Editing academic texts is a discipline in its own right. Our editors follow the Scribbr Improvement Model© to ensure your thesis or paper meets the stringent standards of academic writing. However, please note that we never check the substantive contents of your document.
Part 1 – Reviewing your language
Part 2 – Reviewing your academic writing
|Area of concern
|1. Does the text have an academic tone?
|Using academic vocabulary
|Avoiding inappropriate words and phrases
|Avoiding vague and redundant formulations
|2. Are quotations written correctly?
|Making changes to quoted text
|Using correct punctuation in citations
|Spelling mistakes in citations
|3. Are numbers written correctly?
|Using words or numerals to express numbers
|Using commas and periods in numbers
|Using symbols and units with numbers
|4. Are abbreviations written correctly?
|Properly introducing abbreviations
|Consistently using abbreviations
|Following other abbreviation rules
|5. Are point of view/voice choices appropriate?
|Avoiding first person pronouns (when requested)
|Avoiding second person pronouns
|Using a consistent voice
|6. Is the writing understandable?
|Avoiding unclear sentences
|Using tenses that are appropriate for different sections of a thesis