Editing writing

Editing is one of the most important stages of the Essay writing process. While editing, the writer strives to make the draft better by correcting mistakes, making words and sentences clearer, more precise and effective. However, bright you are or great your ideas are, if the paper has errors it makes it hard for the instructor to understand you and therefore you end up scoring poorly in unit.

Essayprowess.com has one of the best editors in the industry. They will thoroughly proofread your paper and run a plagiarism check to find out whether your paper has any traces of plagiarism. If so, they eliminate the writing errors and advice you on what to do to eliminate the plagiarism. One you do that, the editors proofread your paper again and give it back for submission once it is complete.

How We Do It

When writing academic papers the first thing our writers do is to outline your paper. Then they carry out the research making notes and use the gathered notes to come up with the first draft. The first draft is usually messy because you keep developing ideas as you write the paper. The advantage of outlining the paper is that you do not need as much editing as you would need if the paper is not outlined.

You can outline your work by:

  1. Summarizing what your essay is about in a thesis statement. The thesis statement introduces the essay’s main argument and it is put as the last sentence of the introduction paragraph. After writing the first draft and you realize that there is a paragraph that does not relate back to the thesis statement, it is best that you delete it.
  2. You could plan out the main section of each main points after writing down the thesis statement. This helps you to organize your essay in a logical manner.
  3. After you’ve written down your one-sentence summary, you can plan out the main points of each section of your piece. Organize your thoughts into a logical and chronological structure.

When writing the first draft, our writers write as freely and as rapidly as they possibly can and they only correct the first draft when they are done writing the paper. While in editing writing one is expected to write and rewrite until the piece is perfect, it is advisable to rewrite your paper only after the first draft is complete because rewriting interferes with the flow and rhythm of the essay. If you get a paragraph that is giving you trouble, you could always skip it and come back to it later.

Substantive Editing

This is analyzing the flow and structure of your essay. Our writers do this after finishing the first draft. It involves examining the piece as if they were the instructor by reading it loud to find out whether the essay is logical and whether it has a chronological flow. If it doesn’t, they rearrange the paragraphs and rewrite them until they make sense. They also ensure that essay has the right words to smoothly transit from one paragraph to the next and find out whether there is a point that needs deeper explanation. They then eliminate any repetition and lastly they enrich any vague sentences with more detailed examples.

After ensuring that the tone of the essay is optimum, and that the paper is free of grammatical and spelling error, the editors have someone else to read the essay for them because they can pick out the errors of the essay more easily when they listen to someone else reading it. Once this is done they then thoroughly evaluate your writing style by:

  • Shortening any sentences that re unnecessarily long
  • Eliminating passive sentences 
  • Use a cliché finder to eliminate any cliché phrases that you may have used.
  • Season your essay with the right diction

The final stage is to proofread the essay one last time to ensure that there aren’t any mistakes. At this point, the essay is finally ready for submission.