Academic editing

We know how much effort goes into that final submission for your degree, and promise to treat your research paper with care.
We specialise in the field of business studies, from MBA dissertation editing to journal articles.

Editing

Editing

Correcting spelling and grammar mistakes; editing for consistency, style, and flow.

Formatting

Formatting

Formatting all your text in accordance with the style of your academic institution or publication, as well as inserting automatically numbered headings, page numbers, table of contents, captions, and lists of tables and figures.

Reference checking

Reference checking

Checking that all references in the text are in the reference list and vice versa; formatting references according to relevant academic style.

Please email info@superscript.co.za for the latest rates. You’re welcome to send us a sample of your work if you’d like us to proofread or edit a couple of pages, at no cost, before you decide to engage us for your project.

We usually work on editing about 20,000 words a day, with an additional day required for formatting and reference checking. You’ll also need time to review the edited document and make any further changes.
We’ll edit your document using the Review (Track Changes) function in MS Word. It’s a good idea to know how this function works so you can accept or reject any changes quickly.
  • Your deadline! Please give yourself at least a day to work through the changes we make to your original document. You may, for example, need to add references or discuss suggested changes with your supervisor, so bear this in mind when giving us a deadline date for the edit.
  • Layout and formatting requirements (if you choose the formatting option). These include fonts used for headings and text, line spacing, page numbering (format and position on the page) and so on. A template from your university will also help.
  • Style guide/house style of the university or journal (if it has one).
  • Referencing style required. If it is the Harvard method, which is not as prescriptive as APA, please send some examples from previous texts so we can get an idea of how your university or journal prefers this style to be used.
  • An indication of any jargon used in your text that must not be changed. We do check words with interesting spelling where we can but it is not always clear whether they are acceptable in the field or not.
  • The edited document in MS Word, with all changes marked up.
  • An editor’s letter, addressed to your university, confirming that we have completed a language edit on your document.
  • An invoice.
  • An additional two hours of editing time for final changes and fixes (once you’ve reviewed our changes and comments).

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