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Proofreading and Editing Service - Plus Editing Certificate

The editing certificate for comprehensive editing that ensures editing quality



***Plan on one week for editing your proposal, two weeks for a masters and four weeks for a PhD. ***


Price and speed

All prices based on the per word count, you do not pay for figures, images, maps, double spacing, or half pages.  


Comprehensive editing

Good editing cannot be rushed. I edit a maximum of 6 000 words per day to ensure high quality comprehensive editing.  


Email me your document for a free quote, with price options to suit your budget. All documents are treated as strictly confidential.


Prices in South African Rands (ZAR)

The prices are quoted in South African Rands (ZAR or R) and cents. Proposals are short and typically about  3 000  words, or R 900 and require one or two days for editing and formatting. A masters dissertation or a PhD thesis is typically 25 000 - 100 000 words and R 7 500 - 30 000. These documents require 5 - 20 workdays for good quality comprehensive editing and formatting. 


Prices in US Dollars (USD)

For prices are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) and cents. Proposals are short and typically about  3 000  words, or USD 90 and require one or two days for editing and formatting. A masters dissertation or a PhD thesis is typically 25 000 - 100 000 words and USD 750 - 3 000. These documents require 5 - 20 workdays for good quality comprehensive editing and formatting. 


Detailed pricing

 See the file "PricesTestimonialsFAQs 20200121.pdf" in the Downloads page for more details. 

My 7-step process for Editing Certificate

Good editing is a process that needs at least two rounds of editing.

 My 7-step process for comprehensive editing.


Step 1. You email me your the final draft  of your document in MS Word format .

Step 2. I prepare a quote, with options, and I specify a delivery date. 

Step 3. You accept the quote by paying into my bank account and email me proof of payment. 

Step 4. Within a day or two, I check your citations and references and email you a report so that you can find missing or incomplete references while I edit the proposal, thesis or dissertation. 

Step 5. On or before the delivery date, I email you the first round of the edited document with track changes, comments and suggestions. 

Step 6. You carefully consider each track change and accept or reject as you see fit. You answer any questions, comments or suggestions that I have made. You return the corrected document with the corrected references to me, within a reasonable time.

Step 7. I recheck all the references and all your corrections to the grammar, language, and questions or suggestions. I will return to you the second round, final document, with any additional track changes, at no extra cost. The second round takes me another one or two days.


Editing Certificate

After you have checked and accepted most of the track changes and implemented most of the suggestions or corrections, email me your corrected final document from step-7. I will re-check your final document, at no extra cost, to ensure good quality. I will prepare and email you an editing certificate, with the title of your document,  your name, the date, and my signature. Similar to the example above.