The Nuances of Proofreading

The writing of the dissertation or thesis goes through a number of processes and levels of checking. There may be a varied number of things that are done to make the academic research and study ready to submit. However, while the major tasks are all given due importance and credit, there is one task which is usually thought of as very unimportant or small. Proofreading is often not given enough credit for what it does and that is why people generally don’t know how it adds value to the study.proofreading

The proofreading process makes sure that the most basic part of the dissertation or thesis requirement is checked on what the language, grammar, and spell check process is. If the write-up has errors, it may get completely rejected, irrespective of how well the study is materialized or how informative it is.

The proofreading also forms as a base for the editing process. The reason for this is that when the proofreading is carried out, you also tend to read through the material to check whether the write-up or parts of the study may be enhanced. This forms the base for editing of the dissertation or thesis project.

Having the study proofread by someone else also ensures that the study is put through a litmus test to check whether it may be accepted by audiences on the whole. Apart from a simple proofreading, the chances are high that the proof-reader may come up with valuable suggestions to make the study more valued.

The proofreading process also helps in double checking whether the rules and the requirements of the project are followed and whether the study is created in sync with the guidelines of the evaluating body.

The process of proofreading contributes to a study in more than the ways it is expected to, which makes it an essential part of the dissertation or thesis project.


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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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