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Lingusitics Editing Services

At TotalEditors, we proofread, format, and edit hundreds of academic journal submissions, theses, and dissertations each year. We have a large editing staff, and we take care to choose an editor with extensive experience in your general field. Our academic editing services are used repeatedly by active authors in every area of academia.

We welcome free sample requests as an opportunity to demonstrate our expertise and professionalism. If you are in a hurry, please use the instant quote/deadline generator at the top of this page and then proceed to submit your project. We offer a full money-back guarantee (along with delivery of your document) for all our deadlines.

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We offer three levels of service:

Proofreading Service

With our Proofreading Service, your work will be checked for spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax, and typos. This results in a well-polished document with a high level of clarity maintained throughout. In addition, we will ensure format consistency with any academic style guide, whether APA, MLA, or Harvard or a guide published by your institution. This service is ideal for confident writers who just want to give their work a final polish.

Content Editing Service

Our Content Editing Service includes all the benefits of proofreading but with editorial comments and suggestions aimed at improving all aspects of structure and content. This is an excellent service with real value for money. A strong emphasis is placed on considering your work from the perspective of the reader/grader. You are encouraged to include any essay instructions to enable the editor to make focused comments.

Premium Editing Service

Our Premium Academic Editing Service is for those who wish to have a rough (but complete) draft turned into a refined paper. As mentioned, we will not research or write your paper, but we will carry out extensive rephrasing to ensure clarity of thought and expression. This service is ideal for English as a Second Language (ESL) writers.


Academic editing services: Linguistics

It might seem that linguistics students would be among the least likely to seek the assistance of a professional editing service. On the contrary, they could particularly benefit from this kind of support. Read on for a breakdown of reasons why academic editing services should be a natural choice for those writing language and linguistics papers. 


The technical nature of linguistics

While many assume that linguistics involves the learning of languages, the field is much more concerned with the practical workings of language and its structure. As such, it is much more technical, even scientific, in nature and encompasses grammar, syntax, and phonetics. Therefore, the importance of using the correct technical terminology and expressing the complex relationships among linguistic components (such as in determining how a particular language differs from other languages) in a clear and concise manner cannot be overestimated. Similar considerations need to be made in scientific papers, for which professional editing services (which can involve correction, condensation, and organization for the purposes of accuracy, consistency, and flow) are also highly beneficial for emphasizing the scientific merit of the research paper to grading professors and those all-important peer reviewers.


Reducing time-consuming processes through editing/proofreading services

By outsourcing editing work, a linguistics student can gain various practical advantages. Academic linguistics writing of high quality can demand a considerably large amount of time, which is one of the most valuable – and limited – resources for an academic. Significantly, the quality of linguistics academic writing can be increased much more rapidly and effortlessly by a professional editor, especially since they are not directly connected to the research and can thus view it from a more objective point of view without automatically filling in the logical and linguistic "blanks." As a result, outsourcing editing and proofreading work frees up more time for other important tasks, such as the organization of research projects, mentoring, reading linguistics and language literature, creating grant proposals, and obtaining supplementary academic funding. 


Increasing the likelihood of acceptance in respected journals

A carefully edited linguistics manuscript has a much higher chance of being published in a journal with a high impact factor (a standard that represents the annual average number of citations to recently published articles in a certain journal). In turn, credits in high-impact-factor journals are likely to impress any potential interviewers or employers. This can be explained by the fact that the elimination of errors related to style and grammar will naturally enable journal reviewers to focus on assessing what really matters: the significance and novelty of the linguistics research. 

Building on the previous point regarding time saving, an error-free manuscript should also reduce the time and energy journal editors and reviewers will require to evaluate it, which should place the paper’s chances of publication in better stead by increasing its favorability. This should, in turn, decrease demands for further revisions, reducing the student’s stress and the time required to achieve publication. Therefore, enlisting editing services can be desirable from both the journal editorial and student writing perspectives. 


Improving the writer’s academic style

By receiving a professional academic edit of their manuscript, a linguistics student can obtain an in-depth look at the kinds of errors – grammatical and logical – they tend to make and bear these weaknesses in mind when making further revisions or beginning new research projects. For example, a good editor should be able to point out where there are any inconsistencies or lapses in logical flow, offer constructive insight, and query parts that might be unclear to the reader – something that the person who has written the paper might struggle to see, even if they are confident in their writing ability, as they have written it with their intention in mind. 

If a writer has introduced a complex concept such as evolutionary linguistics (the study of how languages develop, especially over a lengthy period of time) without defining it, as the concept seems self-explanatory to them, an editor can highlight this; alternatively, if the writer makes unsupported definitive statements pertaining to language acquisition, a good editor can flag this and offer constructive criticism, such as encouraging the writer to expand on their reasons, or suggest more nuanced, academic phrasing. 

Professional editing services, therefore, approach a paper with the aim of not just catching spelling and grammatical errors but also improving the academic credibility of the writing in general. Through an editor’s intuitive ability to spot logical missteps and awkward phrasing and structures, effective editing can be the difference between an adequate paper and a powerful and memorable one.