As Australia’s most trusted academic and business editing service, Elite Editing specialises in the editing and proofreading of job applications, as well as books, theses, academic journal articles and corporate documents. We edit job applications for a wide range of industries, along with cover letters, responses to selection criteria and CVs.
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As PhD-qualified academic editors, we are trained in structuring and formatting documents to strict guidelines. Our attention to detail is relentless and we are adept at organising language in clear and succinct ways to get your point across quickly. What better editors, then, to edit your job application, for which clarity of expression and readability are of paramount importance? We know how to arrange your words to make the selection committee keep reading.
When writing a job application you need an objective reader. Many say that the hardest thing about job applications is having to sell yourself: it is difficult to know when you have sold yourself short and it is also hard to know whether or not your writing sounds convincing. Elite Editing can give you a fresh and expert pair of eyes to cast over your document to help you avoid the trap of clichés—so easy to fall into in job applications—which can make your work sound insincere and contrived. Through skilful attention to detail, our editors will help you produce an application of which you can be proud and that will assist you to feel confident should you reach the interview phase of the application.
Once you have engaged in the hard work of preparing an application, through self-assessment, analysis of the job advertisement, research and writing, let Elite Editing add the final touches to ensure that all this hard work is not overlooked by your prospective employers. Our editors will polish your language, making your application stand out.
First things first, our skilled editors will format your application, CV, cover letter or selection criteria responses to the highest professional standards; they will:
Once the appearance of your job application is impeccably professional, your editor will go through your language with care and attention, ensuring:
While examining the finer details of your language and sentence structure, your editor will also pay attention to the broader issues of paragraph and bullet-point structure, as well as headings, subheadings and their order, alerting you to any changes you might make to improve the application. Your editor will review the content of your job application, checking to make sure that there are no logical flaws or inconsistencies and informing you of these where necessary so that you may review and make any required alterations. Your editor will comment extensively on your document and will return a letter with the edited version, summarising the main editing work undertaken and informing you of any further changes that are recommended.
While Elite Editing makes essential adjustments to your language for the sake of consistency and clarity, at no stage do we substantially alter your work. We pose all major alterations to you as questions and work with you to produce the best possible version of your document.
If you feel that your job application requires only the lightest touch to make it ready for submission, Elite Editing offers a proofreading service at a reduced rate, which focuses on eradicating typos and minor errors or inconsistencies in grammar, punctuation and spelling. We do not usually recommend this service to people writing in English as an additional language. However, if you are unsure about the service that would benefit your document most, we are happy to undertake a free assessment of your work to direct you toward the most appropriate solution.
Whether you are confident in writing job applications or whether you feel like you need all the help you can get, Elite Editing is the smart choice for success. It is difficult to spot typos, small spelling errors and awkward expression in your own work, particularly after you have read it several times. Let Elite Editing take the hassle out of writing impressive and professional job applications, CVs, responses to selection criteria and cover letters. Allow us to give you the very best chance at getting the job that money can buy.
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I had my 70,000-word PhD thesis edited promptly and to an exceptional standard by Elite Editing. It sped up my completion date and helped me finish on time, which is the most important thing. The service was fantastic with excellent communication; so I was informed at each stage of the process. I would recommend Elite Editing to everyone, especially those who are close to completing their thesis.
Dr Susannah Ritchie, PhD (Law and Management), La Trobe University
Thank you for the services provided with editing my PhD thesis. Your professionalism and high quality work were greatly appreciated and helped make this stressful time for me easier and more manageable. Quick turnaround times and a high level of service and communication made this a valuable and smooth process for me. I would definitely recommend your services to others for PhDs, manuscripts or other important writing.
Dr Kim Dalziel, Senior Research Fellow, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of South Australia
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