Premium Service

Best for research students and academics submitting an Honours, Masters, professional Doctorate or PhD thesis.

Or for anyone wanting to lift their writing to an international publishable standard.

This service includes all aspects of the Five Star service, plus an added layer of premium attention to lift your thesis to an international publishable standard. It includes:

  • A review of spelling, punctuation and grammar, text formatting, sentence structure, word choice and flow; PLUS
  • A review of the finer details of the English language so you can be confident you are expressing yourself with clarity; and
  • Structural editing at paragraph and document level to suggest improvements to cohesion, flow and logic that you may not have considered; and
  • A lot of attention to consistency in formatting, layout and referencing.

What makes the Premium Service different?

This service takes a broad view of your document. We look at your document as a whole, as well as viewing it under a microscope, so to speak. We then suggest changes at the structural level, as well as at the word and sentence level.

What does this look like in practice? In a language-focused review (a proofread), the aim is to edit words and sentences within a paragraph to improve clarity. An editor will work very hard to make sure a paragraph is logical so that every word shines. In a broader language and structural edit (our Premium Service), you'll get a language edit and a focus on how the document works as a 'whole' piece of writing.

The editor will look at how paragraphs, sections and/or chapters fit together to create meaning, flow and clarity. Your editor is qualified and trained to check for logic and consistency of argument. They will also check formatting, layout and referencing.

We will work to make sure your document sparkles at all levels!

We suggest you use our Heavy Edit service if you have English as a second or additional language AND you struggle to be understood in English. That is, you need a LOT of help being understood.

Whatever option you choose, we will read every word of your document, line-by-line, end-to-end. We make corrections and suggestions using track changes and comments.

We use US or UK/AUS spelling. Just tell us what you need.

Meet Dr Kathryn Edgeworth, the CEO behind little big editing

“I know a lot about writing and that’s one of the reasons I started this venture. I’m working on making writing easier, with more accessible, quality feedback for people of all abilities.

My work is about embracing writing and helping people make their work shine. It’s about thinking differently about how words are organised and unpacking the mystery around this.

With my own PhD, I wanted an editor to care about my thesis as if it were their own. I can be trusted to be that someone for you.”

Kathryn Edgeworth is a writer, editor, mentor and speaker, based out of Melbourne and South West Victoria, Australia. She has published internationally on equity and diversity and is on a mission to make an impact. She also runs the company Little Big Editing, mentors higher education students in research, and teaches young people how to be better readers, writers and critical thinkers.

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