What Are Doc Services?
Inkwell offers several services to support a student’s writing process—proofreading, editing, and writing coaching. These services are offered electronically for typical school assignments of non-technical subjects only. If students prefer in-person consultation, they should schedule private tutorials. Students should PLAN AHEAD to ensure service. Inkwell cannot accommodate last-minute emergencies. Expedited service may be available for a 25% upcharge on a per case basis.
Because it is important for students to learn how to apply rules to correct their own mistakes and to develop the analytical skills needed for making effective rhetorical choices, editors post comments in Google for writers to consider rather than make changes or rewrites. Writers then use their suggestions to revise their papers.
What Does Coaching Include?
Coaching is the most comprehensive document service. It supports the entire writing process or any phase of it from planning to final presentation. As “project manager,” a coach will arrange an initial consultation to explain the editing process and answer your questions; discuss project requirements, priorities, and due dates; plan and establish a workable timeline to complete the project on schedule; brainstorm ideas; and strategize how to develop and organize those ideas.
In order to allow for turnaround of a project by its due date, you must follow the written schedule agreed on during your initial consultation. That timeline will schedule the three electronic submissions included in a coaching package . . .
- The 1streading evaluates a paper’s strengths, suggests changes for improvement in its content and structure, and identifies concision techniques and possible text to cut in order to adhere to a word limit. A writer then revises the paper accordingly.
- The 2ndreading evaluates style and the success of initial revisions, offering further recommendations. Once a writer has completed his best effort to revise, he submits it for a third and final time.
- The 3rdreading is a proofreading, a brief check for typos and errors in grammar, spelling, mechanics, and format, with suggested corrections for a writer to make.
Coaching is a good option for students who need help managing a project or who are just more comfortable with being fully supported while working on it.
What Does Editing Include?
Editing is a mid-level service. Editors read a paper holistically and analyze its strengths and weaknesses, assessing whether it will effectively meet the goal of an assignment within the targeted word count. Their suggestions focus on how the paper could be improved by adding, deleting, changing, or rearranging content. Though they may make some general comments about the mechanics of presentation, their main concern is WHAT the message is and HOW it is communicated. Their suggestions regard . . .
Editing includes a single reading of a paper only, with comments posted one time. No email, phone, or Skype support is included with editing.
Editing is a good option if you have strong organizational, grammatical, and mechanical skills but you want an unbiased perspective on the merits of your draft.
What Does Proofreading Include?
Proofreading is a check of a final draft for mechanical correctness. This service excludes evaluation of a paper’s content, organization, or style, although a proofreader may suggest such service if it seems warranted. Proofreaders provide comments that identify errors in . . .
- grammar and usage
Proofreaders merely flag suggestions in Google for writers to accept or reject. No email, phone, or Skype support is included with proofreading. Proofreading is a good option for strong writers confident in the merits of their paper’s content, organization, style, and length, but who want another pair of eyes to catch any minor mistakes they might have missed.
What Do Doc Services Cost?
All document services are billed in units that equate to the final maximum word count of a document. The reason charges are calculated on the final length of a paper is to encourage students initially to write until they tap into good content. Too often when starting a writing project, students stumble around trying to figure out what ideas they want to express and generate only poor content by the time they reach the word limit. By removing the word limits, we release inspiration. Later we remove all the unhelpful wordage and keep just the good stuff!
The cost depends on the level of service requested. Fees per 250-word unit are . . .
coaching = $80
editing = $32
proofreading = $16
How Can I Receive Doc Services?
After you are a registered Inkwell student, all you need to do is fill out a Doc Services Request form and agree to the Terms & Conditions. We will send you an invoice when your project is approved for service. Then as soon as Inkwell receives your payment, your service will begin.