A Brief Introduction To Dissertation Editing And Proofreading
If you have a Ph.D. dissertation that you have written, the first thing you must do before you turn it in is proofread and edit it. It is crucial that your report is turned in with little to no mistakes. When it is finally turned in, your professor will be going over it with a fine-tooth comb, so it is best to make sure it is error-free. Here are some tips on how to proofread and edit your work.
- Make sure you allow yourself several days to proofread and edit your work. Much of the proofreading and editing can be done through your word processing program such as Microsoft Word. Proofreading includes the following:
After the paper has been thoroughly proofread, it is time to make any edits before turning it in to your professor. Reading it aloud will help you to notice any redundancies and errors that should be eliminated from the work. You do not want to repeat yourself, so it is important to eliminate any repetitive language or diagrams and illustrations that are unnecessary. Always have a friend, peer, or family member read over your paper before turning it in. It is always a good idea to have a fresh set of eyes check for errors.
Hopefully, this brief introduction to editing and proofreading will help you. If you follow these steps, you will be well on your way to a near-perfect dissertation.