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Freelance Editors

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

The Best Freelance Editors in Australia

Important texts need extensive editing and proofreading to ensure they’re of the high standard you require. One of the best ways to do this is to hire a freelance editor who can catch the mistakes you’ve missed and is an expert on language and structure. But hiring a freelancer can be risky. How do you know what qualifications or experience someone has? Can you trust them to return your document on time and provide a good service with high-quality edits? The best solution is to choose a reputable company like Capstone Editing. Our team comprises freelance editors who are highly trained academics, who we can personally vouch for, to whom we’ve provided all the necessary training and whose work comes with an On-time Guarantee and a Quality Guarantee. Take the uncertainty and unpredictability out of hiring a freelancer and improve the quality of your writing immediately with the best freelance editors in Australia.

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Why Get a Freelance Fiction Editor for Research Journals?

Some people think they’re fine to edit and proofread their text themselves, and in some cases, that’s true. But important texts like academic work or corporate or government documents have a high standard and a low tolerance of mistakes, especially if it’s something you hope to submit to a journal or an assignment that will be graded. We’ve all experienced the phenomenon of going through a text hundreds of times without spotting an obvious typo that you’ll see as soon as it’s too late. It’s so easy to become blind to something you’ve read many times. And if English isn’t your first language, it can be even harder to write with the correct spelling and grammar, make the correct word choices and structure your sentences appropriately. Plus, academic writing is a different beast altogether. While you might be excellent at creative writing, those skills don’t always translate to an academic text, where the language and structure are very different from what you’re comfortable with. We’re rarely taught these skills during our degrees. These are all things a freelance english editor for research journals can help you with.

Plus, getting an editor saves you plenty of time and gives you less work to do. It also greatly increases your chances of getting accepted at first submission.

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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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Our Freelance Fiction & Scientific Editors - What We Edit?

At Capstone Editing, we can edit almost anything and can offer a freelance editor for research journals, businesses, academics and writers of all disciplines. If you need a freelance scientific editor, we have someone from every field who’s happy to work on research proposals, scientific papers, dissertations and more. If you’re looking for a freelance fiction editor for your novel or short story, we can provide one. If what you require is someone to edit government or corporate documents, you can rely on us for that too. There’s nothing we’re not prepared to handle.

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Capstone Editing Offers Freelance Novel & Book Editors

All editing work such as literature review editing service, fiction editing, and assignment editing services from Capstone Editing comes with two guarantees: our On-time Guarantee and our Quality Guarantee. Our On-time Guarantee means that you can always expect to receive our edits back on time. If there are any delays, you’ll still receive our work alongside a full refund. Our Quality Guarantee ensures that you’ll be 100% satisfied with what you get. If not, let us know and we’ll fix it completely free of charge. These guarantees give you much more safety and security than you usually get with a freelance novel editor or freelance book editors.

Have you reached the editing stage? Submit your text to us by clicking Order Now and choosing the service you want, or get in touch with us to receive a quotation or more information.

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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