Basic Editing

  • Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word usage while preserving the meaning and voice of the original text
  • Ensure a consistent style and format
  • Evaluate overall clarity and perspective of peer reviewers
  • Resolving apparent errors or inconsistencies in consultation with the client
  • Reconcile the reference list with citations in the text, tables, and illustrations. (I do not edit or format references unless specifically negotiated.)



Developmental Editing

     In addition to Basic Editing, Developmental Editing includes:

  • Reorganizing paragraphs, sections, or chapters to improve structure, logic, and presentation
  • Writing or rewriting text to improve readability and flow 
  • Ensuring your messages are clear and your voice distinct
  • Suggested improvements to text, tables, figures, or illustrations to improve presentation
  • Consult with client as needed to resolve inconsistencies or questions 
  • Identify potential issues of concern to peer reviewers
  • Word-count reduction, if requested or required
  • Tips and tricks to improve your writing


Other Academic Services

     I also provide high-quality editing for other academic documents, including: 

  • Theses and dissertations
  • Academic application materials (essays, cover letter, cv, etc.)
  • Peer reviews and responses
  • Funding proposals
  • Abstracts
  • Research papers
  • Conference submissions
  • Scholarly books and book chapters
  • Book reviews and proposals