Dissertation Editing and Proofreading

Our dissertation editing goes above and beyond the basics of grammar, spelling, punctuation, word choice, sentence structure, etc. Your WordsRU academic editor will also check your dissertation for compliance with the citation style you are using, as well as any school or department requirements for form and style.

We can also assist you in formatting the front matter (title page, signature page, etc.) and back matter (appendices) to meet your university, school, or department requirements.

WordsRU has considerable experience with editing prospectuses, idea papers, proposals, and final dissertation reports.

Why WordsRU Dissertation Editing Service:

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WordsRU makes every effort to assign to your project an editor who has expertise and experience in dissertation editing and proofreading, to ensure that you receive the best possible feedback on your content. Furthermore, your WordsRU dissertation editor can work with you according to your convenience. You can submit your dissertation in parts as you complete them or all at once.

What WordsRU Dissertation Editing Service Can Do for You

We will return two copies of the dissertation: a marked copy, with all corrections and comments showing, and a revised copy that has the corrections accepted and comments removed. Note that the revised copy will not necessarily be ready to submit to your Chair, Mentor, or Advisor! You should review the edit and address any comments or suggestions the editor has made. There may be additional information you need to add to the reference list entries or areas of your dissertation that require more development on your end.

WordsRU will not "slam the door" on you once the major dissertation editing has been completed! Your editor will remain available to answer questions, clarify comments, and review brief passages that you might decide to revise, based on the edit.

Most importantly, our high ethical standards ensure that your content and meaning will not be altered in any way. WordsRU will not write your dissertation for you, nor will our editors research, write, or add to your content. However, our editors will make suggestions and recommendations for how you can improve your dissertation, such as where you might add or remove text to make your point more clear. Our considerable experience with high-caliber academic work means that we know what your Chair, Advisor, or Mentor is looking for. WordsRU's dissertation editing service will help you to present a prospectus, idea paper, proposal, or final dissertation report that your reviewers can review without getting bogged down in form, style, or writing issues.

Some of the general citation styles in which our editors are fluent include

  • APA (6th edition)
  • Chicago (15th and 16th editions)
  • Harvard (including university-specific variations)
  • IEEE
  • Turabian
  • MLA
  • BlueBook
  • American Medical Association (AMA)
  • American Sociological Association
  • American Association of Anthropology
  • Society for Historical Archeology
  • American Statistical Association
  • U.S. Air Force Tongue & Quill Standards

We have on hand, and are familiar with, the dissertation style guides for many universities, including

  • Argosy University (both dissertation and clinical research projects)
  • University of Phoenix
  • Capella University
  • University of Colorado-Denver
  • Walden University
  • George Washington University
  • North Central University
  • New Mexico State University
  • University of Washington
  • Strayer University
  • University of Georgia
  • Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
  • Nova Southeastern University (FGSEHS and other schools)
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Florida
  • San Francisco University

WordsRU offers dissertation editing services to doctoral candidates all around the world! We can edit to U.S., UK, Australian, Hong Kong, or Canadian English.

Frequently asked questions

  • My Chair/Mentor/Advisor told me that he/she wants my final draft right away! How long will it take to edit?

    We will meet your deadline whenever possible. If your deadline is short, we offer expedited service (for an additional fee). The chief editor will work with you to establish a deadline that works for you and also allows the editor to conduct a thorough and complete edit.

  • I'm already paying for tuition, books...you name it! Is editing expensive?

    WordsRU understands the cost of being a student! Knowing this, the chief editor will offer you the best price possible. We also know that having your dissertation edited is essential to its acceptance, so our editing services offer the most for your money. WordsRU's editors will help your paper move faster through the acceptance process because we catch the writing, form, and style issues early, and drastically reduce the time you would otherwise spend revising. Since your reviewers will be able to read strictly for content, you and your committee can focus on what is most important: your research!

  • What if I have questions after the editor returns my prospectus, idea paper, proposal, or final dissertation report?

    We invite your questions after the edit is completed! Your editor will remain available to answer your questions, explain any comments or recommendations, and even review specific passages that you may have revised, based on the edit.

  • My school/department requires a form to be filled out by the editor. Will you do that?

    Of course! Either your editor or the chief editor (who is ultimately responsible for the work) will be happy to fill out your form.

  • What if my dissertation is not approved?

    WordsRU provides a comprehensive and thorough academic editing service, as well as an opportunity for you to ask questions after the edit. We cannot promise that your Chair, Mentor, or Advisor will approve your dissertation; however, if any issues are found that are directly related to the edit, we will correct the issues free of charge.

  • My school/department has very strict rules related to formatting. Will the editor help me with formatting?

    If you let the WordsRU chief editor know about any particular issues or concerns you want addressed in the edit, we will factor those into your job. We are very familiar with many university and college guidelines and can ensure that your paper meets their requirements, including formatting. If we don't already have your school's dissertation guidelines, the editor will gladly review and follow any guidelines you provide.

  • I need a few references added, but I'm in a hurry. I can supply the websites, and all you have to do is look them up and add them. Is this included in your editing service?

    WordsRU has a very firm policy when it comes to academic papers of all kinds. We will not conduct research, write, add to, or alter your content, nor conduct data analysis. We believe that students' work should be their own. If you have incomplete references, your editor will indicate what information is needed, so that you can look it up and add it.

  • Can I talk to a live person?

    Absolutely! The chief editor is available both by phone and the message feature on the job page you create. Your editor will be available through the message feature only, but will promptly answer your messages. Plus, the chief editor stays in the background throughout the entire process, from your initial contact with WordsRU to completion of the job—and even afterwards, should you need more editing.

    Your dissertation deserves to shine! WordsRU's skilled editors will relieve you of the hassle of revising and perfecting your work. Come one step closer to completing your degree; get a free quote today!