2015 Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship Winner

After assessing hundreds of applications from Australia and New Zealand, Elite Editing is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2015 Thesis Write-up Scholarship is Guanyu Chen. Guanyu is completing a PhD entitled ‘Development and Optimisation of Novel Nanoparticulate Delivery Systems for Oral Delivery of Gemcitabine to Treat Cancer’ at the School of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, under the supervision of Dr Jingyuan Wen, Dr Darren Svirskis, Professor Yuan Huang and Professor Weiyue Lu. As partof the scholarship, Guanyu will receive financial assistance from Elite Editing while writing up his thesis, amounting to $1,000 per fortnight for 12 weeks ($6,000 total, tax free). Elite Editing would like to thank all of the students …

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Where to Work on your Thesis in London

London is a huge, sometimes daunting city that people from all over the world call home. Students in particular—whether born and bred in London, journeying from the further reaches of the UK or from other countries—find themselves in this vast metropolis to take advantage of the many exceptional universities (like the London School of Economics, SOAS, Imperial College London and Goldsmiths, along with many more), along with cultural attractions, entertainment and great food. But with its damp weather and occasionally surly locals, London can be a difficult place to live, especially if you’re a PhD or Masters candidate working on a thesis through a miserable winter. So where do you turn when you just need to get out of the …

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Liberate the Hyphen

The problem In the complicated workplace of punctuation, the poor old hyphen needs to form a union. It dutifully performs its role of joining compound words and reliably appears when a suffix or prefix needs assistance. However, many students and writers drag the overworked hyphen into use while the en dash and em dash rest sadly on the sidelines. Dashes and hyphens have distinctly different uses, and while the rest of the world seems to have retired the dashes permanently, their correct use is still extremely important in academia and publishing. In fact, the incorrect use of dashes and hyphens is perhaps one of the most common errors encountered during editing. The solution In the interests of resting the exhausted …

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How to Publish Your Thesis

Completing your thesis is a major milestone. You will have invested years of research, writing (and re-writing!) into this project, and will probably be feeling exhausted, proud and hesitant in equal measures. Where to now? Many people feel the natural next step is to publish their thesis. This blog will examine the road to formal publication. Before you embark on publication, you need to ask yourself an important question. Will all the work involved in the publication process be worth it? If you want to continue in academia, or move into an academically aligned profession, then the answer may be ‘yes’. If so, consider the following advice. We’ve created a checklist to step you through the process of publishing your thesis. …

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9 Great Places to Work on your Thesis in Sydney

Sometimes you just need to get out of the house and take your laptop somewhere new. A change of scene and pace can be very invigorating: drink a barista-made coffee instead of instant, see some people who aren’t your supervisor, feel part of the hustle and bustle of non-academic life. Sydney doesn’t have too many cafes with fast, free Wi-Fi, but if you need to read or write, there are a few places that can host you. CBD Vivo Voted on Foursquare as Sydney’s best ‘coffice’ (café+office), Vivo on George St actively welcomes laptop workers, so you might find yourself seated between start-up entrepreneurs, city workers and business meetings. Best for: aspiring business people MCA café and sculpture terrace What …

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7 Strategies for Controlling Your Word Count

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads – Dr Seuss After spending hours, days and sometimes years researching an essay, article or thesis, it can be difficult to squeeze all that valuable information into the designated word count. Knowing how to sacrifice words is a common challenge for writers and students, so I’ve compiled some useful strategies to help you keep your word count under control. Note: We’ve created a Free Essay Template which will help you to plan out your essay and control your word count. Opt for shorter sentences or bulleted lists This may seem a little simplistic, but it is actually quite effective. Editors frequently …

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