Engagement of a paid, professional editor for your HDR thesis is permitted, on the following conditions:
- the editing is undertaken before the final version of your thesis is submitted to your supervisor for consideration and before the final Turnitin submission
- editing is limited to formatting, grammar and style; does not alter or improve the substantive content or conceptual organisation of your thesis; and does not alter errors in primary sources, including graphs, tables, direct quotes and translation, though may draw attention to them
- supervisors oversee the process and monitor professional editing to ensure the consistency of thesis quality, and
- you should include an acknowledgement of the help given or work carried out by another person or organisation in editing their thesis.
Note: supervisors are not responsible for any changes made by an editor to a thesis, and all professional thesis editing is considered to be a private arrangement between the student and a third party. The University is not responsible for the payment or working conditions of editors engaged by students.