You’re at the end of your writing process of an important document, and you know it deserves the polish that an outsider’s eye can provide to the format. Perhaps you are preparing your dissertation for final submission to your committee. Or perhaps your dissertation has been approved, and you’ve been advised to have a format or style editor review the full document for its accuracy in following the style sheet. Or you might be preparing for publication and want to make sure you meet the style requirements of a specific journal.
The WEX Style Editor will adjust the formatting of your document, paying careful attention to fonts, margins, header/footer, punctuation, headings, table/figure captions, front matter, references/work cited, etc. WEX editors can work with most style sheets, including APA, MLA, and Chicago as well as specific journals or publishers. If you are submitting a dissertation or article that relies on an internal style sheet, please include that style sheet.
Format editing is best accomplished with a finalized draft of the manuscript. You should have all content, including in-text citations, in place before requesting this service. The format editor will adjust only what is included and will not look for missing information or incomplete citations. We also respect the authority of the writer and use track changes in our editing of your documents. As a result, the writer is ultimately responsible to make changes unto the documents. Please check out our FAQ on using track changes.
WEX Format Editors work with both Word and PDF files depending upon the status of the document. Any dissertation that has received formal approval from the committee should be formatted as PDF file in order to secure the format. Should you have any questions, please refer to the WEX Dissertation FAQs Sheet.