A solid and convincing research proposal can be a crucial foundation of your academic career. If you are writing a research proposal to gain admission into an Honours Degree, Masters by Research or PhD, Capstone Editing’s team of multi-disciplinary editors understand that your proposal needs to communicate your understanding of the academic inquiry process and to be able to present your research in a clear and credible manner. Doctoral students are also customarily required to write a more comprehensive research proposal to confirm their candidature in their PhD and to formally summarise their intended research. Capstone Editing is committed to polishing your proposal so it will impress your audience and will assure them of your knowledge, expertise and professionalism in your field of research.
So much time and effort go into the preparation of a research proposal, but even the most prolific of writers may miss errors because you may be focusing more on the content. Additionally, as a specialist in a certain area, your research proposal may seem clear to you but may not read as well to a supervisor who may not be as well informed in that subject area.
Capstone Editing’s team of editors have seen thousands of research proposals from a range of faculties and topics. Whether your field of research is clinical psychology, chemical engineering or educational leadership, you can have confidence that our editors know how to best assist you in creating an impeccable proposal and impressing your assessors.
The following are a range of academic editing services we offer to best meet your needs pertaining to your research proposal.
Most of our academic clients find that our Premium Copyediting service is the ideal choice for their document or publication. This service involves comprehensive language editing inclusive of spelling, grammar, punctuation, style as well as the consistency of structure and content. Specifically, your assigned editor will consider the conventions of your discipline while considering formatting, referencing styles and word reduction, if necessary.
You can access our Premium Copyediting service by submitting your research proposal to us online.
Capstone Editing also offers the following specialised editing services:
Should you wish to enquire about either of these services, you can contact us via email.
Capstone Editing’s proofreading service is an ideal option if your proposal does not require considerable language or structural editing. This service targets surface errors and final stage refinement of your proposal, ensuring that it is error-free. If you would like to engage with one of our proofreaders, you can do so by emailing your document to us.
Occasionally, our clients may need a tailored editing package to meet their additional needs, such as adapting their research proposal for a different discipline or faculty, or turning it into a successful grant proposal. Please feel free to email your instructions to us along with the document you want edited so we can provide a quotation as well as the steps we will take to fulfil your request.
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.