FindItMore | Whether you are an established lecturer to whom falls the gigantic onus of arranging seminars, delivering keynote addresses and talks in symposiums in various institutions, or an aspiring student in higher studies shuffling between journal submissions, papers in seminars and the taxing editorial task of your literature club, or maybe someone just stepping into the life of full-fledged academia, struggling within the gridlock of classes, hefty semester schedules, compiling a thesis and writing dissertations, you will know the keynote of the orchestra : the fact that no matter what, you will always be hard pressed for time.
If you finish writing dissertation before due time (a very rare feat, we assure you), there will be the incentive to review it, and afterward, rewrite whole sections – a luxury not uncommon if you have that kind of time. The point is that you will always have barely just enough time to proofread your papers after backtracking your references, double-checking the bibliography or streamlining the focal point in the introduction – but then this is the exceptional case when you do have time for it at all.
Other times, as the norm goes, you will have to either rush the proofreading process or make additional time for it, cutting down on time for the actual research and method of making your first and revised drafts.
How to choose the best thesis proofreading services
The good news is that this day and age also comes with a great boon for everyone in the field of academics: namely, proofreading services. The unfortunate truth of the matter is that many of these web-based outlets oversell it, potentially letting you down with their quality of service.
(1) So the first thing you should look for in a proofreading service is its reliability, whether it is referred to by a source, how many people have recommended it, and how transparent it is. You should check whether they have a defined confidentiality clause and whether they can meet your deadlines. Generally speaking, the leading proofreading services of the market are usually a safe bet.
(2) Secondly, if you do wish to use a proofreading service, try to precisely determine the nature of tempering that you want to be done on the written material. The upside in this department is that most good proofreading services have a very streamlined project commissioning system to suit your thesis proofreading needs: first you get to pick from whether you want proofreading, copy editing, or a full-scale overhaul of your thesis, and then you select the academic context – whether the tone should be argumentative, how strictly academic it is, how much jargon usage should be permissible, and the like. User-end customization is something not very common among the services, and those that let you clarify precisely the kind of modification you want to do – general syntactical checks, grammar correction, academic tone optimization, and your reference consistencies individually are the best services.
(3) This point goes both ways. If it is a web-based outlet of the proofreading service, it is usually a good idea to not subscribe if their nature of service is vague, because proofreading and copy editing can have many forms and degrees based on the context. Most services also let you set a deadline, which, as we all know, is a critical criterion.
(4) And of course, quality assurance is the final word in any proofreading service. The cusp of the task goes to the employees who work directly on the desk, and the quality of the service determined by the skill of these professionals. Whether or not they are field experts will be the significant factor for any service.
An End Note
If you have checked all the three boxes, and a particular service fits the profile, then by all means, do avail yourself of that proofreading platform!