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English Language Copy Editing Services

Capstone Editing is in the unique position to offer academics a specialised editing service that fully meets their particular needs.

Exemplary English Language Proofreading Services

If you are looking for a professional English editing service, welcome to Capstone Editing. Our team of experienced editors provides a range of editing services, including English editing for scientific papers and manuscripts. Our services are available for academics, students, universities, publishers and companies, and every document and manuscript we edit will be delivered on time, be of excellent quality and meet international publication standards.

Our English copyediting and English proofreading service is particularly helpful for English as an Additional Language (EAL) authors. We ensure that your English grammar is indistinguishable from that of a native English speaker, leaving your readers to concentrate on the content of your documents.

Whether you need us to cast an expert eye over your PhD thesis or ensure your journal submission is structured well and is grammatically correct, we are here to help. Our specialist academic editors will make sure your research is presented in the best possible light to help you achieve the academic success you’ve worked so hard for. Plus, they guarantee your work will be ready for review and submission within the agreed time frame. If we don’t meet the deadline, we’ll reimburse your fee and complete the work as soon as possible.

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English CopyEditing and English Proofreading Services for Everyone

While we provide English proofreading and English copyediting services for academics, anyone who desires perfect English copy can benefit from our services. We’ve worked with many authors from companies and law firms to government, defence and not-for-profits. With our services, your documents will not only be grammatically correct and read well but will also look professional. We also offer referencing and document formatting services to ensure your submission will reach exacting university and journal standards.

To date, we’ve edited thousands of documents for a multitude of clients from every university in Australia and New Zealand and have many testimonials from satisfied authors who have used our services. We specialise in improving the clarity and readability of all types of documents from theses, essays and articles to books, conference papers and applications for grants or promotions, helping you to present your work clearly and succinctly.

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0% interest finance options available

Capstone Editing is proud to be the only editing service in Australia to offer an after-pay service to our clients. Access top-quality editing when you need it, and pay for it over time in manageable instalments.

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Spread the cost

Pay for the course in equal monthly instalments over a period of 6, 12, 18 or 24 months.

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Interest free

Always interest free, no early exit fees and no hidden fees and charges.

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Easy application

Apply online for either instant approval or a decision within a few hours (depending on the provider you choose).

Don’t wait! Submit your document for editing now and pay later with a flexible payment plan that suits your individual needs.

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Finance provided by Payright and Humm

Capstone Editing has chosen to partner with Payright (Devizo Pty Ltd ABN 24 605 753 535) and Humm (Certegy Ezi-Pay Pty Ltd ABN 28 129 228 986) because they are Australian businesses that practise responsible lending.

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English Language Proofreading Services - Exacting Editors, Exacting Standards

We hire only the most talented and experienced academic editors. To ensure the highest possible service, we put all our editors through a thorough training program that covers our in-house styles and procedures. All current editors are from Australia or New Zealand and have worked in academia for many years. Cumulatively, our team of academic editors has more editing experience than any other academic editing team in Australia.

Each editor meets the highest standards for English language editing, referencing and formatting and is guaranteed to deliver a thoroughly professional and proficient outcome. We adhere to the Australian Standards for Editing Practice and the ‘Guidelines for Editing Research Theses’ and are familiar with the guidelines of individual universities in Australia and New Zealand. Editors are assigned based on their area of expertise, so you can rest assured that they will also understand your field.

We’re also proud members of industry and professional organisations, including the Institute of Professional Editors, Australian Society of Authors, Canberra Society of Editors, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (UK) and the Editorial Freelancers Association (US).

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An English Language Editing Service That’s Second to None

With Capstone Editing, you get an English language editing service that is second to none. When we work on your documents, you can expect:

  • editing by experienced editors from specialist fields with extensive experience editing academic documents and papers
  • considered suggestions on how you can improve your writing, presentation and writing skills
  • high-quality editing that’s delivered on time and meets international publication standards for the English language.

We go to great lengths to ensure you will be completely satisfied with the editing we deliver. To this end, we guarantee that if you are not 100% happy with the quality of our work, we will address your concerns immediately, in full and at no charge. We also guarantee to meet all agreed deadlines, or we’ll refund your fee in full.

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English Editing Service For Journals - Backed Up with Exceptional Customer Support

Our experienced and proficient client support staff are key to ensuring our services run smoothly. They have a thorough understanding of the editing service we provide because they have editing qualifications themselves. If you have any questions or concerns, get in touch and they’ll make sure they are addressed promptly and to your complete satisfaction. We put great emphasis on our customer support because if you aren’t happy, neither are we. 

We also provide a clear and professional complaints resolution process to resolve issues fairly and quickly. However, should issues arise, please contact our support team in the first instance, as most issues can be resolved via our Quality Guarantee

Online English Editing Service


Wherever you are in the world, you can take advantage of our expertise by accessing our online English editing service. Simply use the ‘Order Now’ link, input the details, and attach your document and send it to us. Over the years, we’ve provided editing for many universities around the world. If you would like an estimate for our online English proofreading services before you order, use the pricing calculator.

Paying for English Language Proofreading & Editing Services


We now offer several options to pay for your English language editing services. You can pay in full via a bank transfer, PayPal or card, and we have the facility to invoice your university if they are paying for your work to be edited.

We’re also the only editing service in Australia to offer an after-pay service, allowing you to pay for your editing over time in manageable instalments. Currently, we offer interest-free payment plans through Humm, PayRight and PayPal Pay in 4.

To access high-quality English proofreading and editing services, simply complete the online form, or if you need further information, please contact us and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Choose Capstone Editing for Impeccable English Language Editing


If you’re looking for the highest-quality English language proofreading and editing services, Capstone Editing is here for you. As one of the best known and most highly regarded editing companies in Australia and New Zealand, you can be sure that our team of experienced editing professionals can help you produce flawless, grammatically correct documents for all your needs.

You can rely on our English editing service for journal articles, research papers, academic writing, and corporate, government or legal documents. Our highly trained editors bring a wealth of experience from their academic and professional backgrounds and will work with you to ensure your work meets the Australian Standards of Editing Practice and international publication standards, so you can be confident that your document will be polished, refined and error-free.

For further peace of mind, we back all of our work with our Quality and On-Time guarantees, which means you can expect to receive world-class editing in English language by your nominated deadline.

Our Testimonials Speak to the Quality of Our Services


Our highly experienced team of professional editors are adept at editing text in English grammar and has worked with a wide variety of clients from across the globe. Our significant experience and professional knowledge mean we’re the best choice to support you with your English language proofreading and editing needs.

Indeed, many of our clients are referred to us by past clients, which speaks to our services' exemplary quality and value. Visit our testimonials page to learn what others have said about working with Capstone Editing.

Our Reputation

We are proud of our reputation as the highest-quality academic editing service available. Testimonials from our past clients and the examples of our editing we provide here demonstrate the quality of our work.

Editing examples

These documents provide representative examples of our work for past clients.


I would like to thank my editor at Capstone Editing for her thorough edit of my grant proposal. Her suggestions gave me better ways of expressing myself with clarity and (importantly for grant proposals) with fewer words! She provided detailed comments on her edits that helped ensure that we didn’t inadvertently change the intended meaning. I appreciated her attention to the details of formatting and nuances of meaning across the document. I highly recommend her to help improve the readability and clarity of academic documents.

Dr Monica Barratt NHMRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of New South Wales

Capstone Editing has edited many journal articles for me. Their editors' thorough command of language really helps in making sure that the article is well expressed and free of errors. They work very quickly and I have found it invaluable to have somebody format an article to the style of the particular journal. It is a massive time saver that allows me to move on to my next piece of work. I plan to use Capstone's services again, including for a book project I have coming up. I highly recommend Capstone Editing to academics wanting to save time and wanting to submit their work with the confidence that it has been thoroughly looked over and formatted to their particular requirements.

Associate Professor Dominic O'Sullivan Political Science Charles Stuart University

The fast, elegant and professional service provided by Capstone Editing saved me hours, days and weeks of work for which I am truly grateful. They worked to very tight deadlines and formatted, fixed and corrected my thesis so that I could submit it on time (and within my budget!) The editors who edited my thesis had phenomenal attention to detail and provided me with tremendously valuable feedback that improved the quality of my thesis. In addition to the usual material, my thesis had dozens of tables in both portrait and landscape format, a research study and case studies. My editors very quickly corrected and fixed all the material I threw at them and went beyond the call of duty to provide me with a beautifully referenced and immaculately formatted thesis. I am so appreciative of their advice and assistance.

Cheryl-Anne Whitlock Master of Arts (Journalism) University of Wollongong

Capstone Editing’s simple order process provides easy access to professional academic editing. In most cases, universities cover the cost of editing for their academic staff and we can invoice them directly.

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