How to proofread a doctoral thesis

Anyone who has agreed to write a doctoral thesis will know that they are in for a long and taxing task. Many a thesis will consist of the best part of 100,000 words. Simply creating this amount of information will take years. You will need to research to the nth degree and perhaps carry out a number of experiments. A great deal of time and effort goes into writing a doctoral thesis.

But when you come to the end, when you finally after a number of years decide that there is no more you can do as far as the writing of your thesis goes, in a way your task has just begun. You need to proofread it. You need to check it and be sure that it is exactly as you meant it to be and is as easy for the reader to read as possible.

There are two aspects to proofreading

The first is the nuts and bolts of your writing. And here we are talking about spelling, punctuation and grammar. The second is the clarity, style and possible repetition of your writing. You need to be sure that you understand the difference between the two aspects of proofreading. In the first case you are simply looking for a mechanic to repair the nuts and bolts of your writing. In the second case you are looking for a writer who can pick up such things as ambiguous writing, poor choice of words and any repetition. It can be easy to say the same thing using different words. But at the end of the day it is still the same thing, it is still repetition.

There are different ways to proofread a doctoral thesis. You can do it yourself and save money. Or it can get someone else to do it and save time. Many people believe that because their doctoral thesis is such an important document, having a professional proofreader is the only way to go. Particularly so if you choose a professional professional proofreader with a reputation for excellence.

The best professional proof readers will have been in the business for many years and will have an outstanding reputation for thoroughness. One of the best ways to find an ideal proofreading service is to ask other graduates who have completed their doctoral thesis and ask them for a recommendation as far as proofreading is concerned.

Remember the difference in proofreading between the nuts and bolts and the clarity and any repetition in your writing. Make sure the proofreader you hire is providing exactly the service you require.

Thesis Guides

Writing help

Join Us

A person, who successfully defended his PhD thesis, is welcomed to cooperate with us. All suggestions, personal experience, advices can be sent to PeaceRiverMuseum@com.

Why us?

  • This website is contributed by experienced writers.
  • Source contains of complete information of post graduation assignments.
  • All you need for writing, structuring and defense can be found here.
  • You don't need to pay for using our guides!