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Recently, I’ve been fielding various questions about thesis editing.
On the one hand, this is a really good sign - a number of our candidates must be nearing completion.
On the other hand, these can be tricky questions to answer.
They can generate even more questions: How much should a supervisor contribute to the editing of a PhD? Is it acceptable for a candidate to pay an editor to help them? Where do you even find an editor?
One candidate wondered whether the university might have editors on staff. Another wanted to know how much they should expect their supervisor to help correct their grammar.
The answers to these sorts of questions can reflect a range of different factors.