BLC Offers Editing Services For All Of Your Academic Needs

BLC Offers Editing Services For All Of Your Academic Needs

Editing Services Are The Perfect Solution For Any Sceptical Student Or Academic


Are you a student with essays, articles, research papers and other assignments that you’re not quite happy with? Are you a little bit sceptical of your own ability to proofread, edit and finalise your works without a second opinion or a new set of eyes? Well, if you answered yes to these questions, then it’s clear that you need some help with your academic work. Fortunately for you, the Better Language Company (BLC) has an array of editing services that are really useful for any student or academic who needs to polish up their writing and create legible, cohesive written work.

Improve The Quality Of Your Academic Writing With BLC’s Editing Services

Some academics are wonderful theorists with exceptional arguments, but they simply do not possess the ability to write persuasively. This is not a reason to be ashamed, but rather an opportunity to improve. The ability to write well is a skill that is harnessed over many years with a great deal of time, practice and dedication. Fortunately, you are not expected to acquire such skill on your own.

Seeking out editing services from professional, qualified writers is a clever way to obtain unbiased, technical support. These professionals will use their training to help you express yourself in a clear, concise and intentional manner. Editing is an incredibly complex part of the writing process, as it requires revision, consistency and a thorough understanding of the tone of voice as well as the topic or subject matter at hand.

Writing the piece itself is difficult enough – it requires insight, a spark of creativity, exploration, analysis and vision. While these qualities are vital for the creation of academic work, there are also other aesthetic and structural aspects that can illegitimate your content if they are done poorly. Editing services are employed as a means to find moderation between your unique creativity and the formal standardisation of structure and presentation.

Common Mistakes That Occur Frequently In Academic Writing


Basic deviations from the brief and the rubric can separate a reputable, considerate piece of work from a discreditable, confusing piece of work. It is not uncommon for the writer to be preoccupied with the subject matter. However, failing to adhere to basic technical and structural requirements will damage the quality of your writing.

Academic writing generally requires that you compile a text with clear foundational pillars to support your story. Most academic papers stipulate an aim, an issue, a research question or hypothesis, as well as recommendations or predictions. Within this, you could also expect to find a title page, a summary or abstract, a table of contents, acknowledgements, an introduction, a theoretical overview, a methodological explanation, a literature review, results or observations, an analysis, a discussion, a conclusion, references and appendices. Alongside these important components of the structure, are the smaller elements like the ones listed below.



Depending on the piece of academic work, you might have instructions to use a specific font. Often students or academics forget these technical details and use mismatched fonts that do not correspond with instruction. These technical details are incredibly important, aa fonts are often purposefully specified to suit the requirements of the text. Whether they’re chosen for better legibility, or simply for aesthetic, fonts are important components of well-written, well-presented academic works.


Although the margins of a document may seem insignificant, they are an important facet of your work’s visual appearance. First impressions last, and if the margins are off then it’s possible that you might be marked down or criticised for skipping this detail. This is another small detail that many students and academics fail to consider before submitting their academic texts and presentations.

Font Size

Just like the requirements for font types and margins, font size is an equally important determinant of your visual presentation. Font size contributes to the impression and legibility of your writing. Using the wrong font size can make a writer appear dispassionate about their writing. Although it seems like a minor detail, it is a key indicator that moderators will use to judge whether you’re respectful of the rules, procedures and conventions of academia.


We all know that there is a universal structure to use through our communications and texts: introduction, body and conclusion. Yet so many students often fail to enforce clear guiding frameworks into their writing. A clear, cohesive, linear structure is a tell-tale measure for good academic writing. However, with so much pressure to complete an assignment within the deadline, these basic formatting conventions commonly tend to slip through the cracks


Referencing rules are strictly enforced with precise attention paid to every punctuation mark, capital letter and number. There are many different methods of referencing – from Harvard to Chicago, referencing styles vary according to the discipline. The highly technical task of in-text referencing and the compilation of a bibliography can be very anxiety-inducing for most people. However, editors are trained to place focus on perfecting this mandatory component.



Comma Splices

When a writer tries to use a comma to conjoin two complete sentences instead of a conjunction, a comma splice occurs. Grammatical errors like comma splices are some of the more common errors that seem to surpass even the keenest, sharpest sets of eyes. These types of mistakes are often imperceivable to the untrained writer because they require a strict attitude towards the enforcement of formal punctuation standards.

Fragmented Sentences

Academics and students will often fail to create complete sentences. By adding commas and unnecessary punctuation marks they will find themselves with a flurry of sentences that do not make sense individually. These sentences may seem perfectly fine but in reality, each sentence should be able to stand alone as a complete phrase or statement.


When writers make unjustified claims that something is of the highest degree, this is known as a superlative. A superlative is a hyperbolic exaggeration that lacks evidence. These types of claims happen more often than you’d think, and they frustrate reviewers and readers a great deal.

Incorrect Pronoun References

Many writers unknowingly confuse their pronouns. “It, they, this, that, these, those and which” are often used interchangeably, confused or misplaced. All pronouns are supposed to have a clear referent. Simply using ‘this’ as a signifier for the subject or object is confusing for readers.

Apostrophe errors

Even at tertiary and professional levels, writers continue to overlook these minor grammatical errors. An incorrectly placed apostrophe can truly change the meaning of a sentence. Apostrophes are used to represent possession, contractions and omissions.


This list is not exhaustive – there are an array of other regulations that writers should rigorously follow. However, with so much to do and so much research to be conducted, it is difficult for a writer to manage the many expectations that come with academic writing. Instead of overwhelming themselves with more tasks and obligations, academics can seek out professional editing services from BLC.

Avoid Burnout By Seeking Help From BLC Professional Editing Services


Rather than expecting perfection from yourself, you should manage your tasks and time well. This means employing help where necessary. Through the Better Language Company, you have access to trained professionals with experience in the industry. Asking a stranger who is unfamiliar with your discipline to edit your academic papers might result in some inconsistencies and deficiencies in your writing.

At BLC, the editors are trained in a variety of fields. If you are in need of an editor, you can source a skilled professional with experience in editing similar bodies of work to your own. These editors analyse your work critically with the intention of improving the flow, structure and details of your writing.

BLC’s Editing Services Will Comprehensively and Holistically Review Your Academic Writing

Editors go over and above the routine tasks of spell-checking and formatting. In addition to checking the superficial and technical aspects of your academic texts, editors do a comprehensive analysis that also considers the content matter. They pay close attention to the nuances of the particular language utilised for your kind of academic work.

BLC editors take account of your individual needs, topic, and opinions. Your voice and the information you use will remain the same. Only the manner in which you express yourself will be adjusted. These edits will ultimately bring out the most important parts of your writing, allowing your thoughts and observations to stand out clearly. Read the list below to see which tasks editors fulfil in order to improve your overall expression:

  • Editor’s Tasks
  • Strengthen your argument.
  • Enhance your tone of voice.
  • Check the logic of the argument.
  • Refine the structure.
  • Remove verbosity or overused jargon.
  • Eliminate redundancy.
  • Cross-check academic referencing.
  • Standardise formatting.
  • Rephrase cumbersome sentences.
  • Align evidence and statements.
  • Remove inappropriate language.
  • Scrutinise grammar.
  • Examine vocabulary.
  • Make suggestions.
  • Offer overall feedback.
  • Review spelling.
  • Align brief and final product.
  • Enforce ethical guidelines.

BLC Editors Are Assigned To Projects Based On Their Experience

Each and every type of academic assignment carries different expectations. Postgraduate-level research papers differ greatly from creative high school essays. It can be very daunting to adapt to these strict standards, but editors provide informed advice that takes account of the unique ethical principles and language standards in each field of academia. Academic writing varies a great deal, but the BLC editing services can provide help for a number of academic styles.


Types Of Academic Writing

  • Creative essays
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Journal articles
  • Research papers
  • Research proposals
  • Short stories
  • Literature reviews
  • Reports
  • Abstracts
  • Books

Professional Editors Are Available To Help You With Your Academic Writing


Academic writing is particularly difficult because it is important to remain objective and unbiased throughout your research. When academics write, they are expected to prioritise fact over opinion, evidence over assumption, and professionalism over personality. However, writers are still encouraged to demonstrate their individual voices. This can be a difficult balance, as it requires moderation and consistency.

Many academics fail to achieve this consistency because they become precious about their work and because it is intimidating to share your research and open yourself up to criticism. However, with professional editing services this feedback is guaranteed to be constructive and productive. Editors offer better assurance when it comes to the revision process.

Do Not Rely On Yourself For Everything; Invest In BLC’s Services

It is widely known that writers are notoriously bad at recognising their own mistakes. Even the brightest writers make use of editing services. Trained editors are better adept at checking the formalities of academic writing. They are there to help you regulate your writing and accurately express your thoughts.

Sometimes writers can become sentimentally attached to their prose and emotive statements. These additions can confuse the intention behind the research, and they make the results more difficult to follow. To avoid confusion, editors offer recommendations that will support the overall flow and coherence of the argument.

Do not be concerned about having a new person involved in your academic writing. Editors are not employed to alter your voice. Editors will not insert their own opinions or perspectives into your work. Your work will remain confidential, and you can rest assured that your final product will still be an accurate representation of your own point of view.

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