Completing your doctorate degree is one of the greatest challenges you’ll take on. And the most important thing you’ll write is your dissertation, the document that showcases the breadth and depth of your expertise.
Following the copyediting guidelines prescribed by your degree-granting institution, I comb through your writing to correct spelling, grammar, and word usage; adjust verb tense; point out wordy, awkward, and foggy sentences; amend passive voice, when appropriate; and format headings, citations, references, graphs, tables, and figures.
I use comments and queries to alert you to language that is not clear or conscious, and I often offer alternate language for you to consider. If desired, I walk with you through the revising stage as well, answering any questions to help ease the process.
Be sure to consult with your adviser or committee to confirm that you are permitted to hire a copyeditor to polish your writing in preparation for submission. If allowed, inquire further about the maximum acceptable level of editing so that we adhere to the rules of your institution or department in presenting your work in its best light.