Copy-editing

Lex Academic help academics and PhD students to place their work with leading journals and prestigious publishing houses.

Copy-editing

Lex Academic copy-editing goes the extra mile in ensuring that your work is not only fault-free but significantly elevated in terms of style, tone, and diction. Our bright, intuitive editors impart your work with the elegance of native English at its finest, selecting words, phrases, and expressions that convey meaning without any compromises in clarity. Our copy editors are assigned to manuscripts based on expertise, enabling them to bond with your manuscript while simultaneously enabling your ideas to shine. Our copy-editing prices start at £20 per 1,000 words.

Copy-editing is for those clients who are hoping to improve the overall style and clarity of their writing, while making a guaranteed impression with academic journals.

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As part of copy-editing, we render your work consistent with regard to formatting and referencing style. To this end, we are conversant with the dominant citation styles for business, the sciences, medicine, humanities, and law (including APA, Chicago, Harvard, ICMJE, MLA, and OSCOLA). Furthermore, we readily familiarise ourselves with the peculiarities required by different university faculties for the sake of Ph.D. and D.Phil submission. Just let us know your referencing style and spelling conventions (e.g., American or British English) and we can begin transforming your manuscript into clear and compelling prose.

All changes to your work are logged through Microsoft Word’s Track Changes facility. This enables you to keep tabs on our interventions, giving you autonomy over the final draft of your work. All copy-edits are finished by one of our founders, who provides the seal of approval to all work, thereby guaranteeing client satisfaction.

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Ensure your entire manuscript is submission-ready with our bespoke Indexing and Bibliography Compiling services.

Please get in touch with our Managing Editor detailing your editorial requirements.

Proofreading

Proofreading is for those clients who need the peace of mind of knowing that their manuscript is absolutely fault-free.

Indexing

Lex Academic crafts dedicated indexes for personal names (index nominum), places (index locorum), and words (index verborum).

Substantive editing

Substantive editing is for those clients whose writing expects to reach a wider public, owing to which it needs to be truly extraordinary.

Bibliography compiling

At Lex Academic, we create your bibliography on your behalf. Simply supply the text of your manuscript—with an indication of your citation style—and we will get to work organising a consistent and complete list of works cited.