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Editing Services for Students & Faculty

Typical Documents to be Edited or Proofread

Students: Theses, dissertations, research reports, essays, homework assignments.

Faculty: Academic journal articles, conference papers, presentations, research reports.

Check out our services below. When you’re ready to order, scroll to the bottom of the page and fill in the contact form there. We will contact you and have you email your document after we’ve received your order.

Basic Services

Proofreading$3.00/page up to 10 pages. $2.00/page thereafter up to 30 pages total Editing$4.00/page up to 10 pages. $3.00/page thereafter up to 30 pages total Organization/Content Review$5.00/page up to 10 pages. $4.00/page thereafter up to 30 pages total
  • Fix spelling (including misused words)
  • Correct typographical errors
  • Evaluate punctuation (including fixing run-on /fused or comma-spliced sentences)
  • Fix capitalization errors
  • Verify subject-verb agreement
  • Identify sentence fragments (You need to correct those.)
  • Maintain consistency in number, person, and tense
  • Turnaround in 5-business days
  • Proofreading Level PLUS
  • Revise sentences for clarity, accuracy, and variety including:
    • parallel construction,
    • voice (appropriate passive or active voice for the context.)
    • faulty predication (end of sentence doesn’t match the beginning)
    • tone
    • dangling and misplaced modifiers
    • Suggest changes to ensure brevity (conciseness).
    • Review lists, outlines, and bulleted points and make sure all items in lists are consistent.
    • ESL phrasing, duplicate words, idiomatic expressions
    • Suggest changes for correcting sentence fragments
  • Proofreading & Editing Levels PLUS
  • Review document’s organization.
  • Make sure document has a thesis statement (when your paper requires it) and that thesis and the document work together.
  • Review entire work to check for the logical flow of your ideas.
  • Suggest changes in paragraph and sentence order where appropriate.
  • Suggest transitions between sentences, paragraphs, and sections.
  • Make sure the chosen evidence is sufficient and persuasive (including review the use of the Aristotelian appeals to ethos, logos, and pathos). Identify trouble spots.
Formatting (all Basic Services include Formatting)Rework the capitalization, punctuation, and styling of in-text citations and after text references (References or Works Cited pages) to conform to a specific style guide (such as MLA, APA, Chicago). Rework the margins, headings, footnotes/endnotes, table of contents, etc to match a given style.

You can have us do a single page of your document or the entire document. With a minimum charge of $5 per order, we will design a service that suits your individual needs. Call for a bid on documents over 30 pages.

Additional Services

Add to any Basic Service above

Writing Coach (Consulting) $35/hour Web conferencing or face-to-face consultations.We can provide any of the services listed above with this service. It is especially useful with the Organizational/ Logical Review Basic Service. Coaching is ideal if you want to learn how to be a better writer and want to know specifically what mistakes you are making and how to correct them now and in the future. This service is charged on an hourly basis.
Expedited Service (48-hour turnaround) Add $2/page
Rush Service (24-hour turnaround). Not available for papers longer than 15 pages (3750 words). Add $3/page

Discounts available (Can be combined)

BYU and UVU students and faculty/staff. $.50 off/page for any service.
Multiple paper discount. Email for details (angie at sculptedwords.com).
Long document discounts. If you have a document longer than 30 pages, email for a price quote tailored to the needs of your document.
Semester combo. Put together a package of multiple documents, multiple re-reads on a single document, or a combination of consultations and Basic Services for one paper or several papers. Email for a price quote on your specific project (angie at sculptedwords.com).

Are you ready to order? Please complete the form below. Then email your document to angie @ sculptedwords.com.

Name
Email (Use your BYU or UVU email to receive a discount.)
Type of Service Needed:
# of pages (including references page)
Document needed by:
Sample Edit Requested?