I got the 4-page committee feedback for my dissertation the other day and the very last comment said:
"In its present form, the dissertation suffers from large numbers of errors, not only typographical ones, but also grammatical, syntactical or orthographic errors. The text should be subjected to thorough and careful copy editing, preferably with the assistance of a native English speaker."
Given the fact that I don't even know what 'orthographic' means, I therefore hope that I can get some outside help. If you can spare an hour, I would be delighted to give you a single chapter to read. Send me an email and I will assign you a chapter along with giving you the summary so the context of the chapter is clearer. You can also just download my thesis at [my official website]/lou_thesis04.pdf and give me comments on the chapter you find worth reading.
I would really appreciate this help, because despite my fairly proficient English, we tend to overlook our own errors continuously. I will award the best proofread with a gift certificate to Amazon.com for $50 (and I am not kidding!).Posted by Louise at November 9, 2004 10:42 PM