Oxford Editing will pore over your manuscript with meticulous care. When you send us your article, paper, book, or grant proposal for a language review, our professional editors will read it line by line, checking for grammar, spelling, wording, punctuation, and sense. They will confirm that the tables and figures are in the right place and labeled and referenced correctly. If you request it, they will format your paper correctly according to your journal’s requirements. In a more in-depth edit, they will ensure that your paper is well structured, from the paragraph level to the heading level, making sure that your paper flows logically and meets your journal editor’s expectations, from the abstract to the references. We can also offer a content review by PhDs in a range of fields.
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Whether your manuscript requires formatting, proofreading, copyediting, or a content review, our detail-oriented editors can clarify it on multiple levels. Oxford Editing offers high-quality editing services at an affordable rate and with a quick turnaround. Our prices are reasonable, often under $15 per page. For a demonstration of the type of work our carefully vetted editors do, submit your manuscript for a no-obligation sample edit.
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Using our Services
When you send the manuscript through our website, we immediately assess the requirements you identified on the form and send out an inquiry via email to make sure that we did not miss any important information, such as the journal name and any requisite formatting or style. We then match your paper with the appropriate editor, who prepares a 500-word sample edit that will show you how your editor will edit the rest of your manuscript. This sample edit also helps us to identify the level of edit your paper requires and to calculate the cost of editing your document based on the level of editing. We ask that you send your entire document and not select out a small portion. This way, your editor can start editing from the beginning, and we can evaluate the whole document to see if it would benefit from a structural edit. We will treat your document with the greatest confidentiality.
Professional Academic Editors
As your advocate, each editor will work toward the goal of producing a high-quality manuscript. Our editors will take pains to preserve the style, voice, and meaning of your manuscript.
Levels of Editing
When our editors edit your article, dissertation, or book on a structural level, they work to improve the flow of your argument, making sure that you define your terms and use them consistently. They will consider the overall logical structure as well as the structure of paragraphs. For example, they will help you identify or write clear topic sentences for your paragraphs and check that your introduction, conclusion, abstract and all elements follow standard specifications. They can also guide less experienced authors by suggesting ways to reorder sections of the text to improve to improve the logical order and flow of the text, and they can make sure that.
Whether you request a light edit or a developmental (heavy) edit of your text, our professional editors will take great care to retain your writing style, tone, voice, and meaning. The editors use the Track Changes feature of Microsoft Word to annotate and comment any significant changes, explain their suggested changes, ascertain that they have understood your meaning should there be any ambiguity in the original wording, or call out or flag a potential problem, such as lack of clarity or the need to add more data.
Oxford Editing’s skillful editors will ensure that your document follows the required publication format to meet your publication’s submission requirements. Our editors are familiar with the major style manuals, including Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)/Turabian, American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA), Harvard, Hart, American Chemical Society (ACS), American Medical Association (AMA), Associated Press (AP), and others.
Our English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) editors know how to assist English-language learners or non-native English-speaking authors, helping with such elements as word choice. For more information on how an Oxford Editing ESL editor could help you, please click below.
Academic Journal Editing
Our academic journal editors have extensive experience helping academic authors revise their manuscripts into publication-ready manuscripts. We can help you follow the requirements of your chosen academic journal. Many publishers will not consider articles that do not conform to their formatting and writing requirements. Our editors can help ensure that such elements as word counts and tables match journal requirements. Our professional attention to such details can make the difference between publication and rejection. We can also help you to respond to criticism of journal editors who request that you make further changes to your submission.
Dissertation and Thesis Editing
Our dissertation editors will help you to structure your paper according to the expectations of your supervisor or committee. Our editors can help you to organize your thoughts, structure your argument, rewrite paragraphs, eliminate redundancies, and identify and fix structural or logical weaknesses. With their objective eyes, they can help you find the right word that will help tighten sentences and so strengthen your argument.
We have helped many authors turn their dissertations into books, in a range of fields from history to IT. We can help with developmental and substantive editing, copyediting, proofreading, and formatting.
Grants and Proposals
Our grant writers have helped clients produce winning grant proposals. We have edited a grant proposals in a range of fields, such as sciences, humanities, the arts, and international development. We can help you write a winning proposal that meets the requirements of your funder by writing, editing, copyediting, or proofreading.
Please contact us for more information about any of the following services:
- Complete preparation (composition and developmental editing) of grant proposal components
- Document development, technical writing, and formatting for specific funding sources
- Simultaneous editing of some sections as you work on other sections
- Standard editing and proofreading of your proposal
- Assistance with revisions in response to reviewer comments
- Rapid turnaround times and guaranteed completion date