More than 20 years of experience editing:

  • Academic papers: dissertations, master’s theses, grad/undergrad papers
  • Business documents: SOW/proposals, correspondence, newsletters and more
  • Websites, social media and blog content
  • Styles: APA, Associated Press, Chicago, MLA

You’ve written your dissertation or business presentation or the content for your website or the book that’s been winding its way around your head all these years. You believe the content is good, but you’ve also been told it needs editing. Áccent on Words can polish your words and turn them into a flawless, professional and interesting presentation.

Books are edited to industry standards, using The Chicago Manual of Style. Articles, newsletters, websites and press releases are edited to industry standards using The Associated Press Stylebook. We not only edit your words, but we also pay attention to consistency of format, so that you end up with words that read flawlessly and a document that looks great.

Academic papers, such as dissertations and master’s theses are edited according to the appropriate style, including APA, Chicago or MLA. Formatting is included and is completed according publication or institutional requirements.

There are different kinds of editing.

When PROOFREADING only, an editor checks for errors in capitalization, punctuation, spelling, subject-verb agreement, grammar and word usage as well as for typos and inconsistencies in format and style.

During more extensive COPY EDITING, your editor checks for the same errors as when proofreading and scours your document for redundancies, transitions between paragraphs and awkward phrasing, also making note of any obvious factual errors.

CONTENT EDITING helps a writer with general organization, clarity, coherence and conciseness as well as all of the services of proofreading and copy editing.

Content editing generally takes two editing passes. Your editor will make suggestions regarding content and how to improve your writing but will not make significant changes without input from you.

Content editing can be helpful to those whose strengths are in disciplines other than language arts as well as to those with learning disabilities and those relatively new to the English language.

Finally, content editing is the best option for those whose ideas are good, but who struggle with organization, wordiness or clarity as well as English grammar and other language mechanics.