The UK's Most Trusted Proofreading Services

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Proofreading Services UK

The Ultimate Proofreader is a leading UK-based provider of proofreading services, specialising in academic texts, such as dissertations, essays, scientific papers and manuscripts, research proposals and academic journals.

We provide three levels of English-language proofreading services that are specifically tailored to meet the different and individual needs of academics, postgraduates studying for a master's or Ph.D degree, researchers, lecturers and professors. 

Our prices are very affordable and all our services are completed within fast turnaround times, up to the highest academic standard in the industry. Our proofreaders and editors are published authors and language experts with academic backgrounds.

In addition to our academic proofreading services, we provide first-class proofreading services to writers, professionals and businesses, in the UK and around the world.

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"Quality is not an act, it is a habit" - Aristotle 

With the Ultimate Proofreader, you can rest 100% assured that your thesis, essay, academic journal, book, report or any other written copy is in the safe and capable hands of carefully-selected, high-calibre and rigorously-tested proofreaders and editors who are genuinely the best and most qualified in the market.

In our proofreading services, we will thoroughly, carefully and professionally proofread and edit your text, both semantically and syntactically, marking errors, introducing corrections and modifications, and refining your language.

Any inconsistency, ambiguity, incoherence, redundancy, colloquialisms, awkward sentence structures, or unnecessary repetition in your copy will be removed and fixed to ensure your language is grammatically correct, error-free, makes sense and flows nicely throughout your text, and - above all - has the best and greatest impact on your readers.  

To show you what our proofreaders and editors have corrected and amended in your document, we provide a track-changed (marked-up) copy of your manuscript, in addition to a clean, finalised copy that you can use straight away.

In a nutshell, whether you are a native speaker or a non-native speaker, our top-quality proofreading services are primarily designed to help you convey your ideas in the most succinct and concise way, and to ensure your English text is written in the most and best idiomatic language that is clear, understandable and meaningful. 

As a proofreading services UK-based market leader, we pride ourselves on achieving 100% customer satisfaction.

In addition to our varied range of proofreading services, we also provide outstanding editing and paraphrasing services

Why not try before you buy?

We believe it is absolutely fair for new clients to know exactly the quality of service they will get, before paying for it.

So, if you want to try any of our services before you buy, you can simply send us a sample of your work and we will do it for FREE without any obligation whatsoever.

Note: We aim to return completed samples within 48 hours maximum, but sometimes, due to high demand, samples can take longer. You can send your sample to:

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Students/Academics: Non-natives/Natives

As a university student, academic or researcher, you must be aspiring to be awarded your Ph.D or MA degree with distinction, but you must be equally aware that being marked up or down by your supervisors and professors at university is significantly affected by the standard of your written English. 

Any errors in language - whether related to grammar, punctuation or spelling - will cost you marks, and so will mistakes in referencing (APAHarvardMLA, etc) or in-text citations.

If English is not your first language and you do not have full command of the language, then you are at even greater risk of being marked down. 

It is for this reason that our specialist proofreading services actually exist, to expertly and professionally bring the standard of your academic writing up to scratch to help you achieve the highest grades possible.


Proofreading and editing an academic manuscript, such as an essay, dissertation, academic paper or a journal article, is not a job that can be done by anyone; it is an art that needs a person with a great linguistic knowledge, subject expertise, flair and exceptional academic elevated style. 

To get your text properly proofread and edited, it has to be done by someone who can - not only detect and correct grammatical or punctuation mistakes - but revise, adapt, modify and align your written copy with universally accepted language standards in academia, before submission.

As the standard of English and writing style can vary significantly from a native speaker to a non-native speaker, we have designed layered proofreading services in such a way to accommodate all those different needs and requirements.

Machines cannot replace human brains

We do all our services manually, from start to end.

Our team of top-quality English proofreaders and editors, based in the UK and around the world, not only bring many years of experience in editing and proofreading services, but also hold Ph.D and MA degrees, academic knowledge, information and background. These are assets that facilitate their job and help us deliver outstanding English language correction and improvement services to our clients.

While doing their job, our proofreaders and editors look at the heart and soul of your written text in order to help you convey your thoughts and ideas in a perfect written style.

Our existing student and academic clients are 100% happy with us and they recommend our trusted proofreading services to their friends and colleagues. And our utter and complete emphasis on quality brings us many repeat clients.

If you are looking for high-quality proofreading services but are not sure which service provider you should go for, we do a free sample of up to 200 words to prove that we are worth your trust and TRY.

We aim to return these samples completed 8 hours, or less. It is completely free of charge, and would cost you NOTHING.

Common Errors

We think it might be useful to highlight a number of recurrent common and serious errors we come across while working on theses, dissertations and other texts - which could be completely detrimental to the quality and credibility of academic research work, despite all the diligent and costly efforts that may have been put into it.

This is particularly the case with those essays and dissertations written by non-native students: 

- Grammatical errors

- Typographical errors

- Punctuation mistakes

- Badly structured sentences

- Wrong use of prepositions, connectors and pronouns

- Use of colluquialisms

- Non-academic, non-idiomatic and incomprehensible language

- Informal words, phrases and expressions not suitable in academia

- Mistakes in in-text citations, referencing style (APA - Harvard - MLA - Chicago - OSCOLA) and bibliography (very very common)

- Mixing up British English with American or Australian English

I am a native student, do I need proofreading services?

There is a big misconception that native English-speaking students, postgraduates and academics do not need English proofreading services to improve their academic writing

In fact, it is highly recommended that native speakers too should enlist the help of a specialist proofreading services provider to have their essays or dissertations proofread and edited professionally before submission to their supervisors.


The reason is simple: we, as human beings, are naturally blind to our own mistakes and faults in writing. In what we write we see only what we want to see. We hardly spot our own flaws. 

That is why, it is crucial that texts as important as an essay, thesis or dissertation should be expertly revised, edited and scrutinised with a “second pair of eyes”, by language checkers with a meticulous eye for detail.

We have helped many clients who are native speakers with our essay and dissertation proofreading services, not only to correct mistakes, but also to ensure that their written copy is solid, coherent and well laid out, and that their ideas are appropriately organised, argued and defended. 

How our proofreading services improve your text, in detail

1)   We correct any grammatical, typographical or punctuation errors in your academic text.

2)  We remove any colluquialisms and rectify any non-academic language in the text to make it academic, idiomatic, sophisticated and up to accepted standards of academic writing.

3) We replace any American expressions or words with their British English equivalents, or vice versa, depending on your choice. 

4) We ensure your text flows nicely throughout, and is clearly and fully comprehensible and intelligible.

5) We ensure your argument or point of view is well explained and well laid out in a convincing, logical and coherent manner. 

6) We make sure your ideas are well organised, connected and make perfect sense to your readers. 

7) Unlike many other service providers, our specialist proofreaders and editors correct any errors in your in-text citations, referencing, or bibliography, depending on your preferred referencing style.

Our service offering

For undergraduates, MA & Ph.D students, academics and researchers, we provide three levels of proofreading services, from basic to advanced, that are tailored to help you get the best results.

For further details about each of these services, please click the relevant link below or in the menu bar.

1) Academic Proofreading Service 

2) Academic Editing Service 

3) Substantive Copy-editing Service (Most popular)

In addition to our range of proofreading services which are focused on the language and style of writing of academic papers, we provide an outstanding rewriting and paraphrasing service

This service is provided to students and academics who need to cite from other sources of literature and require a paraphrase so as to avoid falling in the trap of plagiarism - which is an extremely serious offence in academia.

Our paraphrasing service is delivered by highly qualified and skilled paraphrasers and text rewriters who expertly and professionally rewrite and paraphrase the original text using a different structure, different words, and different style, still retaining the intended meaning of the author in the paraphrased version.

The fields of study where we have helped students towards their MA and Ph.D degrees include, but are not limited to:

1- Law

2- Biology

3- Physiology 

4- Nursing

5- Political science

6- Physics

7- Media

8- Chemistry

9- Engineering

10- Literature

11- Psychology

12- Sociology 

13- Arts

14- Culture 

15- Religion

16- Language

17- Economics

18- Philosophy

19- History

20- Computer science

21- Technology

22- Medicine

23- Agriculture

Book Authors/Writers

Although enjoyable, the writing of a novel or a play, or even a short story, is a painstaking and long process. It takes a great deal of effort and time, and above all massive thinking. If your book is non-fiction, it also involves considerable research. 

As a writer, if your book is to be crowned with success, you  certainly need to ensure that the content you have worked so hard to produce is presented to your readers in the best and most engaging manner and that it holds the reader’s attention. It is also important that it does not have any typographical, grammatical or punctuation errors which can be quite embarrassing, particularly if you are aiming for a best seller. Reviewers will soon pick up on this.

It would not look good either if your book has a broken narrative, inconsistencies, structural gaps, contradictions, wordiness or textual incoherence.

Here comes our role as a top-notch proofreading services UK-based provider.

Similarly to academics, we offer three graded proofreading services for book authors, script writers and playwrights which we strongly believe would perfectly meet their various needs and requirements.

Not only will our experienced book editors go through your text semantically and syntactically, but they will also look at it through forensic and critical lenses to ensure any pitfalls in the text are well resolved. They will suggest solutions and fixes to problems in your draft, whether related to content or form.

For more details of our package of book proofreading services, please click here, or choose the relevant section in the menu bar.

If you would like to test our service quality first, we offer a free sample. Two different editors will each provide a copy, in order to give you more choice.


The credibility and reputation of any business or company is noticeably affected by how it presents itself in various respects, including its written business communication, press releases or website content.

Writing an email, letter, circular or press release containing language mistakes can indeed put companies in embarrassing situations. It can also give a general impression of a low professional standard. Although some errors may be simple, they could, in fact, change the whole intended meaning to the opposite. Simply consider this example:

Written: "The company has therefore decided to contract your services."

Intended: "The company has therefore decided not to contract your services."

Here, this can lead to serious consequences if the missing “not” is not spotted by an editor or proofreader with an eye for detail.

For this reason, we have proofreaders and editors who are dedicated to ensuring that your text - be it a report, a letter, an email, or a press release - is presented in the most accurate English possible, in terms of language, content and form. 

With our various proofreading services, we simply make your text speak well for you.

We serve companies here in the UK and abroad. So, if you are a business or institution interested in trying our services, you can send us a sample for an edit or a proofread and we will do it free today.

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Companies and businesses looking for new recruits often scrutinise candidates' CVs, personal statements and cover letters with a particular focus on how they present themselves, and showcases their knowledge and their experience. 

This demonstrates the importance of a proofreading service in which your CV is closely and tightly proofread and edited so that it will a maximum impact on potential employers.

Indeed, having long experience and unique skills and qualities may not increase your chances of being shortlisted for an interview, if your CV is poorly written and does not highlight and showcase your strengths effectively.

So, while getting your content right is important, the way this content is presented in your CV is perhaps more important.

As first impression certainly counts, any badly written CV or cover letter with grammatical, punctuation or typographical errors is likely to be filtered out.

Therefore, it is really crucial to have your CV, personal statement and cover letter professionally edited and proofread.

Here we come in with our CV proofreading services, which will help make your CV and cover letter shine through. 

We also proofread and edit business letters, reports, emails and many other forms of writing.

If you have a sample and want to test our editing & proofreading services, why not send it us today? It is free, with no obligation whatsoever.

Clients often ask us questions such as:

- Who is going to do my work?

- Is he or she a qualified proofreader?

- Is he or she a subject expert?

- Is he or she a native English speaker?

- Do he or she hold academic degrees, Ph.D or MA?

As a well-reputed editing and proofreading service provider, we take  these questions very seriously, so we here provide as much detail as possible about our proofreaders, editors and rewriters.

But, in a nutshell, we have a very strong team of highly-qualified native English-speaking proofreaders, editors and rewriters who have many years' experience of providing English proofreading services, editing services & paraphrasing services.

We also have editors and proofreaders who hold MA and Ph.D degrees and specialise in certain academic fields.

Thanks to their dedication, professionalism and expertise, we have been able to constantly achieve 100% customer satisfaction.

Free sample

We have provided as much detail and explanation as possible on our website as to how we proofread, edit or paraphrase a text. 

But for all new clients, who are not sure which proofreading services supplier to use for their scientific paper, dissertation, essay, book, report or any other written text, we do offer a 200-word sample option. It is completely free of charge, with no obligations attached. 

Our aim is to show clients in advance the standard of our exceptional proofreading (not proof reading - common mistake) services, as well as our rewriting & paraphrasing services. This is to help them make a decision on a clear basis.

You can email us your sample to, specifying which service you are interested in: Academic Proofreading Service, Academic Editing Service, Substantive Copy-editing Service, or Paraphrasing Service.

We will respond and complete your sample within 8 hours.

Note: To make sure our clients receive the same quality of the sample, it is our standard policy to allocate the assignment to the proofreader, editor or rewriter who did the free sample.

How does it work?

We try to make things as easy and as simple as possible to our clients.   


So, if you have an essay or a dissertation and would like to place an order for any of our proofreading servicesediting or paraphrasing services, please follow the following steps.

  • 1) Send us the document by email to We work on both word (preferred) and PDF formats
  • 2) Specify in your email your preferred deadline
  • 3) If you have any specific requirements or instructions, please highlight them in your email

Alternatively, your can upload your document through the form available on our website and let us know which service you are interested in and when you need your document back by.


Within two hours or less, we will get back to you with:

  • 1) Confirmation of receipt and availability
  • 2) Delivery details
  • 3) Payment details (we accept payment via PayPal or bank transfer)

Once payment has been made, the job will be assigned to an editor or paraphraser.


You will get your document proofread or rewritten back from us by the agreed deadline by email.

You will receive the document in two copies: one with changes marked to show you what has been changed by the editor, and another clean final version that is ready for immediate use and submission.

9 reasons why you should choose our proofreading services

1 - Quality is our number one priority: we provide the UK's genuinely best proofreading services & editing and paraphrasing services. Unlike other service providers, we truly believe in something called QUALITY, so we pay attention to every single word and sentence you have written in your paper. 

2 - Top-notch proofreaders & editors: we have a team of outstanding native English proofreaders, editors, reviewers and rewriters who have decades of experience. With a keen eye for detail, they are the best in the UK at what they do.

3 - Value for money: all our proofreading, editing and paraphrasing services are reasonably and affordably priced, especially as a significant part of our clients are MA & Ph.D students with limited budgets.

4 - Fast turnaround: our services are completed and delivered to customers within fast turnaround times, without any impact on quality. We are aware that students in particular can sometimes have a very short deadline to submit their papers and therefore need their documents proofread and edited urgently.

5 - Trust & reputation: we are a reliable and trusted service provider, with a wide network of clients spread across the world: the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Japan, China, Romania, Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, Thailand, Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, Oman and Kuwait.

6 - Punctuality: we are meticulously committed to our clients’ deadlines. We apply a 100% punctuality policy.

7 - Around-the-clock assistance: we are available 7 days a week, throughout the year. So, whenever you need any help from us, you will always find us ready to assist the best we can.

8 - Friendly service: we love to interact with our clients. We answer questions and respond to comments at any stage - whether before, during, or after the completion of the assignment. 

9- Confidentiality: we highly respect our clients' confidentiality concerns. So, we provide a very confidential service where we remove all documents delivered to clients completely from our systems.

Order & Payment 

You can place an order either by emailing us your document or submitting it through the form below.

We accept payments via PayPal or bank transfer.

Who are we?

The Ultimate Proofreader is a powerhouse of proofreading services, UK-based. Our dedication to excellent quality and unique customer service over the years have enabled us to grow further and further until we have become the provider of English language proofreading services that is trusted and rated the best, not by hundreds, but by thousands of students, academics, businesses, professionals and authors, in the UK and across the world.

Our clients, who range from MA & Ph.D students, undergraduates, academics, book authors, professionals to companies, come to us for genuinely outstanding proofreading services.

We also offer paraphrasing services and editing services. 

Our commitment to quality is limitless. What we mean by quality is that we look after every word, every sentence and every paragraph you have written. We closely, tightly and carefully revise and rectify every sentence, whether in structure or meaning, to make sure that it is in the best possible form.

We special attention to common language problems, such as the use of pronouns, connectors, prepositions, tense, among other linguistic aspects.

We go beyond the syntactic side of proofreading and dig deep into the semantic side of it to ensure you have written meaningful content. In other words, we also believe that our task goes beyond the mere improvement of the language and style of writing to an informative, insightful, and educational service to academics and students. For this reason, we provide feedback, as appropriate, on the areas of language that need to be worked on. Additionally, we have created a blog on our website that is purely dedicated to language-related matters.

We strongly believe customers who pay for proofreading services deserve to the greatest value for money. They deserve services of a quality and standard that are really immaculate.

Based on this, it was vital for us as a business offering proofreading services to UK and international clients to price our services in such a way to make them cost-efficient and cost-effective and above all affordable to buy.

We are not the cheapest, nor are we the highest-paid service providers; our prices are just set in proportion to the amount of time and effort we put into our clients’ texts.

So, we do not overcharge our clients, or undercharge them, as some poor-quality service providers would do. To put it simply, our highest objective is to offer you the greatest value for your money.

Our pricing policy also takes into account the fact that there are certain clients, such as students, who often have a very tight budget but who are still keen to benefit from our proofreading services. 

In addition to the reasonable pricing of our services, for first-time clients, whether professionals, businesses, students, academics or book authors, we offer a 10% discount.

We fully appreciate that time can be a highly critical factor for our clients who may need speedy delivery of proofreading services. Although we try our best to complete assignments within fast turnaround times, we never forsake quality for speed.

For us, priority always comes first. Unlike other text editing and proofreading service providers, our proofreaders and editors may spend one or even two hours on a single page to correct, revise and improve the text. 

We do not work on an hourly basis; we give every document we receive all the time and care it needs, no matter how much time or effort we put into it. Our ultimate goal is to produce a text that is proofread or edited to a high standard that would help our wide range of clients achieve their desired results.

Having said that, we are very strict with meeting deadlines by making sure that we have proofreaders and editors available 24/7, ready to step in when needed. We understand how important it can be for clients to receive their documents back urgently.

The Ultimate Proofreader prides itself on having a very experienced team of proofreaders and editors who help us deliver those sterling proofreading services to our clients in the UK, the US, China and many other countries.

We are also a very friendly secure proofreading service UK provider, and are always happy to interact with our clients, whether before, during or after the completion of their assignments.

Our aim is to help academics and students, particularly non-native speakers, to learn and improve their knowledge about the use of the English language for academic purposes. 

We can be reached by email ( or by phone (07717750188), around-the-clock.

We accept payments via PayPal and bank transfer


"Thank you for the kind help last day. Your advanced  dissertation proofreading services made my supervisor like so much my paper," Dan, PhD student.

"Due to your help during last semester, I have got good marks. Thanks. I have some assignments for this summer semester, I would like to ask your proofreading services again," Kwon, PhD student.

"You guys give best proofreading services uk...thx for the great help," Karwan, a Master's degree student. 
"Your editing and academic proofreading services assisted me to higher grades. I recommended especially your substantive proofreading services which are excellent," Kymai, PhD student.  
"I found the Ultimate Proofreader to be fast, efficient and thorough. They turned my urgent little job around in less than three hours. Brilliant!" David M. H., book author. 

"I searched a lot for a really professional proofreading service provider as I study in the UK. The Ultimate Proofreader is honestly the one I needed," Kesmat, a Master's degree student.
"This is an invaluable insight into this particular assignment.. Also, I found your markings very useful and professionally done," Kamil, a UAE-based translation company owner. 

"I tried several companies before I stumbled upon this proofreading services uk based provider. All I can say is that once you have tried their academic proofreading services, you will stick with them for the future," Mohamed, academic writer.

Editor's notes

With every academic proofreading, editing or paraphrasing service assignment we complete, we provide Editor’s Notes, which are comments and observations from the editor or rewriter who handled the assignment, as/when needed.

All our clients find these notes completely helpful and insightful. But why these notes matter?

Because, in these notes, our proofreaders and editors will bring to the writer’s attention:

  • Any oddities or contradictions in the essay, dissertation, or journal article
  • Any points of weakness in the argument or organisation of ideas
  • Any inconsistency, whether in terms of language use or argument
  • Any redundancies or repetition
  • Any lack of clarity, whether in language use or ideas
  • Anything that simply does not make sense and needs the writer’s review
  • Any different spelling of names of the same author or references

These notes are provided with our English proofreading services & editing & paraphrasing services.

Join our team

We are always on the lookout for professional, highly qualified and reliable proofreaders, editors and paraphrasers.

If you have got what it takes to help us uniquely improve the language of academic and non-academic manuscripts, we would love to hear from you.

We are currently looking for native English-speaking freelancers with experience in academic editing and paraphrasing to join our team.

If interested, drop us a line and we will get in touch.