‘You proof read an essay for me last year and the excellent quality of the proof reading was noted in my feedback, so thank you’
I also have particular expertise in academic citations and references. Making sure references are correct is a highly specialised, crucial task. It can make or break an article or thesis.
Checking references to the proper standard could, in fact, take about the same amount of time as editing the text, and students in particular need to be aware that putting publications in the bibliography that aren't cited in the text, or citing publications in the text that aren't referenced in the bibliography, can be plagiarism.
Working to any of the major referencing styles, I use state-of-the-art software and specialist training to:
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Some universities and colleges encourage the use of editors; some ban them outright; some require that you acknowledge my input. Please check what your institution's rules are
I take plagiarism seriously
I can't put in, take out or change any substantive content - all the ideas must be your own. I can't do any fact-checking, and I won't check the document for plagiarism issues
I can't guarantee anything!
I can't guarantee that editing will improve your marks or grade, though a polished, easy-to-read document that's free of ambiguities and grammatical errors is likely to be better received by an assessor!