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ESL Editing Services

Our specialised service for ESL clients will ensure your document meets international publication standards, to help you succeed at the highest level when writing and publishing in English.

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The advantage of academic editing

For all academics and postgraduate students, it takes a significant amount of time to write a manuscript, academic journal article, thesis editing or essay editing that conveys your ideas and research in a convincing and compelling way. For those writing in a language other than their first, the required time investment is much higher, often with frustratingly imperfect results.

Capstone Editing’s proofreading for university students can help. Our detailed and meticulous editing is guaranteed to significantly improve the expression, form, structure and presentation of your document. Do not let your level of experience with the English language limit your academic success.

If you require more information, our video explains the benefits of best proofreading and editing services for writers with English as a second language.

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For our academic clients, we reduce the stress of publishing in English.

Be certain of the maximum readability of your research by having your article, book, chapter or grant proposal edited by one of our expert academic editors.

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Postgraduate Students

Let Capstone Editing help you perfect the most important document of your academic career.

As PhD holders and experienced supervisors and examiners ourselves, you could not put your thesis in safer or more knowledgeable hands.

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Coursework Students

Academic editing can ensure that your postgraduate coursework effectively conveys your ideas, following all relevant academic conventions.

Capstone Editing’s professional essay editors will ensure your essay is the absolute best that it can be and help you to improve your own essay writing skills.

Heavy Editing for ESL Authors

For our non-native English clients, we also offer an additional service that may better meet your needs.

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If you believe that your document may contain a high number of errors or need significant work in terms of rewording, organisation and structure, our Platinum (Heavy) Editing service is recommended for you.

Our English language proofreading services have been designed for use by clients whose documents would not be able to meet international publication standards through the use of our Premium Copyediting service alone.

If you are interested in using this service, please contact us for a quotation.

Our Platinum (Heavy) Editing service includes all aspects of our Premium Copyediting service, as well as:

  • Significant sentence rewording, if necessary
  • Detailed advice and assistance improving organisation, structure and support of statements
  • Significant word reduction, if necessary

In addition, you may also choose to have:

  • A second edit or a proofread by a new editor, if necessary (for an additional charge)

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.

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.


Capstone Editing provides an extremely high-quality thesis editing service. As the most experienced team of academic editors in Australia, Capstone's editors meet exacting standards. Adhering to the ‘Guidelines for Editing Research Theses’, Capstone Editing assists postgraduates to ensure their thesis is ready for submission through error-free editing, formatting and referencing.

Amy McDonell PhD candidate in Archaeology Australian National University

Capstone Editing edited numerous documents for me throughout my postgraduate studies. As someone writing for years within social sciences disciplines, I had not ever considered professional editing services. However, Capstone's expert editing lifted the quality of my work to a whole new level and increased my awareness about the finer aspects of clear and precise academic writing. I am thankful for the technical insight Capstone's team provided and highly recommend their services.

Alison Pennington Master of Political Economy University of Sydney

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

Our simple order process provides easy access to professional academic editing. We have Standard, Express and Priority services available and our client support staff are always ready to assist.

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Referral Program

Clients who recommend our services to others can take advantage of our Referral Program. It is our way of thanking you for sharing your experience with Capstone Editing.

After working with us, you are so happy that you recommend our service to others.

Your friend mentions your name when submitting his or her thesis for editing.

As a thank you, you receive A$50 into your bank account and your friend receives A$20.

More information on our Referral Program