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Research Papers Editors

Research Paper Editors in Australia

Are you writing a research paper? Do you feel confident in your ability to edit and proofread it? Unfortunately, most paper editor don’t receive much training, if any at all, in academic writing. You’re expected to figure it out yourself. This usually results in a lot of stress and uncertainty about writing and submitting research papers. Wouldn’t it be much nicer to be confident in the quality of your work, to hand in a piece of research you know is high quality?

That’s why hiring a research editor is a crucial part of the editing process. Not only can a research paper editor tidy up grammar and spelling mistakes but they also bring invaluable experience and knowledge about how research papers should be structured and how language is used in these contexts. Besides, you’ve already done the hard part yourself. Why not let someone else take over now?
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What is Different about Research Proposal Editing

A research proposal is usually the first specialised document produced by a potential or new postgraduate student, and its success provides an entry point into academia. No matter in which field you are writing, and what research project you are proposing, your research proposal must be clearly written to demonstrate both your proficiency in your field and the potential to produce an original contribution to it.

At the postgraduate level, a good research proposal will also become the basis of your Masters or PhD dissertation. Research proposal editing assists in making this eventuality seem plausible to both the peers and senior academics who will read it.

For academics, research proposals are often a crucial part of funding application success. Capstone Editing has vast experience editing all types of research proposals for varied research projects in all academic disciplines.

Are you Looking for a Research Paper Editor?

The editing process has several stages, from the more extensive and overarching edits to the fine tuning of word choice, spelling and grammar. We offer all these editing services for research papers, but how do you know which one you should choose? Here’s what we advise:

  • Substantive Editing - This is an overarching editing service that we recommend for those who are very early in the editing process or who aren’t experienced with research papers or academic writing. It's also excellent for rewriting a previous research paper for publication in a new context. The focus is on structural improvements, such as the organisation, length, logic and flow, but also includes editing down to the language level.
  • Platinum (Heavy) Editing - This service is similar, but it’s directly aimed at those who speak English as an additional language. We provide detailed advice about word choice and organisation, among other things.
  • Premium Copyediting - Feel pretty confident in your writing skills or already completed some rounds of editing? Choose this service for a focus on language editing, including grammar, spelling, punctuation, internal consistency and more.
  • Proofreading - Our research paper proofreading service is recommended for papers that are already in good shape and have been edited to a high standard. It’s the final touch of polishing your language, spotting typos and ensuring flawless presentation and adherence to the standards of your publication.

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The Benefits of Research Proposal Editing

Capstone Editing specialises in all forms of academic editing for documents at a range of levels, from graduate through to MBA, doctoral and professorial. Each year, we edit countless academic book manuscripts, journal articles and grant applications. Services for postgrads range from scholarship application editing to thesis editing.

Our editors are experts at assisting both established and fledgling academics to deliver writing that meets the rigorous requirements of academic production and publication. Having your research proposal edited by specialised academic editors who are familiar with these requirements will provide you with your best chance of demonstrating the value of your research to your peers and is the first step towards writing your thesis or publication.

Your specialist academic editor will ensure that:
  • Your research project is concisely summarised and its importance to the field is clearly apparent
  • There is a definite link between the literature listed in your bibliography and the grounding for your study
  • Your proposal unambiguously explains how the research will addresses a gap in the existing literature or otherwise produce an original contribution to the field
  • All university requirements in terms of budget, ethics clearance, timelines and research participants or associates are adequately addressed in the proposal
Your editor will check that your research proposal:
  • Is free of spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors
  • Is clearly structured and formatted
  • Includes a bibliography that is correctly formatted and referenced in adherence with the requirements of your university

Proofreading Research Paper Service by Capstone Editing

This is where Capstone Editing comes in. We offer an editing service superior to other options available in the Australian market. Why? Because we’re a business run by academics, which means we know the demands of academic writing and offer specialised editing and proofreading services for different forms of academic text. All our research editors are academics and have an extremely high standard of training and experience. They either have PhDs or extensive editing experience, giving them all the skills and knowledge required to edit highly specialised research papers. We’ve edited thousands of documents, and yours could be next.

Get Started With Our Research Paper Editing & Proofreading Service

No matter where you are in the editing process, one of these services will be suitable for you. If you already know which one, you can submit your research paper and choose a service using the Order Now button on the website. If you’d like some more guidance, get in touch with us and we’ll figure out which service is right for you as we have a team of professional editors including academic journal editor, freelance editor, fiction editor, and non fiction editor.

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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