I have worked with Marita for over ten years and have been thoroughly impressed by her editing expertise. She is an extremely capable editor who is able to lift my papers from mechanical exercises into punchy and provocative research. I recommend her editing services to my students and academics alike on the basis of her attention to detail and timely turnaround. As President of the Financial Research Network (FIRN), I also regularly use Marita’s editing services to finesse reports and publications for finance researchers and PhD students across Australia and New Zealand.
- Professor Kathy Walsh, UTS
I was delighted when in 2015, Marita Smith announced her professional editing service: Your Ultimate Thesis. Marita has a scientific research background as well as publishing experience and I have great confidence in her technical and communication skills. Marita has worked collaboratively with me, my research team, and my research students since 2015 and has edited over 25 scholarly works for us. We conduct research on a range of topics in business disciplines, involving both qualitative methods and highly statistical quantitative methods. Her ability to synthesize meaning from a variety of topics and suggest more readable expression is greatly appreciated. Marita’s familiarity with formulae, statistical expressions and the importance of tables is highly valued by me and my colleagues. Her attention to detail in referencing consistent with various style guides is impressive, and she evidently has a lot of patience in this regard. Marita has developed a thesis writing template, such is her empathy with the thesis writing task. In doing so, she followed established protocols by seeking peer review of her template prior to making it available. Marita always delivers on or before her anticipated due date and is a pleasure to deal with. The first question we ask ourselves in my group when providing feedback - have you sent this to Marita first?
- Professor Ellie Chapple, QUT
Marita has provided excellent editorial services to me on a number of my manuscripts in the area of Finance research since 2016. As an academic having English as my second language, I have worked with almost a dozen copy editors, and Marita is top-notch. It is enjoyable to read the manuscripts after her edits which makes me feel communicating with my readers in good English could be such a beautiful thing. My experience of working with this energetic, enthusiastic, and handsome young lady has been delightful. Her professionalism and quick turnaround time will amaze you—can’t recommend more!
- Dr. Elizabeth (Yushu) Zhu, Senior Lecturer at UQ
Marita has worked on several papers of mine in the area of accounting and finance. I am completely satisfied with her editing, which is consistently reliable, thorough, thoughtful, and effective. Her attention to detail in all these areas along with grammar, sentence structure, references and overall layout is always amazing. She has also helped me to improve the readability and layout of the text, clarifying points without changing the meaning. My publication would not win an award without Marita’s work. I highly recommend Marita for her editing services!
- Dr. Cynthia Cai, Senior Lecturer at Monash University
HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!!!! Marita has worked collaboratively with me several times since early this year. Her professional work and kindness really impressed me. Complex sentences can become incredibly beautiful paragraphs. Her ability to sum up the key points with accurate words is so impressive. I really recommend her work to research students from any fields who want to submit their work with confidence.
- Yun Shen, PhD graduate