Citations

If you have navigated to this page, you are likely seeking help with a formal scholarly article, legal document, or official academic projects such as a master’s thesis or Ph.D. dissertation (nail-biting!).

You might be realizing right about now that, if you haven’t before, that citations take considerable time and effort. Not only is very specific information required, but that information also needs to be precisely formatted according to the guidelines of CMOS, MLA, APA, or Bluebook standards.

There are numerous versions of websites and software that will format your citations for you (even databases for scholarly articles often have an option for this), but they still need to be checked. These programs are often not up to date with the current version of the style guide and/or frequently return inconsistent results. That’s more work–not less!

Help is available through a variety of sources. You can visit the websites of these organizations for detailed example papers and tutorials. You can also sign up for my newsletter and receive my free PDF, MLA & APA: Abbreviated. But many writers still want an additional pair of eyes ensuring that they have included all required information, formatted correctly, and spelled author names, titles, and publishing information correctly!

My citations services are a combination of proofreading and fact-checking. Contact me to discuss your project requirements.