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Theses, dissertations, articles, books

I delete any unnecessary repetition,
fix your grammar, and help make
your writing fluid and professional.

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Those finicky citations, references and footnotes

 

I check that your in-text notes, and your bibliography, follow your school's preferred style.

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Tables, charts
and diagrams

I format all your figures, so
they're laid out in the most
reader-friendly way.

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More message,
less wordage

 

​I  streamline your writing,  eliminate any redundancy, and make your text tighter.

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Is English not your
first language?

​I make sure that your text says exactly what you mean it to say,
and that your phrasing is correct.

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From gentle tweaks to major rewrites, I'm happy to do whatever your document needs.

Proofreading

  • Correct any obvious errors in grammar, spelling or punctuation.

  • Check end-of-line word divisions for bad breaks; check page ends for widows and orphans, etc.

  • Check accuracy of elements such as headings, table of contents, cross-references, captions, etc.

  • Check accuracy of numbers, tables, figures, etc.

 

Copy Editing

  • Correct all errors or infelicities of grammar, spelling, punctuation, and other mechanics of style, including similar-sounding or commonly confused words, and wrongly used idioms or phrases.

  • Query any inconsistencies in logic or facts, or in spelling of proper names.

  • Query any missing text elements, such as captions, headings, URLs, sources, etc.

  • Check for consistency in terms of abbreviations, measurements, Canadian/American spelling, etc.

  • Check for consistency in treatment of numbers, statistics, percentages, imperial/metric conversions, totals in tables, etc.

 

Stylistic Editing

  • Eliminate all redundancies, empty phrases and unnecessary modifiers.

  • Replace the passive voice with the active voice.

  • “Activate” language by replacing nouns with verbs.

  • Break up long or complicated sentences into shorter, simpler ones.

  • Translate jargon into understandable terms.

  • Rewrite to resolve any ambiguities, ensure logical connections, and clarify meaning.

  • Ensure that transitions between sentences and paragraphs are smooth and logical.

  • Reorder sentences to ensure that paragraphs have a clear focus.

  • Make sure that the language is appropriate for the intended audience.

  • Check that tone, style, and authorial voice are consistent.

  • Make un-parallel constructions parallel (especially in lists).

 

Structural Editing

  • Reorganize material to give a coherent structure and sequence, a logical progression of ideas, and a narrative or expository flow.

  • Cut repetitive or superfluous material, and expand other material to fill gaps in content or strengthen transitions.

  • Recast material that would be better presented in another form, such as number-laden text as a table, descriptive material as a diagram, a long series of points as a list, a lengthy digression as a footnote or an appendix, etc.

  • Create a list of acronyms used in the document.

Layout & Formatting

  • Check for typographical and formatting errors.

  • Check that design is consistent in terms of items such as font size and style, line length and spacing, alignment of page elements, hyperlinks, etc.

  • Ensure that all tables, photos, and other visual elements effectively convey the intended meaning.

Charts & Tables

  • Make sure that layout, formatting, styles, fonts and spacing are consistent in all tables.

  • Increase the padding of table cells, if necessary, to make them easier to read.

  • If tables contain figures, check the numbers for accuracy.

 

References

  • Make sure that your preferred style – APA, MLA, Chicago, Oxford, Harvard, ASA, etc. – is
    followed consistently in all in-text citations, footnotes, references, and bibliography.

  • Flag any discrepancies in spelling, dates, places, factual accuracy, etc.