Businesses/Corporations


The Ultimate Proofreader provides premium proofreading and editing services to businesses and corporations operating in a variety of fields, from marketing, public relations, to translation, technology and financial services.

We offer three main layers of service to all companies and businesses, as detailed below:


Proofreading Service


In this service, we will scrutinise your report, pamphlet, leaflet or any other publicity material you need proofread for:


1. Grammar


We will correct:


a) Subject-verb agreement mistakes

Example:

Original: The company are planning a new project next year.

Proofread: The company is planning a new project next year.


b) Inappropriate use of conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs

Examples:

Original: The annual report shows that sales are growing, however expenses are also increasing.

Proofread: The annual report shows that sales are growing; however, expenses are also increasing.

Original: The shareholders are concerned. Because a takeover bid is imminent.

Proofread: The shareholders are concerned because a takeover bid is imminent.


c) Inappropriate use of tenses

Example:

Original: The supermarket closes last year.

Proofread: The supermarket closed last year.


d) Any mistakes in the use of modifiers, possessive adjectives and pronouns, and split infinitives

Examples:

Original: The new marketing project is a follow up to the original one.

Proofread: The new marketing project is a follow-up to the original one.

Original: The accountant claimed that the laptop was her’s.

Proofread:  The accountant claimed that the laptop was hers.

Original: The directors asked the accounts department to quickly issue the annual statement.

Proofread: The directors asked the accounts department to issue the annual statement quickly.


e) Any errors in the use of the apostrophe, or lower and upper case.

Examples:

Original: The CEO informed the management committee that health and safety issues are Erics responsibility.

Proofread: The CEO informed the management committee that health and safety issues are Eric’s responsibility.

Original: A decision was made to appoint two new Departmental Managers.

Proofread: A decision was made to appoint two new departmental managers


2. Spelling


We will correct any spelling mistakes in:


a) Words

cheek (check), grammer (grammar), loose (lose - as a verb), believes (beliefs - as a noun), proof read (proofread), weak (week) etc.


b) Names

Hum (Hume), Aristole (Aristotle), Daved (David) etc.

Example:

Original: The company is moving its headquarters from London to Edinbrugh.

Proofread: The company is moving its headquarters from London to Edinburgh.


3. Punctuation


We will also correct any punctuation errors in relation to:


a) The comma


Example:


Original: Consideration was given to the purchase of software and hardware and mobile phones for all the senior staff.

Proofread: Consideration was given to the purchase of software, hardware and mobile phones for all the senior staff.


b) The colon


Example:


Original: It was decided at the meeting that the following items will be purchased, chairs, desks, tables, telephones, projectors and desktop computers.

Proofread:  It was decided at the meeting that the following items will be purchased: chairs, desks, tables, telephones, projectors and desktop computers.


c) The semicolon


Example:

Original:  The office was very comfortable. The staff appreciated the new heating system.

Proofread: The office was very comfortable; the staff appreciated the new heating system.


d) Quotation marks


Example:

Original: The Sales Department chose a new advertising slogan, Buy here and Save.

Proofread: The Sales Department chose a new advertising slogan, ‘Buy here and Save.’


4. Typos


We will also fix any typographical errors in your text, as the following examples illustrate:

They wanted too (to) discuss this in their academic paper.

The researcher has recommended they sotp (stop) making mistakes and use English proofreading services.

In the peeface (preface), they explained what they will investigate in their book.

Proofreading services are impotent (important).


Example:

Original: The shareholders of both companies agreed to the taekover.

Proofread: The shareholders of both companies agreed to the takeover.    


5. American/British English


We will replace any American words or expressions with British equivalents, or vice versa, as exemplified below:

* Learned (American) Learnt (British)

* Focussed (American) Focused (British)

* Center (American) Centre (British)

* Elective (North American) Optional course of study (British)

* Characterize (American) Characterise (British)


Example: (where the client requests British English)

Original: The workforce will endeavor to complete the task by the end of the month.

Proofread: The workforce will endeavour to complete the task by the end of the month.


Editing Service


In this service, we will be looking at more aspects of your written copy, as follows:


1. Grammar


We will correct:


a) Subject-verb agreement mistakes

Example:

Original: Seven members of the Board is in agreement with the proposal.

Edited: Seven members of the Board are in agreement with the proposal. 


b) Inappropriate use of conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs

Example:

Original: Some staff members are now more amicable nevertheless they remain opposed to the new system.

Edited: Some staff members are now more amicable; nevertheless, they remain opposed to the new system.

Original: Book sales are increasing. But sales of magazines are falling.

Edited: Book sales are increasing but sales of magazines are falling.


c) Inappropriate use of tenses

Example:

Original: I will attend the meeting tomorrow, but I am determined that I shall vote against the proposal.

Edited:  I shall attend the meeting tomorrow, but I am determined that I will vote against the proposal.


d) Any mistakes in the use of modifiers, possessive pronouns, and split infinitives

Examples:

Original: The new CEO is well-known in business circles throughout the world.

Edited: The new CEO is well known in business circles throughout the world.

Original: A friend of my manager is applying for the new job.

Edited: A friend of my manager’s is applying for the new job.


e) Any errors in the use of the apostrophe, or lower and upper case.

Examples:

Original: Lindas office will be closed for a week for refurbishment.

Edited:  Linda’s office will be closed for a week for refurbishment.


2. Spelling


We will correct any spelling mistakes in:


a) Words

cheek (check), grammer (grammar), loose (lose - as a verb), believes (beliefs - as a noun), proof read (proofread), weak (week) etc.

Original: We have decided to use droans to inspect the roof of the building.

Edited: We have decided to use drones to inspect the roof of the building:


b) Names

Hum (Hume), Aristole (Aristotle), Daved (David) etc.

Example:

Original: From next year, our company will be exporting goods to Brasil.    

Edited:  From next year, our company will be exporting goods to Brazil.


3. Punctuation


We will also correct any punctuation errors in relation to:


a) The comma

Example:

Original: The phone which is the first of its kind on the market is excellent.

Edited: The phone, which is the first of its kind on the market, is excellent.


b) The colon

Example:

Original: The following factors are important for the success of the business, exports, sales, efficiency, organisation and appropriate staffing levels.

Edited:  The following factors are important for the success of the business: exports, sales, efficiency, organisation and appropriate staffing levels.


c) The semicolon

Example:

Original: The shareholders approved the new project. They said the company needs capital.

Edited: The shareholders approved the new project; they said the company needs capital.


d) Quotation marks

Example:

Original: The CEO said, the company needs to adopt more technology.

Edited: The CEO said “The company needs to adopt more technology.”


4. Typos


We will also fix any typographical errors in your text, as the following examples illustrate:

* They wanted too (to) discuss this in their academic paper.

* The researcher has recommended they sotp (stop) making mistakes and use English proofreading services.

* In the peeface (preface), they explained what they will investigate in their book.

* Proofreading services are impotent (important).


5. American/British English


We will replace any American words or expressions with British equivalents, or vice versa, as exemplified below:


* Learned (American) Learnt (British)

* Focussed (American) Focused (British)

* Center (American) Centre (British)

* Elective (North American) Optional course of study (British)

* Characterize (American) Characterise (British)


Example: (where the client has requested American English)

Original: Office communications will improve when the new fibre-optic telephone system is installed.

Edited:  Office communications will improve when the new fiber-optic telephone system is installed.


6. Word choice


In English, some words have a greater impact than others; and some words fit more certain purposes than others, or convey the meaning in a better way.


Example:

Original: The job will be advertised in the local paper next week.

Edited: The position will be advertised in the local newspaper next week.


7. Sentence structure


One recurrent problem that we often come across in texts for editing and proofreading is what we call run-on sentences...i.e. sentences that are excessively long.


Example:

Original: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities, assistance in the assessment of scenarios, help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, and to assist in the attainment of an improved comprehension of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.

Amended: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities and assist in the assessment of scenarios. Both factors also help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, as well as in the attainment of an improved comprehension of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.


Substantive Copy-editing Service


This is the most advanced layer of editing service we provide to businesses, companies and corporations. This service scrutinises your manuscript for a variety of aspects, as detailed below:


1. Grammar


We will correct:


a) Subject-verb agreement mistakes

Example:

Original:  The General Manager and I am going to visit the factory this afternoon.

Edited: The General Manager and I are going to visit the factory this afternoon.


b) Inappropriate use of conjunctions and conjunctive adverbs

Example:

Original: This annual report is divided into three sections however two sections deal with financial matters.

Edited:  This annual report is divided into three sections; however, two sections deal with financial matters.


c) Inappropriate use of tenses


Example:

Original: The new sales drive has began.

Edited: The new sales drive has begu


d) Any mistakes in the use of modifiers, possessive pronouns and adjectives, and split infinitives


Examples:

Original:  It is important that all information on the company’s website is up-to-date.

Edited: It is important that all information on the company’s website is up to date.

Original: Joanne was told that the responsibility for sales is her’s.

Edited: Joanne was told that the responsibility for sales is hers.

Original: The Board advised the Sales Department to immediately improve their publicity.

Edited: The Board advised the Sales Department to improve their publicity immediately.


e) Any errors in the use of the apostrophe, or lower and upper case.


Examples:

Original: Several customer’s complained that the delivery service is too slow.

Edited: Several customers complained that the delivery service is too slow.


2. Spelling


We will correct any spelling mistakes in:


a) Words

cheek (check), grammer (grammar), loose (lose - as a verb), believes (beliefs - as a noun), proof read (proofread), weak (week) etc.


Example:

Original: The Board indicated that it is neccessary for at least two-thirds of the shareholders to accept the takeover if it is to go ahead.

Edited: The Board indicated that it is necessary for at least two-thirds of the shareholders to accept the takeover if it is to go ahead.


b) Names

Hum (Hume), Aristole (Aristotle), Daved (David) etc.

Example:

Original: The directors’ report recommended that the company should move its headquarters to Leiscter.

Edited: The directors’ report recommended that the company should move its headquarters to Leicester.


3. Punctuation


We will also correct any punctuation errors in relation to:


a) The comma


Example:


Original: The recently implemented price rise which increased customer resistance resulted in a fall in sales.

Edited: The recently implemented price rise, which increased customer resistance, resulted in a fall in sales.


b) The colon


Example:

Original: Sales of the following items have shown an encouraging increase, cameras, zoom lenses, projectors, screens, telescopes and binoculars.

Edited: Sales of the following items have shown an encouraging increase: cameras, zoom lenses, projectors, screens, telescopes and binoculars.


c) The semicolon


Example:

Original: Three of the company’s branches will be closed they are continuing to make a loss.

Edited: Three of the company’s branches will be closed; they are continuing to make a loss.


d) Quotation marks

Example:

Original: Buy two get three is our latest sales promotion.

Edited: ‘Buy two get three’ is our latest sales promotion.


4. Typos


We will also fix any typographical errors in your text, as the following examples illustrate:

* They wanted too (to) discuss this in their academic paper.

* The researcher has recommended they sotp (stop) making mistakes and use English proofreading services.

* In the peeface (preface), they explained what they will investigate in their book.

* Proofreading services are impotent (important).


Further Example:

Original: The recent rapid fall in sales has resulte in ten staff being made redundant.

Edited: The recent rapid fall in sales has resulted in ten staff being made redundant.


5. American/British English


We will replace any American words or expressions with British equivalents, or vice versa, as exemplified below:

* Learned (American) Learnt (British)

* Focussed (American) Focused (British)

* Center (American) Centre (British)

* Elective (North American) Optional course of study (British)

* Characterize (American) Characterise (British)


Example: (when client requires British English)

Original: A revised training program is being introduced for new employees.

Edited: A revised training programme is being introduced for new employees.


6. Word choice


In English, some words have a greater impact than others; and other words fit more certain purposes than others, or convey the meaning in a better way.

Example:

Original: Good advertising will bring new customers.

Edited: A powerful advertising campaign will attract new customers.


7. Sentence structure


One recurrent problem that we often come across in texts for editing and proofreading is what we call run-on sentences...i.e. sentences that are excessively long.

Example:

Original: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities, assistance in the assessment of scenarios, help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, and to assist in the attainment of an improved comprehension of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.

Amended: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities and assist in the assessment of scenarios. Both factors also help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, as well as in the attainment of an improved comprehension of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.

Example:

Original: The cost of paying councillors is becoming almost prohibitive so at a meeting of the cabinet consideration was given to reducing the number of councillors from 35 to 29 and making changes to the boundaries of the wards to accommodate this in order to avoid applying an unacceptable rise in council tax following the increases already made over the past three years.

Edited: The cost of paying councillors is becoming almost prohibitive. Therefore, a meeting of the cabinet considered reducing the number of councillors from 35 to 29, with corresponding changes to the boundaries of the wards. It is hoped that this will avoid applying an unacceptable rise in council tax, following the increases already made over the past three years.


8. Comprehensibility


We will help ensure your written manuscript is digestible and comprehensible in a way that would attract readers, rather than turn them off.

Example:

Original: All staff members should read the annual report to find out more information.

Edited: Staff members will find much to interest them in the annual report, in which they will find valuable information.


9. Clarity of ideas


As part of our service, we also help you get your ideas and themes across to readers in a clear and unequivocal manner. 

Example: 

Original: Our products have many good points, so why not buy them? 

Edited: Our products are endurable, efficient and excellent value for money; we know you will be pleased when you buy them.


10. Organisation


We also provide businesses and corporations with the organisation of their written copy or manuscript. We offer suggestions on how better organisation can be achieved. What else do we do? 

We offer businesses, companies and institutions a free sample option, whereby we will do any 300 words of your choice of the written manuscript, without any obligation whatsoever. You can request them to be proofread, edited, or substantively copy-edited. 

Our aim is to give you a good idea about our quality of service to help you make a decision. As the style and language capability differ from one editor to another, we will get your sample done by two different editors. This is to give you more choice.


What else do we do?

We offer businesses, companies and institutions a free sample option, whereby we will do any 300 words of your choice of the written manuscript, without any obligation whatsoever. You can request them to be proofread, edited, or substantively copy-edited. Our aim is to give you a good idea about our quality of service to help you make a decision.

As the style and language capability differ from one editor to another, we will get your sample done by two different editors. This is to give you more choice.

We have several editors working for us. So, if you wish your sample done by more than two editors, we can do so, but anything above two will be charged at the normal rate.


Who are we?


The Ultimate Proofreader is a provider of proofreading services & editing services & paraphrasing services based near London, UK.

For many years, we have been assisting PhD students, academics, book authors, professionals and businesses with proofreading services of the highest quality.

We strongly believe in our name, as we provide immaculate English editing and proofreading services of a quality and standard that can hardly be matched by any other service provider.

As a proofreading services UK provider, we have come to exist and thrive, fully aware that, if we do not deliver high-quality English language correction and improvement services, we would not stand an opportunity in this highly competitive market of proofreading services. That is why, delivering services of an excellent quality has been our first guiding principle.

Our second guiding principle is affordability. We are equally aware that, if the top-quality editing and proofreading services that we deliver to clients in the UK are highly priced, we would be beaten by other service providers.

So, we have been determined to provide outstanding, yet affordable and reasonably priced, services. For instance, we appreciate how students often run a tight budget, especially with the high cost of education in the UK.

We have therefore priced our different proofreading services in a way that would make them accessible to all students. For professionals, businesses and book authors, we also offer highly competitive rates, particularly on large assignments. The third guiding principle we have been working to is to deliver our excellent, affordable proofreading services in a timely fashion.

Although we try our best to complete assignments within fast turnaround times, we never give priority to speed over quality. 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, improve and clarify 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 students, academics, book authors, professionals or businesses to achieve their desired results.

Having said that, we still strive to meet orders with tight deadlines by making sure that we have proofreaders and editors available 24/7, ready to step in when needed. 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 UK clients.

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. 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.

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 (info@ultimateproofreader.co.uk) or by phone (07717750188), around-the-clock.