Proofreading is the first step after the end of the writing process and serves to eliminate rough content, form and spelling errors. An accumulation of errors in punctuation, grammar or spelling can lead to an overall lower assessment of the thesis. In this instance, these errors are easily avoidable by scheduling a thorough and professional proofreading. After spending long periods of time on the writing process, and in some cases years, many PhD students are no longer able to view their text from a distance or see obvious typing or formatting errors. It is therefore recommended that students seek professional support for this crucial step in the process.
When it comes to proofreading, our employees’ focus is squarely on mistakes that have been made in spelling, punctuation and grammar. We also alert you to errors in the formatting or the citation methods (e.g. missing quotes, using disparate quotes, etc.). Sloppy content-related errors such as incomplete sentences, difficult to understand sentence construction or missing paragraphs are also corrected or highlighted here. Proofreading also includes the footnote conventions and structure, including the bibliography. Here our staff will pay attention to the use of a consistent form of presentation that is partly dictated by the universities or faculties. Recording the literature in a non-uniform way or the erroneous reproduction of sources in the citation methods are a relevant censorship and can significantly affect the overall impression of an academic assignment. In this area especially, close attention should be paid to compliance with the prescribed formal requirements, since many professors understand the correct reproduction of quotations or references as evidence of a good comprehension of academic methodology. We only work with experienced editors who are used to dealing with academic theses and are therefore familiar with the usual rules in this instance, as well as the formal details required.