We get it – as a graduate student, you don’t have a ton of disposable income, and so you’re careful about how you spend your money. At first, it might seem like a professional editor is a luxury expense that you don’t really need, but it can be quite the opposite: a practical expense that actually saves you time and money later on. Here at Dissertation Editor, we’ve been where you are: we get it, and so our editors are focused on helping you get to where you need to be.

Here are some ways a professional editor can help expedite your thesis or dissertation process, as well as save you money along the way.

An editor can help you be more efficient than any dissertation guide. If you go to the bookstore, you’ll see an array of books on writing theses or dissertations. While they can certainly provide helpful advice, a professional editor provides personalized, specific feedback to your writing style, strengths and weaknesses, subject matter, and content. This level of personalization is pointed, with your particular goals in mind. This keeps you from wasting time with generalized platitudes that might not be really what you need. Time is money when you’re paying each semester to keep working on your dissertation, a professional editor helps get you to your end goal faster.

An editor can help relieve stress and subsequently increase your productivity. It’s not a secret that dissertations and theses cause stress, and while multiple revisions and submissions are standard, it can be incredibly stressful and time-consuming. Stress can cause writer’s block, depression or anxiety, and even writing paralysis, and if you’re pressed for time, that can add to the pressures you’re feeling. A professional editor can help you address the comments from your committee, and help you focus on the major things you have to work on, saving you a lot of minor stressors. An editor can also assist you with proper formatting, which is a major source of stress and anxiety for many students.

You’ll be able to reach your career goals faster. Many students are pursuing a graduate degree for career gains – to get a better job, change employers, or reach the next pay grade. Having to repeatedly revise and resubmit for multiple semesters can delay, or even derail, your career plans. With a professional editor, we can help minimize the times you have to resubmit, helping you to finish your degree and reach your career goals in a timely way.

Professional editors are just that – professionals. While peer editing can be valuable and certainly has its place, nothing is a substitute for a professional editor. Our editors have years of experience, in-depth knowledge of English grammar, expert writing and editing skills, and thorough knowledge of multiple style guides. There is nothing that can compare to professional editing and formatting, as good as your peers might be.

If you’re wondering how a professional editor can help you, contact us today! Our team of editors, statisticians, and consultants can help guide you through the process and help get you where you need to be.