Yes. We offer the following services:
- language editing (for people whose first language is not English, or who have trouble with grammar)
- copy editing to ensure consistent style (UK/US/Australian spelling, word choice, hyphenation, consistency in terminology, measurements and abbreviations), including construction of a style sheet
- checking that in-text citations match the reference list
- editing the references to comply with a style such as medical journal style (Vancouver), APA or MLA, either using EndNote or in Word
- converting footnotes or endnotes into author–date or numbered reference style
- formatting to comply with university requirements for typeface, font size and margins, and to ensure consistency in heading sizes and section numbering
- editing and formatting tables and graphs for consistency and clarity.
In order to provide you with a quote, we will ask you to provide a sample of your work (one or two draft chapters), the contents list and an estimated total word count, and to indicate which of the above services you require. All thesis editing is done in accordance with the 2019 IPEd Guidelines for editing research theses and with the knowledge of your supervisor(s).
As complete editing of a thesis is often beyond the means of research students, we also offer a thesis package consisting of:
- a review of the chapter headings and some of the chapters of the thesis
- a full copy-edit of one or two chapters
- a meeting with you to go through any major writing problems and provide guidance on how to fix them, with notes provided
- a style sheet for you to follow when preparing the thesis for submission.
This package is more affordable than editing of the complete thesis, and the process is more educational for you, as it will help you address any grammar and stylistic problems in the future.