Critical Consultants |  Academic Editing

By: Critical Consultants  09-12-2011
Keywords: Writing

Critical Consultants |  Academic Editing

At Critical Consultants, we believe ensuring that an essay or any academic assignment receives a high grade requires more than merely writing a well-researched and thought-out paper. It requires consistency and clarity of argument and voice. As a matter of fact, our staff at Critical Consultants understand and believe that a well-written, organized, and structurally sound essay can not only be the difference between an A-grade paper and a B+ paper, but can also potentially ensure that a paper with less-than-great ideas and/or research can nonetheless obtain a decent grade. Equally important, typographic errors and errors in punctuation, grammar, structural coherence, logic, style and voice can cause an otherwise luminous paper to obtain a low grade. As such, when editing an essay or assignment, our editors will check – and thereafter correct, improve, and provide commentary – on the following:

  • The attention grabbing potential of the introduction.
  • Thesis statement
  • Clarity and consistency of argument.
  • Essay organization: structure, unity, logic, flow, etc.
  • Paragraph: topic sentence, transition sentence, organization, length, and coherence.
  • Language style: tone, voice, level of language for audience, etc.
  • Vocabulary: expression, misused words, wordiness, vagueness, etc.
  • Sentence structure: syntax, variety, parallelism, clarity, etc.
  • Grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, italicization, run-on sentences, fragments, improper use of prepositions and pronouns.
  • Abbreviations/acronyms
  • Formatting and layout: table of contents, page numbers, running heads, page and text alignment, margins, etc.
  • Headings: to ensure they reflect text that follows.
  • Repetition, ambiguity, redundancy, passive voice.
  • Awkward sentences or confusing sections within assignment.
  • Special requests

In short, our editors at Critical Consultants will guarantee that your assignment is as good as it can be by eliminating or improving all of the aforementioned errors that may be present in your writing, improving your writing style and organization, ensuring that all the necessary elements of an academic assignment are met, and providing commentary so you can improve your work for next time.

The second document you will receive will be a “Clean Copy” version, which will integrate all the changes and will be ready to be printed or submitted to your professor. In addition to these two documents, you will receive a brief note from your editor, which will provide you with valuable information on how you can improve your writing for next time.


All editing prices are based on the word count of your document (essay, assignment report, take-home exam, or any other written academic work) and how soon you would like it returned to you (see below). Be advised that the word count is based on the text alone and NOT the footnotes and endnotes. As such, when determining the word count of your document, please UNCHECK footnotes and endnotes box.

Word Count Standard [48 Hrs]
Express [24 Hrs]
Urgent [<24 Hrs]
0 – 500 $20 $30 $40
501 – 1,000 $30 $40 $50
1,001 – 1,500 $40 $50 $60
1,501 – 2,000 $50 $65 $80
2,001 – 2,500 $60 $80 $100
2,501 – 3,000 $70 $95 $120
3,001 – 4,000 $80 $110 $140
4,001 – 5,000 $90 $125 $160

For larger documents:

Word Count Standard [2 Weeks] Express [1 Week] Urgent [3 Days]
5,001 – 7,500 $130 $180 $230
7,501 – 10,000 $150 $200 $250
10,001 – 15,000 $170 $220 $270
15,001 – 20,000 $190 $240 $290
20,001 – 25,000 $210 $260 $310
25,001 – 30,000 $230 $280 $330
30,001 – 40,000 $250 $300 N/A
40,001 – 50,000 $270 $320 N/A
50,001 and above N/A
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011

Keywords: Writing

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