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Humanities and social sciences

Our humanities and social sciences editors have the expertise needed to improve the language of your paper. They are all native speakers with advanced degrees in humanities and social sciences subjects.

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We’ll review your paper for grammar, style, clarity and tone. You’ll also receive feedback from your editor detailing the changes we’ve made and highlighting areas for development.

Our editors are well versed in popular style and referencing guidelines, including APA, AP, Chicago, Harvard, MHRA, MLA and OSCOLA. We can also accommodate special requests, such as reducing wordiness and repetition.

If you have any questions after we’ve returned your document, we’ll gladly address these for you. We see after-care support as central to delivering the best possible service to our clients.

Humanities and social sciences subjects include:

Anthropology
Archaeology
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Linguistics
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Media and communication
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Philosophy
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Psychology
Sociology
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& more

How we’ll proofread and edit your document

Our experienced editors are available 24/7/365 to rigorously review and comprehensively improve your writing.

Microsoft Word’s Track Changes We use Word’s Track Changes feature to highlight all of our amendments. We have alternative options for PDF and LaTeX files and other formats.

Improved style and appropriate register

We’ll improve style, diction and tone to ensure that your document is written in the appropriate register.

Dr Smith, PhD To improve academic style, avoid using “there is” or “there are” to begin a phrase or sentence, when possible.

Perfect clarity and structure

Your editor will correct awkward phrasing and ambiguity to ensure that your writing is clearly expressed and easy to understand.

Dr Smith, PhD I reordered the ideas in this sentence to improve the logical flow and readability.

Grammar, punctuation and readability

We will fix errors related to grammar, punctuation and readability.

Dr Smith, PhD This phrase can be either hyphenated or unhyphenated when used in this context (modifying another word or phrase that follows it), but the unhyphenated form is more common, so I will follow that style throughout this document.

General feedback and advice

The editor will provide feedback and advice on the content and composition of the writing, both within the document and in the Editor’s Summary Report (for documents over 3,000 words).

Dr Smith, PhD Counselling is a specific therapeutic model, but it is not synonymous with psychological therapy.

  • How we’ll proofread and edit your document

    Our experienced editors are available 24/7/365 to rigorously review and comprehensively improve your writing.

    Microsoft Word’s Track Changes We use Word’s Track Changes feature to highlight all of our amendments. We have alternative options for PDF and LaTeX files and other formats.

  • Improved style and appropriate register

    We’ll improve style, diction and tone to ensure that your document is written in the appropriate register.

    Dr Smith, PhD To improve academic style, avoid using “there is” or “there are” to begin a phrase or sentence, when possible.

  • Perfect clarity and structure

    Your editor will correct awkward phrasing and ambiguity to ensure that your writing is clearly expressed and easy to understand.

    Dr Smith, PhD I reordered the ideas in this sentence to improve the logical flow and readability.

  • Grammar, punctuation and readability

    We will fix errors related to grammar, punctuation and readability.

    Dr Smith, PhD This phrase can be either hyphenated or unhyphenated when used in this context (modifying another word or phrase that follows it), but the unhyphenated form is more common, so I will follow that style throughout this document.

  • General feedback and advice

    The editor will provide feedback and advice on the content and composition of the writing, both within the document and in the Editor’s Summary Report (for documents over 3,000 words).

    Dr Smith, PhD Counselling is a specific therapeutic model, but it is not synonymous with psychological therapy.

Expert editors from your field

Over 300 editing professionals, covering the entire spectrum of academic disciplines.

  • Native English-speaking editors with advanced qualifications from leading global universities.

  • Subject-matter experts from your academic discipline or the business world.

  • Significant records of achievement in academia or business.

  • S. J., PhD

    S. J., PhD

    Biology, Comparative Literature

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 478 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Comparative Literature, Emory University
    MA English, California State University
    BS Biology, Ohio University

  • A. R., PhD

    A. R., PhD

    Global Studies, Journalism, Social Sciences

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 1,650 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Global Studies, Leipzig University
    Dual Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Global Studies, Roskilde University and Wroclaw University
    Bachelor’s in Journalism, Florida International University

  • E. C., MA

    E. C., MA

    Jurisprudence, Journalism, Law

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 3,120 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford
    MA Journalism, University of Salford

  • G. O., PhD

    G. O., PhD

    Anthropology, Ecology, Classics

    • 9 Years
      experience
    • 1,067 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MRes Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MSc Anthropology & Ecology, University College London
    BA Classics & Anthropology, University of Palermo

  • A. S., PhD

    A. S., PhD

    Anthropology, Engineering, Civil Engineering

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 1,023 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
    MA Anthropology, Colorado State University
    BS Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
    BS Engineering Science, Manchester College

  • J. L., JD

    J. L., JD

    Law, Comparative Politics

    • 16 Years
      experience
    • 5,908 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University School of Law
    MSc Comparative Politics (Empire), London School of Economics
    BA Political Science, Bryn Mawr College

  • M. B., MA

    M. B., MA

    Literature, Translation, Interculturality

    • 7 Years
      experience
    • 834 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Translation and Interculturality, University of Sevilla
    BA English Literature & Creative Writing, University of Warwick

  • S. A., MSc

    S. A., MSc

    Business, Consumer Psychology, Screenwriting

    • 7 Years
      experience
    • 535 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc Consumer Psychology with Business, University of Wales
    BA Screenwriting & Psychology, Chapman University

  • H. E., MA

    H. E., MA

    English Language & Linguistics, Medieval & Modern Languages

    • 4 Years
      experience
    • 540 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA English Language and Linguistics, University of Westminster
    BA Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

  • A. K., PhD

    A. K., PhD

    History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Mathematics

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 152 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD History of Science & Medicine, Yale University
    MA History & Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne
    MSc Mathematics, University of Auckland

  • J. B., MA

    J. B., MA

    Women's Studies, Gender Studies

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 423 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
    BA English Literature, Wichita State University

  • M. B., MA

    M. B., MA

    Film Studies, Humanities, Media and Cultural Studies

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 2,300 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Film Studies, Dongguk University
    BA Humanities, Media, and Cultural Studies, Macalester College

  • S. C., PhD

    S. C., PhD

    Law, Politics, Economics, Business

    • 15 Years
      experience
    • 1,598 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Politics, University of California
    LLM, Columbia Law School
    LLB, University of Cape Town Law School
    Bachelor of Business Science, Law & Economics, University of Cape Town

  • M. L., MA

    M. L., MA

    Political Science

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 459 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
    BA Political Science, John Carroll University

  • R. H., MA

    R. H., MA

    Teaching, English, Humanities, Social Sciences

    • 4 Years
      experience
    • 379 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Teaching, University of New Hampshire
    BA English, University of New Hampshire

  • R. M., MS

    R. M., MS

    Reading and Language Arts, Education

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 576 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MS Reading and Language Arts, Duquesne University
    BS Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University

  • S. M.

    S. M.

    History, Art History

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 298 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    BA History and Art History, Columbia University

  • D. S., PhD

    D. S., PhD

    History, American History, Political Science

    • 21 Years
      experience
    • 2,109 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD American History, University of Florida
    MA History, University of Georgia
    BA History and Political Science, University of Georgia

  • T. B., PhD

    T. B., PhD

    Literature, History

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 1,078 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD English (American Literature), University of South Carolina
    MA English, Pennsylvania State University
    BA English (minor in History), Pennsylvania State University

  • S. J., MA

    S. J., MA

    Literature, Humanities

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 356 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Literature, University of Dallas
    BA Literature, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

  • L. W., PhD

    L. W., PhD

    Philosophy

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 3,381 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Philosophy, Stanford University
    AB Philosophy, Stanford University

  • A. R., PhD

    A. R., PhD

    Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Information Systems

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 2,109 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Religion, Syracuse University
    MBA Computer Information Systems, Suffolk University
    MA Philosophy of Religion, Hartford Seminary
    BA Religion, Syracuse University

  • T. D.

    T. D.

    Writing, Publishing, Psychology

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 582 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    BA English (Writing), minors in Small Press Publishing & General Psychology

  • K. K., PhD

    K. K., PhD

    Language, Literacy and Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Theology

    • 22 Years
      experience
    • 2,794 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Language, Literacy and Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Chicago
    MA Applied Linguistics, University of Southern California
    BA Biblical and Theological Studies, Moody Bible Institute

  • M. K., MPP

    M. K., MPP

    Public Policy, National Security, Strategic Studies, Politics

    • 26 Years
      experience
    • 2,879 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford
    MA National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College
    BA Politics, Western Illinois University

  • V. B., MA

    V. B., MA

    International Relations

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 512 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA International Affairs, George Washington University
    BA International Relations, Syracuse University

  • S. D., PhD

    S. D., PhD

    History, Social Sciences, Humanities

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 560 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD History, Boston University
    BA History, DePaul University

  • P. W., MA

    P. W., MA

    TESOL, English, Humanities

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 430 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA TESOL, University College London
    BA English, Haverford College

  • T. T., MA

    T. T., MA

    Literature, Semiotics, Psychology

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 789 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA English, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    MA Psychology, Bowling Green State University
    BA Semiotics, Ohio State University

  • M. M., MA

    M. M., MA

    Buildings Archaeology, Theatre

    • 12 Years
      experience
    • 650 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Archaeology of Buildings, University of York
    BA Theatre, University of California at Irvine

  • M. M., MA

    M. M., MA

    Applied Linguistics, Psychology

    • 11 Years
      experience
    • 210 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition, University of Oxford
    BA Psychology & Applied Linguistics TESOL, Pennsylvania State University

  • B. W., MA

    B. W., MA

    Theology, Ethics, Psychology

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 150 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Theology and Ethics, Graduate Theological Union
    BS Psychology & Philosophy, Southern Oregon University

  • K. S., PhD

    K. S., PhD

    Media, History, Rhetoric, International Relations, Foreign Policy

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 2,500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Journalism & Mass Communication, International Relations, University of Florida
    MA Journalism & Mass Communication, University of Florida
    BS Journalism, University of Florida

  • A. M., MA

    A. M., MA

    Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Creative Writing

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 634 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Religious Studies, Duke University
    MFA Creative Writing (Fiction), North Carolina State University
    BA Jewish Studies, Minors in Middle East Studies and English, Elon University

  • D. E., BA (Hons)

    D. E., BA (Hons)

    Literature, Humanities

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 263 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    BA (Hons) English Literature, University of Sussex

  • D. L., PhD

    D. L., PhD

    Ecology, Rural Development, Biological Sciences

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 786 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Ecology, Rutgers University
    MA Rural Development, University of Sussex
    BA Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College

  • A. C.

    A. C.

    English, History, Film Studies

    • 13 Years
      experience
    • 3,019 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA English, Northern Arizona University
    BA U.S. History & Film Studies, University of Colorado

  • E. M.

    E. M.

    Psychology, Digital Media Design

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 480 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    BA Psychology, St. Francis Xavier University
    Diploma in Digital Media Design, McKenzie College

  • I. Y., PhD

    I. Y., PhD

    Sociology, Development Studies, African Studies, Language, Linguistics

    • 25 Years
      experience
    • 500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD (DPhil) Sociology, University of Oxford
    MSc African Studies, University of Edinburgh
    BSc Language and Linguistic Science, University of York

  • C. T., MA

    C. T., MA

    Medieval European History

    • 11 Years
      experience
    • 786 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Medieval European History, Villanova University
    BA History, Tulane University

  • A. B., MFA

    A. B., MFA

    Writing, Publishing, Journalism

    • 12 Years
      experience
    • 1,086 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MFA Writing & Publishing, Emerson College
    BA English & Journalism, Saint Francis University

  • C. V.

    C. V.

    Drama, Theology

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 3,576 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Digital Marketing Diploma, Australian College of Marketing
    GradDip Divinity, Brisbane School of Theology
    Bachelor of Creative Industries, Drama, Queensland University of Technology

  • H. L., MFA

    H. L., MFA

    Theatre, Linguistics, Cognitive Science

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 316 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MFA Collaborative Theatre Making, Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance
    BA Linguistics & Cognitive Science, French, Pomona College

  • J. P., MFA

    J. P., MFA

    Creative Writing, Women's Studies

    • 15 Years
      experience
    • 700 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MFA Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    BA English (Hons), Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

  • J. R., MA

    J. R., MA

    Middle Eastern Studies, History

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 262 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University
    BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge

  • J. H.

    J. H.

    German Language & Literature, Humanities

    • 17 Years
      experience
    • 1,509 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    BA German Language & Literature, University of Minnesota

  • J. L., JD

    J. L., JD

    Law

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 400 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Juris Doctor, New York University School of Law
    AB English, Dartmouth College

  • R. G., MA

    R. G., MA

    Public Policy, Law

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 260 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Public Policy (Digital and New Technology), Sciences Po Paris
    BA Law with German Law, Trinity College, University of Oxford

  • T. E.

    T. E.

    Literature

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 1,876 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Bachelor of Arts (Literature, Honours), La Trobe University

  • L. M., MA

    L. M., MA

    TESOL, Translation

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 500 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA TESOL, American University
    Advanced Certificate in Translation Studies (Russian to English), University of Chicago
    BA Slavic Language and Literatures, Northwestern University

  • L. N., PhD

    L. N., PhD

    Rhetoric, Composition, Professional Writing, Physical Therapy

    • 15 Years
      experience
    • 2,837 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Rhetoric, Composition, and the Teaching of English, University of Arizona
    MA Spanish (Southwest Studies concentration), University of New Mexico
    MA English (Professional Writing concentration), University of New Mexico
    BS Physical Therapy, California State University

  • L. P., MA

    L. P., MA

    Language, Literacy, Psychology

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 200 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Language & Literacy, City College of New York
    BA Psychology, Swarthmore College

  • M. H., JD

    M. H., JD

    Law

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 390 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    JD Cornell Law School
    BA European Studies, Brigham Young University

  • M. P., MSW

    M. P., MSW

    Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Child Development, Social Welfare Policy, Prison Reform

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 210 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Master of Social Work, Aurora University
    BA Russian, University of Illinois at Chicago

  • C. R., MEd

    C. R., MEd

    Education, Political Science

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 200 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MEd Elementary Education & Spanish, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    BS Political Science & Spanish, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

  • B. B., MA

    B. B., MA

    History, Cultural Anthropology

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 167 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA History, University at Buffalo
    BA History and Cultural Anthropology, University at Buffalo

  • C. D., MA

    C. D., MA

    Policy, Development, Government, Politics, International Relations

    • 4 Years
      experience
    • 587 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Global Policy, Development Policy Specialization, Boston University
    BA Government & Politics, International Relations Concentration, University of Maryland

  • I. G.

    I. G.

    Philosophy, Biology, Humanities, Life Sciences

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 1,748 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    BA Philosophy & Biology, Swarthmore College

  • J. G., MA (Hons)

    J. G., MA (Hons)

    Humanities, Social Sciences

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 795 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Modern Languages (German and Spanish), University of Oxford

  • K. C., MA

    K. C., MA

    Aerospace Engineering, History of Science

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 376 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA History of Science, Harvard University
    BS Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • P. H., MPhil

    P. H., MPhil

    Philosophy

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 120 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MPhil Philosophy, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
    BA Philosophy, University of York

  • J. M., MA

    J. M., MA

    Education, Curriculum Studies

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 110 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Curriculum Studies, University of Northern Colorado
    Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Program in Education, University of Northern Colorado
    BA Writing, Colorado State University

  • K. W., JD

    K. W., JD

    Law, Psychology

    • 12 Years
      experience
    • 145 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Juris Doctor, University of California, Davis, School of Law
    MA, Experimental-General Psychology, The College of William and Mary
    BA Psychology & History, Pepperdine University

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