Technical Editing

Once you have completed writing your thesis/dissertation, it is time to edit the document according to the style specified by your promoter/supervisor. When your thesis is received, a quote will be compiled and sent to you via email. Once the quote is accepted, we will start with the formatting.

The table of contents is entered according to the headings and formatted to automatically update. Figures and tables are captioned correctly and entered in a lists after the Table of Contents. Margins, consistent spacing and alignment are applied throughout the document. We assist you with adding front pages and annexures (even if they are PDFs) to your thesis. We can restructure and style your tables and diagrams.

The title page, declaration, dedication, acknowledgements, page numbering, orientation and whole document are formatted according to the style specified by your promoter and returned to you ready to print.

Once the formatting is complete, the document is sent to you for approval. If you require changes to the document, it will be checked and corrected until you are satisfied with the file. Once you have accepted the final version, we can assist with binding and handing in the thesis at the NMMU Exam department, with the permission to submit letter, from your promoter/supervisor.

The completed file will be returned to you in MS Word and PDF.

How it works

Typical turnaround

Our typical turnaround for theses are 4 days. Exact timescales will vary depending on document length and complexity. For those of you in a hurry we provide an express service subject to availability. Tell us your deadline and we’ll see how we can assist.


Our pricing is simple, and fair. You will be supplied with a quote before we start. The work will only start once you have accepted the quote. You do not have to pay anything until the project is complete. I will provide you with an invoice for the amount of the original quote. EFT or cash is accepted

Editing Services

My editing services thoroughly address mechanical and substantive issues throughout the document. Some common issues are listed below, although there are countless more:

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