Students in many college-level programs, especially graduate students, are allowed—and, in some cases, even required—to have their papers professionally edited. When you’ve finished revising for content and broad structural issues, I can polish your work so your research, ideas, and expertise will shine.
Academic Disciplines I Work With:
- social sciences (e.g. psychology, sociology, political science, economics, geography, anthropology, archaeology, history, and linguistics)
- humanities (e.g. literature and philosophy)
- allied health sciences (e.g. physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, and rehabilitation counseling)
What I Do:
- Fine tuning the rhythm of the language and ensuring that each paragraph runs smoothly. [I do not generally edit to improve organization beyond the paragraph level.]
- Editing for clarity and ensuring that language, including use of jargon, is appropriate to your intended audience.
- Improving sentence structure.
- Editing for careful word choice and to eliminate repetitive wording.
- Correct word usage
- Consistency in presentation of numbers, hyphenation, and abbreviations
- Correct use of citations and bibliographic entries
I make these revisions while preserving the meaning, voice, and style of your paper. I also prepare a style sheet documenting decisions about style and format and query apparent errors or inconsistencies.
What I Don’t Do: Content editing, including extensive fact-checking, or substantive structural editing of academic papers.