Not publishing with us, but still looking for language and developmental editing? Please do get in touch to get a personalised quote or use our Trial option to understand the services on offer and choose the one that best suits your needs.
Final drafts of monographs, edited volumes, academic papers, PhD theses, application materials (cover letters, personal statemens and CVs).
This entails most basic checks and takes place at the very end of the authoring process, right before greenlighting the publication.
Choose this service only if you need someone to check for errors, typos, inconsistencies, formatting issues, dangling sentences, omissions, and so on.
It is advisable that you do not rely on this service exclusively. Even editors need an editor when they assume the role of the author, so please make sure that a good pair of eyes, preferably professionals, have read your manuscript and spotted inefficiencies.
One might think that native speakers do not need language editing, but all authors need an editor; if James Joyce needed an editor, chances are you will need one too.
Also known as copy editing in other contexts, this kind of editing digs deeper into the text to improve accuracy, ensure clarity, purge ambiguity, and achieve succinctness. The latter is probably the most important aspect of academic writing and should not be confused with brevity or conciseness. The art of being succinct requires delivery of the same message with as few words as possible.
Please choose this option if you have a final draft in your hands and are looking for feedback before publication or before submitting it for publication.
If your manuscript relates to Greco-Roman antiquity, our team will be able to provide the most comprehensive editing service.
We will be looking into your idea, argumentation, support, scope, coverage, literature review, to suggest revisions, additions, retractions, adjustments, bibliography, primary sources, different angles, and will work with you to make your work as great as you envisage it to be.
Normally, we will look through your document once if you ask us to proofread it; twice at least if you requested language editing and require follow up on specific suggestions; and at least three times for developmental editing.
Our pricing is based on the rates suggested by the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading; for comparison purposes, please have a look at market rates confirmed by the Editorial Freelancers Association (2019).
Please feel free to attach or send us a small chunk of your work, ca. 500 words, and we will return it with comments and suggestions indicative and representative of our work. Your Edited Manuscript will contain elements and suggestions of all layers of editing, or just the service(s) you require. In the same email, you will receive a quote for the full task and suggested payment methods.