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A thorough and professional edit

Preston and Hall offer a thorough and professional edit to your academic writing

Who does the work

Together, Preston and Hall have extensive experience in academic writing

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What we edit

Academic papers, dissertations, research reports, theses, essays, concept notes and proposals 

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What it costs

Our pricing is based on the number of words and the result of a test edit

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What next

Please send us a mail and 10 representative pages of your manuscript, and we will send you a quotation

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Our Qualifications


Carol Preston holds the following qualifications:

  • Editing Short Course: University of Cape Town
  • PhD in Dramatic Arts: University of the Witwatersrand (thesis submitted and diploma pending)
  • Masters in Dramatic Arts: University of the Witwatersrand
  • Honours in Anthropology: University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • BA in English and Anthropology: University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • National Diploma in Stage Craft: Natal University of Technology
  • National Diploma in Fine Art: Natal University of Technology


Susan Hall holds the following qualifications:

  • 120 Hour Advanced TEFL/TESOL Course: Global Language Training
  • Masters of Arts in Applied Drama (MAAD): University of the Witwatersrand
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (Arts and Culture and Geography): University of South Africa (UNISA)
  • MA in Dance and Dance Education: Teachers College, Columbia University, New York
  • BA in Dance Summa Cum Laude: City College of New York, City University of New York

Our Approach

We offer professional editing of concept notes, proposals, dissertations, research reports, theses and academic papers, including the client’s chosen referencing style, for example, Harvard, APA (American Psychological Association), and MLA (Modern Language Association).

The editing will pay attention to sentence structure, grammar and spelling, as well as the consistency of in-text referencing. Although content will never be tampered with, inconsistencies will be noted, and suggestions will be provided through track changes.

Once the client has made the suggested changes we will do a final proof before signing off.

Our Pricing

Each project is priced individually, based on the number of words and the results of a test edit.

The test edit is returned to you so that you can see how we approach the work and what it is that we think needs to be done.

There is no charge for the test edit.

An example

A 20 000-word dissertation: Edit = R3 280 Subsequent proofread = R1 640

A 100 000-word thesis: Edit = R14 350 Subsequent proofread = R6 150

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