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The First Editing Academic Editorial Services

We have a team of professional and methodical academic editors working behind-the-scenes to help you succeed. Your personal editor has experience in the academic review process. Your editor will prepare you to submit your research correctly and with confidence. Think of it as a pre-review before you publicly submit your document to other reviewers and peers. You focus on the details while your academic editor checks the correctness of your citations, support statements, English grammar, and more.

For more than a decade, First Editing has professionally proofread and edited scholarly papers and university proposals written by researchers, students, individuals, corporations, and other entities worldwide. Our skill, expertise, and integrity have helped us successfully perfect the writing of SEVERAL HUNDRED THOUSAND clients! We hire only seasoned, professional academic editors, and we absolutely GUARANTEE your satisfaction.

First Editing thrives on repeat scholarly business and, as a result, we strive to ensure that ALL of our collegiate authors are satisfied enough to return for more editing in the future.

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The First Editing team is proud to offer conventional proofreading & academic editorial services for your research paper!

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REMEMBER: On our order form, you’ll be able to make selections from a menu of options featuring numerous secondary services including, but not limited to comprehensive content editing, choice of citations style guides, formatting services, critical reviews, private consultations, and more! If you can write it, we can edit it!

Furthermore, be sure to include your journal formatting requirements, particularly with respect to title page information, abstract structure, and reference style to speed up your submission and review process. Editing services do not include formatting to set margins, spacing, font, and font size. Please add the Formatting in Word additional service if you wish to receive formatting.

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Technical Copy Editing

Order a Technical Edit as your LAST REVISION before submitting publicly or distributing your manuscript.

Technical Copy Editing is your ideal choice during the final revisions of your research. We recommend this only if you are fluent in the English language.

Your Technical Copy Editor corrects your grammar and improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.

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Developmental Impact Editing

Order a Developmental Impact Edit if you are looking for research collaboration, consultation &  coordination for high impact results.

Developmental Impact Editing is the most comprehensive editing service for researchers and academically publishing authors.

You receive consultation with a qualified subject matter expert and technical editor early in your writing process to create a higher impact with your research.

Multi-Round Edits and Final Proofread before submission included.

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More Details: Standard Technical Copy Editing

Technical Copy Editing is your ideal choice during the final revisions of your research. We only recommend this if you are fluent in the English language.

Your selected technical copy editor correct your manuscript’s grammar and improve the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript. The Copy Editor provides you with valuable editorial insights, corrections, remarks, suggestions, and explanations throughout your manuscript.

Technical Copy Editing includes:

  • Enhancing and correcting your English language
  • Formatting to journal style guidelines (e.g., APA, MLA)
  • Fixing spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Improving and remedying word use
  • Eliminating jargon, repetition, and redundancy
  • Reworking sentence and paragraph structure
  • Verifying style and terminology consistency
  • Correcting citations and reference format
  • Providing a final proofread and quality check
  • Using Tracked Changes to show all modifications
  • Reducing up to 10% of your word count as necessary
  • Issuing a free Editing Certificate upon request

ONE FREE “Final Proofread” of prior manuscript submission’s corrections.

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Advanced Substantive Content Editing is your ideal choice when you need honest research feedback, an expert academic evaluation, and thorough professional guidance on overall concept and presentation.

This level is necessary when your manuscript requires additional writing support. ESL authors with limited English language proficiency and inexperienced authors require this service.

We recommend Substantive Content Editing for a manuscript that requires extensive formatting to comply with journal submission guidelines.

Advanced Substantive Content Editing includes all of Level 1 Technical Copy Editing services plus the following advanced services:

  • Assignment of your manuscript to a scientific editor with expert knowledge and understanding of your subject matter
  • Comprehensive English language corrections and modifications
  • Confirmation that your intended meaning and the substance of your manuscript communicate accurately
  • Critique of the presentation, flow, continuity, and consistency of thoughts
  • Evaluation of evidence provided to support claims, assertions, and conclusions
  • Validation of technical accuracy
  • Direct Communication with your editor during and after your edited manuscript is returned

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. “Editing Certificate” upon request
  2. ONE FREE Multi-Round Edit required before the final proofread
  3. ONE FREE Final Proofread of prior manuscript submission’s corrections
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Developmental Impact Editing is the Comprehensive Editing Service for researchers and academically publishing authors.

You receive consultation with a highly qualified subject matter expert and technical editor early in your writing process to create a higher impact with your research.

Increased competition makes it difficult to publish research in the world’s premier journals.

Our expert academic editors collaborate closely with you throughout your drafting stage to create a compelling manuscript that distinguishes your important work and impresses high impact journal editors.

Developmental Impact Editing includes ALL Level 1 Standard Technical Copy Editing AND Level 2 Premium Substantive Content Editing services PLUS the following Level 3 Developmental Impact Editing premium services:

  • Collaborating with an expert HIGH IMPACT EDITOR with extensive subject matter knowledge and production value expertise
  • Implementing a professional content review and  online CONSULTATION at an early stage to ensure high-quality documentation is compiled for later use in manuscript preparation
  • Optimizing your Abstract to improve exposure via searches conducted by other researchers CRITIQUING and recommending improvements to your supporting visual elements, such as tables, images, figures, diagrams, and schematics

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. “Editing Certificate” upon request
  2. “High impact English LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT” to highlight the core elements of the manuscript in a compelling, persuasive, and convincing manner
  3. “Expert Content Assessment Report” (ECAR) to clarify content-based strengths and weaknesses
  4. UP TO FIVE Multi-Round Edits required before the final proofread (within 6 months)
  5. ONE Final Proofread of prior manuscript submission’s corrections
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Technical Copy Edit

Your Paper’s Final Revision Before Submission

Technical Copy Editing is ideal for scholarly authors who are in their last revision stage and fluent in the English language.

Copy Editing corrects your grammar, spelling and punctuation. It improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.

Your Technical Copy Editor provides you with valuable academic and editorial remarks, suggestions, and explanations throughout.

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Substantive Content Edit

Academic Evaluation, Feedback, Corrections, and Formatting.

Substantive Content Editing provides honest feedback and an academic evaluation of your overall concept, presentation, and cohesion of theses.

Substantive Content Editing is your ideal choice for completing your manuscript’s initial drafts when you desire thorough professional guidance on your overall concept and presentation.

Includes one “Multi-Round Edit” and one “Final Proofread” prior manuscript submission’s corrections

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Technical Copy Edit

Your Paper’s Final Revision Before Submission

Technical Copy Editing is ideal for scholarly authors who are in their last revision stage and fluent in the English language.

Basic Technical Copy Editing includes checking your grammar, spelling, and punctuation for accuracy. It ensures consistency in your writing, word choices, style, and compositional spacing while eliminating jargon and repetitious words.

It improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.

Your Technical Copy Editor provides you with valuable academic and editorial remarks, basic suggestions, and technical explanations throughout.

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Advanced Academic Line Edit

Line Editing and Academic Feedback During Revision Process

Academic Line Editing is ideal for scholarly authors seeking professional editing services for their paper revisions. Your PhD Line Editor addresses your writing style, substance of content, and use of language at the sentence and paragraph level.

Advanced Academic Line Editing focuses on how you communicate your scholarly proposal. It corrects your sentence and paragraph structure, checks for subject-verb agreement, and ensures accurate use of the English language in technical presentations.

This level is the minimum necessary when your dissertation requires additional writing support. ESL authors with limited English language proficiency and inexperienced academic authors require this service at a minimum.

Academic Line Editing includes our Technical Copy Editing services (correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, word usage; eliminating jargon and repetition; ensuring style consistency; and adjusting compositional spacing). Line Editing is a more technical editing style which adheres to your chosen style guide.

Your professional line editor improves the continuity and flow of your writing and support statements. You also receive brief editorial remarks, suggestions, and feedback throughout your manuscript.

Line Editing is the writing industry standard most recommended by department heads and university professors prior to submitting for peer review and course completion.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. Issues an “Editing Certificate” upon request for verification
  2. One “Final Proofread” of prior manuscript submission’s corrections

 

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Substantive Content Edit

Academic Evaluation, Feedback,  Corrections, and Formatting

Substantive Content Editing provides honest feedback and an academic evaluation of your overall concept, presentation, and cohesion of theses.

Content Editing is your ideal choice for completing your manuscript’s initial drafts when you desire thorough professional guidance on your overall concept and presentation.

Choose Content Editing for your first round of editing and always prior to peer review or public distribution as it is comprehensive.

Content Editing is recommended and necessary for a paper that requires extensive formatting to comply with submission guidelines regarding presentation and formatting.

Substantive Content Editing critiques your manuscript’s presentation, flow/continuity, and consistency of proposal. It ensures support of all statements, and it provides formatting according to industry style guides, including your citations, references, and footnotes.

Your content’s structural edit includes Technical Copy Editing and Academic Line Editing which corrects spelling, grammar, and punctuation; reviews your word choice; eliminates jargon and repetition; guarantees writing consistency; revises inappropriate verb tenses; and smoothes your English language.

Substantive Content Editing is a structural edit that includes correcting your formatting of citations, references, and footnotes according to your requested manual of style (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc).

Your Content Editor provides professional, developmental assessments and academic feedback on your manuscript throughout your document’s comments section.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES FOR FREE:

  1. Issues an Editing Certificate upon request for verification
  2. One “Multi-Round Edit” where we re-edit your manuscript after you address the issues FirstEditing identified in the primary edit
  3. One “Final Proofread” prior manuscript submission’s corrections

 

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