Armstrong-Hilton has worked on academic research proposals for almost two decades, and we understand well the importance of editing to enhance not only technical clarity but also general readability. In early 2013 we were asked by the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at the City University of Hong Kong to take that approach to the next level.
The College came to us with the intention of enhancing its overall success rate in research grant applications. To do so, it was looking for an advanced editing service that got to the heart of why some applications could not communicate their own merit. Following an initial explanatory meeting, we went back to the College with a proposed approach that incorporated detailed feedback into the editing process, highlighting areas that needed further generalisation, reviewing logical flow and suggesting alternatives where needed, and drawing attention to the implications of methodology.
We won the project in late 2013 and worked through around 70 applications, coordinating with the College office to ensure rapid turnaround with a minimum of fuss. The feedback we received was very positive, and we’ve built on the relationship by continuing to work with the College on the project each year since.