Thesis, academic and journal article editing
These documents represent years of research and hard work and are often the most important launch pads of your career. Editors can be critical to your success and in ensuring your academic and publication goals are achieved. Academic supervisors rarely have the time to assist with language matters and the clear, logical, consistent and cohesive expression of your argument and research.
This is where I come in. I can edit your documents for clarity, consistency, style, word choice, sentence structure and flow. I will also fix spelling, grammar and typographical errors so that you can submit your final draft with confidence.
My service includes:
- correcting typos, spelling, grammatical, language choice and country-specific convention errors
- formatting citations and references to your style guide or journal guidelines
- comments, suggestions and a critique about how to improve your document
- tracked revisions so that you can review all corrections that have been made
- a summary of the work completed
This service can be used for essays, journal articles, postgraduate and undergraduate research projects, conference papers and research/academic presentations. When editing your documents, I can perform all copy editing services. I can also perform verification editing/proofreading if necessary, especially if you have previously undertaken your own copy editing.
A note about thesis editing
I am in high demand for my thesis editing service. I frequently edit theses for doctoral students completing their research studies in Australian, American and British university schools of medicine and faculties of science, health science, bio science, psychology, economics, business and philosophy/religion. Please allow a few weeks for me to schedule your thesis into my workload. For students in the medicine and science disciplines, I am also a professional member of the Australasian Medical Writers Association (AMWA) and have completed additional training in scientific writing.
There are also very strict guidelines for editors who provide editorial assistance to research students submitting theses or dissertations. These guidelines were established by the Institute of Professional Editors (IPed) and approved by the Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies on 12 November 2010.
These guidelines stipulate that after permission from their principal supervisor, students may use a professional editor in preparing a thesis for submission.
Engaging a professional editor is restricted to copy editing and proofreading only. With respect to substance and structure, I can draw attention to problems, but cannot provide solutions. This is the student’s responsibility in conjunction with their academic supervisors.