Editing is a more intensive editing process than simply proofreading. It goes above and beyond only checking for spelling errors or grammatical inconsistencies, and will take a more in-depth look at the copy.  References must be correct and appropriately formatted according to the relevant style guide. In addition, in-depth copy editing requires an editor to go through any written work multiple times, checking that the writer’s style remains consistent throughout, and editing or rewriting when necessary. With tools like this at our disposal, why would anyone need to employ the skills of a professional proofreader?

Academic editing is a specialised editing service for academics. Academic papers require a detail-oriented editing process that is flexible and adaptable to the various style manuals followed by various academic institutions. It encompasses copy editing, proofreading, and often formatting.

The art of proofreading may seem to have fallen by the wayside with innovations made in technology. Word processing programmes will notify users of potential spelling or grammatical errors, suggesting correct alternatives that can be substituted with the click of a mouse. 

The role of an effective copy editor is multi-faceted. A copy editor will polish a writer’s prose and make sure that it follows all the conventions of good writing. The accuracy of any written work must be verified and any factual inaccuracies highlighted. 

Academic Editing

Academic editing is a specialised editing service for academics. Academic papers require a detail-oriented editing process that is flexible and adaptable to the various style manuals followed by various academic institutions. It encompasses copy editing, proofreading, and often formatting.

What are the advantages of using an academic editor?

For Academics, the initial research for an academic paper takes up the bulk of time when compared to the length of time actually writing the paper requires. You want to ensure that your paper is grounded in fact and thoroughly researched. In addition, academic papers should be well structured and present your argument in a concise and persuasive manner. But if you’ve spent hours reading and re-reading, the words can often blur together and you are unable to objectively edit of your paper. An academic editor can provide this new and objective overview, while ensuring that your academic papers adhere to the strict standards you are expected to follow. Academic editors will also:

  • Ensure that your paper adheres to the style manual your academic institution follows
  • Verify your paper is within the required word limit
  • Matches the high standards of academic writing
  • Is presented in a clear and logical fashion, with arguments well defined
  • Reference are accurate and cited correctly

How can an academic editor benefit you?

Aside from the points mentioned above, the role of an academic editor is to raise the overall academic standard of your written work. By offering constructive criticism and pointing out any inconsistencies or areas that require additional clarification, an academic editor provides you with valuable and fresh insight.

When it comes time to submit your final academic paper, well edited papers leave a positive impression of your written work. It demonstrates a finite attention to detail, and allows examiners to focus on your content, rather than muddling through grammatical errors and poorly structured papers.

We can provide intensive academic editing services, from end-of-term papers to academic thesis. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote and let your academic papers shine.

Proofreading

The art of proofreading may seem to have fallen by the wayside with innovations made in technology. Word processing programmes will notify users of potential spelling or grammatical errors, suggesting correct alternatives that can be substituted with the click of a mouse. With tools like this at our disposal, why would anyone need to employ the skills of a professional proofreader?

Why choose a professional proofreader?

While a word processing programme will point out any obvious spelling or grammatical errors, understanding the intricate nuances of the written word is a skill that machines are not yet able to duplicate. Proofreaders will be able to check your copy for spelling, grammar or punctuation mistakes that you may have overlooked. The primary benefits that a professional proofreader will offer you are:

Ensures readers will be able to understand your written copy.

Enhance your knowledge of grammatical and linguistic structure.

Frees up your time. A proofreader will ensure your copy is accurate and well written, allowing you to focus on your copy and your creativity.

What’s the different between a proofreader and an editor?

Proofreading and editing are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but did you know there is actually a big difference between both services?

If you’re simply looking for someone to read through your copy, ensure that it is grammatically correct and that the punctuation and spelling are accurate, then you’re looking for a proofreader. If you are seeking a more in-depth editing of your copy, including editing for style, flow and content, you’re looking for copyediting services.

Opt for simple copy proofreading services or more in-depth copyediting services. Contact us for a free, no-obligation quote today!

COPY EDITING

The role of an effective copy editor is multi-faceted. A copy editor will polish a writer’s prose and make sure that it follows all the conventions of good writing. The accuracy of any written work must be verified and any factual inaccuracies highlighted. References must be correct and appropriately formatted according to the relevant style guide. In addition, in-depth copy editing requires an editor to go through any written work multiple times, checking that the writer’s style remains consistent throughout, and editing or rewriting when necessary.

Why should I use a copy editor?

Business professionals and students alike can benefit greatly from professional copy editing services. The benefits go above and beyond merely ensuring that your copy is accurate and free of errors, including:

Clarity – A copy editor can provide a valuable and objective perspective on your copy. Does it read well? Is it clear and concise? Clear, well-presented copy will help to strengthen your message and avoid misunderstandings down the line.

Consistency – A professional copy editor will verify that your copy is consistent throughout, both in terms of linguistic style and delivery method. Furthermore, brands can benefit from a consistent house-style, which a copy editor will be able to apply to your copy across the board.

Cost Effective – Getting your work copy edited from the get-go will help to avoid any mistakes down the road, that could prove costly should you have to reprint.

Online Essentials Ltd. has a team of well-trained copy editors who are skilled in the intricate methods of copy editing. From academic papers, to articles or business proposals, our goal is to provide you with polished, professional and presentable copy. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation quote.