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Guidelines for Ethical Editing of Theses / Dissertations

In part, academia uses theses as a way of testing the ability of students, especially graduate students, to use written words for communicating ideas and arguments. Yet students sometimes ask editors to provide a full gamut of editorial services. This document provides guidelines for the ethical editing of English-language theses at the doctoral level. It is based on research with university administrators and members of the Editors' Association of Canada who have had experience in working with thesis writers.

The Editors' Association of Canada has developed these guidelines to aid its members and others in the editing of doctoral theses. Editors Canada accepts no liability for use of the document or alterations to it.