Basic – APA Formatting

Complete formatting into APA Style (6th ed.), including the following:

  • Detailed attention to APA Style technicalities (e.g., reporting of statistics, use of numbers).
  • Cross-check in-text citations with reference list entries.
  • Check DOIs and verify publisher information.
  • Adherence to dissertation or thesis formatting guidelines, or journal guidelines.

All edits will be made using Microsoft Word Track Changes. Two documents will be returned: (1) Clean version with edits incorporated, and (2) Document with Track Changes and comments.

 

Tier 3 – Standard Editing

Complete formatting into APA Style (6th ed.) plus proofreading and basic content editing:

  • Check grammar, spelling, and mechanics.
  • Improve sentence structure (i.e., remove fragments, run-ons).
  • Special attention to verb tense, subject-verb agreement, parts of speech, punctuation, and voice (active vs. passive).

All edits will be made using Microsoft Word Track Changes. Two documents will be returned: (1) Clean version with edits incorporated, and (2) Document with Track Changes and comments.

 

Tier 2 – Advanced Editing

Complete formatting into APA Style (6th ed.), all features described in Tier 3, plus in-depth content analysis:

  • Structural changes to improve consistency, transitions, and flow.
  • Reduce redundancy and enhance clarity.
  • Improve overall effectiveness of writing.
  • Detailed comments provided.

All edits will be made using Microsoft Word Track Changes. Two documents will be returned: 1) Clean version with edits incorporated, and 2) Document with Track Changes and comments.

 

logo   Tier 1 – Top Tier Editing

Our Top Tier service is designed particularly for individuals looking to publish their work. It includes a complete peer review by one of our Ph.D. editors. Top Tier Editing includes complete formatting into APA Style (6th ed.), all features described in Tier 2, as well as the following:

  • Critique conceptual basis of work and grounding in scientific theory or empirical research.
  • For investigations, examine research paradigm and study design.
  • Closely examine methodology, including sampling, procedure, and psychometric properties of instruments.
  • Evaluate statistical analyses and the reporting and presentation of results.
  • Evaluate the appropriateness of conclusions drawn from your report or investigation.

We offer constructive feedback considering not only limitations, but the unique strengths of your work. All edits will be made using Microsoft Word Track Changes. Three documents will be returned: (1) Clean version with edits incorporated, (2) Document with Track Changes and comments, (3) One- to Two-page Review Summary with bullet point comments.

 
Compare Services Basic Tier 3 Tier 2 Tier 1
Format running head & title page
Format sections, headings, & subheadings
Format in-text citations
Format references (locate DOIs & publisher information)
Format Tables, Figures, & Appendices
Check spelling, grammar, & punctuation
Check sentence clarity & remove sentence fragments
Check voice (i.e., active v. passive)
Check parts of speech
Reduce redundancy
In-depth content analysis
Check accuracy and presentation of content
Suggest structural changes
Improve consistency, clarity, and conciseness
Improve overall effectiveness of writing
Critique theoretical soundness (i.e., grounding in scientific theory)
Critique conceptual basis of work (i.e., what it contributes to scientific community)
Examine methodology (for empirical studies)
Examine reporting & presentation of results (for empirical studies)
Offer feedback on strengths, weaknesses, & limitations
Evaluate the scientific conclusions drawn from report or investigation