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Are you available to edit my thesis today?

Yes. Paid services are offered 365 days per year. Unless you see a disclaimer on the upload form, I am prepared to receive your thesis and return it by your deadline that's set on the order form. I will receive a notification automatically on my cell phone as soon as an order has been placed, and I will send an invoice as soon as I can.

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How fast can you edit my 10,000 word thesis?

I can edit a 10,000 word thesis in 48 hours. The form will calculate the return time. If you place an order, the return time is guaranteed. If you request a sample edit, the form will let you know how long we would expect to require for a full edit.

How fast can you edit my thesis?

When you enter your thesis length into the order form, a return time will be generated. If you need it sooner, use the Sample Edit form to submit a sample and ask for a faster time. I can't guarantee anything until I've seen a sample of your writing. It depends on the topic and the quality of the writing. In general, my rule of thumb is 6000 words per day. This speed allows me some flexibility to take care of the shorter requests at the same time, and I don't get over tired. I can't edit well when I'm too tired. Nonetheless, there are few editors who offer the kind of quick turnaround that I can. The average Master's thesis is between 10,000 and 20,000 words. I can proofread a 10,000 word thesis in 2 days. Sometimes I work with doctoral students who send one chapter at a time. I'm editing while they are writing the next chapter. In that case, the first chapter is sent using the form, which automatically creates an open order in my system, then subsequent chapters can be sent by email and I will send an invoice for payment based on the total length.

Can you edit a shorter document?

Yes. I edit documents of all lengths. I also edit application essays and resumes. Essays less than 5000 words can be edited in 24 hours. Use the order form to request editing of all kinds of documents. The minimum price is $25 for any editing service.

Can you send an invoice for proofreading my thesis?

Yes. Request a sample edit, and I will provide edit the first 1000 words of your thesis, and send an proofreading invoice. You have to pay the invoice before I finish the proofreading work. Sending an invoice is not automatic; there may be delays based on the time of day or whether or not I can get to a computer to generate and send the invoice.

What is the cost to edit a 10,000 word thesis?

The 2021 thesis proofreading price depends on the academic subject. Prices vary from $210 to $280 for 10,000 words. When you enter the length of your thesis into the form, the form will calculate the price before you place your order. Check out my thesis proofreading prices page to calculate the cost of editing your thesis.

The form is not calculating my fee. What can I do?

My low prices are because I don't hire programmers or a web designer, and I created all the pages and did the javascript programming myself. But I have a degree in English, not computer science. Although I have tried many ways to test the pages, sometimes the javascript is not working properly. If your page does not show the correct price, I will calculate the correct price and send an invoice. As always, if you don't like the invoice, you have the option to decline service with no charge. Your deadline is based on when you pay the invoice.

What if I enter the wrong number of words?

The form and requested payment are based on your input. Unlike some services, which calculate your fee based on the actual number of words in your document, my calculation is based on your input. This way, you can include instructions in the document, or specifically ask me to exclude parts of the document when I edit. When I do the actual edit, I will notice discrepancies of payment amounts. Errors in your favour of over $5 will be refunded through PayPal. If you have paid too little, I may send an invoice for the additional amount at my discretion. In addition, a service fee of $5.00 may be added to the invoice to account for my time to issue the invoice.

Can you edit a Google Docs document?

Yes. However, Google docs does not provide the full range of editing tools as MS Word. You have to look at the editing history to see the changes. You have to make sure I've been invited to edit the document.

You can also send me a DropBox link for a document. If you are ordering by cellphone, you may be unable to upload a document. You can send a link, or you can send the document a little later (but not too much or I might not be able to meet your deadline!)

What is your guarantee?

The bottom line is that if you are not happy with the work for any reason, I will return your fee. I want you as a return customer, and I want you to recommend my service to your friends, so I will do what I can to ensure you are happy with the service. I will carefully proofread your document and fix all sentences to bring the document to the level of a university essay in terms of grammar, sense and format.

However, I do not guarantee that you will receive any grade or outcome as a result of my editing. The most important part of your grade is related to how well you met the expectations of the assignment. Your understanding of the material, your research skills, and your critical thinking are key elements of your grade. If you have not read and understood the material you are writing about, I can't fix that with editing. What I do is read your essay carefully and ensure that your essay reflects your thinking and ideas in the best way possible, and using the correct style of writing for university essays. I do not guarantee that I will catch 100% of all grammatical errors. In fact, there are a lot of ambigous grammar rules that some professors follow and others don't. However, I do guarantee that I will carefully proofread and edit your document to university standards.

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Can you edit a LaTeX file?

Yes. I have an account at Overleaf to edit LaTeX files. If you use Overleaf, I can be added to your project, and you can see the changes as they are tracked.

Can you edit a pdf file?

Yes, I can edit a pdf file. No, you don't want that service.

You probably created the pdf file from LaTeX or MS Word. I can edit the original file much more easily and preserve your formatting. I can edit LaTeX, .doc, .docx, Google docs, and Apple .page files.

pdf files are not designed to be edited. pdf files are designed to be portable (i.e., pdf="Portable Document Format") so they appear the same on all computer systems and can be printed. They are not word processing documents. This means if I delete a word on a line, the words on the following page do not flow back. You end up with a problem on the page. That's not too bad, but I might not be able to add words as well, since they won't fit. If you are a very good writer and only need basic proofreading, then I can edit the document. But there are very few documents that I see that don't need at least a few sentences substantially revised. I can't do that with a pdf.

Also, the response time for the Adobe Acrobat program when making changes to a pdf file is much slower than working in MS Word, so if there are more than one or two changes per page, I would have to charge extra for the extra time.

There's no track changes for a pdf file, but an option for a pdf is to place a note on a page where a change needs to be made. But, placing dozens, if not hundreds of notes on a document is not practical. Documents are never created in pdf format; they are always exported as pdf files. The editing process should take place before the document is saved as a pdf.

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