Academic Editing Services


Our academic editors' skill, precision, and attention to detail ensure that your project is in capable hands. CED's process removes the most consuming part of revision—identifying and making changes—from the writer's responsibility. A comprehensive edit includes three phases: content edit, line edit, and proofreading (see below). We begin with the content edit, working through the manuscript carefully. Then, we go through the manuscript twice more for the line edit. Finally, one of our proofreaders goes through it again, carefully checking for errors.  

The amounts listed below are our customary fees. Interested? Wondering whether our services will suit your project? Please contact us. After learning more about your editing and writing needs, we will recommend the services that we feel best fit your project and preferences.


Step 1: Content Editing

Our content editors view your project as a whole. They focus on issues such as these:

text organization | transitions | readability and word choice | general formatting style adherence | development of ideas | paragraph and chapter arrangement | verification of Bible text and references of quoted scriptures | formatting of up to fifty footnotes or endnotes*

*For projects that contain more than fifty, see Footnote or Endnote Add-On option below.


Step 2: Line Editing

Our line editors do just what the name implies. Line by line they tighten, smooth, and clarify, checking mechanics, such as:

spelling | punctuation | grammar | sentence structure | consistent tenses | unnecessary modifiers | repeated words and phrases | basic formatting of footnotes or endnotes (spacing, font size/style, numerical consistency)


Step 3: Proofreading

Our professional proofreading services provide a final review of your project before printing. We check for consistency, typos, spelling, punctuation, and grammar. This step should follow editing.

Optional Add-On: Footnote or Endnote Formatting

If your project contains more than fifty footnotes or endnotes, and you would like them to be edited for content (adherence to formatting style, alignment with bibliography, and order of elements), you can add this formatting service to your project at an hourly rate.

Estimated Pricing

Each job begins with a conversation about your needs. We custom quote every job, so the prices below are averages based on a "typical" job. Your price may be a little higher or lower, depending on your needs. Contact us, and we'll give you a personalized quote.

Content Editing



Average price per word. Contact us for a custom quote. 

Line Editing



Average price per word. Contact us for a custom quote. 




Average price per word. Contact us for a custom quote.