Orthographic proofreading

Orthographic proofreading provides your thesis with a fine touch. This includes a variety of services – just see for yourself!

The editing of an academic assignment can take many forms. However, not all “editing” is not necessarily equal. This ranges from the correction of formal linguistic errors right through to stylistic editing and on to content editing. Orthographic proofreading primarily focuses on cleaning up your writing inconsistencies that exhibit textual differences from the usual, established spelling standards. The aim of the orthographic editing is achieving an academic work that reflects the basic requirements on a linguistic level – ultimately, correctly implemented speech and writing standards reflect the inherent quality of your work.

What services are covered in orthographic proofreading?

Before the proofreader can begin assessing your term paper or exam work in terms of the content, he will thoroughly inspect and evaluate your introduction and the basic presentation of your work. If there are writing or formatting errors on the title page already, your academic efforts will immediately be scrutinised much more harshly than a work that already appears flawless at first glance. If the language is incorrect, it doesn’t matter how sophisticated your research results are: Linguistic errors can quickly cause points to be deducted.

Orthographic proofreading gives your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral thesis a uniform appearance. Our editors review and improve your spelling (orthography), punctuation and grammatical errors, such as incorrectly implemented grammar. Our editors take special care that your text adheres to established standards and thus exhibits a continuous, uniform spelling. The sentence structure is also covered under the auspices of orthographic editing: If subordinate clauses placed in the wrong order, our editors will correct them grammatically. Our experts also have a keen eye for wordy, run-on sentences that unfold in conditional clauses over many lines and will break these up and shorten them in order to increase the readability of the text.

Another phenomenon covered in orthographic proofreading is the proper use of foreign words. Within a particular academic department there are often technical terms that must be applied correctly both in terms of content and in the correct spelling – among other things, the correct use of technical terminology is a sign that you can confidently and properly apply the knowledge acquired in your studies. Since technical terminology already touches upon the content aspect of your thesis, in some cases reviewing proper terminology use is part of content editing, and not the orthographic editing.

How can our editors assist you with orthographic editing?

Our editors deal with the English language on a daily basis. They are extremely well versed in spelling and grammar and are thus are able to correct your work reliably. As external, objective reviewers, they will also see errors that you no longer notice as an author, even on the tenth reading of your academic work. In order to help you keep track even in the correction phase of your bachelor’s or master’s thesis, our editors highlight any changes that they make to your text. Using comments, they will also note places that require a complete revision linguistically. In this way, when you receive your work back from us, you will understand every detail of the corrections made and can implement changes yourself, lending the work your own final, personal touch.

What services are included in orthographic proofreading?

Orthographic proofreading is the basis of any correction of academic work and ensures that your work makes a good first impression externally and that it is completely readable. If you are somewhat unsure whether or not you’ve hit the right note when it comes to stylistic matters, or if you wonder if you’ve demonstrated relationships comprehensibly throughout the content of the paper, you can further optimise your academic work with additional editing services.

Our editors will revise your assignment or dissertation within the framework of stylistic editing. Many instructors at universities consider it extremely important that an academic paper exhibit an appealing and academically high standard of writing. Our editors will help you to formulate your work in a stylistically clean and sophisticated way. In addition, you also have the opportunity to have your work reviewed in the context of an academic, content-based editing for logical development and a continuous argument structure. In this case, you will also receive detailed feedback on your work, which will help you further in further revision. A plagiarism check and verification of citations, footnotes and other formalities rounds out our service.
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Content editing

There are various forms of editing. Let us tell you what services are included in content editing!

The term “editing” encompasses a wide range of ideas as to just what it should actually entail. From the correction of spelling mistakes, to the review of the academic method, to adapting the footnotes, editing can include a wide range of services. Basically, all services that go beyond checking the orthography and grammar fall under the concept of editing. These include the good maintenance of a continuous writing style as well as the verification of formal requirements such as footnotes and citations. But we also put the quality of the content in your work to the test. We will be pleased to discuss what this looks like in your particular case if you select us to edit your term paper, assignment or master’s thesis.

What services are covered in content editing?

When it comes to content editing – as is quite clear from the term – we are most concerned with the content of your assignment or thesis. Among the basic tasks our experienced editors undertake is closely reviewing your text with respect to its internal coherence and plausibility, and identifying any gaps in the argument structure. The content and structure level contain the backbone of your academic work – once gaps occur here, the entire construct can falter and thus requires a solid review by a professional editor.

Starting with a sensible development of your outline, our editors examine your work for weaknesses within the text. It should already be apparent to the reader in the structure what to expect in the present academic work. This also means that even the contents must be logically structured and the chapters designated with titles by which the reader can already imagine the direction in which the research work underpinning it will go. Our editors will gladly give you advice when they detect inconsistencies in the structure and will help you to organise the chapters better and provide them with distinctive headers.

Once the outline is logically self-contained, the focus of the edit becomes the common thread of your argument. Transitions between chapters can get a little bumpy, especially when it comes to longer works. With the help of our editors, such weaknesses can be detected and again give you the opportunity to revise your text not only in terms of form, but also on the content level prior to submitting the thesis to your university. In an academic work that has a complex issue underpinning the content, the readability and comprehensibility of the text is of great importance. After all, ultimately your work will not only be read by your teacher who supervised the work, but, in the best case scenario, serve further generations of students as literature and a source. The revision of your argumentation structure serves to enhance readability and internal coherence of your work.

How can our editors help you in content editing?

Our editors can all look back on many years of academic experience and usually have at least one university qualification. In the course of their daily work with academic issues, they are very familiar with the requirements for an academic work and can thus assist in revising your bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral thesis. The academic quality of your work is an important factor that the university will use upon which to base its assessment. Ultimately, with the submission of your thesis you should be able to prove that you can deliver an independent academic effort which, in addition to the academic research, includes authoring the results in attractive and academically effective language of a high quality. Our editors therefore not only focus on the explanation of the results and their presentation, but also on the linguistic form in which they are presented.

What services are included in content editing?

Of course, our editors address the technicalities of your work, above and beyond the simple checking of the content structure in your academic work. We can provide comprehensive service from a single source, from implementing a uniform font type and size across the entire work to tightening up the external form of the footnotes and citations, from fixing the layout of the title page to the complete revision of your thesis, we address it all. To avoid possible copyright infringement, we offer a plagiarism check for your thesis as part of the content editing. The plagiarism review is used to determine that all quotes drawn from the literature have been properly identified as such. You can thus be confident in submitting your work that you have not overlooked anything and that it will not be disqualified subsequently.

In order to give you an overview of your academic work and to be able to assess it in comparison to other work, you receive an annotated and revised version of the paper and detailed feedback on your text from our editors. Here, our experts again indicate weak points that need adjusting prior to delivery and provide you their assessment with respect to properly addressing your subject. If any questions arise in this context, our editors are of course available to discuss matters with you at any time.

We gladly support you in the revision of the delivered work as well!