Academic editing & proofreading for ESL Authors

If you’re an ESL (English-as-a-second-language) author looking to write and submit an English-language academic paper to a journal or your professor, you are probably staring at an uphill task. Choosing the right word, constructing correct sentences, following the right academic conventions—these can all be pretty daunting. But you do know your subject, and your submission deserves to be evaluated based on the merit of your research, and not rejected simply because of the quality of English.
So how do you get across the language barrier? We can help!
Having worked with over 60,000 ESL researchers and students worldwide, our editors are proficient in editing for ESL authors. They understand the specific issues that you face when writing academic papers in English—sentence structure, clarity, academic style, word choice, etc. And our English-language academic editing and proofreading services are tailored to tackle and eliminate those issues and prepare a final manuscript that reflects native English.

How does our report editing services for ESL authors work?

Editage’s report editing service is driven by professional editors who know what it takes to craft an effective report. Here’s how it works:

How our ESL academic editing service works

Manuscript Editing Process step 1
We assign your manuscript to an editor with specialized editorial expertise in your subject.

Based on their qualifications and professional expertise, our editors work within 20 subject-specialized editorial Centers of Excellence. Many of them are published authors; some are peer reviewers; and all of them have advanced academic degrees. Moreover, they have extensive ESL academic editing expertise in their specific subject area. Thus, they are not only well-versed with the nuances of your subject and its academic conventions but also with the specific issues that you, as an ESL author, face.

Manuscript Editing Process step 2
Your editor reads through your manuscript and reviews/corrects the following key aspects, without making any change to content and meaning:
  • Presentation and style *
  • Paragraph structure *
  • Sentence structure
  • Word choice, repetition, and wordiness
  • Grammar and language
  • Academic tone and conventions
  • Punctuation
  • Spelling and typographical errors
  • Formatting and referencing
  • Clarity and flow/logic within the manuscript *
  • *Part of our Premium Editing service
Manuscript Editing Process step 3
You receive your edited manuscript; you can then review it and get back to us with any doubts or questions.

Your editor will be available for you even after your document has been edited; you simply need to contact us with any questions, requests, or clarifications, or if you would like us to re-edit+ a revised version.

+Second and subsequent rounds of editing are eligible for a discount under Advanced Editing and are available free under Premium Editing.

We guarantee that your edited manuscript will meet the high standards of written English that the international academic publishing industry expects.

A range of professional English-language ESL editing services

We offer three different levels of ESL editing so that you can choose the service that best suits your editing requirements:

  • Advanced Editing

    Advanced Editing

    If you are confident about the organization of your document but would like us to check the language thoroughly, go for this level.

  • Premium Editing

    Premium Editing

    Choose this level if you would like a thorough check for both language and the overall structure, clarity, flow, logic, and coherence of your document.

  • Premium Editing PLUS

    Premium Editing PLUS

    Use Premium Editing PLUS when you need an expert for both communication with journal editors and accurate manuscript revisions. This service is ideal for ESL authors as it includes journal response letter editing. Your editor will also edit your response to reviewers and crosscheck it with the revised manuscript.

maximize the impact of your research

select a journal-focused English editing service.

With every ESL academic editing and proofreading service, you get 100% quality and confidentiality assurance!