Students and professional researchers have a lot on their plate from the very beginning of their project. The approaches they undertake often lead them in different illuminating directions, making the entire project more complex. This means that the writing often takes a hit.

As experts in proofreading and editing, we have helped many researchers by taking care of the grammatical, stylistic, and other technical aspects of their draft. They’ve simply put together their work in one place and, with a sigh of relief, sent them to us for reorganization, formatting, and other finer refinements.

Let’s look at what it took for us to make some stressed researchers happy!


Case #1: Andria Waller’s dissertation Black Lives Speak: Black Students’ Experience with Institutional Discrimination in Higher Education

Topic

Andria’s dissertation investigates institutional discrimination against Black students affecting their retention rate in post-secondary education. Her qualitative approach involved data analysis from observations, journaling, field notes, and historical documents, amounting to about 66000 words. The material was thoroughly analyzed and well-argued from different sources. 

Objective

While her research was thorough and persuasive, she enlisted our services to ensure the dissertation reflected the urgency of her research. She sought the expertise of an editor to improve her writing so that it strikes the balance between objective academic writing and the subjective nature of her topic. 

Solution

We not only checked the structure of her dissertation for cohesion but also perfected the phrasing, style, word choice, citations, and formatting. The personal experiences of her study’s subjects were highlighted in an urgent and resonant manner by our changes. This made her research objectives and methods clearer and her overall work more impactful.

Testimonial 

“My editors not only have impeccable skills but they were also sensitive in their approach towards my dissertation. This is a deeply personal topic to me, and I’m glad to know that I can trust them with it!”


Case #2: Valencia Chen’s dissertation Scope for Profitability through R&D Efforts among China’s SMEs


Topic

In an economics and finance dissertation, Valencia examines the positive relationship between R&D and profitability as seen in small and medium-sized enterprises in China. She takes an analytic approach, drawing findings from several empirical studies. 

Objective

Valencia approached us with the requirement of proofreading, and she also specifically required help in simplifying sections that were peppered with jargon. She also required our help to arrange the reference list in the format prescribed to her. 

Solution

We provided alternative styles for unclear writing and improved language, readability, and expression. We also made sure the document had robust referencing according to the Chicago Manual of Style.

Testimonial 

“PaperTrue does a swift job in making the text readable and concise without changing my argument. I really liked that about their work, and I think I’ll recommend them to my peers as well!”


Case #3: Sally Chakraborty’s dissertation Reflective Lessons of a Government Official in Her Work in Canadian Bureaucracy

Topic

Sally, in her deeply personal dissertation, writes about her challenging personal and professional life. She delves into accounts about acquiring leadership qualities, developing her professional skills, and receiving her MBA degree. She foregrounds these accounts against the principles of suffering, enlightenment, and kaizen. 

Objective 

Sally’s requirements were straightforward. She wanted to work with someone who not only understood the technicalities of editing, but also someone who could understand the journey she undertook. She was particular about collaborating with someone who could keep the ethos of her experience while still maintaining the prerequisites of academic writing. 

Solution

Although the text was well written, we found it could benefit from changes and feedback about style, syntax, word choice, and structure. We helped her rearrange her personal accounts in a more linear style and guided her with providing missing information. These changes allowed for the dissertation to carry a deeper narrative. 

Moreover, we established a link between the theoretical framework and the qualitative substance of her dissertation, strengthening her arguments.

Testimonial

“I was uncertain about spending money to get my dissertation edited at first, but I have to admit now that it was indeed really helpful! Their suggestions really helped me to bring my dissertation together.”


Case #4: Margaret Thelma’s dissertation Emotional Support Provided to Young Black Students in Predominantly White High Schools and Post-Secondary Educational Institutions

Topic 

Margaret, in her doctoral dissertation, examines the emotional support Black students receive at predominantly White institutions of higher learning. She undertakes a qualitative methodology and utilizes House’s theory of social support pertaining to aid, affect, and affirmation. 

Objective 

Having made a jump from literature to education, Margaret was uncertain about how to represent data in a dissertation. Besides editing and proofreading, she required our help in matters of formatting and references. 

Solution 

We found that the style of writing could definitely be improved, clarified, and condensed in places. We also gave the formatting of her document a complete facelift, making the appendices presentable, applying heading styles, and automating the table of contents, list of figures, and list of tables. This made navigation easy. We finally corrected the format of her references according to APA guidelines.

Testimonial 

“I am a lot more confident about presenting my PhD dissertation after getting it edited by PaperTrue. Thanks for doing such an amazing job!”