note: When submitting a paper for asynchronous services, you may select multiple services. However, Basic Proofreading/Last Looks & English Language Feedback cannot be selected for the same submission.
Basic Proofreading/Last Looks
For last version of documents needing a final set of eyes to catch minor issues.
Includes fixing (most commonly tracked changes in Word)
- minor grammatical errors
If more involved or unclear grammatical issues are found, they may be highlighted.
Does not include English language feedback, rewriting, or formatting. May not be combined with English Language Feedback.
English Language Feedback
For later stage papers where greater confidence is needed concerning English language aspects such as usage and grammar or when there is an expectation that grammatical issues may be plentiful or more than minor.
Feedback in the form of comments (may include suggestions, explanation) and/or highlighting addressing
- English language use/word choice
but not disciplinary conventions.
May not be combined with Basic Proofreading/Last Looks, but papers may be resubmitted after revisions for Basic Proofreading/Last Looks.
Reference Inconsistency Identification
Identification of major/obvious inconsistencies in reference formatting
Identification only, not fixing. References will not be formatted.
Matching references list and in text citations in a given document.
- Noting any reference cited in the text but not present on the reference list
- Noting any references appearing on the references list but not cited in the text
Identifying these mismatches only, not fixing them, or filling in missing references. Does not include any reference formatting or editing.
Your choice: highlighting only (sentence level issues highlighting to draw you attention to them) or commenting (explanation, suggestions, etc. that indicated issues and possibilities for improvement)
addresses issues with and possibilities for sentence or paragraph flow such as old to new information, need for transitions, etc. You may explain your need further in notes upon submission.
Clarity & Conciseness
Your choice: highlighting only (sentence level issues highlighted to draw you attention to them) or commenting (explanation, suggestions, etc. that indicated issues and possibilities for improvement)
addressing clarity of language from outsider perspective. May be possible to address other aspects of clarity and conciseness with notes to better direct our efforts. Content clarity not addressed.