PHD and masters

thesis editing

You’re near the end of writing your thesis and are tempted to throw the whole thing in the bin. You’ve spent years working on your project and are so close to your submission date that you can feel it. This is where an experienced thesis editor can help you.

How I help get your thesis ready for examination

I edit your thesis looking at:

  • consistency and completeness
  • clarity
  • grammar and usage
  • spelling and punctuation
  • illustrations and tables.

I also ensure you’re applying the rules of your referencing style (Harvard, APA etc.) correctly and consistently, and check consistency in formatting e.g.:

  • page breaks between chapters
  • correct use of Roman and Arabic numerals for page numbers
  • consistent use of font and font size
  • use of the ‘Styles’ feature in Word for headings and titles
  • consistent use of single and double quotation marks, and
  • create a Table of Contents if required.

Universities I work with

Your thesis is the culmination of years of hard work so you want to submit your best work. Edge Editing is listed as a preferred proofreader with the University of Sydney (having undertaken a test to ensure the possession of advanced academic editing skills), the University of Melbourne, Australian National University, and Monash University. 

I do not outsource work to a third party. All work is undertaken by myself so you can be assured that the person you are communicating with is the person completing the work. If I am booked out I can provide you with the names of other editors I pass work on to during peak periods.

Sending my work to Edge Editing gave me a new perspective on my writing and created a clarity that before, had been missing. Edge Editing enabled my dissertation to flow without the grammatical errors I was plagued with.

Katie conducted the editing in a timely and cost efficient manner, when my stress levels were high!

Dr Marianne Huhn

Fine Arts – Ceramics PhD, RMIT

Katie at Edge Editing edited my thesis in a very professional manner.  I had previously had a bad experience with another editor and was anxious that the finished thesis was correct and ready for presentation.

Katie was easy to talk to and listened to my concerns. This was a satisfying experience for me and I would recommend Katie to others who need an editor who cares about them and the finished product.

Kate Lilliss

PhD Candidate University of Canberra

I thought I should share with you the great news. My thesis passed without amendments. Thank you very much for editing my thesis under very short notice. I was very impressed by your thoroughness and professionalism. I will definitely recommend you to all my peers.

Marcia Kwaramba

PhD Candidate, Monash Business School, Monash University

Thanks for completing the Proofreaders and Editors Test.

You did exceptionally well, and we are glad to add you to the list (preferred proofreaders for PhD theses).”    

SUPRA (Sydney University Postgraduate Representative Association)

Katie of Edge Editing and Content recently helped me with formatting my PhD for submission. I can’t recommend her work highly enough.

Katie’s calm and professional manner was a godsend, especially as my time frames were tight. She addressed last minute formatting issues, was always available by phone when needed and made sure that everything was finished to high standard in the time it needed to be.

It took a huge amount of pressure off what might have been a very stressful time. Thanks again Katie.”

Joanne Sheedy

PhD Student, Monash University

Edge Editing and Content provided an accurate and timely service that enabled me to submit a high quality PhD that met and excelled submission requirements on a number of levels – I would certainly recommend this professional and friendly company.

Mark Fraser Briskey

PhD Candidate, ADFA, UNSW

Again, thank you so much. You were so much a part of that last leg of the journey which was the most difficult as I balanced full time work, weekend language school leadership and family.

You felt like an angel taking a huge weight off my shoulders with the amazing editing you did. I keep telling everyone without you as an editor my result would not have been so great!

Maria Gindidis

PhD Candidate, Monash University

I very much appreciate your work. You have been so easy to work with and the finished result is amazing. I could never have achieved the same standard and it makes a difference to the finished product.

It is so much more professional and is so much easier to read. Thank you so much.

Cate Lewis

PhD Candidate, Monash University