Editing Your Thesis

The formatting of your thesis will be checked by Grad Studies to ensure that it meets the requirements given in this section of the website. You are responsible for using correct grammar and spelling, consistent terminology, and clear writing throughout your thesis. Your supervisory committee should ensure that appropriate editing is done.

Hiring an Editor

In 2006 the Editors’ Association of Canada (EAC) released Guidelines for Editing Theses to aid its members and others in the ethical editing of English language theses. The document clarifies the different tasks that may be asked of an editor and what level of editing is appropriate for a thesis. It is based on research with university administrators and members of the EAC who have had experience in working with thesis writers.

In November 2010 the Graduate Council Academic Policy Committee reviewed these guidelines and agreed to make them readily available to students and supervisory committees for informational purposes. Students and supervisors are expected to discuss whether or not it is appropriate to hire an editor, and to agree on the editing tasks to be performed.

Guidelines for Editing Theses

The Editor's Association of Canada accepts no liability for use of the document or alterations to it.