Repairing basic grammar, spelling, and syntax issues (best for final drafts)
Reworking awkward or unclear sentences, improving vague or imprecise language, repairing grammatical errors and problems with usage and syntax, correcting inconsistent word usage, streamlining all citations according to a specific style guide (best for mid- or late-stage drafts)
Reorganizing or restructuring entire sections or chapters, identifying missing or conflicting theses, creating or maintaining consistency of tone or voice, substantially reducing or expanding word count (best for early drafts; developmental editing is sometimes recommended when a book proposal or journal article is rejected)
Revising the formatting and organization of bibliographies, footnotes, endnotes, and in-text citations in Chicago/Turabian, MLA, Harvard, and APA styles. Please note that In the Write does not check for plagiarism, nor will In the Write rewrite plagiarized papers or papers that excessively quote sources. In the Write is always happy to work with authors on how to avoid plagiarism and how to cite properly.
Formatting dissertations according to a university's required style, including (but not limited to) creating tables of contents and tables of figures, pagination and page numbering, and organization of front matter and back matter. Please note that tables of contents and figures are created using Word's table of contents feature, allowing for automatic updates to the page numbers and headings in the table of contents.
Assisting authors with various aspects of the writing process, which may include anything from "how do I write a literature review?" to "how do I manage my time wisely when writing?" to "how do I formulate an effective scholarly argument?" Coaching can take place via email, Skype, or phone conversations.
"I love Amanda's editing services because her editing is beyond just correcting grammar and spelling. She always finds a way to say what I had meant in a much clearer and more concise manner."
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