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When you select our professional proofreading and editing service , an editor will fix the language and consistency errors in your thesis , dissertation , paper , or other academic text . Y ou’ll receive a personalized improvement letter designed to help you recognize and correct your most frequent mistakes.
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If you choose our Paper Formatting service , we will generate a table of contents and a list of tables and figures. We’ll also add page numbers for you. This service costs an additional $0.49 per page per item.
You can also have your citations checked for consistency. The Citation Editing Service costs $2.75 per source.
The cost is calculated based on the number of words you want checked and the per-word rate . The per-word rate depends on the deadline you choose. Additionally, there is a setup fee of $25 .
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Scribbr specializes in editing study-related documents . We proofread:
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Yes, if your document is longer than 30,000 words, you will get a sample of approximately 2,000 words. This sample edit gives you a first impression of the editor’s editing style and a chance to ask questions and give feedback.
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You will receive the sample edit within 24 hours after placing your order. You then have 24 hours to let us know if you’re happy with the sample or if there’s something you would like the editor to do differently.
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Yes, in the order process you can indicate your preference for American, British, or Australian English .
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Yes, regardless of the deadline you choose, our editors can proofread your document during weekends and holidays.
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Submit your document for a FREE professional editorial review!
The Office of Graduate Education is pleased to provide free editing services to graduate students both currently enrolled and on-campus at S&T. You are invited to submit your paper to the editor (whether you're still working through the first draft of your document or putting the finishing touches on the final draft), who will work with you to help you produce the strongest communication possible.
Your document will be reviewed for English usage, grammar/mechanics, documentation, sentence structure, word choice, clarity and organization.
Please note that technical editing is not the same as format checking for theses and dissertations. To learn more about the format checking process and requirements, click here . For questions, email your graduate education specialist.
Documents submitted for editing will be checked for correct grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and spelling. A one-on-one writing development session is recommended after the edits are complete.
One-on-One Writing Sessions
Schedule to meet with the editor for a 30 or 60-minute writing development session (available in person or via Zoom).
Each semester, we host a series of writing-centric workshops and events, such as Thesis & Dissertation Writing Camp . A full list of events can be found here .
Editing Submission Process
Please note that beginning Janurary 1, 2020 , we will no longer accept hard copies.
- Upload your document to iThenticate to generate a similarity score (create an account here )
- Complete the online Editing Submission Form and upload your Word or PDF document
If your uploaded document does not fit our criteria, you will be notified by email.
When your submission is complete, the editor will return your edited document via email.
Writing Development Sessions
Students may request to meet one-on-one with the editor in a writing development session. These sessions are best suited for specific questions about your paper or general questions about writing. If you want your full paper edited, please submit it for technical editing.
- 500 words per session (or about 2 pages, double spaced)
- 3 sessions per week
- 1 session per day
- 1 scheduled appointment at any given time
Frequently Asked Questions
What can the technical editing service help me with.
The technical editing services will check your submitted document for correct grammar, capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and clarity. We will also review tone, organization, and in-text citations. However, the editor will not rewrite your paper for you, check the table of contents for accuracy, edit references/bibliographies, fact check, or format check (format checking is required for theses and dissertations, but is completed by a Graduate Education Specialist, not the technical editor.) For more information on format checking, visit the Thesis and Dissertation Information webpage .
What types of documents are accepted by the technical editor?
We accept conference papers, journal articles, theses and dissertations, and thesis or dissertation proposals.
Can I submit revisions of a paper I’ve already submitted?
Yes. You may use the editor’s comments to revise your paper and submit the same (revised) document again; you may submit the subsequent revisions as many times as you would like. Just use the online submission link each time.
How long does it take to receive my edited document after I submit it?
The processing time will vary depending on the number of submissions in the editing queue. On average, processing time takes about a week, but we recommend allowing ten business days to complete your request. Documents are edited on a first-come-first-serve basis, so during busy times of the year, the wait time will be longer. If your edits do take longer than ten business days, the editor will notify you.
How many pages can I submit?
You may submit 30 pages per submission. Multiple submissions are allowed simultaneously. To increase the amount of written work you can submit, you can remove figures, tables, and or images from the document and only submit the text for editing.
What is format checking?
Format checking is a separate service from technical editing that ensures your thesis or dissertation is presented in the most professional manner possible (e.g., correct margins and spacing on all pages, consistent page numbering, proper organization, etc.). Format checking is required for all theses and dissertations before they are submitted, and most documents go through several format checks before they are ready for final submission.
What is the difference between technical editing and the Writing Center?
The Writing Center’s services are only offered to undergraduates, while technical editing services are only offered to graduate students. The writing center offers peer writing consultations to provide feedback and guidance to undergraduate students during the writing process; the technical editing services edits and proofreads entire submissions by graduate students and then meets with the student to review the edited document.
Can I submit documents between semesters?
Yes! Technical editing is offered year-round and we are happy to accept documents over the summer and winter breaks. The only requirement is that you must be enrolled in the upcoming semester.
Should I submit a hard copy or an electronic copy?
For Fall 2019, we accept hard copies and electronic copies. Starting Spring 2020, we plan to move exclusively to electronic copies. Both copies are edited by hand with line edits, and you will receive a PDF of the edited copy either way. Electronic copies can occasionally be edited more quickly if the Find/Replace tools can be utilized, but this only applies to documents that contain consistent errors.
Will you send back an electronic copy of my submitted document?
Yes, you will receive a either a PDF with proofreader marks or a Word document with tracked changes.
If I am a visiting scholar or I am a student on co-op, can I still submit documents?
Please email the graduate office at [email protected] to explain your situation; we will handle this on a case-by-case basis.
Can I submit multiple documents at the same time?
You may only have one submission in the queue at any given time. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis if the editing queue is low.
The goal from the technical editing services is to help you learn from each edit. While editing, we make a list of areas to address in your document, and we recommend implementing these in your other documents before submitting again. This will help speed up the editing process and allow us to discuss a wider variety of topics with each of your papers.
Should I remove figures and tables before submitting my document?
This is not required, but removing figures and tables can allow us to edit more pages at once. Some students remove figures and tables from the document but keep the corresponding captions as a placeholder.
Are there any limitations on writing development sessions?
You may have only one session per day, three sessions per week, and one scheduled appointment at any given time. Documents brought to the writing development sessions must not exceed 500 words, or two pages with double line spacing.
Why do I need to submit an iThenticate score, and how do I create an iThenticate account?
We require iThenticate scores on all editing submission forms to help avoid plagiarized documents and to raise awareness of plagiarism issues.
Currently enrolled S&T students can create an account for free through CAFE. Documents that are uploaded to the website are only accessible by the student (unless shared with another account) and are not searchable in iThenticate's database.
To set up an account, complete the form here.
If you have questions, please contact CAFE at [email protected] or (573) 341-6713.
Please note that iThenticate does not detect plagiarism; rather, it highlights exact wording that appears elsewhere in their database. Students can use these highlights as a guide for areas that need proper quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, and/or citing. Text that is highlighted is not necessarily plagiarized, as iThenticate will also highlight quotes, bibliographies, titles, and common phrases. iThenticate will not detect images. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that all material is properly cited and necessary copyright permissions are obtained.
How are papers edited?
All documents are edited using standard proofreading marks. For hard copies: edits are made in pencil and comments are made in pen. For electronic copies: edits are made using a digital pen, and color differences are used to distinguish edits and comments. Occasionally, electronic versions will be edited through Word’s Track Changes. A guide to the proofreading marks we use can be found here .
Is there a submission deadline?
Theses and dissertations: Yes. Technical editing is optional, but if you choose to have your thesis or dissertation edited, you must adhere to the deadlines of the final semester in which you will graduate. The deadlines to submit a thesis or dissertation for editing are in early October, mid-March, and mid-June for the fall, spring, and summer semesters, respectively. If you submit your thesis or dissertation to the technical editing services, you cannot begin format checking until editing is complete.
For other documents: No. We accept documents year-round. However, keep in mind that the turnaround can take around 10 business days, so you will need to plan ahead if you are trying to meet the deadline of your publisher or conference.
Where can I go to learn more about technical writing?
We provide writing workshops every semester, and we also oversee Thesis & Dissertation Writing Camp, which is held twice a semester. We also hold a variety of events throughout the semester which may include topics such as formatting, using LaTeX, or using the Word thesis and dissertation templates. For additional resources, we recommend the Purdue OWL and Grammarly.
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To help avoid plagiarism, students are required to upload documents to iThenticate before submitting their document for editing as of November 2017. The overall similarity score and date uploaded to iThenticate should be noted on the editing request form. Students with similarity scores above 30% might be asked to revise and resubmit their document before it is edited.
Please note that iThenticate does not detect plagiarism; rather, it highlights passages that appear elsewhere on the internet. Students can use these highlights as a guide for areas that need proper quoting, paraphrasing, summarizing, and/or citing. Text that is highlighted is not necessarily plagiarised, as iThenticate will also highlight quotes, bibliographies, titles, and common phrases.
iThenticate is free for all current graduate students at Missouri S&T. Documents that are uploaded to the website are only accessible by the student (unless shared with another account) and are not searchable in iThenticate's database. To set up a account, complete the form here . If you have questions, please contact Educational Technology .
Walk-in Writing Sessions
If you have specific questions about your document or general questions about grammar and editing, come meet with the editor in a 30-minute writing development session. Bring a hard copy of your paper with you. If possible, print with double line spacing for notes and proofreading marks. Due to the time limit, it will not be possible to review your entire paper during one session, so please mark the specific sections you wish to target.
Sessions are held Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 4:00. No appointment is required, but you can email Emily Seals at [email protected] to reserve a time slot.
Note : As of the Fall 2018 semester, the following limitations will apply:
The Office of Graduate Education hosts a series of writing workshops presented by the technical editor. Examples of past topics include writing style, grammar, and punctuation. These workshops are one hour long and provide attendees with free writing workbooks.
Writing Workshop: Style
- Presentation Slides
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Writing Workshop: Grammar
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Thesis & Dissertation Writing Camp
Thesis & Dissertation Writing Camp is held every semester and is meant to assist students that are in the researching/writing stage of their thesis or dissertation. Visit our Thesis & Dissertation Writing Camp webpage for more information.
Formatting in Microsoft Word
For help with basic formatting in Microsoft Word, see the walk through and practice document below.
- Unformatted Practice Document
- Recorded Tutorial
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab offers writing resources for free on topics such as academic writing, mechanics, grammar, punctuation, and citations.
Writing Guide for College Students
This writing guide walks students through what they need to know to improve their writing skills. It details various writing styles and lists available writing tools and apps.
Technical Editing Policies
- Double spaced submissions preferred.
- Word or PDF format
- Remove any tracked changes or comments from the document before submitting
- Papers can be submitted in sections of 30 pages (multiple submissions allowed)
- Submissions edited first-in, first-out
- Allow at least 10 working days to process your request
- T/Ds cannot be edited after or during format checking
- iThenticate similarity score required
- Editing review session is recommended, but not required
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- Journal Articles
- Dissertation proposals
- Thesis proposals
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We offer 4 levels of editing for thesis and dissertation students. “Technical Copy Editing” is your final edit before submission. “ Academic Line Editing ” is perfect when you need academic feedback during revision process and if you have English as a second language (ESL). “ Substantive Content Editing ” provides honest feedback and an academic evaluation of your overall concept, presentation, cohesion of theses and extensive formatting. “Graduate Research Support Package” is your ultimate choice to get all the help you need for finishing your dissertation.
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Technical Copy Editing is ideal for scholarly authors in their final revision stage who are fluent in the Academic English language and confident with the Thesis and Dissertation process. Seek Technical Copy Editing services as the FINAL EDIT necessary before submitting to your department head or review committee.
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Technical copy editors from First Editing have advanced degrees and extensive experience in collegiate writing, proofreading, and editing of successfully published journals, theses, books, manuals, and articles.
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Our technical copy editors corrects your grammar, subject-verb agreement, spelling and punctuation of Academic English. It also improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.
Your Technical Copy Editor provides you with valuable academic and editorial remarks, suggestions, and explanations throughout your paper. The editor also checks for continuity of thoughts, smooth flow of ideas, and points out where statements might need more support.
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Our technical editors have served as examiners for undergraduate, Master’s, and PhD theses. They know what to look for in an academic paper and what your examiner demands.
Your professional editor indicates all areas that need to be “tightened” in order to for you to pass your review. Our editors have been through it themselves and with their own students. They do their utmost to ensure you have a polished and complete product.
The true beauty of the technical thesis edit is in the little details that can be stumbling blocks to research success or professional publication. In a technical edit, your editor closely examines your citations and references, ensuring they adhere to your style guide.
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What is Included in Technical Copy Editing Services?
- Academic English language enhancement and correction for professionalism
- Journal style guidelines (e.g., APA, MLA) formatting for approval
- Grammar, spelling, and punctuation fixed for accuracy
- Word use improvement and remedies for smoothness
- Jargon, redundancy, and repetition elimination for simplicity
- Sentence and paragraph structure reworked for clarity
- Style and terminology consistency verified for precision
- Citations and reference formatting for validity
- Final proofreading and quality check provided for reliability
- Tracked Changes used to show all modifications for thoroughness
- Up to 10% reduction of your word count as necessary for conciseness
- Editing Certificate issued upon request for verification
- Re-edits discounted by 50% for loyalty and satisfaction
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The professional editors at First Editing are experienced scholars familiar with all the major style guides: APA, MLA, Chicago, Turabian, Harvard, etc. While some basics are similar in each, there are also slight differences: for example, in APA style, a parenthetical citation would look thusly: (Smith, 2009). In Harvard style the same citation would be: (Smith 2009).
Professional editors properly arrange your reference material. We ensure direct quotes appear with proper citations and all sources in the text are properly written and included in your reference section. (Note: we will NOT write your paper.) Please include your complete instructions, chosen style guide, and writing concerns when submitting your document for editing.
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Our editors also serve as commentators on your work, pointing out areas that seem weak or especially strong. They indicate where citations are missing or needed.
Technical editors ask questions where your answers help clarify a confusing passage. It is better to have an editor make these types of comments than your committee!
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A final “plus” of technical editing is that it includes a degree of formatting. Our academic editors won’t place your charts and diagrams or generate your reference list. However, they will make sure your margins are correct, your references are formatted as they should be, your line spacing is consistent, and your headers and footers are placed properly.
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We can solve your thesis problems in an efficient manner while giving advice on where additional references or information is required, or whether your arguments are flowing correctly.
We edit everything from program applications (e.g., PhD applications) to a thesis of several hundred pages. We always ensure that you meet your requirements. We also safeguard that your references and figures are consistent and correct.
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In a technical edit, your editor closely examines your citations and references, ensuring they adhere to your style guide. Order a Technical Edit as your LAST REVISION Order a Technical Edit as your LAST REVISION before submitting publicly or distributing your manuscript. What is Included in Technical Copy Editing Services?
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