The services offered by the word whisperer are consistent with Standards D and E of the Institute of Professional Editors' Guidelines for editing research theses.
Service 1 includes:
Correction of basic errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation;
Identifying problems in the use of vocabulary and expression and suggesting alternative words, phrases or sentences; and
Identifying sentences where the meaning is unclear.
Please select this service if you wish to undertake all formatting, referencing, and checking of page numbering yourself.
Service 2 includes:
Formatting consistent with your university’s requirements or the requirements of the journal to which you are submitting your article.
If you require this service, please include the formatting requirements for assignments or theses when you send your document for proofreading. They may include aspects such as line spacing, margins, font and font size, headings, etc.
Service 3 includes the following:
Ensuring there is consistency between citations in the body of the document and the reference list/bibliography;
Ensuring that citations and references are consistent with the referencing style required by your school or faculty e.g. APA, Harvard, etc.;
Ensuring page numbering in the Contents section is consistent with the page numbering in the corresponding sections of the thesis; and
Ensuring accuracy in the numbering and labelling of all illustrations, figures and tables throughout the document and in the Contents section.
If you require this service, please include the referencing requirements for assignments or theses when you send your document for proofreading.
Please provide your assignment/report/thesis as a Microsoft Word document. We use the ‘track changes’ function to suggest changes and the ‘comments’ function to raise particular issues for you to consider.