Why you need an editor

A good editor can polish your work and take it to the next level

Are you struggling to find an editor with expertise who will work within your budget? Good editing means that a second pair of eyes will go over your work before submission, eliminating mistakes, inaccuracies and filling in critical gaps. Writers usually cannot pick up their own editing mistakes.

Academic editing is a highly specialized field. As a trained editor and qualified academic with a Ph.D., I have the expertise and experience to improve your work while safeguarding your originality and creativity. Your chances of achieving success significantly improve when your work has been edited by an expert.

What I offer

Three levels of editing: Basic, Advanced, and Substantive Editing

Basic Copyediting

I will check and correct your paper/thesis/dissertation for:

  • grammar, including accuracy of spelling, punctuation, and use of vocabulary
  • paragraphs, tense and sentence structure
  • major gaps or errors in tone or usage of idiom or expression

Advanced Copyediting

In addition to Basic Copyediting as outlined above, I will:

  • check your work for a logical flow of ideas and arguments, consistency of language, expression and tone, and precision and clarity in communicating your message
  • edit and format your work to comply with the Academic Style chosen (APA, Harvard, Chicago and any others as specifically agreed between us), as well as the style required by your institution

Substantive Editing

I will undertake Detailed Structural Editing and Proofreading with an in-depth assessment of your work and recommend changes:

  • by evaluating the structural organization of your entire project
  • by identifying weaknesses and inconsistencies in the logical flow of your arguments
  • by focusing on content and suggesting analytical and developmental changes, as required

About Myself

I am a trained editor with extensive experience in journalism and academia

Almas Zakiuddin

Almas Zakiuddin, Ph.D.

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I am a competitively priced editor specializing in editing for academics. My work is precise, timely and individually tailored to meet your needs and suit your pocket.

I have an M.A. in history from the University of Toronto (1996) and a Ph.D. in Gender and Women’s Studies from the University of British Columbia (2012). I have worked in print and electronic media, and I have also successfully pursued a career as a university instructor in post secondary institutions in Canada.

Publications: Gender, Religion and the “Developmentalization” of Male Muslim Imams in Bangladesh. Cultural Dynamics 0921374014560762, first published on December 4, 2014 as doi:10.1177/0921374014560762. View PDF document.

Book Review: Spiritual Economies: Islam, Globalization, and the Afterlife of Development, by Daromir Rudnyckyj. American Anthropologist. Vol. 115 (2): 344–345, June 2013.

Book Review: Transnational America/Feminisms, Diasporas, Neoliberalisms, by Inderpal Grewal. Feminist Theory. Vol. 8(2): 237–238, 2007.

Book Review: In the Name Of Honor: A Memoir. By Mukhtar Mai with Marie-Therese Cuny (trans. Linda Coverdale). Pacific Affairs, Vol. 80 (2). Fall 2007.


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