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Application Essay Editing

What is Different about Application Essay Editing

Capstone Editing recognises that an exceptional and impactive application essay is a vital part of a student’s academic path. Universities receive thousands of application essays each year, hence it is crucial that your essay stands out above the rest. While your application essay is an opportunity to highlight your strengths, personal beliefs and values, it also provides admission officers with an understanding of the clarity and coherence of your written communication. Having your application essay edited by our experienced academic essay editors will ensure that you are presenting your best piece of writing for higher prospects of success.

The Benefits of Application Essay Editing

The editorial team at Capstone Editing has extensive experience editing essays and documents from a range of different academic levels and disciplines. Whether the purpose of your application essay is a means of gaining admission into a prestigious university or to secure a scholarship, you can be assured that we will provide the highest quality editing to help you achieve your academic goals.

Your specialist editor will guarantee that your application essay:
  • Meets the requirements of the application question as well as adhering to guidelines and the set word limit.
  • Presents a credible and compelling depiction of your character, capabilities and the values that you bring to the institution.
  • Is devoid of any grammatical, spelling, punctuation and tonal errors.
  • Uses a professional writing style that is consistent throughout your essay and applies the correct word usage, sentence structure and a logical flow of thoughts.
Application essay editing is extremely beneficial as it:
  • Saves you time, especially if you are applying to a range of different universities, which may require you to prepare several different versions of your essay with different focuses.
  • Allows you an external perspective on your writing piece to pick up any errors or discrepancies you may have missed.
  • Gives you the best possible opportunity to succeed in your application for a university degree or for a scholarship.

Capstone Editing’s Application Essay Editing Services

Capstone Editing offers a variety of different services to cater to your specific editing needs.

Premium Copyediting

The majority of our clients choose Premium Copyediting for their academic and professional needs. This service incorporates general proofreading to eliminate formatting, spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors but also includes an analysis of the structure, style and consistency of your application essay to ensure it is fluent and coherent.

If this sounds like the service you require, you can submit your application essay online at any time.

Platinum (Heavy) Editing

Our heavy editing service offers a deeper and more intensive level of editing for those who require more assistance:

  • Platinum (Heavy) Editing
    Capstone Editing’s heavy editing service was devised with the non-Native English (ESL) student in mind to assist these clients in a thorough and personalised way. Your application essay will be edited meticulously, involving significant rewording as well as comprehensive advice on improving structure, organisation and support of statements. Don’t let language barriers affect your future educational opportunities!

Please email us your application essay and we will contact you with a quotation and let you know how we can help.

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 want to thank Capstone Editing for the invaluable assistance they provided in editing my PhD thesis (following the ‘Guidelines for Editing Research Theses’ as per University of Adelaide requirements). The final edited thesis was perfectly expressed and did not contain any typographical or grammatical errors. This was affirmed by my thesis being accepted without corrections, which I believe is rare. I am especially grateful for the care taken to avoid changing any of my ideas in what was a complex work. In reviewing the edits and comments, I felt at all times that my work had been treated with the greatest sensitivity and respect. Capstone Editing proved their editors to be highly skilled, professional and trustworthy. I highly recommend Capstone Editing to postgraduates and academics seeking a professional academic editor.

Dr Radhika Seimon NHMRC Early Career Fellow University of Sydney

I would confidently recommend the editorial services of Capstone Editing. They are fast, capable and professional. My editor identified a number of places in which the expression and clarity in the grant were able to be improved. Her careful editing saved me valuable time and identified details I had missed in my own revisions. She was careful to ensure that any changes to the expression didn’t change the meaning, and clearly noted where there may have been ambiguity. In today’s competitive research environment, I honestly believe the services of Capstone Editing represent a very worthwhile investment, and I intend to utilise their services again with future grants.

Dr Suzanne Nielsen NHMRC Senior Research Fellow University of New South Wales

A good editor may be the difference between a pass or fail, or more positively, a High Distinction or a Distinction. A good editor will not only attend to spelling, grammar, syntax and structure but will also read and understand the point of the assignment and thus recommend changes in accordance with the specific intentions of the work. A good editor is clear and precise. A good editor offers suggestions towards increasing clarity, that is, what you think you are saying may not be what you have said. This is all the job of a good editor. Capstone's editors are among the best. I have never received less than a High Distinction in any subject since using their services.

Gary Master’s by coursework Flinders University

Dr Lisa Lines was recommended to me by a colleague as an expert editor in her field. It is my pleasure to assert that her editorial services were well worth the investment made. Not only am I grateful for the numerous corrections to errors that I had missed, but I am extremely thankful for the opportunity to learn from her expertise. While I hope to implement some of these skills in the future, I will certainly engage her services again. Her attention to detail, her professionalism and her courteous manner in dealing with my work were greatly appreciated. Dr Lines formatted my thesis in such a way that it is both easy to read and navigate. It was reassuring to have someone trustworthy to help me in the final stages of my PhD. I recommend Capstone Editing to students and academics alike.

Mark Griffiths PhD Candidate Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University

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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