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How Copy Editing Can Improve the Quality of Your Write-Up?

This entry was posted in Dissertation , Editor , on May 28 , 2015.

A copy editing is done in order to make an overall improvement in the write-up to assure the correctness, clarity and perfectness of the same. It endows that quality to the written piece that is indispensable for the final submission and its publication. Copy editing mainly works on the following points –


  • Test out the title, topic and cover page of the dissertation/thesis
  • Checks the numerical presentation in the form of tables, data’s, calculations and graphs
  • Removing fluffs from the content and make it to the point
  • Confiscates extra phrases, quotes and expressions and makes the write-up easy to understand
  • Correct the grammatical flaws, spellings and punctuation marks
  • Checks the chapters, contents and page alignment according to the prescribed standards of the university
  • Prepares well turned-out display type which includes headings, subheadings, images, summaries, riddles and out of boundary text.

As, these points are highly refined and requires state-of-the-art for its absolute presentation therefore an expert copy editor is required for the purpose. Although a proficient writer is knowledgeable enough to write the most intellect piece yet probabilities of slipping-up the mistakes are very high. As, copy edited write-ups are supposed to be first read and last argued; they hold up the key concerns of publication. Thus, skilled and practiced copy editors are mandating to polish the write-up.


Copy editors are linguistic, writing style experts and trained in English language. They are trained in a way that their eyes roll mainly on mistakes and they tend to read word by word and line by line to find out the flaws and correct them. They focus on to make the write-up concise, flowing, standard and readable.


In the crux copy editing can improve the quality of the write-up by adding propos terminologies and bedecking it with sapient ideas.


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