Copyediting

copyediting services

Make your manuscript clear and convincing with (1) correct grammar, syntax, punctuation, and consistent application of style and (2) compelling overall structure and logic.

Service Description

Native and non-native writers alike will benefit from having a professional, reliable, and sympathetic copyeditor review your work before submission or publication.

There are two levels of copyediting you can choose from.

Level 1: Surface clean-up

Editing for grammar and syntax important for non-native English writer.
Level 1 fixing of grammar & syntax, for a non-native writer.

An eagle-eye will go through to identify and correct

  • Grammar, spelling, and syntax errors
  • Style and consistency issues
  • Punctuation
  • American vs British spelling

Level 2: A deeper review

Even native-English-speaking academics can use a fresh pair of eyes to review their paper and help finesse it into shape. If you’re working with English as a foreign language, then that kind of help will be doubly useful for you.

(Don’t forget to check out some tips on writing academic English.)

I can help you identify and improve your problem areas to make your paper logical and convincing to an English-speaking audience.

In a deeper review, I will ask questions such as

  • Does the overall logic flow? Is it structured well?
  • Is each argument clear and supported by evidence?
  • Are there any paragraphs or sentences that should be moved elsewhere? Or grouped together?
  • Are there any ambiguous or unclear sentences?
  • Is there any content that disrupts the flow and should be removed/moved?
deep review copyedit line edit
An example of the type of comment you’ll get in a deeper review.

–> Read more about my approach to copyediting

If you are a non-native English writer who wants to ensure your document is up to professional standards, this is especially relevant for you! A structure that works in your language may not apply in English academic writing.


Examples of past work

Academic online articles

...Articles on VoxEU.org, the policy portal of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (regular & ongoing)

Academic abstracts

..."Analysis of China's 21st Century Silk Road Policy"

..."Local Elections after Decentralization in Thailand: Lessons Learned"

..."Fascist Italy’s cultural policy for theater: Through the lens of Takarazuka Shojo Kagekidan’s first European tour (1938)"

Academic papers

..."Disruption of the Global Economy and Emerging Market Responses"

...Master's thesis on Japanese karoshi, death by overwork

Website copy

...English website text for a Japanese clinic

...Overall text for renewed BAMBI website (coming online in 2019)

Business materials

...Print ad & promotional video text for a Japanese clinic providing physical therapy and Thai & Chinese traditional medicine treatment

...Meeting 'scripts' for project manager in the private sector

...Internal presentation on business expansion plan for major private hospital in Bangkok

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