Editing Queue

Except as noted below, student work is edited on a first come, first serve basis. Editing of student work takes priority over faculty work.

Autumn 2017 Queue

NumberWordsPriorityComments
2017-S11 80,000 2 Editing completed 2017.10.02. Format approval pending.
2017-S12 80,000 2 Editing completed 2017.10.20. Format approval pending.
2017-S13 57,500 2 Editing completed 2017.11.03. Format approval pending.
2017-S14 80,000 2 Editing in progress
Anticipated completion: End of November.
2017-S15 91,500 2 Queued
Anticipated completion: Third week of December.
2017-S16 127,000 2 Queued
Anticipated completion: Third week of January.
Priority Key 1 Priority queue of on-time master's theses
2 Ordinary queue (first-come, first-serve)
3 Faculty editing

General Prioritization of Editing

The rules governing the prioritization of student editing are a decision of the faculty body, and the editor has no discretion about the order or timing of editing.

  • There is no guarantee that editing will be completed in time for the graduation deadline of a particular term. This is contingent on the backlog of work in the editing queue.
  • If you feel you have extenuating circumstances, you must address these to the Director of the Institute. Changes to the order of editing work can only made by a decision of the faculty as a whole or by the mutual agreement of all academic advisors involved.
  • If a student does not provide advanced notification of their intent to submit at the beginning of the semester and if there is a backlog of editing work, the faculty body may use their discretion to assign the editing of that student's work a lower priority.

Peak Season Priority

The period from March through June is set aside for the editing and format checking of master’s theses, during which the order of the queue is determined as follows:

  • Master’s theses submitted by the appropriate Spring deadline will take priority over items in the ordinary queue and will be completed in the order received.
  • Master’s theses submitted late will be placed at the end of the ordinary queue and will be completed (along with doctoral dissertations) in the order received.
  • Doctoral candidates are discouraged from submitting dissertations during or immediately before this period. Dissertations submitted during this time will be edited only after the editing of prioritized master’s theses is complete.

When Can I Schedule My Jury?

It is the policy of the Institute that doctoral candidates should not make specific plans regarding the scheduling of their jury until the editing of their manuscript has been completed.

To estimate the timing of your jury, divide the number of words in your manuscript by 6 thousand to arrive at the approximate number of working days (i.e. weekdays) the editing may take. You may then need a couple weeks to make revisions before distributing your text. Your committee members will need one week ― ten (10) days for doctoral dissertations ― to review the work. Generally this means your jury date can be no earlier than three (3) to four (4) weeks after the editing is completed.

Further Information

If you have any questions not addressed by the FAQ, you may contact the editor by email.

Erstwhile Queue: Autumn 2015–Summer 2017

NumberWordsComments
2017-S10 93,000 Final formatting approved 2017.11.02
2017-S09 100,000 Editing completed 2017.07.31. Format approval pending.
2017-F02 2,500 Completed 2017.07.12
2017-F01 11,000 Completed 2017.07.11
2017-S08 140,000 Final formatting approved 2017.08.22
2017-S07 40,000 Final formatting approved 2017.06.12
2017-S06 54,000 Final formatting approved 2017.06.05
2017-S05 42,500 Final formatting approved 2017.05.24
2017-S04 51,000 Final formatting approved 2017.06.12
2017-S03 40,500 Final formatting approved 2017.06.12
2017-S02 132,000 Final formatting approved 2017.06.12
2017-S01 140,000 Final formatting approved 2017.06.02
2016-F03 8,000 Completed 2016.11.01
2016-S15 165,000 Final formatting approved 2017.06.12
2016-S14 78,000 Final formatting approved 2017.02.03
2016-S13 108,000 Final formatting approved 2017.11.13
2016-F02 330 Completed 2016.05.27
2016-S12 270,000 Final formatting approved 2016.11.14
2016-S11 55,000 Final formatting approved 2016.06.15
2016-S10 18,000 Withdrawn
2016-S09 70,000 Final formatting approved 2016.06.13
2016-S08 40,500 Final formatting approved 2016.06.07
2016-S07 29,000 Final formatting approved 2016.06.08
2016-S06 26,500 Final formatting approved 2016.06.10
2016-S05 33,500 Final formatting approved 2016.06.13
2016-S04 153,500 Final formatting approved 2016.10.15
2016-S03 109,000 Final formatting approved 2016.07.20
2016-S02 172,500 Final formatting approved 2016.08.24
2016-S01 143,500 Final formatting approved 2016.06.09
2016-F01 7,415 Completed 2016.02.16
2015-S01 150,000 Final formatting approved 2015.12.21
2015-F02 4,500 Completed 2015.12.07
2015-F01 7,500 Completed 2015.10.20