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Academic Editing Services

Let Us Shape and Sharpen Your Academic Writing

ServiceScape is your source for accomplished academic editors. We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for your satisfaction, providing a rigorous and thorough review of your academic writing and ensuring that your work maintains a consistent flow and message. In addition, we guarantee that your writing will adhere to your style of choice, including APA, MLA, AMA, and CMS.

ProseTechnician

ProseTechnician

[Elite]
2,087 Client Reviews
80,707 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

AcadConsult

AcadConsult


1,295 Client Reviews
78,803 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island

Starting at $8.99 USD per page

XpertEditor

XpertEditor

[Elite]
7,032 Client Reviews
264,228 Pages Edited

M.A. in TESOL Education from the University of North Carolina

Starting at $9.95 USD per page

ProfessorH

ProfessorH

[Elite]
474 Client Reviews
19,130 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Communications from Pennsylvania State University

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

jmelton

jmelton

[Elite]
462 Client Reviews
20,953 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois

Starting at $8.50 USD per page

GlassPhoenix

GlassPhoenix

[Elite]
548 Client Reviews
16,863 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University

Starting at $11.00 USD per page

Ponder1

Ponder1

[Elite]
1,911 Client Reviews
65,514 Pages Edited

M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University

Starting at $14.00 USD per page

YourProfessor

YourProfessor


4,400 Client Reviews
236,421 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia

Starting at $8.95 USD per page

TextShepherd

TextShepherd

[Elite]
309 Client Reviews
16,480 Pages Edited

Ed.D. in Psychology from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

Starting at $9.00 USD per page

WriteWatchman

WriteWatchman

[Elite]
4,593 Client Reviews
136,350 Pages Edited

Professor of Composition at Cincinnati State University

Starting at $9.75 USD per page

EditrixJD

EditrixJD

[Elite]
2,342 Client Reviews
100,048 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from Brigham Young University

Starting at $9.95 USD per page

WordMechanic

WordMechanic

[Elite]
2,895 Client Reviews
80,929 Pages Edited

Senior Editor for Reader's Digest

Starting at $11.00 USD per page

WickedWordsmith

WickedWordsmith

[Elite]
1,095 Client Reviews
55,783 Pages Edited

Editor at the Journal of Business and Entrepreneurship

Starting at $7.50 USD per page

LexEditor

LexEditor

[Elite]
2,197 Client Reviews
52,490 Pages Edited

J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law

Starting at $11.00 USD per page

DoctorWord

DoctorWord

[Elite]
2,299 Client Reviews
49,919 Pages Edited

Proofreader at Intergroup Japan

Starting at $9.50 USD per page

Acey

Acey

[Elite]
1,288 Client Reviews
45,828 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing

Starting at $7.95 USD per page

IowaWriter

IowaWriter

[Elite]
460 Client Reviews
30,016 Pages Edited

B.A. in English Literature from Northern Illinois University

Starting at $5.95 USD per page

ErrorProof

ErrorProof

[Elite]
773 Client Reviews
26,640 Pages Edited

B.S. in Psychology from Rutgers University

Starting at $8.00 USD per page

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What We Bring to the Table

ServiceScape is built on 23 years worth of experience, working on over 331,000 projects with over 95,000 clients. Join the thousands of people who have chosen ServiceScape to find the best and brightest talent.

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When it comes to academic writing, there is no margin for error

From essays to dissertations to scholarly journal articles, academic writing leaves no room for careless mistakes, awkward terminology, or flawed citation style. You have poured too much time, energy, and expertise into your project to let errors in your writing overshadow your work. Let our rated and reviewed academic editors enhance your writing so you can submit your final version with absolute confidence.

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We deliver unparalleled editing services for all academics

ServiceScape is home to a seasoned team of professional academic editors, trained to scrutinize your work and correct any errors in your writing. But that’s just the beginning of our editing services. We guarantee that your academic writing will not only be flawless but also maintain your personal voice that you’ve worked so hard to achieve.

In addition, our editors will:

  • Correct errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, tense, and sentence structure
  • Ensure that your format and citations adhere to your required style guide, including APA, MLA, AMA, and CMS
  • Improve readability, clarity, and flow
  • Ensure tonal consistency
  • Enhance your word choice and vocabulary
  • Check for consistency with different forms of English, including American, British, Canadian, and Australian
  • Ensure conciseness and adherence to any required word count, where possible
  • Review your reasoning, challenge your assertions when necessary, and ensure that your ideas are fully developed

Explore our vast directory of academic editors to find the right fit for your project today.

Enjoy academic editing tailored specifically to your requirements

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We know all of the ins and outs of journal manuscripts, but we have also edited thousands of other types of academic projects from undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and university faculty members. Whether your project is a research grant proposal or an 80,000-word thesis, you can find a ServiceScape editor who will understand your academic writing goals and help you achieve them.

Furthermore, our academic editors are broken down into more than 20 subdisciplines, making it easy to browse our directory and find a professional who knows your subject matter inside and out. From psychology and education to economics and engineering, there is a ServiceScape editor who can comb through your writing, understand your intent, and refine your language until it conveys your ideas in a compelling manner.

What we will do for you

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Upon receiving your project, your chosen editor will carefully note any instructions you may have provided, including the style (e.g., APA, MLA) or form of English (e.g., British, American) you are using. You can communicate with your editor before, during, and after your project via messages and teleconferencing, ensuring that you and your academic editor will always be on the same page.

Are you running out of time? If your project is urgent and you need it delivered sooner than our standard turnaround options, just submit an Express Delivery project. Your chosen editor will be happy to expedite your delivery within just a few hours with no compromises on quality.

Do you need style guide help? No problem

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Our overall mission is to help you deliver academic writing that's perfect from top to bottom. But our editing services go far beyond making your writing clear and concise. We also realize that many of our clients require that their academic writing adheres to a certain manual of style, which can be difficult if you are unfamiliar with the rules.

That's why we have a vast array of style reformatting experts within our directory who understand every detail and nuance of these style guides, including APA, MLA, AMA, and CMS. All you have to do is search within these categories, and you will be sure to find the right editor who can perfect your editorial style so that it meets every standard. We guarantee that the following will be checked and corrected:

  • Elements
    • Title page
    • Titles
    • Table of contents
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion
    • Reference list
    • Works cited
    • Parenthetical citations
    • Footnotes
    • Endnotes
    • Appendices
    • Supplemental materials
  • Format
    • Headers
    • Running head
    • Page numbers
    • Page order
    • Page length
    • Typeface
    • Font type
    • Font size
    • Special characters
    • Alignment
    • Margins
    • Line spacing
    • Paragraph indentation
    • Paragraph spacing
    • Spacing after punctuation
    • General paper formatting
    • Running head and page numbers
    • Citation
    • Accessibility
  • Organization
    • Headings
    • Subheadings
    • Sections
  • Grammar and mechanics
    • Verbs
    • Verb tense
    • Pronouns
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Hyphens
    • Uniformity of spelling and references
    • Capitalization
    • Italics
    • Abbreviations
    • Acronyms
    • Numbers
    • Statistics
    • Mathematics
    • Lists
    • Quotations
    • Paraphrases
    • Tense
    • Adjective choice and limitation
    • Concise writing
    • Showing vs. telling
    • Believability
    • Worldbuilding
    • Dialogue
    • Sentence construction
    • Word choice
    • Pacing
    • Voice and mood
    • Subject-verb agreement
    • First, second, third person
    • Anthropomorphism
    • Logical comparisons
    • Singular "they"
  • Reporting standards
    • Abstract standards
    • Introduction standards
    • Conclusion standards
    • Standards for quantitative research
    • Standards for qualitative research
    • Standards for mixed methods research
  • Tables
    • Components
    • Numbers
    • Alignment
    • Labels
    • Titles and captions
    • Headings
    • Source and bibliographic information
    • Body
    • Notes
    • Abbreviations
    • Confidence intervals
    • Borders and shading
    • Long or wide tables
    • Relation between tables
    • Use of color
  • Figures
    • Components
    • Numbers
    • Labels
    • Titles and captions
    • Images
    • Legends
    • Relation between figures
    • Photographs
    • Electrophysiological data
    • Radiological data
    • Genetic data
    • Other biological data
    • Illustrations
    • Citations
    • Notes
    • Use of color
  • In-text citations
    • Citation level
    • Parenthetical
    • Narrative
    • Block quotations
    • Annotations
    • Paraphrases
    • Source medium
    • Multiple works
    • Specific parts of a source
    • Unknown or anonymous author
    • Multiple authors
    • Primary sources
    • Secondary sources
    • Works with the same author and date
    • Authors with the same surname
    • Multivolume works
    • Indirect sources
    • Non-print sources from internet
    • Miscellaneous non-print sources
    • Transcripts, plays, screenplays, music scores
    • Websites, periodicals, common software, and apps
    • Multiple citations
    • When no citation is needed
  • Reference list
    • Author
    • Date
    • Title of source
    • Title of container
    • Other contributors
    • Version
    • Number
    • Publisher
    • Publication date
    • Publisher location
    • Source location
    • Format and order
  • Bias and label-free language
    • Age
    • Ability
    • Gender
    • Pronouns
    • Historical context
    • Intersectionality
    • Precision in research terms
    • Racial and ethnic identity
    • Sexual orientation
    • Socioeconomic status
  • Other
    • Clarity
    • Coherence
    • Conciseness
    • Continuity
    • Literary devices
    • Logical flow
    • Sentence structure
    • Redundancy
    • Repetition
    • Qualifying language
    • Modifiers
    • Active and passive voice
    • Wordy sentences
    • Filler words
    • Consistent tense and tone
    • Adverbs
    • Clichés
    • Parallelism
    • Jargon
    • Hedging
    • Use of slang
    • Tautologies
    • Target audience
    • Topic sentences
    • Transitions
    • Attributions
    • Readability
    • Plain language
    • Purpose and significance
    • Signal phrases

ServiceScape academic editors use their extensive knowledge and skills to ensure that your format and style is the very best it can be.

Your number one source for experienced academic editors

Never underestimate the power of a second set of eyes! Our mission is to deliver world-class, professional academic editing services that go beyond the status quo. Our handpicked editors bring a new perspective and ensure that your tone is consistent and your writing is free of errors. With ServiceScape, you can rest assured that your chosen editor is ready to provide you with the best service possible – and they have ratings and reviews to prove it. You’ll never have to fly blind when you work with us.

Ready to get started? Take a look around, and search for your editor today. Let ServiceScape help make your academic writing shine!

Frequently asked questions

How do I hire an editor?

You can hire an editor in just four steps:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you want to hire.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Hire Me" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

You will have the option to either select a predefined service or create a custom project. If you select a predefined service, you can pay for your project immediately by using a credit card, U.S. bank transfer, or PayPal®. After your payment method has been approved, the editor will start working on the project as soon as possible and will deliver it by the due date you selected. If you select a custom project, the editor will provide you with a service proposal that will have a unique price for the unique service you require.

Can I have a free sample edit?

Sure! Many ServiceScape editors provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by doing the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to ask for a free sample.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Free Sample" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

If the editor accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample edited version within a couple of days.

How do I contact an editor?

To contact an editor about your project, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you'd like to contact.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Send Message" button.
  4. Write and send your message.

We will email you a notification as soon as your editor replies to your message.

How do I set up a teleconference with an editor?

If you would like to speak with an editor directly, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to speak with on a teleconference call.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Teleconference" button.
  4. Enter the date and time you would like to have your discussion.

We will contact you right away about availability and set up the teleconference for all parties involved.

Where can I find ratings and reviews for editors?

You can find ratings and reviews from past clients within most editor profiles. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to see them.

You can also read ServiceScape ratings and reviews on eKomi and Truely. In addition, ServiceScape has been featured in several publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, UpWork, HuffPost, Indeed, and The Ladders.

Can I see examples of work the editors have done in the past?

Many editors have portfolios which feature their editing. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to view these edited versions.

Where can I find price and due date information?

A list of prices and due dates can be found within each editor's profile. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button.

Do you provide editing certifications?

Yes, we provide editing certifications. Simply request the document when you hire an editor. When your project is delivered, you can download the editing certification by clicking on your project and clicking on the "Certification" button. These signed declarations certify that a document has been professionally edited by a ServiceScape editor.

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