I have edited a number of theses and dissertations in the field of engineering, geography, remote sensing, GIS, forestry, education, and psychology amongst others. I am well versed in the Harvard and APA referencing styles, but am also equipped to check other styles.


The editing of theses and dissertations involves:


  • Correcting grammar, punctuation, spelling and usage
  • Attending to the consistency of style and tone
  • Pointing out confusing and ambiguous sentence structures and wrong word choices
  • Identifying incomplete sentences or phrases
  • Querying or eliminating redundancies and verbosity
  • Identifying problems of substance or structure


On request I also undertake


  • Translation of abstracts (Afrikaans to English and vice versa)
  • Technical editing (checking of references and formatting of the document)



Please contact me to discuss your editing or translation needs, or to enquire about workshops, rates, and turnover times.

Helene van Niekerk  | +27 82 681 6232  |