Cape Education Services

Ph.D. Qualified Editor and Reviewer

What does a good document look like?

A good document satisfies the following criteria:

  • It is informative, factual and well structured.
  • It is comprehensive and flows smoothly.
  • It is appropriately written with a specific purpose and audience in mind.
  • It includes comprehensive section headings.
  • It is written in a simple and concise style, appropriate to each section.
  • It uses bulleted points, in the place of long lists.
  • It presents all relevant data in tables or graphs, and allows for variance.
  • It offers recommendations for future action, where relevant.
  • It acknowledges information taken from external sources.  

The Review Process

Once I have received a document, I review it to determine how much work would be required to fully edit it and provide you with recommendations on how it can be improved. This will also enable me to provide you with a cost estimate for the job. If the overall cost estimate is acceptable to you, I shall go ahead with the edits.

I edit for overall comprehension, content, scientific accuracy, technical merit, citations and references checking, spelling, grammar, syntax and formatting, etc.

I use track changes within MS Word to suggest amendments, and insert clear, and often extensive, comments to identify areas that need attention.