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Dissertation Formatting

Thesis formatting

from $240 USD

You've written your thesis so now it's all about getting it across the finish line. We help students of every discipline, from universities all over the world. All we need are your files and guidelines - these might be in a university handbook, website, previous thesis examples or a style guide like APA, MLA or Turabian. Once we have these, you can just sit back and leave us to it while we prepare your final files ready for submission



about this service

Whether you have a short dissertation, a complex PhD with diagrams and tables, or a lengthy thesis full of quotations and references, send it over to our team. We have the knowledge and expertise to format your pages absolutely perfectly ready for submission. Just sent us your files and we return a fully editable MS Word file fully compliant to your guidelines. Below you'll find:

  • details of what we actually do
  • some thesis formatting examples
  • what's included in our service
  • the next steps

In some cases your thesis might contain a large number of diagrams or charts that need reworking. No problem, we're designers, we're great at that! Just send us the editable source files for them and let us know you want them included in the quote for formatting. And if there's anything else you want to know, just ask!!

how we format your thesis

How we format your thesis

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Review Review: We review your styling guidelines or reference the latest edition of any fixed standards such as APA, MLA or Turabian.


Collate Collate: Combine files and collate any other material to create a single source file to work from.


Prepare Prepare: Remove unwanted spaces, breaks, tabs and sections to create clean text ready for formatting.


Layout Layout: Set margins, breaks, columns, headers, footers, orientation and page numbering.


Structure Structure: Set up title page, copyright, glossary, chapters, headings, appendices, to make structure and navigation clear.


Format Format: Style main text, headings levels, lists, numbering and quotations consistently throughout.


Tables Tables: Present all table data in a manner that is both clear and consistent with the content.


Images Images: Size, crop, straighten, rotate, reshape or wrap images to work best with the text on each page.


Captions Captions: Number each figure, table, chart or diagram with the correct label and cross-reference.


Contents Contents: Include fully dynamic lists of contents, figures and tables with page numbers as required.


Notes Notes: Create or style footnotes or endnotes that link to numbered instances on each page.


Referencing Referencing: Format numerical and parenthetical bibliography entries. Please note that syntax editing and re-sequencing is not included in this service.

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what's included in our service

what's included in our service

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From $2.24 USD per page

The exact price of your job depends on the length and complexity of your document. We will always need to review your files before we can issue your quotation. A minimum price of $240.00 USD applies. We ask for 50% payment for our designers to start work and the balance once you are entirely happy. All credit and debit card payments are made by PayPal.

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Turnaround in 5 business days

The time we need to complete your job will be stated in your quotation. Please allow yourself extra time to review your files and request changes. If you have a tight deadline please ask for our express service. Express jobs are subject to a 30%, 50% or 100% fee depending on the speed required as our staff will often need to work on them outside normal business hours.

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Please include all your guidelines

Most universities will provide a pdf or weblink with any formatting instructions. If you are providing a weblink please be sure that it is the correct one for your particular department. If your thesis is to be styled to strict APA or MLA guidelines, this is fine, but please note most universities will have their own overrides for the styling of the front matter so it is important to let us have these. Where guidelines are loose or unclear students may wish to provide us with a pdf of a thesis previously accepted by their university instead.

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This is not an editing service

University handbooks will sometimes include a mix of editing instructions and formatting guidelines. Our designers are experts with MS Word and will ensure your thesis absolutely complies with these formatting guidelines. However, we will not be editing the text in any way including citations or the syntax and sequencing of the components (date, author, place etc.) of your references.

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Things to consider for your images

A document will always look more professional when figures are styled to match. Where applicable we will offer to restyle these and itemise any additional charges in your quotation. If figures are provided in editable, source format such as Excel or SmartArt they can just be reworked and restyled. If we are asked to work on figures that are only available as images, we can completely rebuild and style these from scratch as editable diagrams, charts or graphs but would require longer to do so.

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You receive a fully editable MS Word document

We return to you a standard Word .docx file. This will have been cleanly formatted using proper paragraph styles, is fully editable and complaint with all currently supported versions of Word. Please see our article on document updates for things to keep in mind when making your own updates or edits in future.

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Clear changes policy

Receiving your feedback, changes and updates is part of the process. For large documents we will provide a styling sample and update this until you are entirely happy. Once the whole job is completed, you may request a single set of free styling changes. All other changes are charged from $48 USD and include providing new instructions or updating an agreed sample. Your document will be returned as a Word file so any edits you can make to it directly. We will also provide a pdf version for you to add your changes comments. We will always look to make changes as quickly as possible. In the event you need to cancel a job please see our terms for details.

next steps

Got questions? Of course you do, and that's fine! After ten years in the business when it comes to formatting in Word, we really really know what we're doing. So whether you want to discuss the complexities of your file, express turnaround, volume pricing or confidentiality - get in touch and let's talk. Just don't forget to send us your files wherever you can, they don't have to be finished but reviewing some of the material tells us more about your document than you can possibly imagine!

Got files ready to go? Have a look at the list below to see what else we need from you. Now visit our contact page page to send everything through to us. Our designers will then review it all and issue a quotation with a full breakdown of price, turnaround and all design details.

what we need from you

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Text Text: Send us your text in editable format (MS Word).


Guidelines Guidelines: Include university guidelines as a file or weblink. Where requirements are for strict APA or MLA there will typically still be university specific styling overrides for front matter. Please provide examples for these pages.


Figures Figures: If you require additional work done to restyle figures or reconstruct tables then make sure you include these in editable format (Excel, Word, Visio, Photoshop) where possible.


Preferences Preferences: Other specific requests such as "don't allow tables to split over pages", "grayscale all images" or "keep my appendix styled as-is".