RLW Editorial Services

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Theses and Dissertations

Below you'll find a list of services provided by RLW Editorial Services
for academic writing (theses and dissertations). 
 
A free sample edit may help you determine your editing needs.
 
 
Copyediting includes the following: 
 
Structural Coherence: In this phase of editing, we check for transitional phrases, as needed, to strengthen the links between ideas and ensuring that your argument provides coherent support for your original conclusions.
 

Logic & Grammar: Errors in grammar are also errors in logic, since they easily confuse the reader, making it appear that the premises of your dissertation are incoherent or unsound. We correct subject-verb agreement, pronoun referents, run-on and fragmented sentences, weak or improper verb usage, and other fatal grammatical mistakes.

 

Style & Voice: We edit your manuscript for your unique style and voice, eliminating awkward or vague words and phrases and replacing them with precise ones. This helps to make your writing not only more consistent, but also more professional.

 

Formatting: Prepares your document according to the latest APA, MLA, Turabian or Chicago Manual of Style, depending on your needs. We also work with your university-specific guidelines. Combined with editing, our formatting service returns a clean draft of your dissertation with headings, citations, preliminary pages, and references in pristine form.

 

Citation Style: We will review and repair your citations to conform to the appropriate standards for your field.

 

Proofreading: After we've finished editing your thesis or dissertation, we review your manuscript a final time to ensure that all errors in spelling, agreement, and punctuation have been removed.

 
Copyediting Price:  $5.00/page 

 
Proofreading includes the following:
 

Basic Grammar: When editing for basic grammar, we correct such problems as faulty subject-verb agreement, bad verb tense, wrong use of articles, and incorrect word choice. Grammar editing as part of proofreading for theses and dissertations is a light version of the grammar component of our dissertation editing service and does not address issues of logic, style, or voice.

 

Spelling: Along with checking for misspelled words, we review and check for for the kinds of errors that spell checkers routinely miss: correctly spelled, but inappropriate words. We also correct common homonym substitutions such as their/there, to/too, effect/affect, accept/except, and it/it's.

 

Punctuation: We find and fix misplaced commas, periods, colons, semicolons, dashes, and parentheses.

 

Typographic Errors: We'll make sure that typographic errors, such as extra letters and spaces are removed from your final draft.

 
Proofreading Price: $3.00/page