Dissertation Editing Services

Dissertation Editing ServicesWe don’t merely advise you. We PARTICIPATE in the preparation of all chapters of your dissertation. We work with you until you are able to defend the work with confidence and ease.

If your paper suffers from poor grammar and awkward constructions, your work may not receive a fair review. Therefore, professional editing is highly advised.

Dissertation Editing

Idleman & Associates provides comprehensive dissertation editing that includes formatting your dissertation according to APA and specific school guidelines. Idleman & Associates conducts four types of copy editing. Working with a client early involves all at some point or another. A final document may include only technical, style, and correlation editing and averages $.05/word. Part of the consultation activities include substantive editing at $130.00/hr.

Technical editing involves such things as correcting misspellings, problems with subject-verb agreement, incorrect verb tense, unnecessary or missing commas, unmarked em-dashes and en-dashes, dangling or misplaced modifiers, problems with pronoun-antecedent agreement, misused words (e.g., effect for affect), split or fused sentences, split infinitives, sentence fragments, faulty attempts at parallel construction, and omitted or repeated words.

Style editing involves standardizing a text according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). This includes standardizing headings, use of single or double quote marks, serial commas, numbers, acronyms, compound words, italics, documentation style, references style, tables, and illustrations.

Correlation editing involves checking related parts of the manuscript against each other. This is an extremely important step in academic copyediting and a frequently overlooked one. Correlation editing includes checking all citations in the text with those in the references

Substantive editing (sometimes called content editing) involves improving logic and clarity and addressing larger problems of structure and organization. Dissertation editing of this type includes

• varying unintentionally repeated verbs
• replacing indefinite pronouns with clear noun subjects
• reducing the use of an author’s pet word or phrase
• changing words with racist and sexist connotations
• defining special terms on first appearance
• cutting wordy sentences
• making parallel ideas appear in parallel forms
• straightening out logic and connections
• noting awkward phrasing that could be improved
• adding transitions to improve the flow of argument
• deleting irrelevant material
• moving incorrectly placed paragraphs
• deleting repeated paragraphs
• providing headings
• lengthening or shortening titles for clarity
• suggesting areas for additional citation or research
• noting the absence of a real introduction or conclusion
• noting where citations appear without source