Editing is plagiarism?

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I am international student studying my first year in UK. A friend of mine is native speaker and he did a quality re-write of my paper with editing a big part of my essay. Is it plagiarism or cheating? Can I submit my paper?
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scottybr, yes it is cheating. It is like putting your name on another person's project even if your friend edited only the part of the paper. Slight proofreading and correcting grammar mistakes is ok, however re-writing is considering to be a plagiarism.
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Plagiarism thread on englishclub identifies actions like "having a teacher, native speaker, or higher level student edit your paper to perfection" as a plagiarism example and cheating. Though each school or university has its own rules and standards, doing the work for another is not looked upon favorably. I would suggest you to check out the plagiarism policies of your institution.
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scottybr, doing someone else's work even for money is not legal. If your need help, perhaps you can ask ur friend for a tutor help and even pay him for the tutoring. That action is typically not a problem. Do not forget to check ur paper for plagiarism before submitting anyway.
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(Original post by scottybr)
I am international student studying my first year in UK. A friend of mine is native speaker and he did a quality re-write of my paper with editing a big part of my essay. Is it plagiarism or cheating? Can I submit my paper?
scottybr, presenting someone else’s ideas or work as your own, without or even with their consent is plagiarism. You must clearly understand and accept all assistance which has contributed to the production of your work, such as advice from friends, students and tutors.
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(Original post by hilllisa)
scottybr, presenting someone else’s ideas or work as your own, without or even with their consent is plagiarism. You have acknowledge all assistance which has contributed to the production of your work, such as advice from fellow students, friends and tutors.
hilllisa, in my uni this rules don't apply to the assistance provided by your tutor or supervisor. Simple proofreading is also allowed, but you are right about necessity to acknowledge the assistance anyway.
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If no one notices, it's not plagiarism.
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It sure is a question of definition. The more you edit the less plagiarism it will be, lol
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