Deciding to hire an editor: Must read this

Hiring a professional editor to review your PhD dissertation can save time and efforts that you may invest in other research activities. If you are also thinking of hiring an editor, then it is important to understand when and how to go for it.

When to hire an editor

As soon as you are ready with the first draft of your dissertation, you may go on choosing and hiring a suitable editor for reviewing your work. In fact, every student can have his/her work reviewed in the final stages of dissertation.

Benefits of professional editing

A professional editor goes into the linguistic and formatting details and corrects all kinds of errors in your dissertation. Editing not only improves the style of your writing, but also enhances content quality. It polishes your work in terms of its clarity, comprehension, organization and presentation. Additionally, it helps in meeting professional academic conventions in terms of language use.

Who should hire an editor

Any PhD candidate, who feels that his/her hard work needs to be presented in the best possible manner, should hire an editor. Whether one is a native or non-native language speaker, mistakes can occur in any piece of writing. However, the level of required editing for every candidate may differ.

How to choose the right level of editing

While only proofreading may suffice a native writer for correcting basic or unnoticed errors, an ESL (English as a second language) student might require detailed linguistic support through substantial or developmental editing. Proofreading focuses on making your document linguistically flawless and consistent. On the other hand, developmental editing makes it functional by improving the concept, language use, structuring, content, design and style. Make use of copyediting services if you want to remain midway.

How to hire an editor

Contact a professional editing services company that employs well-qualified and experienced academic editors. They can allocate a suitable editor per your study type and academic area.

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Steffi Loreti

Dr. Steffi Loreti has earned her PhD in Social Psychology. She has taught history and sociology for over fifteen years and has published forty seven research papers in impact factor journals. She has seven years of hands-on experience in reviewing and editing dissertations, proposals and technical manuscripts. She has chaired over 100 dissertations in the past. She has been supporting scholars through her company named 24x7 Editing, which offers detailed proofreading, editing and formatting services.

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