Academics and Post-Graduate Students

Manuscript Editing for Academics
  • Of course you want to make the best impression – maybe it’s your book manuscript, book contribution (essay), or journal article you’re all set to submit for publication. But you’re worried that what you want to say won’t get across in the best way possible. You don’t have time to check it all again – and besides, if it were that easy you would not have found it necessary to make use of Africore Editing Services.

  • Maybe you just want to make sure your spelling and grammar won’t let all your hard work down; perhaps English is not your native language and you want to improve the fluency of your text – or you have just spent so much time and effort on your manuscript that you want a professional opinion, a fresh set of eyes, to refine and add the finishing touches to get the text as close to perfection as possible before you commit it to print for an academic readership.
  • Even as an established academic or aspiring post-graduate student you could really use some help expressing your ideas, improving your writing, and taking care of those little details like style and citation format. You are working under serious time constraints, but so are your fellow colleagues or students, so they can’t provide that all-important objective review of your work. That’s where Africore Editing Services comes in.
  • Today, we are living in a ‘publish-or-perish’ world. Between teaching responsibilities, administrative duties, and pursuing funding opportunities, you may find it hard to get in any solid research time. Let Africore Editing Services ease your burden by acting as your virtual assistant, editing your articles for journals or essays as book contributions to make them stronger, clearer, and more concise. This will ensure that your manuscripts of journal articles, research reports, conference papers, and so forth, are judged on merit and not rejected because of errors that could have been avoided.
  • I can also deal with those tedious author submission requirements (usually included in ‘Notes for/to Contributors’), making sure your document complies with your target journal or publisher’s style.

Thesis/Dissertation Editing for Post-Graduate Students

  • I don’t write post-graduate theses and dissertations or term papers, but I can edit and style check these and other types of assignments so your mistakes don’t cost you the accolades you deserve. Having a different set of eyes reviewing your work, as you move into what might be uncharted territory, can be critical to your success.
  • The reality of academic life is that your supervisor won’t always be available, or may be too overburdened by his or her own projects to give you the attention you need.
  • I may point out where you need to provide more support for your arguments and offer suggestions that will help you to improve your writing.
  • I’ll help you with your thesis or dissertation in progress by giving your writing and research work a thorough edit for consistency, word choice, sentence structure, conciseness, syntax, clarity, tone, fluency, style, organisation, and other content issues.
  • I will correct your language use – spelling, punctuation, and grammar -- and typographical mistakes that invariably creeps in, cleaning up those distracting errors and allowing you to focus on creating great content.
  • I will assist you with the written quality and content of your manuscript by refining and improving the fluency of the text to make it more readable.
  • I will make sure that your references and citations comply with the prescribed style guide.