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All of our professional academic editors are published subject experts who have a minimum of a master's degree, sometimes a PhD. See for yourself the difference academic editors can make.

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Support when you need it

You can place an order for academic editing at any time. Log onto the Your Vappingo console to track progress, connect with your editor, and manage all your files.

Improve your grades the easiest possible way

All of our academic editors and proofreaders are fully qualified native English speakers. If you want to significantly enhance your grades, make sure your written English is perfect.

Get help with your essays and academic papers

We're available RIGHT NOW. You can get in touch with your editor to ask a question at any time. With our transparent order process, you can be confident that we will return your edited paper on time.

You won't have to pay for a service you're not happy with

You really do have nothing to lose when you order academic editing services from Vappingo. Our money-back guarantee means you'll get your money back if you're not happy with the edited paper that is returned to you.

Work with your editor to perfect your work

You can benefit from unlimited revisions, giving you the chance to refine and adjust your academic papers, essays, dissertations, and thesis until you are completely satisfied.

Pay only for what you need, when you need it

No complex pricing structures. Just a straightforward low cost, per-word charge. No hidden fees. No minimum charges. No commitment. Absolutely zero risk.

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We use the same security that banks use to ensure your data is fully protected at all time. We use the PayPal payment system, meaning that you can order editing services without sharing any payment information with us.

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1) Choose the academic editing service

Click on "Order now" and tell us what you need using the simple drop-down menus. The price for editing your academic paper will be displayed immediately. There are no hidden fees.

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3. We edit your paper while you relax

Your paper will be returned to you in as little as 24 hours. You can get in touch with your editor at any time via our special console and can request a revision if the edited file requires refining.

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What type of academic editing help do you need?

We can proofread and edit any type of student and academic documents, just let us what help you need. These are just some of the documents we have worked on in the past:

  • Dissertation editing
  • Essay editors
  • Business plans
  • Diversity statements
  • Manuscripts
  • Academic proposals
  • College application essays
  • Book reviews
  • Presentations
  • Bibliographies
  • Appeal letters

Students all over the world love Vappingo's Paper Editing Services

Excellent service, definitely I will use your service again and again. Highly recommended with 5 stars. Kudos to you and your team. Thank you very much for your help.

Essay edited August 2015

I was extremely satisfied with my editor. She was great. I appreciated the feedback and made the revisions she suggested so I answered the assignment properly. Extremely satisfied with this service and will use this service for all my assignments as a student. Thanks again.

Paper Rewritten December 2018

I was skeptical about big company editing service online. But the edited job was actually beyond of my expectation!! 10 out 10, thank you so much for your help.

Manuscript edited January 2019

I love Vappingo! Thank you, Sarah, for providing a stellar job editing and making suggestions on my paper. Will definitely use and recommend Vappingo!

Essay edited March 2019

We treat every document we edit as if it were our own. Our attention to detail and immaculate presentation has resulted in thousands of delighted students. Check out what they have to say.

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Academic editing rates

We offer a universal per-word rate for our academic editing services. This means that you only pay for what you need and you can rest assured that you are accessing the lowest possible rate.

We are proud to serve customers throughout the world. As such, our services are priced in a universal currency: USD. However, because we use PayPal as our payment processing system, you can pay in any currency you like.

24-hour editing

$.038per word

48-hour editing

$.034per word

72-hour editing

$.030per word

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Some of your frequently asked questions:

Q. What is academic editing?

Academic editing is a dedicated editorial service that is specifically designed to ensure essays, theses, dissertations, and other academic papers meet stringent scholastic requirements.

Academic editors are experts in academic style guides and university expectations and use their specialized knowledge of the peculiarities of academia to help students strengthen their academic papers while also ensuring that all formatting and referencing requirements are met.

Vappingo’s academic editors have a minimum of a degree in their subject of their expertise and are highly experienced professionals who have worked with a variety of documents including master theses, dissertations, presentations, journal articles, essays, and other academic papers.

Q. Why is it important to edit academic documents?

Editing is important in academic writing because although most students and academics are experts in their specialist field, they may not possess the writing skills, grammatical knowledge, and understanding of the idiosyncrasies of academia to present their research findings and essays in the best possible light.

Even those who do have a high standard of writing will find it very difficult to spot errors in their own writing because they are so intimately involved with the text that they become blind to potential issues. You can read more about how this happens in our guide to why proofreading isn’t easy.

If an essay or academic paper is very important to you, it is critical that it is edited by a professional native-English expert. Failure to do so could lead to your paper being rejected or disappointing grades that are not fully reflective of your true ability. According to academic editing expert Brian Bloch, it can also damage your reputation.

Don’t waste your potential make sure your essays and academic papers are the best they can be.

Q. What does an academic editor do?

The editing process is very complex and involves a lot of different tasks. However, on a high level, academic editors perform the following functions:

• Help you to ensure that your main ideas and arguments are presented in a clear and logical manner. This is imperative to delivering a high-quality academic text that achieves its underlying objectives.
• Find and correct all grammatical, typographical, spelling, and punctuation errors. Even the smallest mistakes can detract from the quality of your writing and many academic institutions penalize poor grammar. Using an academic editing service will help you to ensure that your research and essays are presented in the best possible light.
• Use their knowledge of academic style guides and essay formatting to ensure that your papers, essays, dissertations, and theses meet stringent academic requirements.
• Point out areas in the text where key information is missing or ideas do not flow effectively. This type of objective feedback can help you to take your academic papers to the next level and can significantly improve your grades.
• Highlight any mistakes that you have consistently made throughout the document. This will help you to improve your academic writing skills.

Q. What is the academic editing process?

Contrary to common expectation, the editing and proofreading process isn’t quite a linear process by which editors complete distinct tasks at different times. On a high-level, Vappingo’s editing process is as follows:

The Three Main Steps in Editing a Document

The editing process explained

While the editing process is methodical, it is also very much iterative; as such, some tasks are repeated across passes and the editor will frequently switch between different types of editing. For example, although the editor may adopt a development stance during the first pass of an edit, it is highly likely that he or she will stray into the other types of editing at regular points throughout the process in response to the flow and presentation of the document.

Q. What are the four types of academic editing?

The Four Types of Academic Editing

Developmental/Structural Editing
Looking at the “big picture” of the paper to identify major structural issues

Developmental editing involves looking at the big picture. For example, when editing a dissertation, the editor will take a step back and consider what the dissertation is about and what the main topics of interest are. He or she will then help the author to develop a broad outline to support the flow and structure of the dissertation.

Typically, by the time you have produced the first draft of your dissertation, you will have developed a clear hypothesis, structured your main ideas, and developed an overall direction for your writing. If your first draft is not yet clearly structured, it is highly likely that you will require a rewriting, as opposed to editing, service.

• Reorganize the structure to ensure the main arguments flow in an effective manner
• Remove any repetition or redundancy
• Highlight any areas of inconsistency or flaws in logic

Substantive Editing
Comprehensively editing the structure and overall style of the file

Substantive editing is a form of heavy editing that includes reviewing the overall structure, style, grammar, and spelling of an academic document. During the substantive editing process, the editor will identify and fix problems associated with the clarity, organization, readability, and flow of the document. In some cases, some high-level rewriting may be required to make sure that the overall hypothesis and associated arguments are clear and that the main points are presented in a logical and accurate manner.

• Clarify main concepts
• Improve paragraph transitions
• Ensure a consistent style and voice is maintained throughout
• Find and fix issues with clarity and accuracy

Copy Editing
In-depth review of the mechanics of the manuscript

Copy editing is imperative when finalizing an academic document. It spans several functions including identifying and fixing word usage, grammar, punctuation, spelling, and syntax errors in the text while also ensuring that the author’s original message and voice are maintained. During this stage of the editing process, the editor will also ensure that a coherent style and consistent format are preserved throughout the file. He or she will also check for clarity, highlight any inconsistencies in the argument, and verify references to pictures, tables, and figures.

• Check facts
• Ensure consistency
• Maintain consistent style and tone
• Check referencing, formatting, and general style against style guide requirements
• Correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling mistakes

Quick check for any remaining spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors

Proofreading represents the final stage of the academic editing process. During this phase, the editor will perform one last check for any minor spelling, punctuation, and grammatical errors that have been missed during the previous editing stages. In addition, the editor will address any outstanding formatting and referencing issues.

• Correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling mistakes
• Verify word usage and diction
• Check referencing, formatting, and general style against style guide requirements

Q. What rates do editors charge to edit an academic document?

Generally speaking, academic editing rates vary from company to company, editor to editor, and job to job. Some online academic editing services vary their rates according to the length of the document and the level of editing involved. Others charge per the time it takes to edit the file through to completion.

The Society of Editors and Proofreaders has actively tracked suggested proofreading rates. If you’re looking for a high-level overview of the price you can expect to pay for professional editing services, that’s a great place to start.

Vappingo offers a straightforward per-word rate for all documents, regardless of the size. We offer the same rate to all customers and substantively edit files as part of the standard service. Our current rates are as follows:

72-hour editing services = $0.030 USD per word
48-hour editing services = $0.034 USD per word
24-hour editing services = $0.038 USD per word