The UK's Editing & Proofreading
The Academic Editing Service is the second layer of our academic proofreading services for MA & Ph.D students, postgraduates, academics and researchers.
In this more higher proofreading service, our editors and proofreaders examine more aspects of your academic text than they do in our first and most basic service, the Academic Proofreading Service.
Your text – be it an essay, dissertation, scientific paper or journal article – will be thoroughly examined for the elements explained below.
Who is the Academic Editing Service for?
Our Academic Editing Service has been extremely popular among undergraduates and MA & Ph.D students and researchers who are less confident about both their academic writing and English language skills, and need more support and assistance from us once they have written their copy.
If you are a non-native student with fair command of the English language - the written one - you will find this service very useful because it improves on your writing and fixes any language problems you may have inadvertently left in your text.
If you are a native speaker but still unsure how confident you are with your formal academic language, this service will certainly be of help.
Over the years, have helped many students and academics with academic editing of the highest quality which significantly improved their scientific papers, essays, theses or journal articles, thus enabling them to score the high grades they deserve for their hard work.
In a nutshell, this service is for those who are good at English but feel that what they have written is not up to scratch and needs to be improved by professional editors and proofreaders.
Academic Editing Service Sample
How does it work?
We try to make things as easy and as simple as possible to our clients.
So, if you have an essay or a dissertation and would like to place an order for our Academic Editing Service, please follow the following steps.
- 1) Send us the document by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. We work on both word (preferred) and PDF formats
- 2) Specify in your email your preferred deadline
- 3) If you have any specific requirements or instructions, please highlight them in your email
Alternatively, your can upload your document through the form available on our website and let us know which service you are interested in and when you need your document back by.
Within two hours or less, we will get back to you with:
- 1) Confirmation of receipt and availability
- 2) Delivery details
- 3) Payment details (we accept payment via PayPal or bank transfer)
Once payment has been made, the job will be assigned to an editor, and it is all done.
You will get your document back from us within your preferred deadline by email. You will receive the document in two copies: one with changes marked to show you what has been changed by the editor, and another clean final version that is ready for immediate use and submission.
Along with the document, your will also receive:
What does the Academic Editing Service include in detail?
We will correct:
a) Subject-verb agreement mistakes
Original: Each government try to do their best.
Proofread: Each government tries to do its best.
b) Wrong use of conjunctions
Original: Maybe you have a growth mindset and that is why you are applying
Proofread: Maybe you have a growth mindset which is why you are applying
c) Wrong use of tenses
Original: The nine ultimate steps can be use to take action every day.
Proofread: The nine ultimate steps can be used to take action every day.
d) Any mistakes in the use of modifiers, possessive pronouns, and split infinitives.
Original: I could not make an excuse to not do it well.
Proofread: I could not make an excuse not to do it well.
e) Any errors in the use of the apostrophe, or lower and upper case
Original: The villain is differently presented as a hero Prince.
Proofread: The villain is differently presented as a hero prince.
f) Incorrect use of prepositions
Original: She admired me on being full time student.
Corrected: She admired me for being full time student
We will correct any spelling mistakes in:
reed (a plant, read (a book), rose (a flower), rose (past tense of rise),
Einstine (Einstein), Tennison (Tennyson)
We will also correct any punctuation errors in relation to:
a) The full stop
Original: In addition to government support for private schooling. Some private schools are funded by the government.
Proofread: In addition to government support for private schooling, some of private schools are funded by the government.
b) The comma
Original: Improving the education process, makes people more ready for further education.
Proofread: Improving the education process makes people more ready for further education.
c) The colon
Original: I have studied the psychology of some triangles, which symbolize stability, keenness, irreconcilability, radicalness, contradiction, and balance.
Proofread: I have studied the psychology of some triangles which symbolize: stability, keenness, irreconcilability, radicalness, contradiction, and balance.
d) The semicolon
Original: Many people celebrated traditional religious activities by make-up, some of them represented different beliefs.
Proofread: Many people celebrated traditional religious activities by make-up; some of them represented different beliefs.
e) Quotation marks
Original: ‘Online commentary about the use and nature of selfies has a regulatory social function’.
Proofread: ‘Online commentary about the use and nature of selfies has a regulatory social function.’
We will also fix any typographical errors in your text, as exemplified in the following instances:
*A radical ideology attempts to go to the roof (root) of things.
* She fites (fits) with the social standard.
5. American/British English
We will replace any American words or expressions with British equivalents, or vice versa (as per your preference), as exemplified below:
favorite (American) favourite (British)
elevator (American) lift (British)
sidewalk (American) pavement (British)
6. In-text citation and referencing
We will also ensure that in-text citations, references and bibliography in your essay or dissertation are in the correct format, based on your preferred referencing style, whether APA, Harvard, MLA or others.
Original: (Cassidy and Asher, 1992).
Corrected: (Cassidy & Asher, 1992).
Original: Baron & Bryne (2006) described friendship.
Corrected: Baron and Bryne (2006) described friendship.
7. Word choice
In English there are words have greater impact than others; and there are words that fit more an academic purpose than others. Some examples include:
Original: The researcher pointed out that he wanted to talk about this phenomenon first.
Amended: The researcher explained that he wanted to discuss this phenomenon first.
8. Sentence structure
One recurrent problem that we fix in essays, theses, scientific papers and journals, written in English by non-native and native speakers alike, is what we call run-on sentences...i.e sentences are excessively long.
Original: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities, assistance in the assessment of scenarios, help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, and to assist in the attainment of an improved understanding of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.
Amended: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities and assist in the assessment of scenarios. Both factors also help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, as well as in the attainment of an improved understanding of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.
Who are we?
The Ultimate Proofreader is a professional essay and dissertation proofreading services provider based in the UK.
We also provide editing and paraphrasing services.
For the many years we have been in business we have successfully given a helping hand to university students and academics from various universities with tailored proofreading services for essays, theses or dissertations.
We serve a lot of clients especially in these universities: the University of Sheffield, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds and the University of Reading.
We assist our customers, natives and non-natives, with English proofreading services that simply put them on the track to being awarded their degree with distinction.
Our services are reasonably and affordably priced, delivered within fast turnaround times with any impact on quality and expertly completed.
Our editors and proofreaders spend a lot of time on every assignment to make sure it is proofread, edited or rewritten to the highest standard.
We respect the fact that many students have very short deadlines before submission, so we operate around the clock 7 days a week to meet our customers' needs.
We have a strong belief that any professional proofreading services provider should go beyond the sheer correction of language and look at the heart and soul of the text itself.
We also seek to educate, not only proofread, so we provide useful material related to language in our blog section.
Our aim is to help academics and students, particularly non-native speakers, to learn and improve their knowledge about the use of the English language for academic purposes.
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