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Welcome to the University Editor (CC).

Experience based on over 40 theses since 2009!

There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about this editor. I hope you enjoy my site and take a moment to drop me a line, send me a WhatsApp, SMS, or email me your draft for a free quote.

Your Benefits

Benefits of My Editing Services

Benefits of My Editing Services

Benefits of My Editing Services


  • Benefit from the peace of mind and confidence that your thesis is technically at the top of the class
  • Take pride in the technical care of your proposal, mini-thesis, thesis or dissertation
  • Professional looking document
  • MS Word Styles based formatting
  • Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Tables, with correct page numbers
  • Complete List of Abbreviations
  • Improved Word choice
  • Improved Sentence structure
  • Correct Academic Style
  • Consistency of spelling, capitals and hyphens
  • Cross-check  between citations in text and in the List of References 

My Process & Guarantee

Benefits of My Editing Services

Benefits of My Editing Services


  • I guarantee that you will not fail due to the technical care of your thesis that I have edited, or your money back!
  • See my 7-Step process below
  • I use the grammar and spelling checker in MS Word, four add-on packages, and I carefully read each sentence.
  • All editing is done in MS Word with track changes for your final approval. 



Who I Am

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  • Dr A Apostolides BA (UNISA), MPhil, MA (cum laude), PhD (University of Pretoria).
  • I am a former university lecturer at University of South Africa (UNISA) and University of Pretoria (UP), with my own degrees. My  experience and skills will make your proposal, mini-thesis, dissertation or thesis shine!
  • See my own publications on my  Google Scholar profile:

 https://scholar.google.co.za/citations?user=rLNTWT8AAAAJ&hl=en

  • Associate member of the Professional Editors' Guild:  

https://editors.org.za/ViewMemberProfile.aspx?id=966 

  • Previous clients from: 

  1. University of Pretoria (UP)
  2. Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS)
  3. Stellenbosch University (SUN)
  4. University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB)
  5. University of South Africa (UNISA)
  6. University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)


The Technical Writer's Handbook writing with style and clarity

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Very useful book

Very useful book

The technical write's handbook for writing with Style and Clarity

What I will do.

I will use my skills and experience to suggest improvements, and make your dissertation or thesis technically superb. You need to focus only on your subject matter. I will take care of the technical requirements specified by your supervisor/s. Examiners award top  marks only for theses that show good technical care.

In a nutshell

Additional Information

 

Vision My vision is to help students and scientists to publish their theses and manuscripts in high-impact journals.


Mission My  mission is to provide biological and social science, students and  scientists with an author’s editor and peer review service for  manuscripts written in English. We provide comments in a confidential,  friendly and constructive manner.  


Description of service

My first aim is to ensure good grammar, because good grammar is  associated with good science, and vice versa.   


My second aim is to make your  writing more memorable. The reader will understand and remember your  work when written with clarity and grace. 


All my work is done on Microsoft Word with track changes. I use additional, world-class, grammar checking  software to correct the grammar and check your references in the Harvard or APA 6th edition style.


I have developed my  propriety software, to improve your text for clarity and grace based on the classic book by William Strunk Jr., "The Elements of Style."  This is  done by rewording into the active voice where possible, removing jargon  and meaningless words, improving parallelism, etc. Each sentence is  rephrased, where necessary, to put the important facts, in the stress  part of the sentence. I have found that these 20 rules, correct 80% of the mistakes authors make.


In addition to the above-mentioned issues of grammar, clarity and grace,  I also edit for consistency, sequential numbering of figures and  tables, check for the presence of each figure and table. I check that each citation in the text is in the list of references, and that each reference in the  list of references, is cited in the text. I check for the definition of each  abbreviation, flag repeated definitions of each abbreviation and list abbreviations without definitions. I format headings, sub-headings, figure legends and table headings consistently.  Your manuscript is checked for several more issues, to ensure a  high technical standard. 


My other favorite books are Matt Young's "The Technical Writer's Handbook - Writing with Style and Clarity" and Eric Lichtfouse's "Scientific writing for Impact Factor Journals". The principles described in these books apply to the sciences, humanities, engineering and medicine. 


I will incorporate any additional formatting specification or template that you provide. 

The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. A classic for good English Grammar and Style

The Original Classic for writing with Style

Legal stuff

 Service Description
University Editor (CC)  (henceforth referred to as "UEdit") and any, information, or other  services that are offered through the website www.uedit.org  or  https://thesiseditor.co.za​  (the  "Service") are provided subject to these Terms of Service. By using this  website and/or the Service, you expressly agree to these Terms of  Service. You understand and agree that the Service is provided on an "as  is" and "as-available" basis. UEdit disclaims all responsibility and  liability for the availability, timeliness, or reliability of the  Service. UEdit also reserves the right to modify, suspend, or  discontinue the Service with or without notice at any time and without  any liability to you.

Limitation of Liability
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Scientific Writing for High Impact Factor Journals by Eric Lichtfouse

Another excellent source, especially for journal articles.