PhD Editing

Editing a PhD requires an enormous amount of skill. For one thing it is essential that the editor have thorough knowledge of the subject. He or she should know as much as the student does on the topic and maybe even more. The editor should be aware of all the key words used in that particular discipline and even the kind of language that the subject matter requires.

Medicine has its own vocabulary, engineering has its own vocabulary and so does finance. It is for this reason that editors are selected based on the field they have specialised in. Usually only a finance expert does financial editing and a medical graduate does medical editing.

Along with subject matter knowledge, the skills in grammar and vocabulary of the editor should also be of a high standard. It is essential to remember that by the time a student comes to the PhD level, he or she would have spent many years in academia. By that time they are expected to have a very high level of language skills.

Academic boards evaluate the writing of the student as closely as they evaluate the content that is gives. Therefore, the editor should check the content for the way it has been written very closely. The accuracy of the sentences, the correctness of the punctuations and proper usage of words should all be verified. If the language used is too simple then the editor needs to change the sentences to accommodate more complicated words or jargon that is normally used in that particular discipline.

It is not uncommon for more than one editor to look over a manuscript that has been written on a particularly advanced topic and is going to be submitted to a high authority. To know more about PhD Editing please contact us by filling up the form on the inner pages.