Editing and Proofreading
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editing and proofreading service

ESL Proofreading Service
ESL Editing Service

Your dissertation will be approved—guaranteed.*

Turnaround is currently 4-6 business days.

English as a Second Language

We understand the difficulties non-natives experience. Your command of English greatly affects whether your manuscript will be accepted. That's why we have special English proofreading services, transforming your manuscript into correct and effective English while retaining your style instead of looking like it was written by someone else. Individuals come to us from around the world for English proofreading for things such as journal articles, and they come back again.

How could it be better?

We use an easy system to price our services whether you need a dissertation, manuscript or a journal article edited. We don't require you to have an account or log in and there are no hassles.

English Academic Writing Case Study

Peer-reviewed journal articles require you to present a great deal of information succinctly. Generally, an author has only a few pages to present an engaging piece of research. Because English is not Lee's native language, a WordSharp proofreading editor knew there was a substantial chance people would misunderstand parts of his exceptional article. Careful reorganization and rewriting made his ideas clearer, created necessary associations between elements of his manuscript and brought out his style. The final published article illustrated Lee's knowledge and understanding of the subject and his discipline much better.

Who We Are
We are PhDs who are published in English or related fields with many years to many decades of experience. Whether you need a business writing editor, dissertation proofreader, manuscript editor, corrector, or our proofreading service, we have the people, the expertise, and the skills needed.

ESL Editing and Proofreading Service FAQ

We proofread and edit ESL documents of all types and match them to the appropriate writing editor.

Yes! We correct grammar as part of our ESL proofreading service.

ESL proofreading and editing
Grammar, typographical errors, misspellings, punctuation, clarity, comma splices, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, subject-verb disagreement, and verb tense, flow, phrasing ambiguities, audience appropriateness, organization, structure, theme, rhetorical consistency, levels of diction, lexical register, rhythm, and colloquialisms.

ESL formatting
Specific to your needs.

If you send your ESL file in Microsoft Word format, we can return two copies to you when finished. One is the original with changes highlighted. The other is the final version.

All of our ESL editors have doctoral degrees and years of training as teachers, published authors, and professionals in various disciplines. We provide the right editor for your needs. We default to American English, APA publication style, and the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. We’re happy to use other styles and conventions. However, any deviations from these rules must be noted by the author beforehand to avoid re-editing.

No. The editing function has been a long-time feature and the files we send you are for a PC or Mac.

We much prefer Microsoft Word because of its Track Changes feature. However, if you check with us first, we support digital texts in a range of formats (e.g., Microsoft Word, Works, AppleWorks, Pages, Rich Text, and Open Office).

Our editors ensure that your ESL document complies with your style requirements. Specify whether you are using APA, MLA, Chicago, CSE, either of the Canadian styles, Harvard, Turabian, International English, ASA, Australian, Vancouver, Oxford Style, or another citation style of your choosing.

A member of our ESL editing staff can usually respond within two to three hours. We complete most ESL projects within a few business days. An editor and proofreader will accept it only if we can have the finished ESL document back to you before your deadline.

Proofreading and editing are approximately 1 cent per word; the exact price can be determined using our cost calculator. Formatting is approximately ½ a cent per word.

We currently accept PayPal, Zelle, SquareUp, Venmo, bank cards, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Visa, Visa Electron, Visa Debit, and Maestro. The method of payment is a secure system with industry standard 128-bit encryption. This is the premier form of encryption available for Internet transactions and is the same level of security used in cash machines (ATMs) and most retail stores. Please note: An account is not required to process your credit card and our staff never see your personal data.

The proofreading and editing rate is based on word count and your choice between proofreading and editing or formatting too. Unlike other editing companies, we do not have confusing editing rates per page or vague quotes. We provide exact figures for editing services. Send us your file and specify editing and proofreading and whether you want formatting too.

MS Word has a feature that you can use to obtain a word count. Alternatively, send it to us. We will calculate the amount and send you an email with a link to your invoice and payment options. If you want to calculate it yourself, multiply the number of words in your ESL document times 0.013 for proofreading and editing or times 0.019 for proofreading, editing, and formatting. For instance: 30,000 x 0.013 = $390 [USD].

Our smallest charge is $25 [USD]. If you have a project with a word count that is shorter than the minimum, we may be able to work on it for you, but the charge would be $25 USD.

We reword individual sentences. We may rearrange sentences. We may offer suggestions to improve the organization of paragraphs and sections within your ESL file. Rewriting would constitute plagiarism and is not an option.

We consider the issues surrounding intellectual copyright and confidentiality to be crucial. Only your ESL editor and a managing editor have access to your ESL project. Each of our staff members is required to sign a copy of the confidentiality agreement, which ensures that under no circumstances can an employee share your ESL file with anyone. If you require a separate non-disclosure agreement, contact us. Unless you request otherwise, all ESL documents and related files are deleted after sixty days. We do not sell, trade, transfer, rent or share ANY information with ANY other party. All ESL projects reviewed by our editors remain the intellectual property of you, the original author. In keeping with our strict confidentiality, we never release names or titles without prior consent. For further information, view our privacy policy.

We make use of the most powerful and updated security measures including the industry standard in encryption (128-bit secure socket layer). This is the highest level of security commercially available and is the same standard of security used in cash machines (ATMs) and by many retail stores. To protect your credit card information, we have partnered with Venmo, PayPal, and SquareUp to offer you the most trusted financial transaction systems on the Internet. The entire payment process is conducted through one of their secure websites. No banking information or credit card data is ever collected or stored by us.

You always maintain ownership and copyright. We make no claim on your copyright, and we do not require credit or acknowledgement beyond the fees for the services rendered. It is a commonly accepted practice for some writers to credit us as their editor and this is always appreciated.

All of our editors and proofreaders must, at a minimum: (a) be native speakers of English; (b) have at least five years of professional experience as a writing editor; (c) have a doctoral degree; and (d) provide samples of their writing, proofreading and editing. A typical editor has more than fifteen years of professional experience and is published in his or her chosen field.

We are confident that our ESL proofreading services are among the best in the industry. We are a professional company focused on you and providing the best service possible. Each ESL file is proofread twice before returning it to you. If you are not completely satisfied, you can resubmit your ESL project for further editing and proofreading. We are committed to your satisfaction.

Yes, although we can nearly always tell when we read something, please specify which form of English you need when you place your order.

ESL editors are available nearly twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Our administrative staff is available between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. CST (GMT −6); we typically answer messages within a few hours.

Our global headquarters is based in the United States in Chicago, Illinois. Your communications are channeled through this office.

After looking at our FAQ, if you still have a question, its best to contact Client Services by email.

Even the best writers benefit from an impartial, professional, and thorough look at their ESL documents. Our editors recognize things in your ESL project that become unnoticeable to you. After you have done several drafts, reviewing and revising, that familiarity with the ESL project results in your filling in missing text and skipping over errors when you read.

Your ESL file will be print-ready subject to the state of the project when submitted to us.

We edit all sorts of styles, dialects, special kinds of formatting and other types of creativity. If there is something you do not want us to alter, mention this when you email the ESL file.

Certainly you may explain things to your ESL editor. Once it arrives, your ESL file is quickly routed directly to a chief editor who is familiar with, and appreciates, your type of ESL project. A client services representative will be happy to relay your comments and queries to your ESL editor and then send the answers back.

Any feedback you receive from your ESL editor is for the purpose of improving your work.

For greater parsimony, clarity, and flow; we reword individual sentences, may rearrange sentences, may offer suggestions to improve the organization of paragraphs and sections within your dissertation or thesis, and may make other suggestions for you. Additionally, we protect you from plagiarism by not altering the content of your thesis or dissertation; that's the domain of you and your committee. Along these lines, we do not look up reference material for you; we tell you when references and citations are missing and we format the material you provide.

Contact us directly with your ESL editing questions. One of our chief editors will be more than happy to discuss your ESL project with you and provide any additional information you may require.

Try before you buy!

Send us ten pages or more of your work and ask for a FREE ESL editing sample. We'll choose a section to proofread, edit, and format, then return it to you within 48 hours. Let our professionals ensure that the meaning of your words comes through, not your mistakes.
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Client Comments
I am happy to get such good service from you. I have suggested some of my friends to get editing, proofreading service from WordSharp.

You were recommended by two students at my college. I really didn’t want to use an editor on my thesis. I’m really happy with the result. I want to share the sincerest gratitude to your whole staff for proofreading my master’s thesis. The thesis was well received by my advisor by the way. Regards,

Wish I would have known about this editing service in the past. English is not my first language. This was a difficult job with many complex terms. Love having such a great proofreading service.

I am not a native speaker. Was accurate and I learned a couple of things in the process! Because of the nature of the proofreader's work, it was reasonably priced, fast, and efficient. In fact, that is what makes them a success! Excellent proofreading service and follow through. Made certain that l was totally satisfied.

Return on the edit was within the time frame that I purchased. Staff was extremely helpful! Used another editing service before and they took forever. Used it for academic editing and as a non-native English speaker it was very helpful. He or she has done exactly what we wanted.

Very satisfied with the quality control of the workmanship. I have sought advice from many sources ranging from super expensive consulting to proofreading firms in my country. The editor went beyond just changing the grammar. Best in price. Helped me to obtain access to my order.

You did brilliantly copyediting the technical journal article I gave you. I can always count on your outstanding abilities and competence. I'm always very impressed with the quality of your work. My articles are edited in a timely manner. The turnaround time is unbeatable. You and your editors could express my ideas better that I could myself!

Thanks lots to my ESL editor. She really knows her stuff.

I used you guys to get my journal article edited. I’m really pleased to say you have a team of professionals with moral and academic integrity. You altered the piece without changing my voice. You also reviewed the formatting requirements of the journal to a T. It seems like you work in any format, which will probably come in handy. I recommended you to a couple of my colleagues.