Is it ethical to obtain writing help for academic work?

It is essential.

  • Ideally, tertiary institutions would always have faculty or graduate students available to assist.
  • The reality is that is not always possible.
  • Nevertheless, a writer, especially one who is struggling with writing or who is rusty, needs an impartial eye to assist with the tightening up of the writing process and to spot inconsistencies.
  • Editing happens in layers.
  • So sometimes repeated edits, with repeated payments, are the only way to reach an acceptable academic or business standard.