The Dissertation Editing Process

Our Dissertation Editing Process

The Dissertation Doctor’s Clinic has a team of experienced dissertation editors who are experts at preparing documents for submission and publication. Our team reviews formatting, writing and grammar, and reference and citation aspects of our clients’ work.

  • Formatting
    • APA numbered lists
    • Appendix formatting
    • Automatic lists of tables and figures
    • Automatic table of contents
    • Body formatting
    • Creating proper headers and footers
    • Figure and table captions
    • Front matter set-up
    • Numeration
    • Organizing block quotes
    • Organizing headings
    • Pagination
    • Preparing approval sheets
    • Proper spacing
    • Removing bullets and bolding
    • Table formatting
  • Writing/Grammar
    • Anthropomorphism
    • Capitalization
    • Comma use
    • Consistency of style
    • Contractions
    • Effect vs. affect
    • First-person elimination
    • Flow
    • Identifying overly-subjective tone
    • Over-quotation
    • Parallelism
    • Passive voice
    • Punctuation
    • Redundancy
    • Removing relative time reference
    • Scholarly precision and tone
    • Series commas
    • Subject-verb agreement
  • References/Citations
    • We identify missing references
    • We verify the formatting of references or footnotes
      • We use APA, MLA, Chicago or Harvard editing standards and verify each reference or footnote one-by-one.
      • For APA references, we check general formatting including italics usage, punctuation, capitalization, and page numbering.
      • For APA references, we also validate DOI/Source information.
      • For MLA references, we check italics and punctuation usage and verify publisher formatting.
      • For Chicago style footnotes and references, we check font size and style along with italics and parentheses usage.
      • For Harvard style references, we check punctuation and italics along with capitalization and ampersand usage.
      • For all in-text citations, we check the alphabetical ordering of references, capitalization, punctuation, and page numbering for quotations.
    • Bibliography construction from scratch given a written document
    • We organize citations in bibliographic systems like EndNote and RefWorks.

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