When you reach the end of your thesis or dissertation you might think you are nearing the end but the job is far from over. When you are at the stage of continually reworking, changing and editing your essay, dissertation it can often feel like you can do nothing right; every change seems to bring more changes and that elusive final draft of you essay or dissertation seems so near yet so far. It is at this stage that you might consider a professional proofreader or editor.
Student all over the world often come across a situation that their thesis paper or dissertation is almost completed, however still requires a final touch and needs proofreading in order to make it even smoother and more efficient. The main idea in proofreading lies in putting everything in its place, making the text flow logically, evenly without a hitch. Very seldom students are capable of proofreading their own thesis paper and dissertation as they get too involved and do not notice errors and mistakes that are obvious to someone who is not familiar with the text of the paper.
General proofreading involves a careful examination of any piece of document to find mistakes and to correct them. The mistakes include those of grammar, spelling and punctuation. The two topics related to proof reading are copy proofing and fact verification which can be done through are word processor's automatic spell and grammar check. Dissertation-proofreading is another term that involves the same methodology but is actually far beyond the scope of general proofreading. It also usually outwits copy proofing and fact verification.
English language: If you have concerns about your skills in formal written English, you need to seek advice and assistance as early as possible in the writing process. Ask your Supervisor how to find out about what workshops/tutorials/workgroups may be available.
At the end of each doctoral candidate's second year of registration, a copy of the policy and guidelines is sent to the candidate and to the supervisor along with the Doctoral Annual Report form. It is the candidate's duty to convey the guidelines to third parties (including any professional editor) engaged in checking the final version of the thesis or dissertation. Candidates must acknowledge in their thesis or dissertation any contribution by a third party