In-depth proofreading services - 24 hours

Trusted by thousands of PhD & MA students, academics, authors & businesses

The Ultimate Proofreader is a leading UK-based provider of in-depth and comprehensive English proofreading services.

We specialise in editing and proofreading dissertations, essays, journal articles, and other scholarly papers for MA & PhD students.

 We DO NOT correct grammatical, punctuation, and spelling errors ONLY,  we also fix and improve word choice, sentence structure, tone, style of writing, formatting and flow of language.

All our editors and proofreaders are highly qualified and certified native UK & US speakers with long experience in essay and dissertation proofreading services.

We pride ourselves on having helped over 30,000 students at UK and overseas universities to obtain their PhD or master's degree with the highest distinction, thanks to our unique, bespoke and cost-efficient proofreading services. 
We provide three levels of English editing and proofreading services, expertly and professionally designed to meet the different individual needs and budgets of PhD & MA students, researchers and academics.

We also provide customised, outstanding proofreading services for book writers, publishersbusinesses and professionals.

How to order

1. Email us your paper to i[email protected]
2. Submit it through the form available on our website below


If you have written a dissertation, thesis, essay, research proposal or any other academic manuscript and need to get it expertly proofread and edited by a professional, specialist English language proofreader or editor before you submit it to your supervisor or university, then you have come to the right place.

With our top-quality, thorough and in-depth essay, thesis and dissertation proofreading services, we have helped over 30,000 postgraduates and undergraduates to obtain their degrees with the highest distinction.

What our editing and proofreading services include

  • Correction of grammatical, punctuation or typographical errors;
  • Correction of awkward sentence structure and bad word choice;
  • Removing verbosity, ambiguity, redundancy, unnecessary repetition or non-academic language;
  • Ensuring your academic text is written in idiomatic, academic English language;
  • Correction of errors in in-text citations, referencing, or bibliography, depending on your preferred referencing style;
  • Fixing formatting errors;
  • Semantic and syntactic examination of your text;
  • Checking your manuscript for clarity, tone and style;
  • Providing useful editorial advice and feedback on your paper through comments, questions and observations from our specialist dissertation editors.

Book authors

Getting your book professionally proofread and edited before publication is an essential. As a writer, you will certainly need expert editing and proofreading services to ensure that the content you have written is presented to your readers in the best possible shape. 

And this is where we can come in and help with a top-notch book proofreading services.

Our specialist editors will thoroughly examine your book for grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors, broken narrative, inconsistency, structural gaps, contradictions, wordiness or textual incoherence.

We will also flag up any formatting or presentation issues.

We encourage writers and authors to take advantage of our free sample option in order to test our service quality beforehand without any obligations whatsoever. 

Two different English language editors and proofreaders will provide a copy each, in order to give you more choice.


Whether you operate in marketing/PR, finance, translation, or law, you must be aware how important it is to get your business communication, contracts, letters, emails, press releases, translated texts, reports, blogs or website content proofread and copy-edited by a professional editing and proofreading services provider.

A marketing/PR company?

If you present your clients with neatly and professionally written and meticulously edited promotional material, whether online or in the form of leaflets, brochures and pamphlets, you will increase the chances of them signing up for your service.

By contrast, if you give your clients poorly written website content or promotional material with typos or grammatical errors, they will just turn away.

We have UK-based expert proofreaders and editors who will ensure your text - be it a report, a letter, an email, a press release, promotional material or website content - is written in error-free English and is improved and enhanced in both form and content in line with your in-house editorial guidelines.

A law firm? 

Why you need specialist legal proofreading services most? A single grammatical or spelling error in a written legal document can cause massive problems.

Whether it is an agreement, a contract, a will, a report, a notice or any other legal paper, it is utterly important that it gets proofread carefully and thoroughly by a professional legal editor or proofreader.

We, at the Ultimate Proofreader, provide excellent legal proofreading and editing services for law firms of all sizes, big and small.

A translation company?

When a text is translated from one language into another, the meaning can sometimes get lost, and literal translation can also make its into the translated text which effectively renders it incomprehensible to the readers.

Here our professional native English proofreaders and editors will be correct, adjust and improve the translated text so that it is idiomatic, intelligible and understandable to the intended readers who are native English speakers.

So, if you are a marketing, law or translation firm interested in trying our services, you can send us a sample for an edit or a proofread to [email protected].


In a world teeming with fierce competition, CVs, personal statements and cover letters can simply make or break, when it comes to job hunting.

They are the first thing that companies and businesses looking to recruit new staff set their eyes on, with a particular focus on how the applicants present themselves and showcase their knowledge and their experience. A badly written CV or cover letter with language errors certainly would not reflect good on you and would most likely switch potential employers off.

By contrast, a well-written CV, closely and tightly proofread and edited, will most likely make a big difference by creating a positive impact on potential employers. You may have the longest experience and most unique set of skills and qualities, but that may not guarantee you being shortlisted for an interview, if your CV and cover letter are poorly written or have embarrassing typos or punctuation or grammatical mistakes.

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 proofreading or editing services, why not send it us today? It is free, with no obligation whatsoever.

Paraphrasing Service

In addition to our proofreading & editing services, we provide a professional academic rewriting and paraphrasing serviceThis 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 will expertly and professionally rewrite and paraphrase your original text employing a different structure, different words and different style, whilst maintaining your original intended meaning in the final paraphrased version.


"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 dissertation proofreading services again," Kwon, PhD student.

"You guys give best dissertation 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 law proofreading service provider as I study in the UK. The Ultimate Proofreader is honestly the one I needed. I particularly like their marginal annotations," 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.

"The Ultimate Proofreader people are really revolutionising the proofreading services industry: quality, excellent customer service, speed," Khubar Marun.


"I have seen the internet reviews of the ultimate proofreader proofreading services and they were really. Gave them a trial. Really excellent dissertation proofreading services. They rewrite if needed, very helpful editors," Ihsan Soliman. 

"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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q- Where is the Ultimate Proofreader based?

A- We operate from the UK, but our network of proofreaders and editors span different countries and continents.

Q- What academic services do you provide?

A- We provide four main categories of services. Three of them are focused on language correction and improvement and the fourth is a rewriting/paraphrasing service. For more details of each, please visit the relevant page on our website.

1. Academic Proofreading Service  

2. Academic Editing Service

3. In-depth Proofreading & Editing Service

4. Rewriting or Paraphrasing Service

Q- What are the turnaround times for the proofreading, editing and rewriting services?

A- Our approximate delivery times are detailed below, but get in touch with us for more specific turnaround times.

1) Proofreading and editing services 

Up 12,000 words (within 24 hours)

20,000 words (within 48 hours)

2) Rewriting & Paraphrasing Service 

Up to 2,000 words (within 24 hours)

3,000 words (within 36 hours)

5,000 words (within 72 hours)

For any longer assignments or express delivery, please get in touch with us for an exact quote and turnaround times.

Q- Is it easy to pay for the services?

A- It is quite easy and straightforward to pay for our services. The safest method of payment for us and for you too is Paypal. However, if you prefer, you can pay us via bank transfer.

Q- Are your proofreaders and copy-editors native speakers?

A- We only employ highly qualified native speaker proofreaders and copy-editors with many years' experience, subject knowledge and relevant background.  

Q- How confidential is your service?

A- We apply strict confidentiality rules. Rest assured your document is absolutely secure and confidential during the proofreading, editing or rewriting process. Only the task manager and the proofreader, editor or rewriter will have access to you document.

Once sent back to you and you are happy with it, we will immediately remove your document from our systems.

Q- Why should I choose your service?

A- We offer you genuinely top-quality editing and proofreading services at cost-effective and competitive rates. Our services are done by the UK's best proofreaders, editors and rewriters.

All our clients are 100% happy with our services and achieve high scores.

We can also do a sample of your document so that you can test our quality without any obligation whatsoever.

Who are we?

We are a premium provider of dissertation proofreading services to clients in the UK and across the world. 

Our excellent editing and proofreading quality and unique customer service have enabled us to grow massively until we have become an English language proofreading services provider that is trusted and rated the best, not by hundreds, but by thousands of students, academics, businesses, professionals and authors. We also offer paraphrasing services and editing services.

As part of our commitment to quality, we look after every word, every sentence and every paragraph in your text. 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. 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 ultimate goal 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 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 ([email protected]) or by phone (07717750188), around-the-clock.

Have an enquiry or want to ask us a question? Write to our friendly staff - 24 hours customer support

Why us? 9 reasons

1 - Quality is our number one priority: we provide the UK's genuinely best proofreading services & editing andparaphrasing services. Unlike other  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. We use only human copy-editors and proofreaders; we never use any online word processors or robot editors.

3 - Value for money: all our proofreading and editing services as well as paraphrasing services are reasonably and affordably priced, especially as a significant part of our clients are Master's and PhD 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 proofreading and copy-editing 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.

The Ultimate Proofreader - five facts about us

1) Prices: Our prices are very competitive, affordable and - above all-  "fixed".

This means our rates do not vary as we charge a flat rate, whether your document is complex or non-complex; technical or non-technical; short or long. Our prices start from as low as £9.50 per 1,000 words, making it extremely affordable even to those on an extremely tight budget. We also offer a 10% discount to all first-time clients, as a bonus.

2) Turnaround times: We complete orders as fast as possible. As a reputable top-quality proofreading services provider, we never let speed affect quality. While we aim to deliver assignments as quickly as possible, the editing and proofreading of your manuscript up to the highest standard remains our No 1 priority. On average, we can proofread and edit up to 10,000 words within a full 24 hours per single client, but for more urgent assignments with short deadlines or precise delivery times, please contact us via email at [email protected].

3) Quality assurance: Once your document has been proofread or edited thoroughly and meticulously, it then goes through a more rigorous level and process of quality assurance involving a comprehensive second review by another senior editor, before delivery. The Ultimate Proofreader is committed to delivering the best quality English proofreading services to clients in the UK & worldwide. Our unparalleled and genuine focus on quality has put us at the forefront of the industry.

4) Availability: We run a dispersed operation in the UK & across the world, so we are available 24 hours, 7 days a week throughout the year, including public holidays. For students and academics, our services can also be pre-booked at any time of the year or during peak times of essay and dissertation submission by undergraduates and postgraduates.  

5) Confidentiality: The Ultimate Proofreader applies a very strict confidentiality policy in order to ensure our clients' manuscripts remain 100% safe and secure, from the moment an order is placed until it is delivered. Once we have returned your document, we will remove it from all our systems altogether.

How to pay us

Book now online, by email or simply call us