Good academic writing is much more than putting commas in the right places. Proper academic style includes good grammar, but in addition, the right choice of words makes your writing more persuasive and professional. Proofreading for grammar includes fixing subject-verb agreement, recognizing and fixing misplaced modifiers, commas, and other errors that affect the meaning of your sentences. Proofreading for syntax includes identifying errors or anomalies in word order that affect readability or which reflect non-native English constructions.
We use "Track Changes" in MS Word documents so you can see each change and learn from your mistakes. Moreover, you can see exactly what changes were required to improve your document.
Incorrect word use is often overlooked by spell checkers and automated grammar checkers; in fact they can introduce errors! However, a professional proofreader will spot errors such as "magnet" for "magnate" or "probability" for "profitability."
During the process of composition, writers often unintentionally introduce repetitive phrases that provide no new content. The job of the editor is to catch problems that affect flow. We will eliminate repetitions and ensure that transitions are properly constructed, using the appropriate transition words to facilitate the flow of logic.
Writing in English can be a challenge, even for people who have had a lot of education in English. Sometimes even well-written passages need editing. However, we do not charge extra for ESL writers.
Citations are a key part of academic writing. We have expertise in APA, MLA, Chicago and other styles. We will review both in-text citations and your reference pages to ensure the references are formatted in the correct reference style. References pages are included as part of the total word count.