Transform your rough, choppy draft into smooth-flowing, well-articulated prose

ThinkWell offers a full range of editing services, including substantive editing, stylistic editing, copy editing and proofreading. We edit both traditional and non-traditional texts, including experimental formats, and can edit on hard copy, if needed. Our editing service also extends to oral-based documents, such as conference presentations, taking into account the nuanced differences between spoken and written forms of academic or non-academic communication. We also do plain English revisions, teaching dossier editing, and conversion and standardization of English texts to American, Canadian or British Standard English.

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Substantive Editing

Substantive editing focuses on the organization and flow of ideas in the work as a whole. Small chunks of texts, or entire sections, may be re-shaped, fine-tuned, and moved to other points in the document to achieve the author’s communication goals more effectively. Often done in conjunction with stylistic editing.

Stylistic Editing

Stylistic editing, also known as line editing, focuses on word choice, the flow of ideas, and the syntactic structure of each sentence. Stylistic editing can help to improve clarity, coherency and consistency in the text. Often done in conjunction with substantive editing.

Copy Editing

Copy editing is concerned with grammar, punctuation, spelling, capitalization, and other mechanical aspects of writing. The aim of copy editing is to produce a text that is clear, coherent, consistent and correct. It is the last stage of editing before final submission of your manuscript.


Proofreading refers to the reading of proofs. It is NOT the same as copy editing. Proofreaders focus on reading and editing typeset material in order to find and correct errors that were introduced during the typesetting process or errors or outstanding queries that the copy editor or author may have missed before the typesetting stage. Ideally, the proofreader and the copy editor should not be the same person.

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