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2014 Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship Winner

Elite Editing is very pleased to announce that the winner of the 2014 Thesis Write-up Scholarship is Lauren Rice. Ms Rice is completing a PhD entitled ‘Understanding the Nature of Temper Outbursts in Prader-Willi Syndrome’ at the Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, under the supervision of Professor Stewart Einfeld, Professor Patricia Howlin, … Read more

2013 Elite Editing Thesis Write-up Scholarship Winner

Elite Editing is proud to announce that the winner of the 2013 Thesis Write-up Scholarship is Mr nnaEmeka Chidiebere Meribe. Completing a PhD in Strategic Communications at La Trobe University, under the supervisor of Dr Mary Debrett and Mr John Benson, his thesis is entitled ‘Climate Change Communication and Sustainable Rural Development in Africa: The … Read more

Know your enemy—understanding thesis examiners

Abraham Lincoln said ‘the best way to destroy an enemy is to make him a friend’. With respect to thesis examiners, the opposite is closer to the mark—the best way to destroy a friend is to make him or her an enemy. ‘Friend’ and ‘enemy’ are hardly accurate descriptions of the relationship between a candidate … Read more

Do You Suffer from Postgraduate Writers Block?

  How many of the following ‘symptoms’ apply to you right now? •    avoiding getting started with writing •    doing vast amounts of research but not writing it up •    re-drafting written work over and over again but still not being happy with it •    not finishing nearly completed written tasks •    avoiding showing written … Read more

Theirs a bare in they’re! Or, just because it sounds write doesn’t mean its bean written the rite weigh.

It doesn’t really matter to a two-year-old watching a certain classic Australian pre-school TV program whether the lyrics of the introductory song read ‘theirs a bare in they’re’, ‘there’s a bare in their’ or ‘there’s a bear in there’ (the correct version); because they all sound the same. English has an abundance of groups of … Read more