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Academic Paper Formatting

In addition to meeting high standards for content, logic, organization, and clarity, academic papers of various kinds usually have specific formatting and style requirements.

What's Included

Formatting of academic papers includes making sure the following items are styled correctly:

  • title page

  • font style and size

  • line spacing

  • margins

  • paragraph alignment and indentation

  • chapter titles

  • headings and subheadings

  • figures and captions

  • tables

  • page numbers

  • headers and footers

  • table of contents

  • list of figures

  • list of tables

Academic Paper Formatting Styles

I format papers according to these style guides:

  • The Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition (CMOS 17)

  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th edition (APA 7)

  • A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, 9th edition (Turabian 9)

  • client-provided style guides, such as those from a journal or department

My Services for Academic Writers page has details of other services I offer for academic writers.

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