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Editing Services



Your submission is handled on an anonymous basis and directed to an expert in both English composition and the specific subject matter of your submission.


OUTLINE REVIEWS


This service enables you to submit an outline of your paper and obtain from a BluePencil instructor specific and comprehensive suggestions as to the organization and coverage of the paper. If warranted, the instructor will recommend additional points for you to address and how to approach additional research. If the outline indicates that your paper is on the wrong track, the instructor will steer you in the right direction. Likewise, apparent strengths will be highlighted and amplified.

Outline submissions are limited to 500 words.

You may submit an outline for BluePencil review whether or not you subsequently submit a draft for review.

Price:

  • $21 — standard 72-hour turnaround time
  • $24 — 48-hour turnaround time
  • $27 — 24-hour turnaround time
  • $29 — 12-hour turnaround time

DRAFT REVIEWS


This service enables you to submit a draft of your paper for a complete BluePencil review. It can be a "rough" draft or anything more developed. With the draft you can also submit questions about your paper or the subject it covers, and you can highlight any points for special attention. This service is available whether or not you have previously used BluePencil for an Outline Review of your paper.

A BluePencil editor will fully review your draft and return to you a "BluePenciled" mark-up of your submission, with answers to your questions and detailed, line-by-line instruction on the following:

  • How to improve your grammar, language, tone, sentence structure, style and organization
  • How to more cogently present arguments
  • How to improve your research
  • How to resolve your specific questions and concerns
  • In an "end note,” how to apply the BluePencil instruction to your writing efforts now and in the future

Price:

  • 1-6 pages: $7.50 per page + $30 Retainer fee
  • 7-12 pages: $6.50 per page + $33 Retainer fee
  • 12-16 pages: $6.50 per page + $35 Retainer fee
  • 17-19 pages: $6.50 per page + $37 Retainer fee
  • 20+ pages: $6.50 per page + $39 Retainer fee

One page = 270 words (double spaced)

The rates shown above are for standard 72-hour turnaround time.

  • + 12% - 48 hour turnaround
  • + 18% - 24 hour turnaround
  • + 25% - 12 hour turnaround

REDRAFT REVIEWS


This service enables you to build upon your BluePenciled Draft Review. If, upon receiving your BluePenciled draft, you wish to redraft your paper and resubmit it for additional evaluation and instruction, along with whatever new questions you may have, you may do so at a rate discounted from the rates for a Draft Review.

Here the instructor takes your Redraft through the same line-by-line critique you received in the prior draft and evaluates your success in incorporating those prior bluepencil comments in the Redraft. The focus is on helping you turn out a final and polished piece of work. If you wish, you can then submit additional Redrafts at this discounted rate until you are fully satisfied with your final product.

Price:

Discounted 25% from the Draft Review pricing schedule.


ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS


This service allows you to obtain from a BluePencil instructor a detailed answer to any particular question(s) you may have about your paper or its subject matter. The service is included at no additional charge as part of any Draft Review but is also available as a self-standing service at a much reduced charge from the more comprehensive Draft Review service.

Your Question(s) submission must be limited to 100 words.

Price:

$7 per 100 word Question submission

Turnaround time: 30 hours or less


Power Point Presentation Reviews


This service enables you to obtain from a BluePencil instructor detailed comments on the style, organization and content of your Power Point or slide presentation. The focus is on adding clarity to the language of your presentation and enhancing your placement of the pictures, graphics and wording. The feedback from your instructor includes specific suggestions to make you less dependent on scripting and more comfortable with cue card talking points so as to more effectively interact with your audience.

Price:

  • 1-6 slides: $3 per slide + $14 Base fee
  • 7-12 slides: $2 per slide + $15 Base fee
  • 12-16 slides: $2 per slide + $17 Base fee
  • 17-19 slides: $2 per slide + $19 Base fee
  • 20+ slides: $2 per slide + $23 Base fee

The rates shown above are for standard 72-hour turnaround time.

  • + 12% - 48 hour turnaround
  • + 18% - 24 hour turnaround
  • + 25% - 12 hour turnaround

ADMISSIONS ESSAY REVIEWS


This service enables you to obtain expert assistance in the preparation of your admission essays for college or graduate school or for scholarship programs or awards.

A BluePencil specialist in this process will review your essay, provide line-by-line instruction as to how you might improve your composition and content and address any specific questions or concerns you have. If you wish, you may then submit your essay for additional review on a discounted basis for further suggestions and evaluation.

BluePencil offers this service at a price far below that charged by most "admission consultants." This service may also provide a helpful second opinion on the advice you have already received.

Price:

  • $80 for First Review
  • $55 for Additional Review

36-hour standard turnaround time


RESUMES AND COVER LETTER ADVICE


This service enables you to submit a resume for review by a BluePencil specialist with expertise in career counseling and advising students on entering the job market. You will receive specific suggestions as to how to make the resume more informative, more impressive, better organized and better formatted. You will be advised as to where the resume might be more inclusive, how it might be reworded and how you might best highlight your qualifications. You will receive answers to any questions you may have about your resume. And our specialist may put questions to you to elicit additional information about yourself and your background that you might consider to enhance the resume.

If you are preparing a cover letter to accompany your resume for a particular position, you can receive assistance on that as well.

Price:

  • $25 for resume
  • $20 for cover letter

Resubmissions:

  • $18 for resume
  • $15 for cover letter

36-hour standard turnaround time


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) REVIEWS


This is a specialized service in editing written work for students for whom English is not their native language. Here students submitting work in English can benefit from an editor who speaks their native language and can communicate English language skills with a particular appreciation for how those skills translate from your native language to English. Special attention is paid to facilitating clear and natural expression.

Students may submit a redraft of their written work through this same service at a 25% discount from the posted rate.

The focus of the ESL review is on composition more than content. ESL students who wish to have their draft further reviewed for content by an editor with expertise in the subject of their draft may do by resubmitting their draft through our "Draft Review" service, also at a 25% discount. Upon return of your original draft, a coupon will be emailed to you for this purpose.

Price:

  • 1-6 pages: $7.50 per page + $30 Retainer fee
  • 7-12 pages: $6.50 per page + $33 Retainer fee
  • 12-16 pages: $6.50 per page + $35 Retainer fee
  • 17-19 pages: $6.50 per page + $37 Retainer fee
  • 20+ pages: $6.50 per page + $39 Retainer fee

One page = 270 words (double spaced)

The rates shown above are for standard 72-hour turnaround time.

  • + 12% - 48 hour turnaround
  • + 18% - 24 hour turnaround
  • + 25% - 12 hour turnaround