PhD Thesis Copyediting and Proofreading

Copyediting

According to the Institute of Professional Editors,  “copy editing aims to achieve accuracy, clarity and consistency in a document.”

How it works

  1. You provide me with the Word documents for your thesis. I carry out actionable editing suggestions using Track Changes.
  2. I will occasionally add a Comment using the Comments tool.
  3. When you get your edited thesis back, you simply consider each suggestion or comment and approve, reject or act on the comment.

Copyediting focuses on the improving the text as written. It does not consider structure or maj0r substantive changes.

As theses are assessible, copyediting complies with your university’s policies to ensure that no changes are suggested that would affect the academic integrity of your work.

 

Proofreading

Also following the Institute of Professional Editors, “proofreading involves checking that the document is ready to be published. It includes making sure that all elements of the document are included and in the proper order, all amendments have been inserted, the house or other set style has been followed, and all spelling or punctuation errors have been deleted.”

How it works

  1. You provide me with the final Word documents for your thesis once you have it in final draft for submission.
  2. I check for any errors in spelling and punctuation, inconsistencies in style use and make sure that the final thesis with these corrections is ready to submit.

At this stage, no more suggestions are made to change wording or phrasing. The main role of proofreading is to ensure no mistakes remain that could give a poor impression to examiners.

 

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