Generally speaking, university faculties prescribe the formal requirements for dissertations. This includes the design (text size, font and margins) as well as the defaults for reproducing quotes and how the inclusion of the literature is performed. These formalities are subject to review and must be strictly adhered to. Especially the correct identification of direct and indirect quotations is a crucial requirement of correct academic work and can – as the plagiarism scandals of the recent past have shown – have far-reaching consequences.
For a thesis, it is important not only to comply with the formal requirements, of course, the text must be grammatically and orthographically perfect. This includes the uniform spelling of proper names, technical terms, and the correct use of em and en dashes and the uniform citation of literature included in the footnotes. Even little things like the use of false diacritics, errors in punctuation or missing spaces can adversely affect the overall impression of your work. At the end of the long and arduous process of writing, many graduate students are unable to “see” the work from a distance in order identify stylistic, content-related or structural errors. It is thus advisable to work with a professional editor, even if only for just this step alone.
We therefore only work with experienced editors who specialize in the editing of academic works. Our editors not only pay close attention to errors in formatting or correct spelling and grammatical errors, but also to the stringency of the textual content. During the course of editing, our employees also pay attention to gaps in the reasoning or content-related mental leaps and can thus contribute to improving the content of the work.
During the editing, linguistic inconsistencies are also “smoothed out”, for example by shortening convoluted sentences or adapting colloquial expressions. These stylistic changes not only make the overall text easier to understand but will also improve the overall impression of the work.