Thesis editing advice wanted.

Orlene Mcilfatrick
12/08/10 01:11:38AM
I'm now about to embark on the last year of PhD, and the suffering has begun. I have to edit and re-write and generally haul my thesis into shape in the next 8-10 months or so.

Any general editing pointers are welcome, especially in the matter of how to provide enough hand-holding' for prospective future non-specialist readers without being patronizing.

Also welcome would be someone with past personal experience sharing what sort of timescale they used for the editing task, eg. How many man-hours did you budget for?
Naturally everyone will have had a different experience, and that's fine.

Also tricks and tips for overcoming a particularly stubborn case of writer's block would be especially useful at the moment.