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"Say only what needs be said. The author
who is frugal with words not only writes a
more readable manuscript but also increases
the chances that the manuscript will be accepted
for publication."

Concise Rules of APA Style,
American Psychological Association,
Sixth Edition, 2010, p.16






All editors are native English speakers. Manuscripts will be edited for grammar, clarity and accuracy. If you know the journal you are going to submit your paper to, we can edit to that journal's guidelines. Table and figure editing is included. Post-peer review changes are usually edited for free. A certificate of editing can be supplied, if necessary.

All documents must be sent electronically. We can work in .odt, .doc, .docx or LaTeX formats. We record (track) changes as necessary and add any questions or comments. For short documents, we return the manuscript when all the work is complete. Longer documents may be returned in parts as they completed.

Made-to-measure editing. Journals and conferences often have a strict word limits for articles and papers. Your 10,000 word masterpiece will never be accepted if the journal sets an 8,000 word limit for articles – no matter how well it is written. If you plan to submit your article or paper to a specific journal or conference and you are struggling with the word count, let us know. It is almost always possible to shorten your text to the required length.

A sexy title. The purpose of your research paper title is, of course, to accurately reflect the content of the paper, but it is also your first opportunity to attract the attention of your peers. Which would you read first, ‘How to write sexy article titles’ or ‘Author guidelines for article titles’? We can often suggest an alternative, more appealing title for your paper.

Reasonable turn-around time. Deadlines are often tight and the very minimum turnaround time (for a text of up to 6,000 words) is a couple of days. However, we do not recommend leaving it so late. The more time you can give us, the better the result will be (and we don’t charge by the hour). Longer manuscripts such as a thesis or book of 150 pages will typically take at least a week to complete.

Affordable pricing. Everyone is different. Some manuscripts only need a final proofread, others need more thought and time. Authors tend to think their text just needs a quick polish, while editors groan in despair. To keep things simple, we use the number of words in the manuscript to calculate the total cost. Your word processor can automatically tell you how many words there are in your paper.

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