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  • Dr S Loretti 4:45 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Who can help you with Editing? 

    – Your supervisors are the best to consult with. They can guide you throughout the whole process though, but it is really good if you go to them for help as they have all the updates.
    – Look for Library catalogues or even browsing internet would work well.
    – Try to attend available Workshops/tutorials on Thesis Writing and Editing.
    – Graduates in your group or work colleagues could also be a great option, as they’ll available at any time you need an advice.
    – A professional editor is also a good option available these days. If your pocket allows you to spend some extra pounds.
    Going for any one of these options will work great for you and you’ll surely be able to get an error free work with some useful suggestions to improve.

  • jackthomas01 4:41 am on September 22, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Importance of Editing 

    Completing a thesis is a complex task that includes research, writing and editing before submitting. It is very important to perform the editing step to make our work look more professional and impressive. Try to to get it done from a expert or a friend of yours who has past experience in it because doing this really needs keen eyes.
    The editor must make sure that he checks all the details right from the heading to footers thoroughly. A check on logical order is also to be made to see if the content is written in a flow or not. Check for all the typos and grammatical errors before preparing the final draft.
    Check to be sure if the conclusions and recommendations are related to problem or not.
    If one pays attention to all these points there will very less chances of rejections.

    • GarryL 11:34 am on October 28, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      this happened last week. My supervisor rejected my thesis stating that my expression and grammar need to be checked. She suggested i contact a professional editor to do it for me since i am not familiar with anyone who could do it for me. are professional editors very expensive? A friend of mine says they are. And is it safe to give them your work? Will my research be safe from copying? I am really confused and frustrated. please help!!

  • Dr S Loretti 4:00 am on May 31, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Editing to make your report influential 

    Hoping to see your target audience read your research paper, the way you read reports written by others can be a fulfilling dream for you as an academic author. But for the accomplishment of this goal, just completion of your dissertation report is not enough. The existence of inconsistencies and writing flaws block the path of successful publishing of your paper.

    Editing is one of the outright significant factors that influence your research paper. Since your dissertation represents your knowledge towards a specific research domain, it is essential to check the content that goes in but without ignoring its presentation. Editing infuses a professional and formal look to your report, keeping your best foot forward in this competitive environment.

  • Dr S Loretti 3:49 am on March 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    The risks of an unformatted dissertation 

    If the project is not formatted properly, it can end up looking messy and unprofessional. Many students do not take care of this crucial aspect, which is why they lose marks in their dissertation. There are many sample dissertations on the web that students can access, or they can take the help of a professional editor. But they need to make sure that the dissertation is formatted properly and according to the rules laid down by the university and the style of the discipline that they are working on. A badly formatted dissertation could lead the student to pay a heavy price.

    • Elizabeth B. White 5:16 am on September 29, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      The first and foremost risk of an formatted dissertation is it has a lot of chances of getting rejected.

  • Dr S Loretti 4:36 am on February 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Formatting your data into Tables 

    The research methodology adopted by you generates large chunks of data for you to analyze and interpret results. Such pile of varied data can be hard to understand. A better way to use it is by classifying and formatting it into tables, thereby displaying patterns in the gathered data. The representation through tables will help your readers to understand your proposed meaning and elucidation.
    A thoughtfully build table is the basis for statistical analysis and graphical presentation. Following points must be kept in mind while using tables:

    • Every table should be given a title or a caption, and must be numbered.
    • Brief description can also be added below the table.
    • A consistent format should be used for all the tables.
    • Headings must be repeated on subsequent pages if the tables split over two or more pages.
    • Proper indenting should be done to ensure that the data is easily readable.
    • Choose the most appropriate location to add the tables. There are three acceptable locations for inserting a table:
      • Within the chapter immediately where it is referred to
      • At the end of the relevant chapter
      • Grouped at the end of the dissertation
    • Elvira Kent 7:32 am on February 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Is there a limit to the number of tables that can be used in the dissertation?

    • Robert Ramsey 4:51 am on February 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Elvira! There is no such limit to the use of tables; they should be used as per the need of your data.

  • Dr S Loretti 4:33 am on February 24, 2014 Permalink | Reply  

    Tips to polish your Dissertation 

    Once you have drafted your dissertation, the next step is to do some rework on it to enhance it and make it more presentable. Polishing the dissertation should not be taken lightly, and due attention should be paid to it. It calls for effort and careful observation.

    There are two ways you can polish your document- one is that you can take help from professional proofreaders who will improve the flow of the document while giving suggestions regarding how to improve it further. The second way is to carry out the proofreading task on your own.
    In the latter case, follow the tips given below:

    • Re-read the complete dissertation, one paragraph at a time thereby eliminating the use of unnecessary words, simplifying the sentences, removing the grammatical errors.
    • Make sure that every paragraph is equally important and makes sense to the readers focusing on a single point.
    • With focusing on the meaning of the sentences, concentrate on the words as well.
    • Pay careful attention to Homophones (words which sound the same but are spelt differently have different meanings)
    • Fix a specific type of problem to look at, every time you open your dissertation and strive to complete it in one go.
    • Increase the use of active verb in your document.
    • Devote a session to the flow of the sentences.

    Above all, try to read your dissertation with an editor’s eye, wide open to see what you might have skipped before.

    • Christina 7:32 am on February 25, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      I have hired a professional editor for this work; I can’t handle the load anymore!

    • Ronald Michael 4:31 am on February 27, 2014 Permalink | Reply

      These tips are good. I’ve got motivated to start up today itself.

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