Combining general guidelines from up-to-date manuals of style (APA, MLA, and Turabian) with the university guidelines our clients send us, our thesis and dissertation formatting service works with dissertation and thesis writers to ensure that the precise formatting standards required by dissertation committees are met.
We offer two thesis and dissertation formatting services that isolate and resolve key formatting issues.
Layout Formatting ($4/pg.): Our layout formatting service (discounted when included with an editing order) ensures that your dissertation or thesis complies with university guideline requirements, and covers the following elements of formatting:
- Preliminary Pages: University standards for preliminary pages are often overlooked by thesis and dissertation writers, and can therefore become the cause of multiple rejections and ongoing frustration. We resolve formatting issues in these key pages before they arise, properly paginating tables of contents and lists and correcting spacing and layout issues that can plague students and committees alike.
- Pagination: The placement of page numbers can vary from university to university, and preparing the pagination for long documents can be a frustrating and time-consuming task. Our editors are word processing wizards who can quickly, correctly, and painlessly format pagination to the standards our clients' universities require.
- Figures & Tables: Figures and tables present thesis and dissertation data in comprehensive form, but even with sound data and presentation, committees can find fault with easy-to-overlook elements of figure and table presentation. Our formatting service checks and correctly arranges table tags and the relationship of tables and figures to text.
- Headings & Subheadings: The placement and formatting of chapter and section headings in theses and dissertations need to comply with university standards and be consistent throughout. As we move through your document, we'll check and repair heading and subheading formatting.
Please note that our layout service does not address the internal contents or arrangement of figure images or tables. However, we do provide these additional re-tabulation and design services at the rate of $40 an hour. If you believe that your tables or images may need internal formatting, please let us know at the time you order and we will conact you with an additional hourly estimate. We cannot be held responsible for improperly tabulated tables or the internal contents images, and it's important that your tables and figures when your draft is submitted are sized to fit on the page when the margins are set to your requirements.
Citation Style Formatting ($4/pg.): Our citation style formatting service (which is discounted when added to any editing order) correctly formats parenthetical, footnote, or endnote citations and external reference lists. We also isolate and label missing information, such as date and place of publication and page number citations. Please note that if you have a reference list that you'd like formatted separately from your dissertation, you'll need to order one of our editing services and include citation formatting with your order, as citation formatting is a meticulous and time-consuming process when done correctly. However, if you have an entire dissertation that requires a review of its citations and reference list, our citation formatting only service is all you'll need to order.
Our Quality Guarantee: We will ensure, as we have since 2002, that the final draft you receive from us is completely ready to publish or turn in and will work with you until it's ready or refund your payment.
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