Who edits my document?
Published academic writers, professors, authors, and highly experienced professional editors are among those providing academic editing feedback. Each of our lead editors has extensive professional writing & editing experience. All of our Editors hold at minimum a Master’s degree; several also hold Ph.D.’s. All documents for editing are reviewed by at least two professional editors to ensure recommendations are sound and meet the clients’ needs. Please visit the Our Team page for more information about our Editors. [NOTE: For discounted 2nd Reviews, only one Editor will perform the review.]
How much will it cost to edit my document?
Our standard copy editing, which includes line editing and all advanced editing services is $7.50 per page. If a customer only wants the Advanced Editing services and no line editing, the cost is $5.00 per page. There are additional costs for graphics, research assistance, and rush services. Costs may be reduced for lengthier papers and/or consistent repeat service. The Discounted 2nd Review is a second-look at the same Standard Editing project, up to the number of pages from the original submission. The cost for this service is 25% of the original price from the Standard Copy Editing without discounts. Please visit our Pricing page or email us for more details on available services and pricing options.
What is the payment and delivery policy?
All editorial services are received and delivered electronically via email. Full payment is due at the time of service. However, if a client is dissatisfied with a completed project, Perfected Papers + may refund partial or all of the editing fees, as appropriate. Payments may be made by credit card on our website through PAYPAL. PayPal also offers financing options for services over $99.00. Please contact us to make payments via Venmo, CashApp, or GooglePay. Payments may also be received via check, money order, or cashier’s check and mailed to: P.O. Box 122 Savage, MD 20763. Edited papers will not be returned to the customer until full payment has been received and cleared. For assistance with alternative delivery or payment, please contact us at email@example.com. Cash is not accepted.
Is this academic editing service confidential?
Should I list Perfected Papers + as an Editor in my completed/published work?
It is an accepted practice for writers to credit Perfected Papers + as their editor; however, we do not require it. If you choose to do so, we certainly appreciate it.
Perfected Papers + is committed to protecting your privacy. We will not sell or disclose any information that identifies you to a third party without your prior approval unless required to do so by law. We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to others. In addition, our clients retain sole copyright, ownership and control over all materials submitted to us for proofreading and editing, including any documents subsequently created or developed by us and/or our editors. All writing submitted to and edited by our contracted staff remains the intellectual property of the original author. Clients are asked to reference us as their editor/editing service but are NOT required to do so.
Perfected Papers + will never reproduce nor share any portion of work created by our clients without their express, written consent. Furthermore, ALL editors have a signed Non-Disclosure Agreement on file with Perfected Papers +. We are also happy to sign your own personal Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). If desired, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are you hiring academic editors, or other staff?
If you are interested in joining our team, please email your cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
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 editors 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 5 days for projects less than 50 pages. Larger projects (more than 50 pages) are generally completed in 8 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 8 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 $5.00/page instead of the standard copy editing price. This only applies to those advanced editing services that edit an actual document. Statistics, design graphics, and reference list services are available with consultation for a minimum rate of $85.00/hour.
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 journal articles, grant applications, presentations, email blasts, business plans, and more. We can also edit resumes, cover letters, and other professional documents.