Dissertation copy editing and proofreading services

Copy-Writing skilfully copy edits and proofreads dissertations and dissertation research proposals. We have extensive experience with dissertation copy editing and work with dissertations across all disciplines, but with a focus on those for Masters and PhD (Doctoral) degrees.

We guarantee the quality of our editing services and if your dissertation is rejected for editorial reasons alone, we will – within reason – re-edit it at no additional cost.

What is a dissertation?

In South Africa, dissertations are more frequently a component of Masters programmes, as opposed to PhD programmes. A dissertation tends to synthesise research information and adds particular interpretations to it, while theses typically report on original research and are an original contribution to knowledge.

Why our help is important

Higher degree candidates often struggle to produce written content of a sufficiently high academic standard and with the required style and presentation. Candidates may also be uncertain about the rules governing academic submissions. These difficulties can be overcome only with extensive experience, which is where our dissertation copy editing and proofreading services come in. To learn more about our company and our relevant experience, please click here.

Why choose us?

The primary consultant is an accomplished academic with a PhD, is a widely published author and an academic editor with more than 30 years of experience. In addition, our company has:

  • Copy edited more than 150 dissertations and theses
  • Many very satisfied clients who have successfully submitted for examination an extensive range of dissertations across a wide variety of disciplines
  • Copy edited dissertations and theses from more than 25 universities across South Africa and internationally
  • Copy edited dissertations and theses for at least 15 different degrees (including the LLM, LLD, MA, MBA, MBL, MCom, MEng, MPhil, MSc, PhD and DPhil)

To view a brief synopsis of the primary consultant’s CV, please click here.

Dissertation copy editing and proofreading services

  • Two focused services: Light Editing; Substantive Editing
  • Copy editing and proofreading of dissertations across all disciplines
  • Revising dissertation in-text references and the reference list in accordance with specific style requirements (for example, Harvard, Vancouver and APA)
  • Copy editing and proofreading of dissertation research proposals


For a detailed description of our dissertation copy editing and proofreading services and associated pricing, please refer to our services and rates card by clicking here.

Please note that we absolutely do not provide a dissertation writing service. To find our statement on academic ethics relating to this and related issues, please click here.

Copy-Writing also (copy) edits and proofreads theses and academic articles/papers, and offers editing and proofreading services for business and individuals.


To enjoy our competitive rates/charges, prompt, efficient service, and our high-quality guarantee – please contact Copy-Writing today!