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Making Your Ideas the Star of the Show

Polishing the Most Important Document of Your Academic Career

Your Voice, Your Worlds

Consistent and Clear Communication

 

Academic Editing

Making Your Ideas The Star of the Show

I provide copy editing and proofreading (what's the difference?) for academics,  postgraduates and undergraduate students. For academics, I also provide structural editing (what's this?). My work is designed to clarify your ideas and make them as engaging as possible, while removing any errors or awkward phrasing that may distract from your argument.

I will also format your paper according to your university's or intended journal's requirements, including the reference list, which I will cross-check with the citations.

You will receive:

  • A copy of your paper with all changes tracked and any further recommendations or explanations provided as comments;

  • A clean copy with all changes implemented;

  • A copy of the style sheet I used for consistency within the document; and

  • A brief Editor's Note commenting on the document as a whole; plus

  • Optional add-on Academic English Coaching Kit, which will follow within a week of the paper. The three-to-five-page kit will address major or repeated errors or weaknesses in your writing. It will provide some examples of brilliant English usage, resources for further learning and exercises to practice, which you can return to me for feedback.

Please note I do not paraphrase direct quotations or work to reduce or conceal plagiarism.

 

Theses and Dissertations

Polishing the Most Important Document of Your Academic Career

Your research thesis is a testament to your capacity as a researcher - and your tenacity. Given the importance of this document to both you and the academy, the Institute of Professional Editors has set down Guidelines for editing research theses, which are endorsed by the Australian Council of Graduate Research. 

As a member of the Institute, I adhere to these Guidelines, the most important being:

  • I offer only copyediting and proofreading of theses (I will point out any structural issues but not rectify them); and

  • I require written notice from your principal supervisor that they have read the Guidelines and approve your use of my services (an email is OK).

You will receive:

  • A copy of your thesis with all changes tracked and any further recommendations or explanations provided as comments;

  • A clean copy with all changes implemented;

  • A copy of the style sheet I used for consistency within your thesis; and

  • An Editor's Note commenting on the thesis as a whole, including any structural or logical issues.​

 

Literary Editing and Manuscript Review

Your Voice, Your Worlds

I approach your short stories, creative non-fiction, speculative fiction, true crime and other literary work with the goal of becoming invisible. My suggested changes will amplify your unique voice and brighten your created worlds.

Choose from structural editing, copy editing and proofreading (what's the difference?).

You will receive:

  • A copy of your paper with all changes tracked and any further recommendations or explanations provided as comments;

  • A clean copy with all changes implemented;

  • A copy of the style sheet I used for consistency within the document; and

  • An Editor's Note commenting on the document as a whole.

For book-length manuscripts I offer a manuscript review service, which consists of detailed notes on the text. Depending on the genre, these notes may address character, dialogue, plot, strength of argument, quality of prose or any of the many other components of fiction and non-fiction manuscripts. The review service also includes a 1-hour phone consultation to discuss the notes after you have had time to read them.

 

Business and Technical Editing

Consistent and Clear Communication

Ensure flawless communication within and without your company with my business and technical editing and proofreading (what's the difference?). Not only can I verify that your websites, reports and other publications are error-free, I can help you to develop an in-house style guide. With this essential, easy-to-use document in your toolkit, everyone who puts pen to paper beneath your logo is on the same page. 

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