Humanities and social sciences
proofreading and editing services

Our humanities and social sciences editors are all native English speakers with advanced degrees in the humanities and social sciences. We have the expertise needed to refine the language of your paper and to ensure it complies with subject-specific conventions.

A trusted name in editing and proofreading

We’ll review your paper for grammar, style, clarity and tone. We’ll also provide feedback detailing our changes and highlighting areas for improvement.

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

We’ll gladly address any questions you may have about your completed document; we believe after-care support is central to providing our clients with the best possible service.

Subjects include:

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

How we’ll edit and proofread your document

Our experienced editors are available 24/7/365 to rigorously review and comprehensively improve your writing.

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We use Word’s Track Changes feature to highlight our amendments. We have alternative options for other formats, including PDF and LaTeX.

Improved style and appropriate register

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

I’ve changed “needn’t occur” to “is unnecessary” to enhance the formality of the text. In general, contractions (needn’t, can’t, won’t, etc.) should be avoided in academic writing.

Dr Smith, PhD

Perfect clarity and structure

We’ll correct or query awkward phrasing and ambiguity to ensure that your writing is clearly expressed and easy to understand.

I would recommend being more specific here; do the physiological properties of FES systems create a challenging control problem or do they have to solve or address a challenging control problem?

Dr Smith, PhD

Grammar, punctuation and readability

We fix errors related to grammar, punctuation and readability.

When a system, theory, model, or procedure is named after two or more entities, the nouns are conventionally joined using an en dash. The same rule applies whenever the elements of a compound are considered equivalent, so the phrases “parent–child relationship”, “cost–benefit analysis”, etc., use an en dash rather than a hyphen.

Dr Smith, PhD

General feedback and advice

We provide feedback and advice on the composition of the writing, both within the document and in the Editor’s Summary Report (for documents over 3,000 words).

To make sure an abbreviation is consistently applied throughout the document, a useful tip is to search for the term using Control F (Command F on a Mac).

Dr Smith, PhD

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Trusted by thousands of ESL speakers, students and international businesses.

Why choose Cambridge?

Having edited and proofread over 201,000 documents for more than 77,000 clients around the world, we’ve developed an offering that stands out from those of other online editing services.

We believe there are five key reasons – the Cambridge Advantage – to choose us for your editing needs:

  1. A trusted reputation.
  2. Secure and confidential.
  3. Subject-matter expertise.
  4. 300+ experienced editors.
  5. Competitive pricing and guaranteed quality.

Subject-matter experts

Experienced US and UK editors in your academic field.

A reputation for quality

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Expert editors from your field

Over 300 professional editors covering the entire range of academic disciplines.

  • Native English-speaking editors with advanced qualifications from leading global universities.
  • Subject-matter experts from your academic discipline.
  • Significant achievements in academia.
S. J., PhD

Biology, Comparative Literature

6Years’ Experience

478Papers Edited


  • PhD Comparative Literature, Emory University
    MA English, California State University
    BS Biology, Ohio University

G. O., PhD

Anthropology, Ecology, Classics

9Years’ Experience

1,067Papers Edited


  • PhD Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MRes Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MSc Anthropology & Ecology, University College London
    BA Classics & Anthropology, University of Palermo

A. S., PhD

Anthropology, Engineering, Civil Engineering

10Years’ Experience

1,023Papers Edited


  • PhD Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
    MA Anthropology, Colorado State University
    BS Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
    BS Engineering Science, Manchester College

A. K., PhD

History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Mathematics

10Years’ Experience

152Papers Edited


  • PhD History of Science & Medicine, Yale University
    MA History & Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne
    MSc Mathematics, University of Auckland

M. B., MA

Film Studies, Humanities, Media and Cultural Studies

10Years’ Experience

2,300Papers Edited


  • MA Film Studies, Dongguk University
    BA Humanities, Media, and Cultural Studies, Macalester College

R. M., MS

Reading and Language Arts, Education

6Years’ Experience

576Papers Edited


  • MS Reading and Language Arts, Duquesne University
    BS Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University

S. J., MA

Literature, Humanities

3Years’ Experience

356Papers Edited


  • MA Literature, University of Dallas
    BA Literature, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

A. R., PhD

Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Information Systems

20Years’ Experience

2,109Papers Edited


  • PhD Religion, Syracuse University
    MBA Computer Information Systems, Suffolk University
    MA Philosophy of Religion, Hartford Seminary
    BA Religion, Syracuse University

M. K., MPP

Public Policy, National Security, Strategic Studies, Politics

26Years’ Experience

2,879Papers Edited


  • Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford
    MA National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College
    BA Politics, Western Illinois University

V. B., MA

International Relations

6Years’ Experience

512Papers Edited


  • MA International Affairs, George Washington University
    BA International Relations, Syracuse University

S. D., PhD

History, Social Sciences, Humanities

10Years’ Experience

560Papers Edited


  • PhD History, Boston University
    BA History, DePaul University

A. M., MA

Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Creative Writing

5Years’ Experience

634Papers Edited


  • MA Religious Studies, Duke University
    MFA Creative Writing (Fiction), North Carolina State University
    BA Jewish Studies, Minors in Middle East Studies and English, Elon University

D. L., PhD

Ecology, Rural Development, Biological Sciences

8Years’ Experience

786Papers Edited


  • PhD Ecology, Rutgers University
    MA Rural Development, University of Sussex
    BA Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College

C. T., MA

Medieval European History

11Years’ Experience

786Papers Edited


  • MA Medieval European History, Villanova University
    BA History, Tulane University

J. P., MFA

Creative Writing, Women's Studies

15Years’ Experience

700Papers Edited


  • MFA Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    BA English (Hons), Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

J. R., MA

Middle Eastern Studies, History

10Years’ Experience

262Papers Edited


  • MA Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University
    BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge

R. G., MA

Public Policy, Law

6Years’ Experience

260Papers Edited


  • MA Public Policy (Digital and New Technology), Sciences Po Paris
    BA Law with German Law, Trinity College, University of Oxford

L. M., MA

TESOL, Translation

10Years’ Experience

500Papers Edited


  • MA TESOL, American University
    Advanced Certificate in Translation Studies (Russian to English), University of Chicago
    BA Slavic Language and Literatures, Northwestern University

M. P., MSW

Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Child Development, Social Welfare Policy, Prison Reform

5Years’ Experience

210Papers Edited


  • Master of Social Work, Aurora University
    BA Russian, University of Illinois at Chicago

J. M., MA

Education, Curriculum Studies

8Years’ Experience

110Papers Edited


  • MA Curriculum Studies, University of Northern Colorado
    Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Program in Education, University of Northern Colorado
    BA Writing, Colorado State University

K. W., JD

Law, Psychology

12Years’ Experience

145Papers Edited


  • Juris Doctor, University of California, Davis, School of Law
    MA, Experimental-General Psychology, The College of William and Mary
    BA Psychology & History, Pepperdine University