What is paraphrasing?
Unlike proofreading and editing, not so many people are familiar with the concept of paraphrasing or what it involves.
Cambridge English Dictionary defines a paraphrase as “the same thing written or spoken using different words, often in a simpler and shorter form that makes the original meaning clearer.”
Oxford Dictionary’s definition of paraphrasing is “expressing the meaning of (something written or spoken) using different words, especially to achieve greater clarity.”
In short, paraphrasing is rewording something while still expressing the original idea.
It might help you to think of your content as a rough stone being given a hard rub until it turns into a precious diamond. Although it may have adequately served the purpose before, it becomes far more attractive after its transformation.
As a student, you might be the smartest in the class, but you are held back by your vocabulary. Paraphrasing is designed to allow you to attain the grades you deserve.
International students in particular benefit greatly from the paraphrasing service. You might have every equation memorised and stored in your head, but the examiner can only judge what is on the page.
You may write “the car is moving quickly” but your brain is thinking “the vehicle is accelerating at a speed”. If English is your second or third language, it’s not easy to elucidate your arguments. This is where we step in and work our magic. We are language specialists, and so we say: you focus on the content, and we will take care of the rest.