Quoting By Needs,
Not Numbers

Unlike most editing services, our service quote is not based purely on an arbitrary word count, but a thorough assessment of your document’s writing quality. This allows us to accurately estimate the level of editing and number of hours required to perfect your writing, regardless of its word count, to give the fairest possible price.

Subject Specialist + Language Editor

Your manuscript is reviewed by a subject specialist to ensure compliance with the stylistic, result-reporting and referencing conventions of your field, followed by a language specialist who focuses on general linguistic and stylistic issues to enhance the overall readability.

Our Promises

  • "AsiaEdit has a high standard of language editing, and not only did you improve the grammar, clarity, and flow, but I also gained a reviewer-wise perspective from the editors. I appreciate your time and effort."

    Peihua Wang

    Doctoral Student
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    The University of Hong Kong

  • "Although the cost stretched my budget, the quality of the editing justified the investment. AsiaEdit staff responded quickly to my emails."

    Lily Liu

    Doctoral Student
    The Nethersole School of Nursing
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • “I am very happy to recommend the editing services of AsiaEdit who I used to edit my doctoral thesis. Their services were of very high quality and much appreciated. I was particularly impressed by the patience shown by their editors.”

    Andy Chan

    Doctoral Student
    The Education University of Hong Kong

  • “I have no hesitation in recommending AsiaEdit for thesis editing services. Their editors suggested good alternative phrasing of my original work but kept the same meaning, which made my thesis more accessible to the assessors. I was very happy with the results.”

    Tommy Lau

    DBA Student
    The Polytechnic University of Hong Kong

  • "Thanks to AsiaEdit for providing professional and timely editing of my thesis, which satisfied my supervisors. The editors also provided details of why certain edits were made when requested."

    Kelvin Tsang

    Doctoral Student
    The Nethersole School of Nursing
    The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • 100% Confidentiality

    We guarantee the absolute confidentiality of your document to protect your intellectual property, copyright and privacy. We sign confidentiality agreements on request.

  • Flexible Return

    We schedule and commence editing work 362 days a year, and offer a number of return options to suit all schedules, with papers of up to 8,000 words edited overnight when necessary.

  • Quality Guarantee

    We guarantee that if a manuscript remains unaltered after our editing, but is rejected by a journal on English language grounds alone, we will provide a re-edit free of charge.

Editing Scope

We edit journal papers and associated documents (e.g., submission cover letters, reviewer response letters) from all fields, with the quality of our work having earned us respect across academia. Our editing improves documents in a number of areas:

Usage & Grammar

Complying with general usage and grammar conventions.

Spelling & Punctuation

Ensuring correct spelling and appropriate punctuation to clarify your meaning.

Standardisation of Terms

Checking for consistent use of key terminology.

Writing Style

Improving the ways you combine usage, sentence elements and sentence groups.

Fluency

Enhancing the ways you link associated data, findings and ideas.

Structure

Refining the overall organisation of paragraphs and sections, where necessary.

Our Editing Services

Standard vs Premium Comparison Table

Service Checkpoint Standard Editing Premium Editing
Editing by qualified, highly vetted and experienced English-language editors
Subject specialist edits and comments on areas that need further improvement or clarification
Language editor then revises the document to address issues of general language use and corrects any remaining errors
Editors also leave comments on the overall readability of the document
After editing, the document is returned to you for further revision to address editors’ comments
Editors work on the revised document, making any changes needed and responding to all of your comments
Editing Stages 2 4

Standard Editing

by far our most requested service

  • Editing by native English-speaking editors
  • A subject specialist first edits the document to ensure compliance with the conventional usage and style of your field, and makes grammatical, semantic and structural changes to improve readability
  • The subject specialist also comments about areas that need further improvement or clarification
  • A language editor then revises the document to address any issues of general language use and corrects any remaining errors
  • The editors also leave comments on the overall readability of the document
  • The document is returned to you for any revisions needed after our work, including changes to the text, replies to our comments and any comments of your own
  • The editors then work on the revised document, making any changes needed and answering all of your comments

Premium Editing

requires 25% additional time:

an equivalent surcharge is applied.

  • All aspects of Standard Editing
  • The editors also leave comments on the overall readability of the document
  • The document is returned to you for any revisions needed after our work, including changes to the text, replies to our comments and any comments of your own
  • The editors then work on the revised document, making any changes needed and answering all of your comments

Revisions

Revisions are an integral part of the peer review publishing process. For transparency, if you revise a paper that we have previously edited we will charge the next round of editing according to the following:

Revisions Made and Cost

  • Light – up to 25% revisions

    35% of original cost

  • Medium – up to 50% revisions

    60% of original cost

  • Heavy – up to 75% revisions

    80% of original cost

  • New document – over 75% revisions

    100% of original cost

EXTRAS

Add-on Services

Formatting

We are happy to conform to any of the various style guidelines. Adhering to the APA or Chicago Manual of Style requires 20% additional time (and an equivalent surcharge), while specific journal guidelines require 30% additional time and surcharge.

Editor Report

The Editor Report is available for a flat fee for those who would like to improve their writing. This report outlines the key grammatical and stylistic areas of your writing that you can focus on when you write your next paper.

Editing Certificate

Provided free-of-charge when requested, you can use the Editing Certificate to prove that your document has been edited by a professional English language editing service.

Your Schedule, Our Prime Concern AsiaEdit takes a personalised approach to editing.

PRICING

Cost Estimator

  • Editing
  • Translation

Editing Type

Standard Editing

Standard Editing includes a first editor reading through the document twice, after which a senior editor carries out a final check.

Premium Editing

After Standard Editing you respond to any comments that the editor has inserted, and add any of your own to ensure your meaning has been clearly understood. A Senior Editor then works through your document a final time.

Editor Report

Editor Report

A report outlining the key grammatical and stylistic areas of your writing that would benefit from improvement in the future.