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Academic Editing for Academic Professionals



Welcome to Off the Grid Editing, a U.S.-based company focused on editing for academic writers publishing in English in the U.S. and worldwide. We provide final draft copy editing, line editing, proofreading, and formatting services at rates accessible to writers around the world. When you order academic editing from us, we return a meticulous final draft ready for distribution through digital and traditional press channels. In other words: your final draft is here.

Our Promise

We will ensure that the final draft you receive from us is completely ready to publish or turn in and will work with you until it's ready or refund your payment. 

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Our Services

We offer the following academic editing services to meet the editing needs of student scholars, professors, and independent researchers, covering light copy editing, proofreading, and formatting for books, journal articles, and academic essays.  

Our copy editing service returns an error-free, print-ready draft, correcting errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, and style. We recommend this service for writers who are fairly confident with their style and voice. For example, if you aren't concerned that you overuse the passive voice, copy editing is a more affordable choice than line editing. 

Our line editing service focuses on logical consistency, tone, voice, syntax, and related errors that impede clear writing. We recommend this service for clients who need sentences rewritten, need the passive voice significantly reduced, or who require a significant number of EFL/ESL usage corrections for publication in English.

Our proofreading service provides a final, light editing review of for any remaining errors in punctuation, word substitutions (e.g., homonym use), and spelling. We recommend proofreading for writers who only need editing for academic style rules (for example, first versus second person in APA) and to review for the errors Grammarly and other AI style checkers commonly leave behind.

Our express academic editing services are available with 24-, 48-, and 72-hour deadlines.

When you order our citation style formatting service, we correctly format parenthetical, footnote, or endnote citations and external reference lists. We also isolate and label missing information, such as date, place of publication, and page numbers.

Our academic formatting service ensures that the guidelines for the appearance of your draft specified by your publisher are met. We take care of all the specific guidelines set by your publisher or academic institution, ensuring that your final draft looks exactly how it should. This is why clients have trusted our editors to meet every requirement and deliver a clear, publication-ready final since 2002.

Natural Intelligence

A thorough academic editing review requires a human eye that remains attentive to your academic writing style, the chapter and context of each correction, and the topic of your thesis, dissertation, or essay. For these reasons, natural intelligence is at the core of the editing editing we provide.

Each of the AI editing tools available on the market serves a different purpose. To ensure accuracy, we use the most trusted AI grammar checkers in the industry, guided by our decades of practical experience with academic standards and styles. Our approach ensures your editing is consistent with your academic field's style requirements and that Grammarly's multiple errors and awkward suggestions aren't left in your final draft. 

Our sample here shows the difference between AI editing unguided by a qualified editor and our natural intelligence approach. The document is an APA dissertation sent to us with a 99% Grammarly score. 

What You'll Need to Get Started

To place an order with us, you'll need a Word version of the essay, thesis, or dissertation draft that you'd like us to edit, the total word count of the document, any instructions or guidelines that you'd like us to follow (such as formatting guidelines or comments from a professor or advisor), and a payment method. 

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