Now that you've completed the major revisions in the text, you can focus on polishing the text and fixing the details. See below for some suggestions of how to approach editing your text:
While there isn't an expectation by the university that you will use an editor during your program, if you decide to work with one in either a paid or unpaid capacity, please check with your instructor or academic supervisor first to ensure it is acceptable for you to work with an editor. Please also make sure that you set clear expectations with the editor regarding the scope of the edit. Copy editors often make changes within documents to improve flow, grammar, logic, structure, etc., but since you are being assessed on your writing skills, you need an academic editor, not a copy editor. The difference is that an academic editor will note where there are problems within the document, but leave the fixing of the problems up to you. If you don't understand the problem, that's a great time to contact the Writing Centre and ask for information. Remember that accepting the changes of an editor and representing them as your own work can leave you open to charges of plagiarism because you're claiming the work of someone else as your own. For more information, please see Academic Editors.
Once you have completed all edits and have made any necessary changes, you're ready to complete the final draft.
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