Editing/Proofreading

Essay editing/proofreading orders will require:

  • Spelling, grammar, punctuation mistakes correction;

  • Sentence structure correction;

  • Formatting.

Edit for the accuracy and consistency of the following:

  • Citation style and formatting

  • Footnotes/endnotes

  • Capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and grammar

  • Abbreviations/acronyms

  • Treatment of numbers

  • Italics, foreign words, special terms

  • Numbering/parallel wording/punctuation of lists

  • Figure and table legends

  • Anything numbered in sequence: lists, tables, figures, equations, outlines, etc.

  • Run-on sentences

  • Wordiness

  • Sexist language

  • Passive voice

  • Misused words

  • Content or tone

  • Cross-references

  • Organization

  • Correct any redundancy, passive voice, wordiness, poor diction

  • Sentence structure (syntax, variety, parallelism, clarity)

  • Paragraph structure (organization, length, coherence, transitions)

  • Organization (logic, unity, structure, transitions, summaries); query major problems

  • Style (appropriateness of tone and voice; level of language for audience)

  • Headings (to reflect text that follows)

  • Review document for sentences, paragraphs, or sections that could be cut

  • Check math, numbers, problems, and answers to questions in exercises

  • Compare descriptions of tables/figures in text to actual information in the tables/figures

  • Cover, title page, and copyright page

  • Table of contents

  • Corrections from previous versions

  • Text flow (spot-check end of one page and beginning of next)

  • Electronic glitches (word breaks for no reason, poor spacing)

  • Art for appropriate reference and labeling

  • Page numbers, running heads, and footers

  • Margins

This service does not include:

  • Any writing;

  • Any research;

  • Editing of dissertation, thesis, research proposal or any admission paper (these are separate more expensive services).