Academic Writing of NC (AWoNC) was co-founded by Ludovic M. Kovalik and Doina L. Kovalik, both of whom are academics with PhDs in English (Teaching English as a Second Language & Linguistics) with 20+ years of experience in writing and editing documents in sciences – particularly, in social sciences and humanities. AWoNC is meant to provide high-quality academic editing and proofreading services to the entire spectrum of clientele, including students and faculty, domestic or international, whom it can assist in academic writing – e.g., essays, theses, dissertations, research papers/reports, journal articles, etc. – as well as businesses or offices, which it can help with ads, flyers, pamphlets, and texts of like nature. The services provided assist authors of all calibers who desire to have their texts polished.
The services AWoNC offers are as follows:
improvement in terms of linguistic accuracy of academic or business documents of all kinds – grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and sentence structure
improvement in terms of organization of academic or business documents of all kinds, along with improvement thereof in terms of clarity and cohesion
The editorial assistance and recommendations provided will not affect the author’s writing style, i.e., his/her voice.
Your privacy is of maximal importance to us; that means that texts or information collected on this site will neither be sold nor in any way shared with third parties.
What are your credentials?
The co-founders of AWoNC are university professors with PhDs in Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. They both have more than 20 years of experience in writing and editing documents in sciences, particularly in the social sciences and the humanities.
Where are you located?
Our business operates in Winston-Salem, NC.
What services do you offer?
AWoNC provides high-quality academic editing and proofreading services to students and faculty alike (both domestic and international) with theses, dissertations, research papers, reports, journal articles, or any professional documents. The services rendered are also intended to assist businesses, professionals, and any other entities interested in having their documents/manuscripts polished.
Are editing and proofreading different processes? If yes, in what way(s)?
As defined here, the term editing refers to the process of arranging, revising, and/or preparing a text in view of ultimate clarity and straightforwardness; in order to ensure the high quality of a text, the process tends to be best-yielding if carried out by a third party – an editor, i.e., an individual other than the author of that text him-/herself. The purposes of editing normally include as follows: (i) clarifying hard-to-process, obscure passages; (ii) eliminating parts (potentially) not suitable for the targeted audience; (iii) detecting and fixing errors of grammar; and (iv) bettering overall text flow.
The term proofreading describes the final stage of the editing process, during which most focus lies on surface errors within a text – e.g., mistakes having to do with grammar and punctuation. In order to avoid wasting one’s time, one is urged not to proofread until one has completed one’s editing revisions.
How long will it take to have my text proofread?
The time it will normally take one of the AWoNC representatives to proofread a text will depend on (i) its length, (ii) the difficulty of the proofreading process, measured in the amount of time spent doing it, and (iii) the turnaround the customer opts for, where shorter turnarounds will be conducive to somewhat higher costs. A discount may apply for a text that is generally well written and tends to flow nicely; for us to establish whether or not you qualify for such a discount, it is important that you submit to us the first three or four paragraphs of the text you wish to have proofread before actually submitting the entire text.
The table below summarizes AWoNC’s proofreading charges per one-hundred words of text, or fraction thereof.
|Length of text
|Turnaround opted for|
|24 hrs.||48 hrs.||72 hrs.|
|3,000 or fewer||$2.49||$2.29||$2.09|
|3,001 – 6,000||n/a||$2.49||$2.29|
|6,001 – 8,000||n/a||n/a||$2.29|
|8,001 – 10,000||n/a||n/a||$2.49|
|10,001 or more||n/a||n/a||Subject to negotiation|
How long will it take to have my text edited and proofread?
The time it will normally take one of the AWoNC representatives to edit and proofread your text will depend on (i) its length, (ii) the difficulty of the process, measured in the amount of time spent editing and proofreading it, and (iii) the turnaround the customer opts for, where shorter turnarounds will be conducive to somewhat higher costs. A discount may apply for a text that is generally well written and tends to flow nicely; for us to establish whether or not you qualify for such a discount, it is important that you submit to us the first three or four paragraphs of the text you wish to have edited and proofread for you before actually submitting the entire text.
The table below summarizes AWoNC’s editing and proofreading charges per one-hundred words of text, or fraction thereof.
|Length of text
|Turnaround opted for|
|24 hrs.||48 hrs.||72 hrs.|
|3,000 or fewer||$3.24||$2.99||$2.74|
|3,001 – 6,000||n/a||$3.24||$2.99|
|6,001 – 8,000||n/a||n/a||$3.24|
|8,001 or more||n/a||n/a||Subject to negotiation|
Which style(s) do you prefer?
In his/her own research, the AWoNC representative who will be working on your text mainly uses the American Psychological Association (APA) style. However, either of them is equally familiar with the Modern Language Association (MLA) style. Whichever of those two styles will therefore work.
What file formats do you accept?
We accept Word documents, whether .docx or .doc.
Will my information and/or texts be kept confidential?
By all means! Your texts and your privacy are both of maximal importance to us, which means that texts submitted by you or information relative to you collected on this site will be not be shared with third parties—except, if need be (and even then, strictly in keeping with the provisions of US laws), with law enforcement agencies.
Will my text(s) be available for anyone to see or use?
As indicated in our response above, your text(s) will neither be shared with, nor in any way made available to, any third party, except where mandated by US laws.
As indicated in our response to Question 11 above, your text(s) will neither be shared with nor in any way made available to a third party.
Will my text(s) be used with other clients?
No, your texts will never be used with other clients.
How much do you charge for editing and proofreading services? How about proofreading-only services?
Our editing and proofreading and, respectively, our proofreading-only costs are made available to you in the two tables above.
Do you provide any rewriting services?
No, we do not.
Can you provide English tutoring?
Yes, we can. We can meet with you face-to-face at some convenient time(s) at a mutually agreed-upon public place (e.g., a public library) in Winston-Salem, NC.
You may contact us over e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org