Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long will it take to edit my document?
    The actual return period depends on a number of factors, such as word count and the original writing quality of the document. Our fixed quotes include a number of return options and you can choose according to your urgency and budget.
  • Do you offer an express service?
    Yes, we even offer a same-day service depending on the time of submission and the editing hours required. If you have an urgent requirement, it’s best to speak to our client support team when you submit your document.
  • How does Premium Editing differ from Standard Editing? Which should I choose?
    Premium Editing includes an additional round of editing your responses to editor comments and incorporating your feedback on any parts of the edited document to ensure your meaning is clearly reflected. Standard Editing is by far our most requested service, but if you’d like to engage more with the editing team, commenting on their work and having them implement further changes according to your feedback, then Premium Editing may benefit you.
  • Can you edit PDF or LaTeX documents?
    Yes, we can definitely edit LaTeX (.tex) and PDF documents. However, editing is much more efficient in a Word file as we can use the “Track Changes” feature. For LaTex (.tex) files: If you are an Overleaf user, we can edit your TeX manuscript directly in Overleaf. Please email us ( the link to your Overleaf project and the name of the file(s) to be edited, or include these details in the “Further details” field of the submission form. Alternatively, we will open LaTeX files in Word and edit using the “Track Changes” function. We will ensure not to disrupt any of the LaTeX codes in the file, meaning that you can copy the final edited document back into your LaTeX editor, after all the edits have been reviewed and finalised and all editor comments have been resolved.   For PDF files: Due to certain challenges in digitally editing PDFs, we currently print the document and hand-write the edits, making it more difficult for you to incorporate the changes back into the source file. The file quality may be degraded during the print–scan process. Hence, we strongly recommend that you send us either a Word or LaTeX file to work on, if available.
  • Do you help reduce the word count of my document?
    Our regular editing fee does not include word count reduction, though small reductions maybe possible through the eradication of redundancies and more efficient language use. Larger word count reductions can be assessed and quoted for on a case-by-case basis. Please contact our client support team at for assistance.
  • Do you edit text in tables, charts or diagrams?
    Our editors work on any English content (but not numbers) in tables, charts and diagrams in your paper, unless you specify that we should ignore it. If you do not want us to work on the text in tables, charts or diagrams, please communicate with our client support team before editing commences.
  • Can you format my paper in line with common style guidelines or the guideline of my target journal?
    We are happy to conform to any of our clients’ formatting requirements. As it requires extra time from our editors, an equivalent surcharge is applied. Final confirmation will be given upon review of your document, but usually a 20% surcharge is applied for adhering to APA or the Chicago Manual of Style, with 30% extra applied for specific journal guides. Ideally clients should provide links to journal-specific style guides to ensure there is no miscommunication.
  • Do you help rephrase plagiarised content?
    No, ethics preclude us from helping to rephrase plagiarised content.
  • Can you provide an editing certificate? How can I get one for my paper?
    Yes, we can provide you with an editing certificate upon request and it is completely free-of-charge. It can be used to prove to your journal editor that your document has been edited by a professional English language editing service. Simply select Editing Certificate when you confirm your interactive quote with us. Remember to insert the required information such as article name, author name etc which will be printed on the certificate.
  • Do I need an Editor Report?
    The Editor Report outlines the key grammatical and stylistic weaknesses with your writing. If you would like to improve your writing it is certainly useful feedback if you have the budget available. The Editor Report is available as an add-value service with a flat fee of HK$400 (or equivalent amount in your currency). You can opt for this when you confirm your interactive quote.


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