primarily refers to essays or assignments, but it can also be used to refer to an academic paper in a journal or an evidence-based research paper. Whether it is a doctoral degree paper for publication or a literature review paper, Capstone Editing’s multi-disciplinary team of editors can provide for all your paper editing needs.
If the paper you are writing is in the form of an essay, it can be presented in an argumentative style (where you are convincing the reader of your opinions), an expository style (where you describe a theory or concept) or a descriptive style (where you will depict a certain event, person or place). Our experienced editors can understand your essay and paper editing needs and can cater to any essay type. For some tips on how to start writing your essay, you can refer to our blog post ‘How to Write an Essay’.
If the paper presents in the form of an assignment, the scope would largely depend on the specific assignment guidelines, meaning you could be producing a presentation, a case study, a report, an abstract or even a reflective journal. Research papers are a common form of editing Our team of editors offer assignment editing as well as paper editing for a wide range of disciplines, producing a flawless document every time.
Finally, if you are writing a research paper, your document should aim to provide a comprehensive evaluation and analysis of the findings of your own authentic research. Clarity, conciseness and coherence are key elements of a good research paper; you can be assured that Capstone Editing will deliver on these qualities to ensure the paper effectively impresses its target audience.
Time constraints, a lack of self-editing and possible language barriers, such as English not being your first language, often result in many academics turning in mediocre papers that do not do their content justice. Regardless of the style and length of your paper, professional editing is always beneficial to ensure your paper is impactful and flawless. Further, the competitive nature of academia requires research papers to be polished to perfection, both in terms of the command of the language and the validity of the research, to improve chances of publication.
At Capstone Editing, we offer a broad range of academic editing services that can ensure your paper will stand out for all the right reasons.
Most of our clients find that Premium Copyediting meets their academic editing needs. This service incorporates essential language editing, where our copyeditors will review the spelling, punctuation, grammar and word choice within your paper, along with a consideration of the style, logic, clarity and flow as well as internal consistency. You will receive a letter from your editor with constructive advice and suggestions as well as a style guide to follow should you make any further changes.
To access our Premium Copyediting service, you are welcome to submit your paper to us online.
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.
These documents provide representative examples of our work for past clients.
I want to thank Dr Lisa Lines for the invaluable assistance she 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. Lisa proved herself to be a highly skilled, professional and trustworthy editor. I highly recommend her services to postgraduates and academics seeking a professional academic editor.
I would confidently recommend the editorial services of Dr Lisa Lines. She is fast, capable and professional. Dr Lines identified a number of places in which the expression and clarity in the grant was 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 Dr Lines represent a very worthwhile investment, and I intend to utilise her services again with future grants.
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. Dr Lisa Lines is one of the best. I have never received less than a High Distinction in any subject since using her services.
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 Dr Lines to students and academics alike. Thank you Lisa.