When you're writing an academic paper, you can be too close to the material to spot typos and other language errors or to see where your meaning might be unclear. With a fresh pair of eyes and an objective perspective, I can help you produce a document with correct spelling, grammar and punctuation that clearly conveys its meaning to the reader in consistent English language.
Whether you're writing a journal article, a research paper, a book chapter or other document for publication, I can help you by:
checking for errors and inconsistencies in spelling, grammar and punctuation;
suggesting where unclear sentences might need to be rewritten, and changing or querying any misused words;
suggesting how to shorten long sentences or paragraphs;
formatting your document to apply the required house style or checking that it complies with that style;
checking that section headings, as well as those for equations, tables, figures, charts, graphs and appendices, are consistent and numbered consecutively and that sources are given where necessary;
cross-checking in-text references to tables, figures and charts;
checking the formatting of footnotes or endnotes;
cross-checking references and in-text citations; and
checking the format and spelling of reference lists and bibliographies.
You can send me your paper in Word and I will return it to you with any suggested amendments and queries using track changes so that you can decide whether these should be accepted or rejected.
My rates for academic editing depend on the level of editing required and the degree of urgency. To help establish the cost and timescale for working on your document, I will ask you to send me a representative sample of your work along with any style guidelines to be applied.