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Critical Review Editing

What is Different about Editing a Critical Review?

Writing an undergraduate critical review—or a postgraduate literature review—can be a daunting task. Critical reviews often require wide reading and synthesis of ideas. Our editing service provides you with the assurance that your complex analysis of the literature will be presented logically and appropriately, with correct grammar, spelling and punctuation.

Critical reviews—and literature reviews—are commonplace in academia. However, critical reviews are approached differently depending on the field of study. Critical reviews for the Humanities and Social Sciences—such as history and English critical reviews—are different to those written for disciplines such as psychology, medicine, law or business. The common feature of critical reviews across all disciplines is that extensive and accurate referencing is required. Critical review editing ensures that your essay is referenced correctly and consistently, and follows the language and style guidelines of your university or institution. Further, our team of specialist editors ensure that you receive targeted feedback to improve your academic writing, giving you valuable advice that can be applied to future assignments. Whether its engineering, economics or English, we can help you succeed with your critical review.

The Benefits of Critical Review Editing

Writing a critical review is a complex task. It involves wide reading (or reading of a set list of texts), critical thinking and sophisticated synthesis before you start writing.

In a task that requires higher-order thinking—such as writing a critical review of literature—it is crucial that your ideas are presented with clarity and grammatical coherence. Our editors are specialists in the nuances of language and can ensure that your work adheres to the correct academic conventions. Further, we can provide feedback about how effectively your argument is sustained and identify generalisations that are unsupported.

And given the importance of correct referencing in a critical review, it is beneficial for postgrad students that Capstone Editing’s highly qualified and experienced essay editors can ensure that any referencing style is presented consistently and accurately in a document.

Specifically, your essay editor will ensure your critical review:
  • Presents ideas in a logical manner
  • Uses the correct style and tone for the specific demands of the task
  • Is correctly and consistently presented (i.e., spelling, grammar and punctuation)
  • Adheres to all the formatting and other requirements of the task
  • Is precisely referenced according to the required style (APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago etc.)
Having your critical review edited by Capstone Editing:
  • Saves you a substantial amount of time by ensuring your language, formatting and referencing is perfect, so you can focus on the reading, synthesis of the ideas and building your argument
  • Provides you with the confidence of knowing that your critical review fulfils the requirements of the task or assignment
  • Gives you targeted feedback that you can use to improve your academic writing more broadly

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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