Proofreading and Formatting
If you’ve finished writing and would like your work checked before publishing, then let us look after your formatting, proofreading and reference checking. We understand these tasks are probably the last thing you feel like doing after completing your work, and are not always the best use of your time.
When you send your document to us, you can be assured that it will be checked by an expert who is up-to-date with writing, style, and formatting requirements. We also have in-house quality control processes to ensure your document is of the highest standard possible. Our team are familiar with the thesis submission requirements of all NZ and Australian universities, and are well-versed in APA and other academic formats.
Frequently asked questions
Cost varies depending on the type, length and complexity of the document so it’s best to contact us to discuss how we can assist – we’ll provide a quote so you know exactly what to expect.
We accept credit cards and bank deposit. We're also approved suppliers for most New Zealand Universities and Polytechnics and can invoice your institution directly.
We format theses, dissertations, journal articles and reports.
We’ll outline how long we need your document for when we provide your quote and will do our best to work in with your deadlines. For formatting, documents are usually returned within 2–3 business days, but proofreading takes a little longer so you should plan for us to have your document for 1–2 weeks.
The aim of proofreading is to ensure that the final draft of the document is completely free of errors such as:
- Grammatical errors e.g., subject–verb agreement
- Incorrect word choices
- Improper punctuation usage
- Incorrect spelling
- Incorrect tense
Formatting relates to the appearance and layout of your document. Formatting involves, but is not limited to:
- Compiling documents, inserting images, tables and appendices
- Setting margins, paper size, page orientation, checking text flow
- Creating and applying styles to headings, subheadings, paragraphs, lists, numbering and quotes
- Inserting page numbers
- Numbering figures, tables, and equations
- Creating a table of contents, list of figures, list of tables
- Creating professional looking images and diagrams that best represent your research concepts
These are just a few of the aspects we look at. We’ll detail all the work we will complete in your quote.
Yes as we’re familiar with a range of referencing styles and can also work with reference information in EndNote or Zotero. We also provide a referencing audit service that checks each in-text citation has a corresponding reference list entry.
Yes, the content certainly is the most important aspect of your document but all readers are influenced by the presentation. If a document is presented professionally, the reader may have a more favourable attitude towards the actual writing.
We’re researchers too, so you can be rest assured that any data or other information we view will be kept confidential. We’re happy to sign a confidentiality agreement for your project – send us one specific to your research or we can provide one for you.
We format theses for University of Auckland, AUT, Massey University, Victoria University, Waikato University, and University of Canterbury, in addition to many Australian Universities. We are also familiar with a range of journal and publisher requirements.