Dissertation Editing is the final stage before submission. The importance of this stage is often overlooked, and in order to put this into context, it’s perhaps worth reminding ourselves what a dissertation is and what it can do for your future.
The purpose of your dissertation is to allow you to demonstrate your academic skills: your ability to research, analyse, argue and draw a conclusion on a given topic. It shows how much you understand your subject, that you can research individually beyond the classroom, that you can dissect and analyse the information you have gained, and on the basis of evidence you can argue your point and draw a sound conclusion.
You’re expected to present the work that demonstrates these skills in a structured, clear and concise manner, using good academic English.
Obviously, your dissertation mark is important for your final degree; and if you’re ‘borderline’ between grades for your degree, often the dissertation mark may decide whether you go, say, up to a 2.1 or down to a 2.2. This will often dictate the offers you receive for jobs or postgraduate courses. Even if you choose not to work in the same area as your academic studies, your dissertation demonstrates to a potential employer that you’re capable of original research and individual learning.
However, internal and external markers can’t give good grades for a text they can’t understand, even if they believe you have worked hard. It’s therefore extremely important that the quality of your written text reflects the time, energy and effort you’ve invested in the content of the dissertation, and doesn’t let it down.
So, editing your dissertation is essential to allow you to maximise your markers’ understanding of your research, helping you to achieve the recognition your efforts deserve and ultimately putting you on the right path to post-university success.
Oxbridge Proofreading’s dissertation proofreading and editing service has already helped thousands of Master’s and Undergraduate students to achieve their academic goals, putting them in good stead for the future. You can read what our previous clients have to say Here.
Our dissertation editing service is a specialist service to provide you with an error-free version of your manuscript, in clear, concise and coherent English, fully formatted and ready for printing and binding.
There are three main parts to editing a dissertation:
Proofreading: your editor will correct errors of spelling, punctuation and use of grammar.
Language Editing: your editor will check that you are expressing yourself in good academic English. Language editing ensures the use of clear sentence structures, removes redundant sentences and words, corrects syntax errors, improves clarity and concision, checks for correct use of terminology, and overall improves style and tone of language so that you deliver your thoughts in good, coherent, academic English.
Formatting: your dissertation will be returned to you fully formatted, with a correct Table of Contents, Table of Figures, headings, font size and style, margins, spacing etc.
Free Amendments: your editor will not alter the meaning or academic content of your text, but they will be aware of consistency and flow of ideas and argument. If points you make are unclear or contradictory, your editor may draw your attention to these and suggest you revise. Any minor amendments you make will be corrected without further charge.
All our dissertation editors have achieved their qualifications from the UK’s elite universities, with a minimum of a Master’s degree and the majority also holding a PhD. All are native English speakers and we have subject specialists in almost every discipline — this range of knowledge, combined with our exacting standards, makes us the perfect choice for your dissertation editing needs.
If you would like to “try before you buy”, in order to see the added credibility our dissertation editing offers, simply send us a sample , a chapter or section of your dissertation. We’ll randomly select an excerpt and edit it free of charge, and let you know the cost to edit your dissertation and the turnaround time required.
Please allow one or two working days for delivery of your sample.
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