Technical Editing Services


The Office of Graduate Studies is pleased to provide free editing services to graduate students both currently enrolled and on-campus at S&T. You are invited to submit your paper to the editor (whether you're still working through the first draft of your document or putting the finishing touches on the final draft), who will work with you to help you produce the strongest communication possible.

You can submit a document for editing to G-8 Norwood Hall during regular business hours (8am – 4:30pm) any day during the week that campus is open. Although the time required to complete an editing request may vary, we recommend that students submit their work at least 10 working days before any due dates or deadlines.

You can also submit your document electronically by saving your Microsoft Word document as
LastNameEditingRequest, filling out an Electronic Editing Request Form and submitting both files to

Genres that may be submitted include:

  • Thesis proposals
  • Dissertation proposals
  • Theses
  • Dissertations
  • Journal articles
  • Conference papers

Papers submitted for editing must be formatted as follows:

  • Double-spaced
  • Times New Roman
  • One-inch margins
  • 12-point font
  • Numbered pages
  • No staples
  • One column
  • One sided

Additional Details:

  • 20 pages of a journal article/conference paper per editing session
  • Printed on standard copy paper
  • One section of a thesis/dissertation per editing session
  • All documents edited first-in, first out

Once received, your document will be entered into the editing queue, and you will be notified when your editing request is complete. You will then meet with the editor to review your edited document together in a writing development session.