Services

Basic/Light Copy Editing

I will:

  • proofread your document and correct typos, punctuation errors, and misspelled words,
  • correct grammatical and word usage errors,
  • point out paragraphs that seem wordy or awkward, and
  • ignore minor patches of wordiness, imprecise wording, and jargon.

Heavy/Substantive Copy Editing

I will:

  • proofread your document and correct typos, punctuation errors, and misspelled words,
  • correct grammatical and word usage errors,
  • reword sentences for clarity and conciseness, and eliminate repetition,
  • ensure that you have a consistent style,
  • suggest reorganization when it will improve the flow of your ideas,
  • point out where additional material would clarify your presentation,
  • correct formatting so that your document looks clean and neat, and
  • ensure that your document conforms to your chosen style manual.

I will follow the guidelines in the style manual you specify.

As for subject matter expertise, I can edit a variety of topics in Life Sciences. I have BSc in Human Nutrition with a specialization in Endocrinology, MPhil in Clinical Biochemistry with a focus on Molecular Biology, and PhD in Pharmacology with the main topic of Neuroscience.

I am experienced in editing academic documents written by non-native English speakers.

I can edit to conform to either American or British English.

I can edit documents in many different file formats, including:

  • MS Word,
  • HTML,
  • PDF,
  • LaTeX.

I prefer to edit MS Word files and will use the built-in Track Changes feature to make changes.

The documents that you submit to me are your property and yours alone. I will not share your documents or their contents with any other person, and I will destroy my local copies of your file upon satisfactory completion of your project.

You can request a free 200-word sample edit before committing.

I will work on your original manuscript until you are fully satisfied with the editing.

While I cannot guarantee that your article/dissertation will be accepted, I do guarantee that your English usage, style, and formatting will be flawless.