Every writer – even a native speaker — can benefit from an editor. EnglishBCS editors will help you with organization, grammar, vocabulary, spelling, capitalization, and punctuation so that your message comes through clearly and professionally.
Perhaps you are close to submitting your Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation, but your advisor has told you to “clean up the language.”
Or perhaps you want to submit an article to a journal for publication but are afraid it will be rejected because of superficial language errors. Maybe you are a working professional who has written an important document (such as a résumé or report), and you need it to look its best. We can help.
The editors of EnglishBCS specialize in texts written by non-native speakers of English. We have studied foreign languages and taught ESL composition, so we understand the difficulty you face. In addition to making corrections, we will explain recurring linguistic errors to the author so that the editing experience becomes a language learning experience. Editing typically takes place via email using Word comments within the document. Personal consultation is also available afterward for further questions if necessary.
Note: EnglishBCS editors are generalists, not specialists in any field other than the one she or he studied. For questions about content, you will need to consult someone in your department or area of expertise.
Contact us if you have a manuscript that needs editing.
Together, we’ll make your manuscript better.
For academic documents like essays, articles, theses, dissertations, and CVs, the rate is $35/hour . Our editors work quickly, so this hourly rate has always been satisfactory for our clients. (For reference, one client’s 16-page academic article took 4.5 total hours to edit. Of course, every document is different, and some have more errors than others, requiring more time.) We do require 5-7 days from the time you submit your document to us until we are able to finish the editing job, although exceptions may be made for very short or very long documents. If your need is urgent, you may request a rush job for an extra fee, but we cannot guarantee an editor’s availability on very short notice.
We are happy to edit resumes as well for a flat rate of $50 . This includes detailed editing of the text as well as formatting recommendations, followed by a 15-minute phone or video consultation. In the U.S., a standard resume is no more than 1-2 pages written in list or bullet form and focusing on skills and accomplishments related to a particular job opening in industry or business. We request 2-3 days to complete a resume edit, from the time you submit the file until we return the edited version and provide personal feedback. If your need is urgent, you may request a rush job for an extra fee, but we cannot guarantee an editor’s availability on very short notice.
Typical turnaround time for résumés is three days (from the time you submit your résumé to us to the time you receive the edited version). Typical turnaround time for longer documents is five days. If your need is urgent, you may request a rush job for an extra fee.
Here is a useful link for writing resumes and CV’s (see Résumés and CVs)
Contact us if you have a document that needs editing. Together, we’ll make it better.