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Editing services

We usually edit documents electronically, providing you with two versions of your document: (1) a marked-up version that shows every change we made, and (2) a clean copy in which our changes have been incorporated. By reviewing the file in which the changes are shown, you can see mistakes that you make frequently and learn how to avoid them in the future. You can also note in the marked-up version anything you would like to change in the clean version, which you will be able to do quickly and easily. In some cases, however, we will want to work with a printed copy of your document.

The type of editing we perform depends on your requirements. In all cases, we do our best to retain your voice and meaning while keeping your intended audience in mind. The types of editing we provide are listed below, with examples of problems we correct or note for your attention, depending on your preference.


  • Grammar, punctuation, syntax, and word use
  • Spelling
  • Tense
  • Clarity
  • Consistency of abbreviations, capitalization, and use of numbers
  • Adherence to required style guide or formatting guidelines
  • Cross-check of citations, references, and footnotes or endnotes

Substantive editing

  • Readability
  • Organization and flow
  • Clarity
  • Accuracy
  • Grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and word use

Before we start your project, we ask that you send us a copy of your document to review; the amount you send will depend on the nature and length of your document.

Please contact us for a free, no-obligation sample edit and estimate!

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What clients are saying...

"Thank you VERY much! I can hardly believe the clarity that your revisions brought. I was excited when I got the inspiration but then felt discouraged, feeling like it needed hours of revision. I felt really good about the final product!" - Leah Hess, medical student

"It took me awhile to go through all your changes, and I am impressed. You not only edited the text but also taught me a lot. It is sad that after 20 years in the U.S., I am still making so many errors. However, as long as you are ready to help me like this time, I feel safe. Thank you again." - Marek Zyzik, New York

"Your work is excellent! I agreed with all your changes. Thank you! I am always in complete awe of people like yourself who are so wonderfully skilled in editing. I am so happy you are! I truly appreciate all your hard labor! I could never have done this without your help. Thank you." - Jennifer, masters student

"Thank you very much. I can see you are doing a very good job, and I have to learn a lot, more than I thought." - Zbigniew Gackowski, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Information Systems, California State University, Stanislaus

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