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Report Editing

What is Different about Report Editing

Reports are a common form of assessment in academia, but they are also widely used in workplaces across a range of professions and industries. While the general requirement of most reports is to present information in a concise and structured format, a technical report may involve very different components and specifications compared to a field report or a scientific report. 

Capstone Editing’s qualified editors have perused and corrected hundreds of reports from different disciplines and have supported our clients to produce documents that are polished, accurate, informative and tailored to their audience. Whether you are writing a business report for your company, a laboratory report for your biochemistry practical or a legal report as part of your law degree, our team of multi-disciplinary editors will guarantee that your report is polished and perfect.

The Benefits of Report Editing

The value of an excellent report spans beyond the classroom; for example, a quality industry report may be the sole point of difference between you or another firm securing a client or the most important factor in making a key business decision. Report writers are usually specialists in their field, but having a second set of eyes to inspect and copyedit your report can help you pick up on surface errors and help improve readability and factual clarity.

Your specialist copyeditor will ensure that your report:
  • Is professionally presented and adheres the specific format and guidelines of your task 
  • Is tailored to its intended audience, reflected by accurate use of industry conventions, vocabulary and terminology
  • Will be error-free and will convey your message in a clear and consistent manner to maximise the impact of your information
Our clients choose report editing because of:
  • The valuable time and effort that is saved by outsourcing report editing services to an expert who can effectively review their writing while also giving suggestions for improvement or making the improvements
  • The fantastic first impression a well-written report will make due to improved readability, organisation and coherence
  • The competitive nature of academia, and the Australian economy in general, which calls for higher quality material to be produced to give them a competitive edge

Capstone Editing’s Report Editing Services

The following are the range of editing services we offer to academic or industry clients looking to polish their reports to perfection.

Premium Copyediting

Capstone Editing’s Premium Copyediting service suits the needs of most of our clients. Aside from general language editing (which includes proofreading and correction of spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax errors), this service also involves a thorough review of the style, logic and consistency of content within your document. Specifically, for reports, our experienced editors will incorporate the discipline or industry-specific requirements, which may involve structural editing, formatting, referencing and word reduction, if necessary.

You can access our Premium Copyediting service by submitting your report to us online.

Substantive and Heavy Editing

For reports that may involve more specialised revisions by our seasoned academic editors, the following are services we can offer:

  • Substantive Editing
    An extension to the Premium Copyediting service, our Substantive Editing service involves comprehensive language editing as well an added focus on refining the structure, length and organisation of your report. Our editors may even reword text to improve the logic and flow of the writing to ensure your report is coherent and convincing. This service is only available to academics, government or industry clients. 
     
  • Heavy Editing
    Designed specifically for our non-Native English (ESL) writers, our Heavy Editing service looks to support our clients by providing extensive editing and feedback for future improvement. This may involve meticulous sentence rewording as well as constructive advice on how to improve the structure, organisation and support of statements within your report. 
    Should you wish to access either of these services, please email your document to Capstone Editing and state which service you would like to use.

Proofreading

If you are relatively satisfied with your report, or if you have already had the benefit of prior editing but want a second opinion, our Proofreading service may be all you require. Our proofreading service does not involve a full copyedit, but will pick up on surface errors and will ensure that your report is consistent, professionally presented and adheres to the specified guidelines. You can email us your document to find out if this is the service for you.

Tailor-Made Services

Due to our diverse client base, Capstone Editing offers tailor-made editing packages to suit individual needs. In our experience, some clients may require reports to be converted into journal articles or conference papers, while others may just want their documents edited to accommodate a different audience. Should you wish for us to devise an editing solution that fits your specifications, you can email us your document with your instructions so we can give you 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.

Testimonials

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.

Dr Radhika Seimon NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Sydney

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.

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. Dr Lisa Lines is one of the best. I have never received less than a High Distinction in any subject since using her 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 Dr Lines to students and academics alike. Thank you Lisa.

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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