From graduate students mastering APA for a dissertation to scientists performing cutting-edge research, our clients are just like you. They are driven, publication-focused professionals and budding academics set to achieve a vision, for themselves, in their fields, or for the organizations they represent.
We share this vision, whether it’s securing IB approval for your first clinical trial or getting your research results published in a leading international journal.
I used DLA editors to edit a manuscript for grammar and APA. They did an excellent job conforming it to APA and truly enhanced the flow of the paper. The manuscript was submitted on a Saturday night and returned, as promised, on the following Tuesday. I highly recommend this company!
A. D. Johnson, Atlanta, GA
We offer three levels of professional academic editing services.
Editing & Feedback: This exceptional academic editing service sets us apart. It provides a detailed edit and proofreading of your manuscript as well as equally detailed feedback. The feedback covers all items needing improvement beyond the scope of editing and proofreading, including both writing and content.
Editing according to a specific style guide (e.g., APA) and/or according to institution- or journal-specific guidelines is included with the Editing & Feedback service.
Editing: Our Editing service provides the same detailed academic editing and proofreading as our Editing & Feedback service, but without the detailed feedback.
Editing according to a specific style guide (e.g., APA) and/or according to institution- or journal-specific guidelines is included with the Editing service.
Proofreading: Our Proofreading service provides detailed academic proofreading only (e.g., spelling, grammar and typographical errors). It does not include editing or feedback.
Editing according to a specific style guide (e.g., APA) and/or according to institution- or journal-specific guidelines is not included with the Proofreading service.
All our editing and proofreading services are provided by native English speakers.
Select your project category in the table below for a detailed list of what is covered under each of the above academic editing services for your project.
We offer Normal Delivery, Express Delivery and Rush Delivery delivery options, with delivery as fast as the same business day.
Regardless of the delivery option, you receive the same professional editing by our proofreaders and editors.
Get Started to see the specific turnaround time for our academic editing on your manuscript.
Yes! If you need a letter certifying your manuscript has been edited by a professional academic editing service, simply include your request when creating your order. We will be happy to provide this to you at no additional charge.
Yes! When creating your order, there will be place on our Get Started form for you to provide the name and URL of the journal where you will be submitting your article. We will look up the journal's guidelines and ensure to follow them in our editing. Just make sure to select Journal Article for the project type on the Get Started form.
Yes! And you have a few options for this. One is to include the comments in the file you upload for editing. Another is to provide them in the Comments box in the Get Started form. The third is if you have the feedback in a separate file. In this case, you can upload the file in the Reference File(s) section of the Get Started form.
No matter which option you choose, your editor will then take this feedback into account when editing your paper.
Our academic editors edit in AP, APA, Chicago, MLA and Turabian styles. We also edit according to any institution- and journal-specific guidelines you provide to ensure your academic writing adheres to those guidelines.
Absolutely! Absolutely! We will edit all your citations and references as part of our editing of your manuscript. Our academic editors will do so according to any selected style guide. They will also do so according to any institution- and/or journal-specific guidelines you provide.
Yes! We guarantee that we will provide you with high-quality academic editing and proofreading services, and that we will finish our work by the due date and time we've promised.
If you find any errors in our work, let us know. We will be happy to provide you with a free second edit according to the original service requested. Requests for free second edits must be made within thirty (30) calendar days of project completion.
For AP, APA, Chicago, MLA and Turabian styles, we guarantee every editing correction will adhere to the style requested. We will also be able to support each correction we make.
See our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for additional details.
We've been in business since 2008.
Yes! Free sample edits are available for manuscripts 3,000 words or longer in length. To request your free sample edit, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org (we'll get back to you the same or next business day). You can also chat with us during our regular business hours.
Whether you’re just looking for a free instant quote or are ready to purchase our services, start with Get Started. Get Started is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week:
Under Select Your Category, choose Academics.
Next, select your project type (e.g., Paper), service (e.g., Paper Editing & Feedback) and style guide (e.g., APA), if any (by default, we use Merriam-Webster Unabridged Style Guide).
Now upload your file(s) to be edited, or enter your page or word count. Our quotes for fee and turnaround time are calculated based on word count.
To get the most accurate quote, or to purchase a service, upload your file(s) to be edited. Your word count(s) will be automatically displayed next to your uploaded file(s).
Alternatively, enter your word count or page count to get a quote.
The page count option is good for getting a ballpark quote. It uses an estimated number of words (250) per page. For a more accurate quote, upload your file or enter your word count.
To finalize your quote, select from Normal Delivery, Express Delivery or Rush Delivery.
Please note that the displayed turnaround times are calculated based on word count. To get the most accurate quote, make sure to upload your file(s) to be edited.
Confirm your quote. To order the service, ensure you have uploaded at least one file to be edited. Add any comments, enter a project nickname and click Add to Cart.
Repeat the above for each service you wish to add to the cart.
Once you have added all the services you wish to purchase to the cart in Step 1, proceed with clicking Checkout.
In the checkout process, you will:
Log in to your account or create an account if you do not already have one.
Enter your goals for the service(s) you are purchasing.
Verify the delivery dates for the service(s) in your order. If you are purchasing multiple services, you can customize the order in which we complete them.
Complete your payment for the deposit or total order amount. We accept credit/debit cards and PayPal. For corporate accounts, or to pay by wire transfer, please email us.
As soon as we receive your deposit, we will start working on your order. While we are working on your order, the status will display as In Progress in My Account.
As soon as our editing is complete, we will will send you an email notification. We will also update the status of your service in My Account. If there is a remainder due, your next step will be to pay the balance to receive your edited document(s).
Edited documents are released once the total fee for the service(s) in your order has been paid. Edited documents are both sent by email and made available for download directly from My Account.
The email containing your edited document(s) will provide the name and contact information of the editor who completed the service for you. It will provide a link to instructions on how to review our edits, including how to accept and reject track changes.
The email will also provide a link for submitting your edited document(s) for a discounted second edit. This is useful if you make revisions to your document and want to have it edited a second time.
Editor name and contact information along with the second edit link will also be posted in My Account.
Once you have reviewed our edits, if you have questions about them, please email them to your editor. You may expect to receive a response to your email within 1 business day.
If after following up with your editor, you still have questions, feel free to email our editor in chief, David Lombardino.
We are passionate about helping you achieve your goals, and hope through our editing and answering any follow-up questions we will have helped you get one more step closer to doing so. We are proud of the work we do and would love it if you shared your honest experiences, positive or negative, for future clients to see.
We partner with TrustPilot, a third-party review service that sends email invitations to leave a review to all verified customers a few days following completion of the service. We hope that if you have any concern remaining when you receive this invitation, you reach out to us first so we can address your concern, prior to leaving a review.
Our goal is a five-star experience for every customer, and we look forward to achieving this for you.
You are not just another customer, and your document is not just another project. We take your work personally. Our editors are hand-picked, rigorously tested and dedicated to helping you succeed in achieving your vision.
Still have questions? See a list of our frequently asked questions or give us br> a call at 877-454-4957.