Academic Proofreading and Editing
Academic Proofreading and Editing Services
- research papers
- conference papers
- journal articles
- research proposals
Our Academic Team
Our team of professional proofreaders and editors has an exceptionally strong academic background, combined with proofreading and editing experience, in a wide range of disciplines. Specialist skill areas include: medicine, the pharmaceutical industry, chemistry, physics, computing, the law, social sciences, education, higher education, business, marketing, media, literature, linguistics, theatre and the arts.
Proofreading and Editing for Academia
Our academic proofreading and editing service is tailored to meet the needs of students, research students, post-doctrinal researchers, lecturers and professors.
Proofreading and editing is an essential part of the preparation of high quality academic work for its final assessment, whatever form that might take. Academic work comes under scrutiny from publishers, tutors, peers and, on occasions, the general public. In all cases work that has been proofread and edited has a distinct advantage over similar work competing for recognition or publication.
All subjects have their own specialised lexicon, correct use of which is part of any academic assessment by tutors or peer review, but proofreading and editing goes beyond just the use of the correct technical terms. Work submitted for academic publication can be rejected on first submission because the author has concentrated on the specialist content at the expense of the use of English, grammar, spelling and readability.
Those versed in writing for academic purposes can find the transition difficult when called upon to write for a wider audience. Academic journals often specify their own in-house style, and will normally employ their own editors to ensure compliance with their style book. However, submitting texts in clear, grammatical and well constructed English goes a long way to getting over the first hurdle of publication - building confidence in the publisher that the work is to the right standard.
The style of English required for a grant proposal is usually dictated by the nature of the grant-providing body, which may include, in addition to the academics, members with other skill sets such as business or administrative skills. We can help you to adapt the style of your proposal to the anticipated audience in order to maximise the chances of success.