frequently asked questions
Plagiarism, Copyright & Content of Submitted, Edited or Created Materials:
Clients are reminded that breach of copyright and plagiarism are illegal. We assume no liability for the infringement of third party copyright in the content of our client’s documents. Clients accept sole responsibility for complete and accurate documentation, references and citations within their final documents.
Can you help me edit my college or graduate school application essays?
Yes! Please use the submission form so we can connect you with one of our academic editors. Keep in mind, however, that YOU have to write the essay yourself. But once you’re done drafting your essay, our editor can help put the final polish on it.
It’s last minute - can Perfected Papers + review and edit my paper in less than two days?
Yes, we do offer rush service and we will do our best to accommodate our clients since we, too, know what it is like to be a student with a last minute deadline. Ideally, we like to have at minimum 4 days for projects less than 50 pages. Larger projects (more than 50 pages) are generally completed in 7 days. Rush service prices are based on these times. For example, a 40 page paper wanted in 2 days is subject to the Rush Service (less than 2 days earlier) fee. Likewise, a 75 page paper wanted in 5 days is subject to the Rush Service (3 or more days earlier) fee. When you submit your service request, we will confirm if we are able to complete our review in time (usually within two hours). Rush Services are $75.00.
Can professional editing help me get a better grade?
Yes! While we cannot guarantee a better grade (no one can!), we can make your papers better. Depending on the suite of services you choose, professional academic editing means that your papers will be grammatically correct, technically sound, and follow accepted writing styles.
I’m really having trouble writing a paper for my class. Can you help?
If you have a draft in place, we can provide feedback on the structure and argument of your work. We cannot and will not write your essay for you. As many of our editors are also or have been college professors, we can review it for organization, and tone, but you are responsible for writing your own work.
Can you fix my bibliography citations in the style that I need (e.g., MLA, APA, or Chicago)?
Yes, this is one of the Advanced Editing services provided. Please visit our Services page for more information.
Does using a proofreading service violate my school’s honor code or considered plagiarism?
Your school’s administration can tell you whether using an editing service is a violation of the honor code. However, using any editing service is generally not considered an honor code violation or plagiarism. Perfected Papers + offers track changes so clients have the option to accept or reject our recommendations. In addition, we DO NOT plagiarize any of our work. In particular for graduate students, most departments strongly encourage using professional editing services.
Do you have proofreaders/editors who specialize in my particular subject area?
We will do our best to match your paper with an editor from the same or similar field. While we cannot guarantee this can always be done, we can guarantee that your paper will be grammatically correct, technically sound, and follow accepted writing styles.
Can you proofread and/or edit my dissertation or thesis in a short time?
Yes! Dissertations generally are done in 7 days; however it is possible to do it less time using our Rush Services.
Can you provide the advanced editing services without the copy editing services?
Yes! The per page price is $3.00/page instead of the standard copy editing price, plus the cost of the listed advanced editing service or services. This only applies to those advanced editing services that edit an actual document. Statistics, design graphics, and reference list services are provided at their listed add-on price, with a minimum $20.00 of services.
My college or department is looking for contract proofreading. Do you provide long-term editing services?
Yes! Please have your department contact us with their requirements and to set up a contractor Purchase Order.
Do you edit documents for non-academic purposes?
Yes! We are happy to provide editing services for grant applications, presentations, email blasts, business plans, and more. We can also edit resumes, cover letters, and other professional documents.