Dr. Lyn’s Help for Self-editing Series
The following self-editing tips are not in anyway meant as a guarantee that a proposal or a dissertation will pass review. These tips are only meant as an aid to help doctoral learners and candidates and other graduate students become more aware of the quality of work they submit. The general rule regarding whether you need an editor follows: If your chair tells you to get an editor, you need to hire an editor. If your chair does not mention an editor, these tips could certainly help you produce a paper that will pass review without an editor.