Dissertation issues and when to use an outside editor

So you’ve written your dissertation and felt danged great about it only to receive a long list of issues from your chair or committee. Now what?

There are two things you can do.

  1. You can work to make the corrections, changes, and additions yourself and pray the next meeting yields better results.
  2. You can engage an outside editor to assist with the comments you received.

Why use an outside editor?


First, you can’t use just any outside editor. It’s important that the editor is experience in both writing and editing dissertations and in the subject matter related to your project. Otherwise, you will be wasting time and money.

Now, the benefits of using an experience dissertation writer or editor are vast but the most common is they know how to read between the lines—in most cases—and have a better understanding of what committees expect to see when their comments are addressed.

If you decide to make the changes yourself, you want to be sure to address every single comment your chair or committee provided. Don’t skip simply because you do not agree with a comment. In fact, if you feel strongly about a specific comment or have questions about a comment, it would be better to attempt an arranged meeting to discuss those comments before deciding to pass on making the change.

A professional dissertation writer or editor is familiar with comments that are vague and can often incorporate changes or additions without the need for an interim meeting. They have experience not only with their own dissertation process but with helping others successfully complete their dissertations as well.

Whatever you decide, remember, the committee’s comments and recommendations are vital to reaching this milestone in your academic career and future. Not all chairs or committees view a dissertation the same. In fact, some may want to see one thing while another chair or committee member want to see something different. It’s important to remember that their feedback is what matters as they are the ones who approve or deny your work.

It’s not always easy to hear—much less to address—criticism of one’s hard work. However, it is part of the dissertation process and shouldn’t be taken as an insult. Shrug off the negative vibes and push forward. The reward of reaching the defense stage and ultimate degree is worth it!

How can outsourcing your business writing and editing tasks save you money?

Benefits of outsourcingCustom writing and editing services can be mistaken as being solely for the academic market, but nothing could be further from true. Businesses in virtually every industry has some type of writing or editorial need and can benefit from outsourcing.

From a creative perspective, businesses often need advertising and web copy but retaining an ad firm or employing in-house staff can be costly. Outsourcing to a professional custom writing and editing services company enables the business to pay only for the work needed versus an hourly or salaried commitment that must be met, even when the employee is not actively working on a given campaign.

Outsourcing is also beneficial for company or department newsletters. The business pays only for the work done on a given newsletter and enjoys the benefits of a second set of eyes and outside ideas that entice readers. Further, businesses can save thousands of dollars each year when having an outside source proofread and edit all types of materials from promotions/ad campaigns and internal memos to newsletters and corporate policy documents.

One important factor to consider when choosing a custom writing and editing service is confidentiality. Some business materials will contain information that is private to the business itself. It is vital the service you use employs and enforces a strong policy on confidentiality.

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