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Humanities and social sciences

Our team of humanities and social sciences editors has the expertise required to improve the language of your paper. Our editors are all native English speakers with advanced qualifications, such as MAs and PhDs.

A trusted name in proofreading and editing

Your paper will be reviewed for grammar, style, clarity, and tone.  You will also receive feedback from your editor detailing the changes that have been made and areas for development.

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

If you have any questions or queries after we have returned your document, we will be happy to address these for you. We see after-care support as a central component of delivering the best possible service to our clients.

Humanities and social sciences subjects include:

Anthropology
Archaeology
Classics
Design
Education
History
Gender studies
Language
Linguistics
Law
Library and museum studies
Literature
Media and communication
Performing arts
Philosophy
Political science
Psychology
Sociology
Theology
Visual arts
& more

How we will proofread and edit your document

Cambridge Proofreading’s experienced editors are available 24/7 to rigorously review and comprehensively improve your writing.

MS Word Tracked Changes We use Word’s ‘Track Changes’ feature so you will see all of the amendments that we’ve made. We have alternative options for PDF and LaTeX files and other formats.

Improved style and appropriate register

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

Dr Smith

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 construct

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

Dr Smith

Dr Smith, PhD I modified the order of 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

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.

Dr Smith

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

  • How we will proofread and edit your document

    Cambridge Proofreading’s experienced editors are available 24/7 to rigorously review and comprehensively improve your writing.

    MS Word Tracked Changes We use Word’s ‘Track Changes’ feature so you will see all of the amendments that we’ve made. We have alternative options for PDF and LaTeX files and other formats.

  • Improved style and appropriate register

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

    Dr Smith

    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 construct

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

    Dr Smith

    Dr Smith, PhD I modified the order of 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

    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.

    Dr Smith

    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.

  • Advanced qualifications from leading universities in the UK, US & Anglo-speaking world.

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

  • Significant records of achievement in academia or business.

  • Dr. Eckler, Psy.D

    Dr. Eckler, Psy.D

    Psychology Editor

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 698 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    Psy.D Clinical Psychology (Wright State University)
    B.A. Psychology (University of Texas at Austin)

  • Dr. Westwood, PhD

    Dr. Westwood, PhD

    History Editor

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 223 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    PhD. History (Boston University)
    BA History (DePaul University)
  • E. Crocker, MA (Oxon)

    E. Crocker, MA (Oxon)

    Humanities Editor

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 586 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    MA Jurisprudence (University of Oxford)
    MA Journalism (University of Salford)
    PGCE (English) (University of Manchester)

  • Emily S., J.D.

    Emily S., J.D.

    Legal Editor

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 173 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    Member, District of Columbia Bar Association
    J.D. (Syracuse University College of Law)
    M.A., English, (University of Rochester)

  • Dr. Odom, Ph.D

    Dr. Odom, Ph.D

    Politics Editor

    • 7 Years
      experience
    • 612 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    Ph.D English (Old Dominion University)
    M.A. English (VA Commonwealth University)
    B.A. Political Science (Old Dominion University)

  • L. Sharp, MSc

    L. Sharp, MSc

    Psychology Editor

    • 2 Years
      experience
    • 38 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    Trinity Certificate in TESOL (Edenz Colleges, New Zealand)
    Master of Applied Psychology (University of Waikato)
    Bachelor of Arts Psychology (University of Auckland)

  • L. Williams, MA

    L. Williams, MA

    Education Editor

    • 30 Years
      experience
    • 515 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    MA Education, Curriculum and Instruction (Virginia Tech)
    BA Communications, Psychology Minor (Virginia Tech)

  • Jennifer L., JD

    Jennifer L., JD

    Law & Politics Editor

    • 16 Years
      experience
    • 736 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    J.D. Law (Seton Hall University School of Law)
    M.Sc. Comparative Politics (Empire) (London School of Economics)
    B.A. Political Science (Bryn Mawr College)

  • A. Carpenter

    A. Carpenter

    Humanities Editor

    • 13 Years
      experience
    • 551 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    MA English
    BA U.S. History
    BA Film Studies

  • S. Garrett, MAT

    S. Garrett, MAT

    Education Editor

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 65 Papers
      edited

    Academic background

    M.A.T. Secondary English Education (American University)
    BA Art History; Minor in English (James Madison University)