Oxford Editing provides professional editing for academic authors for a competitive price and with a rapid turnaround.
Our academic editing services include proofreading, copy editing, content or substantive editing, developmental editing, verifying correct formatting of source citations, checking citations, and indexing. Our editing team has over a 100 years of experience editing academic journal articles, books, conference papers, dissertations and theses. We also edit other documents, including but not limited to government reports, public health manuals, research grant proposals, application and job promotion materials (e.g., teaching philosophy statements, research statements, letters, and CVs), textbooks, website copy and many other nonfiction genres.
We strive to deliver first-rate, professional editing services to help our clients get their documents published or receive funding.
» Journal Articles
» Master’s Theses
» Grant Proposals
» Marketing Materials
» Press Releases
» Research Proposals
» Training Materials
» White Papers
Why Choose Oxford Editing’s Academic Editing Service
Personalized Academic Editing Services
Your editor brings years of experience, expertise, and education, as well as a lot of brain power and heart to your manuscript. The editor’s job is to serve as your advocate, working deeply, intelligently, and with precision to ensure that your manuscript is the best that it can be and as flawless as possible.
Experience and Expertise
We carefully vet our professional editors, most of whom are full-time academic writing and language specialists. They have worked as professional editors for decades; all are native speakers of English, and they have helped countless authors across the world prepare their work for publication or receive funding for grant proposals.
Confidentiality and Security
Our professional editors treat your material with the utmost respect and hold it in the strictest confidence. We will never release any information about our clients or their work to a third party. We are happy to sign a Nondisclosure Agreement (NDA) upon request.
How It Works
First Step: Submit a Document for a Quote
To submit a document for a price quote and sample edit, please click here. Please send your entire document for the sample edit and cost estimate. We must have the complete document to evaluate the cost as well as the turnaround time the editor will need. In some instances, we will evaluate a portion of a document. Without the entire document, we cannot provide you with a firm price quote.
When you submit the paper using the online submission form, you will have a chance to create an instant quote. Please note that this is the not the final quote. The editor will determine the final quote.
Second Step: Assessing Your Manuscript
Once we receive your manuscript, we note any editing instructions you provide, especially your final deadline; the journal name or stylistic guide, such as Chicago Manual of Style; and whether you require British or American English. We then identify an editor in or familiar with your field who can meet your deadline. The editor prepares a diagnostic sample edit of 500 words for documents containing 5,000 words or more, or 10 percent of submissions under 5,000 words. The sample edit demonstrates how your editor would edit your paper. We also use it to calculate the cost of editing your paper based on the editing level the sample edit reveals.
The diagnostic sample edit determines what editing level the manuscript requires: a light edit, which is a line edit, or copy edit (grammar, word choice, punctuation, and formatting style); a medium edit, which may contain a higher volume of line edits and some substantive edits, such as analysis of and proposed solutions for structural problems; and a heavy edit, which may have a higher volume of substantive edits and/or line edits. Please note that we cannot under-edit and would not over-edit.
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Please note that we prefer to conduct all communications in email and ask that you please send your questions to us by email, and don’t call. We do not discuss work over the phone.
We help English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) authors by doing the same checking for grammar, punctuation, word choice, and coherence that we do for native English speakers. This includes analyzing any ambiguous text and proposing a concise solution you can consider. » Find out more about our ESL services.
How We Charge
We price our academic editing services based on a variety of criteria. » Find out more about our pricing.
See what some of the authors we’ve worked with have to say about their experiences with our academic editing services. » Read reviews from our customers.
We are delighted when documents we edited are published. We have edited papers for the following journals. » View a full list of publications.
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Genres We Edit
We edit a wide range of document types, including but not limited to research papers, application papers, public health training manuals, grant proposals, and so on. » Explore the full list of genres that we edit.