Academic editing and writing

As published researchers in their own right, our academic editors know what goes into producing a successful piece of academic writing. The way you write cannot be separated from the content of your writing. Clarity and logic in the organisation and expression of your ideas needs to be matched by complete rigour and accuracy in grammar, punctuation, formatting, and referencing. We bring this insight to bear in our academic editing services at all levels, from established researchers to undergraduate students.


Postgraduate

For postgraduate students, we offer the following services:

* Pre-submission copy-editing & proofreading

* Specialist support for English as a second language

* Dedicated thesis checking and formatting service

* Referencing creation and checking in all styles (Harvard, Chicago etc)

Undergraduate

For undergraduate students, we offer the following services:

* Pre-submission copy-editing & proofreading

* Specialist support for English as a second language

* Essay planning support and advice; detailed post-submission feedback

Researchers

For established researchers, we offer the following services:

* Pre-publication essay & dissertation proofreading

* Specialist support for English as a second language

* Editing of academic journals and multi-authored volumes

* Outputs for non-specialist audiences, grant writing and other technical writing


Publications and submissions

Our academic editors all have doctoral qualifications which means they have their own experience of preparing academic manuscripts for submission and publication. They also have years of experience working with clients in STEM subjects and in a range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. Whether it’s proofreading the final version of your PhD thesis or copy-editing submissions for a multi-authored volume, we ensure a professional and accurate final product.


English as a second language

Whether you’re an established academic publishing in English or a student enrolled at an English-speaking institution, writing in a second language can pose a considerable challenge. We have extensive experience supporting clients to overcome that challenge. We can copy-edit your draft to create smoother and clearer expression and proofread your final manuscript to spot those little errors that escape you when you’re writing in your second language.


Impact and knowledge transfer

When you’re immersed in the complex details of your research, it’s not always easy to take that step back and present your findings so that they’re accessible and relevant to less specialist audiences. At Adept we specialise in preparing copy that will do that job for you, working with you to identify the angle that will have most appeal and packaging it in a way that will speak to a wider constituency.