Dissertation Proofreading Services I In-depth Proofreading UK

The Ultimate Proofreader is the UK's leading provider of specialist and in-depth academic proofreading services.

We specialise in proofreading dissertations, theses, essays, articles, critiques and other scientific and scholarly papers, including peer-reviewed journals and research proposals.

Our proofreading services are fully customisable and meet all specific editing and proofreading needs of native and non-native MA & PhD students, academics, researchers and authors.

The In-depth Dissertation Proofreading Service is the most rigorous and comprehensive service we provide. It is a combination of both profound copy-editing and thorough academic proofreading. By far, it is the most popular proofreading service among academic students. 

Our prices are fair, transparent and affordable, and start from just £9.50 per 1,000 words. We charge a fixed rate, regardless of the length or complexity of your text or the quality of your written English. No hidden fees and all prices are inclusive of VAT!

As a professional proofreading services UK-based provider, we take our clients' confidentiality very seriously and have a strict policy in place. 

We also provide unique and outstanding editing and proofreading services for book authors, playwrights, journalists, bloggers, columnists, professionals and businesses.

Why in-depth proofreading and editing?

Unlike many other proofreading services providers, we provide very focused and detailed editing and proofreading services that will fix all types of weaknesses in your academic writing, whether poor grammar, punctuation and sentence formation or repetition and wordiness.

In other words, our in-depth essay proofreading services and thesis/dissertation proofreading services are not about correcting a misplaced comma, a spelling error, or an extraneous apostrophe. We will thoroughly proofread and edit your dissertation, thesis, essay, journal or any other academic manuscript as follows:

  • Correct grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors, including technical terms and proper names;
  • Improve your word choice and sentence structure;
  • Adjust your tone to be formal, academic and appropriate;
  • Introduce rich and advanced academic terminology;
  • Rephrase/restructure awkward or poorly structured sentences/paragraphs where needed;
  • Diversify your academic lexicon throughout the text;
  • Remove colloquial, inappropriate and informal expressions;
  • Remove unnecessary 'filler' words, cliches and jargon;
  • Remove any typos or errors in title, headlines and subheadings;
  • Correct in-text citations, bibliography, depending on your referencing style - whether APA, Harvard, Chicago, or any other reference style;
  • Amend your paper, as necessary, to ensure your content is understandable, coherent, concise and digestible, and your paper's purpose is clearly laid out;
  • Remove any ambiguity, inconsistency, contradiction, incoherence, biased and skewed language, broken narrative, wordiness, or unnecessary repetition;
  • Correct any wrong use of first person or third person pronoun according to academic convention
  • Reduce your academic text by shortening it to the university-set required word limit;
  • Leave you comments, ask you questions, or request clarifications from you on any part of your paper that is not clear or difficult to understand in your dissertation/thesis, essay or journal article. More details.

Expert editors & proofreaders

All of our academic editors and proofreaders are native English speaker professional linguists with Master's and PhD degrees. They have specific and specialist experience in proofreading and editing dissertations, essays, journals and other scientific and scholarly research papers. Many of our proofreaders and editors are published authors and former university professors, certified by prestigious proofreading and editing industry associations such as SFEP, AASFE, EFA, and ACES. All of our academic proofreading and editing services - from start to finish - are done by human editors. We never use any machine-based proofreading.

Timely delivery

We process all orders for our editing and proofreading services in a timely manner, but we never prioritise speed over quality. We operate 24 hours a day throughout the year, including public holidays and weekends.

We work to tight deadlines and short notice and provide express delivery service upon request. To find out more about exact turnaround times, read the FAQs section below or send us an email.

Fair, transparent pricing

All of our essay and thesis/dissertation proofreading and editing services are fairly and transparently priced.

Our aim is to provide English academic proofreading and editing services that are completely affordable and accessible to BA, MA, and PhD students, researchers and academics.

We do not request any extra charges or hidden fees and all our prices are final and inclusive of VAT.

Our prices are extremely reasonable and take into consideration the limited budgets of students. We basically offer excellent quality proofreading and editing at one of the most affordable rates in the UK market. In a nutshell, our proofreading and copy-editing services will give you the greatest value for money.

How to place an order and pay?

Ordering: If you want to send us an essay, a dissertation/thesis, or any other academic paper, simply send us your document either by email or submit it via the submission form available on our website. Emailing your paper to us is preferred.

Payment: Once you have sent us your manuscript, we will send you a quote and all other details required via email. If you are happy to proceed, we will then send you a safe payment link through which you can complete the payment in order for us to assign your document to the editor/proofreader.

Receiving your document: As per your deadline, we will send you by email the proofread or edited paper in two copies: a marked-up version (using the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word) and a clean version where all required language changes and improvements have been implemented.

Students/Academics

To increase the chances of being awarded your master's or doctoral degree with a distinction, your dissertation or thesis as well as other papers must be written in error-free and high-standard English. Your tutor or supervisor will look closely at the standard of your English and academic writing style. He or she will ask some key questions:

  • Is the written English clear and understandable enough?
  • Is the manuscript written in correct English or is it full of grammatical, punctuation and spelling errors?
  • Are tenses used correctly throughout the paper or are confusing?
  • Is the purpose of the entire essay or dissertation explicit to the reader?
  • Does the dissertation/thesis or essay make a coherent whole, from start to end, or is it a fragmented piece of writing?
  • Do the in-text citations, footnotes, endnotes and bibliography follow the required style guidelines?

All universities allocate a certain number of marks for the standard of your written language and style - which contributes to the overall mark and grade you will be awarded.

To avoid losing those much-needed marks, your academic text has to be free of grammatical, typographical and punctuation errors and has to be drafted in sound academic language using clear and appropriate terminology, expressions and vocabulary specific to your academic discipline.

Your dissertation has to be well-written and coherent, and all its component chapters have to be connected and make a logical whole to your readers.

The same applies to both academic journal articles and research proposals. Peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Nature, apply extremely strict language requirements and many articles get rejected because of poor language and substandard written English.

Similarly, if you are applying for a university placement, scholarship, or higher study, the university you have chosen will assess your proposal based on both your written English, presentation and content.  

You may have the brightest idea for a research study but if you cannot express this in good English and in sound academic style, your chances of being accepted will significantly diminish.

Proofreading and editing for non-native students

It is a great achievement to be awarded an MA or a PhD, but this involves conducting time-consuming research. Once the research is complete, it needs to be collated into a thesis in a readable and well-structured format. A thesis ought to be the candidate’s original work, but almost all candidates gather information from various scholars who have themselves researched the subject.

With a growing tendency for students to study in countries other than their own, writing a thesis for a post-graduate degree may well be in a language other than the student’s first language; for example, a student may be very competent in English, even if it is not his/her first language, but difficulties can arise in writing a thesis of an excellent literary standard. This is how a professional proofreader/editor can help.

Firstly, there are the basic matters of correct grammar, spelling and punctuation, which apply to native and non-native English speakers alike. Sometimes, grammatical mistakes can change the meaning of a sentence, which can even lead to the candidates destroying their own arguments. A professional proofreader will notice grammatical errors and will draw the candidate’s attention to any ambiguous meanings caused by incorrect spelling, grammar or punctuation.

Secondly, a good presentation of the argument is vital in a thesis. A good editor will notice if an argument is not made clearly, or if there is unnecessary repetitive material in the text. Sometimes, a thesis can be improved by changing sentence structure or replacing ‘conversational words’ by more academic words. This makes the thesis appear more professional. The English language is rich with words that have similar or even the same meanings, and there are often many ways of conveying the same thought, but usually one of these ways is better than all the others. Experienced editors are aware of this and can find the best way of expressing your argument.

Thirdly, there is the matter of citation. The correct way of including citations can be complicated, in fact there are many accepted formats for citation. It is certainly vital that the candidate chooses one citation method and keeps to it throughout the document. The professional editor will correct any mistakes in citation formats, and also if quotation marks have been incorrectly used. At the very least, it is a matter of common courtesy to acknowledge your sources and where it is obvious you have not done this, the editor will draw your attention to it. An example for this is text such as ‘Certain scholars contend that….’ or ‘According to a well-known researcher….’.

A good thesis can indeed result in a post-graduate degree, but beyond that it can result in good career prospects. With regard to a thesis written in English, it is advisable for a native English speaker to get it proofread/edited, but is indeed essential for a non-native English speaker to get the thesis professionally proofread/edited. Therefore, don't leave it to chance with a project as important as your post-graduate thesis, employ a professional proofreader/editor.

General benefits of our academic proofreading and editing services

We will ensure:

  • Your dissertation/essay is written in understandable, formal academic English
  • Your tone is appropriate, serious, and authoritative
  • Your language shows mastery, learning, and subject knowledge and expertise
  • Your ideas are clear, to the point and are expressed in an objective, impartial manner
  • Your academic language is gender-inclusive and is free of prejudices and biases
  • Your writing is a coherent, consistent, and logical body of work, rather than a collection of disconnected sentences and phrases
  • Your writing follows convention regarding the use of first and third person in academic English
  • Your manuscript is free of chattiness, superfluous words, cliches and jargon
  • Your sentences are of appropriate length, neither too short nor excessively long
  • Your overall thesis or dissertation is presented in the most effective way possible

A native English speaker PhD or MA student?

Some native English-speaking students attending an undergraduate or postgraduate academic degree or programme underestimate the importance of having their essay or thesis/dissertation proofread and edited professionally before submission.

Editing and proofreading services are extremely beneficial even to native speakers of English. In fact, many of our academic clients are native English speakers. But why is it important for you, as a native speaker student or academic, to have your draft edited by a professional essay & dissertation proofreading services provider?  

For two reasons:

I): As human beings, we are naturally blind to mistakes we make whilst writing. In what we write we see only what our eyes are trained, or would like, to see. We can hardly spot any errors in a copy we have scripted. It is only through the eyes of others that we actually realise our own language flaws - that is why "a second pair of eyes" is needed and that is why professional proofreading and editing services exist.

II): Being a native English speaker is never synonymous with being able to produce a clean error-free academic copy. An essential part of the job of the academic editor or proofreader is to ensure your text is well-written, well-structured and coherent and that there are no gaps or broken narratives in your writing.

That is why, if you are submitting a research proposal, essay or dissertation to your university or an article to a peer-reviewed journal publisher, it is definitely important to get your text expertly revised, edited and scrutinised by a “second pair of eyes” before submission to increase the chances of its publication.

10 common errors in scholarly papers

As a responsible dissertation and thesis proofreading and editing UK-based provider, we have collated the most common and serious academic English errors and issues that our proofreaders and language specialists have addressed in the thousands of academic papers they comprehensively proofread and edited over the years.

These language mistakes, if left uncorrected in an academic manuscript, will certainly impact the value, quality as well as credibility of your academic research work.

These errors appear particularly in papers written by non-native students:

1- Grammatical errors

2- Typographical errors

3- Punctuation mistakes

4 - Mixing up British English with American or Australian English

5- Wrong use of prepositions, connectors and pronouns

6- Colloquialisms

7- Non-academic, non-idiomatic and incomprehensible language

8- Informal words, phrases and expressions not suitable in academia

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

10- Poorly structured sentences

We have helped university students, postgraduates and academics in the following academic disciplines, among many others:

Law / Biology / Physiology / Nursing / Political science / Physics /Media / Chemistry / Engineering / Literature / Psychology / Sociology / Arts / Culture / Religion / Language / Economics / Philosophy / History / Computer science / Technology / Medicine / Agriculture

Paraphrasing Service

In addition to our dissertation proofreading and essay editing services, we provide a professional academic 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 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. Need help with paraphrasing? Drop us a line.

Book Authors

While writing your book, be it fiction or non-fiction, some typographical, grammatical or punctuation mistakes are likely to slip into your written draft. More problematic in your book, though, will be any broken narrative, inconsistency, structural gap, contradiction or wordiness.

We, at the Ultimate Proofreader, have specialist book proofreaders and editors with a great eye for detail. Our native English proofreaders will ensure your book has no grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors and our book editors will copy-edit - through critical lens - your piece of work in depth for clarity, coherence and consistency.

We provide three levels of proofreading and editing services for book authors, script writers and playwrights which are reasonably and affordably priced. If you would like to test our book proofreading and editing services quality first, we offer a free sample option. Two different editors will each provide a copy, in order to give you more choice.

Businesses/Companines

Clearly-written, error-free communication - be it a letter, press release, report, or website content - is paramount for your business to succeed. Conversely, poorly written communication rife with English language errors will, at best, turn potential clients away and reflect badly on your business.

A simple language mistake in a written copy can land companies and businesses in embarrassing or indeed serious situations.  

Simply consider this example:

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

Intended: "The company has therefore decided notto contract your services."

For this reason, we provide bespoke business editing and proofreading services delivered by dedicated business proofreaders and editors who will ensure that your text is written in flawless English and in the most powerful way in terms of both shape and content. We serve clients in the UK and around the world. So, if you are a business, company or institution of any size and is interested in trying our services, you can send us a sample for any of our business editing or proofreading services. It is totally free and with no obligation whatsoever.

Professionals/Individuals

If you are looking for a job and would like to submit your CV and cover letter for consideration, you may like to consider two scenarios:

The first: Presenting a badly written CV and cover letter full of typos, grammatical errors or spelling mistakes.

The second: Presenting a well-written, well-organised CV and cover letter that are drafted in strong and powerful English

Whether it is a CV, cover letter or personal statement, we can help with our CV proofreading services, which will help make your CV and cover letter shine through.

How it works - from start to finish

We try to make the process of ordering proofreading, editing and phrasing services as easy and straightforward as possible.

1) Sending

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

1) Send us the document by email to [email protected], or through the form available on the website. (Email is preferred)

2) Specify in your email your preferred deadline

3) Specify your preferred reference style

4) If you have any specific requirements or instructions, please highlight them in your email

2) Confirmation

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 a paraphraser, as relevant.

3) Delivery

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.

Quality Assurance

1) Manual from start to finish

Proofreading or editing a paper professionally requires a unique skill because of the shades and nuances of meaning and subtle differences in the English language. Genuine editing and proofreading of a text can only be done by human brains, not machines. For this reason, our text proofreading, editing and paraphrasing work is done manually from start to finish to ensure high quality service. All proof-reading services based on tools or machines are mere scams and will lead to very poor results. Period!

We  will thoroughly and professionally correct and improve your text, both semantically and syntactically, in real depth. Our high-calibre English proofreaders and editors, based in the UK, the US and around the world, bring not only many years of experience in editing and proofreading services, but also academic knowledge, information, background, and - above all - a keen eye for detail.

2) Double-reviewed

Once your document has been proofread or edited, it is then assigned to a second-layer reviewer who peruses it to fix any errors that may still lurk in the copy and was not detected and spotted by the first proofreader. This stage is aimed at providing an extra layer of scrutiny and quality assurance for our customers.

3) Track-changed/Marked-up Copy

We provide a track-changed (marked-up) copy of your manuscript, in addition to a clean, finalised copy ready for immediate use. The track-changed version shows you which mistakes the editor or proofreader corrected, what amendments they made, and what improvements and suggestions they introduced.

The track-changes option gives our proofreaders and editors an opportunity to ask you questions or leave critical comments if they come across anything that is unclear, contradictory or does not make sense in your text.

See what other clients say about us

"Thank you for the kind help last day with my thesis. Your advanced dissertation proofreading service 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 academic assignments for this summer semester, I would like to ask your summarising and paraphrasing services as well as intensive dissertation proofreading services again," Kwon, PhD student.

"You guys give best dissertation proofreading service 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 in-depth dissertation 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 services 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. They have helped me get my paper published in the Journal of Asian Ethnology," K. M.

"The deep proofreading service I got made my paper much better, stronger and relevant. It improved my writing and language use very much. My supervisor was impressed with my edited academic paper. This service really helped me score a high grade," Nadia, an Arab MA student.

"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 the Ultimate Proofreader. All I can say is that once you have tried their intensive academic proofreading services, you will stick with them for the future," Mohamed, academic writer.

"The Ultimate Proofreader is an excellent dissertation proofreading and editing UK agency. I did use many other English proofreading services companies but honestly this is the best proofreading services, company I have dealt with," John M, a freelance author & writer.

"I got my translation edited by the Ultimate Proofreader and it was just spot on, high recommend them," Aber al-Taies, a representative of an Arabic translation company.

"As a PR company, getting the website content edited professionally is essential. The Ultimate Proofreader guys did a great job," Joseph Martini.

" We highly benefited from the legal proofreading service provided by the Ultimate Proofreader," Jacob, a lawyer."

I have used other proof reader in the past, but Ultimate profreader are definitely the best.   I do not hesitate to use them again and also to recommend them to any one who needs a reliable, friendly and professional proof reader," M Malik, a lawyer.

Useful readings for academics & researchers

Dissertation Proofreading Service - Sample

What makes us different?

1-Quality is our number one priority: We genuinely offer the best proofreading services & editing and paraphrasing services in the UK. Unlike other proofreading services UK providers, we truly believe in QUALITY. We pay attention to every word, sentence and paragraph.

We go carefully through your paper to identify and fix any language weaknesses and errors in your writing. Once your document has been proofread or edited thoroughly and meticulously, it then undergoes quality assurance, which involves 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. Our reputation as a top-notch proofreading and editing services provider has earned us thousands of clients - through recommendations and word of mouth.

2 - Top-notch proofreaders & editors: we have a team of outstanding native English proofreaders, editors, reviewers and rewriters who have decades of experience. Our staff 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. We ensure that accepted rules of grammar and syntax and English usage are followed, including pronoun-noun agreement, subject-verb agreement, appropriate verb tense, pronoun case, possessive forms, parallel construction, among other language aspects.

3 - Value for money: all our proofreading and editing services as well as paraphrasing services are reasonably and affordably priced. What makes us special and stand out from all other editing and proofreading services UK providers is that we provide a much better quality at cheaper and more affordable prices.

We charge a flat rate, whether your document is complex or non-complex; technical or non-technical; short or long. Our prices start from £9.50 per 1,000 words, and we also offer a 10% discount to all first-time clients. Many clients come to us after having been shocked by the poor quality editing and proofreading they got from other companies and wasting their money on such services.

4 - Fast turnaround: our services are completed and delivered within fast turnaround times, without compromising the quality of proofreading and editing. We are aware that students in particular can sometimes have a very short deadline to submit their essays, dissertations/theses or any other scholarly papers and therefore need their documents proofread and edited urgently.
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 full 24 hours per single client, but for more urgent assignments with short deadlines or precise delivery times, please contact us via email.

5 -Trust & reputation: we are a reliable and trusted thesis and essay proofreading and copy-editing service provider, with a wide network of clients spread across the world: the UK, the US, Australia, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, 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 have a very strict confidentiality policy in place. All manuscripts and papers proofread and edited by us are removed altogether from our systems upon delivery to clients.

Our aim is to ensure our clients' manuscripts remain 100% safe and secure, from the moment an order is placed until it is delivered.

All your questions answered


Q - Where is the Ultimate Proofreader based?

A - We are based in the UK.

Q - What academic services do you provide?

A - We provide four main services: academic proofreading services; academic editing services; and academic rewriting services; and English text reduction services.

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

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

1) Proofreading & Editing services

Up 12,000 words (within 24 hours)

20,000 words (within 48 hours)

2) Rewriting & Paraphrasing Services

Up to 3,000 words (within 24 hours)

4,000 words (within 36 hours)

6,000 words (within 72 hours)

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

Q - How easy is it 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 our clients is Paypal. However, if you prefer, you can pay us via bank transfer. Simply, our proofreading and editing services are 100% hassle-free.

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

A - We only employ highly qualified native speaker proofreaders, copy-editors and paraphrasers with many years' experience, academic knowledge and relevant background. All of our editors and proofreaders are native speakers of English with MA and PhD qualifications.  

Q- How confidential is your service?

A - We apply a strict confidentiality policy to ensure your document remains secure from the moment you send it to us until we have sent it back to you. Only the operational manager and the proofreader, editor or rewriter will have access to your document. Once sent back to you and you are happy with it, we will remove your manuscript from our systems.

Q - Why should I choose your service?

A - Unlike other bogus essay and thesis proofreading services providers, we offer genuine top-quality editing and proofreading services at cost-efficient and absolutely reasonable prices. So, we basically give you a much better quality at a lower cost. Additionally, we have the UK's best proofreaders, editors and rewriters. We constantly achieve 99.9% customer satisfaction. We can also do a sample of your document so that you can test our quality without any obligation whatsoever. Our services are also personalised to suit your own individual needs and requirements.

Q - Do you write dissertations/theses or essays?
A - We are a specialist academic proofreading services UK-based provider. We proofread, edit and improve essays, dissertations, journals and other scientific and academic papers, but we DO NOT write dissertations, theses or essays. We usually advise that you - as student or academic - should write your own dissertation/thesis or manuscript and then get it professionally edited and proofread. This is much safer than using a paid third-party company to write the academic manuscript for you.
Q-Do you use proofreading or editing software or tools? 
A- No. We do not use any tools or software for proofreading or editing, or for any of our services. We use human editors, real academic language experts and do all our work - from start to finish - manually to ensure high quality and accuracy.
Q - Do you have editors and proofreaders with expertise in scientific subjects and other fields?
A - Yes, we have subject-expert proofreaders and copy-editors. We have edited and proofread thousands of dissertations, essays and journals in various scientific and non-scientific disciplines.
Q - Do you charge for reviewing a second draft of my paper if my supervisor asked me to make changes?
A - If the changes introduced in the dissertation or essay are minor, we do not charge you again. However, if your supervisor requested radical changes that involve deleting and adding new sections to your paper, we will charge you only for the new added parts.  
Q - What if my supervisor is not satisfied with my paper and asks for additional proofreading and editing?
A - If your supervisor is not entirely happy with a manuscript that we have edited and proofread for you, we will review it again for you at no cost. But any specific comments from your supervisor will help us to know where the problem is and fix it.
Q - Do you check for plagiarism in my thesis/essay/dissertation as part of your intensive proofreading services?
A - The in-depth dissertation proofreading service we provide does not include checking plagiarism.
Students usually use Turnitin to check the similarity rate before sending us the final draft of their essay, journal or dissertation for copy-editing.
Q - What if similarity is too high in my literature review?
A - If there is a high similarity rate (plagiarism) in the literature review section of your thesis, we do offer a professional paraphrasing service UK-based, in which we rewrite the parts with a high similarity rate professionally so that your paper can pass through the plagiarism detection software successfully.
Q - Are your prices inclusive of VAT?
A - All our quoted prices are inclusive of VAT. You will not need to pay any hidden or extra fees. Our pricing policy is fair and transparent.
Q - Will your proofreader & editor implement the language-related changes he or she suggests in the copy or do they just highlight them and expect me to do implement them?
A - All changes, amendments and improvements required in your dissertation/dissertation, journal or essay will be introduced and implemented by the editor.
Q- Do you provide any other academic services for PhD or MA students?
A- We provide an academic text shortening service. Students often have to stick to a certain word count in their academic papers. If you have overshot the required length in your paper and you need to reduce your word count, this professional service will be of the greatest help.
Q- Do you offer after-sale support?
A- We continue to support our clients during and after the completion of their order. As a professional service provider, we take our job seriously and if you need any further assistance after you have received your paper, we are here to help. Our job ends when you are completely happy and satisfied with our service.

Q- How many clients have you served so far?

A- Since our launch in 2005, we have edited and proofread over 20,000 dissertations and theses and 30,000 essays and journals.

Q- Do you provide official receipts?

A- Many academic students fund their own studies independently, but others are on government-sponsored scholarships and therefore need receipts proving payment for proofreading services. Upon request, we provide you with an official receipt and invoice to claim your money back or settle the payment through your university or institution.

We are often on the lookout for experienced English language proofreaders and editors as well as text rewriters/paraphrasers.
If you have got what it takes to deliver a professional edit, proofread or paraphrase, we would love to hear from you. Drop us a line with your CV, detailing your previous work experience.

Note

In line with proofreading and editing guidance from most universities in the UK and around the world, we advise undergraduate and postgraduate students benefiting from this thesis/dissertation proofreading service that:

  • We DO NOT check or correct factual information within the work;
  • We DO NOT add new material to the original work;
  • We DO NOT change the ideas and arguments presented within the work;
  • We DO NOT check whether calculations, diagrams, figures, statistics, formulae are factually correct or not;
  • We Do NOT change the sequence or ordering of the chapters and sections of the dissertation.

Complaint Procedure

Our aim is to provide proofreading, editing and paraphrasing services that are 100% satisfactory to our clients.

If, however, for any reason, you think we have not met your expectations, we have a complaint procedure in place.

This is aimed at resolving your concerns or comments and investigating any complaint you may have thoroughly in order for us to take the appropriate course of action.

Want a revision?

If you simply have a specific concern or comment and would like us to revise your document (or parts of it) again, simply email us and request a revision.

Please explain why you think your paper needs to be revised. (For instance, you found a typo, a change in meaning, a grammatical error, Americanisms in British English documents etc).  

We will revise your document and address all your concerns – at no extra cost.

Want a refund?

If you believe that your paper was not proofread, edited or paraphrased up to an acceptable and good standard and you want a partial or full refund, please do the following:

-         Provide us with specific information and reasons as to why you think your paper was not done to an acceptable level. Being as specific as possible helps us to investigate your complaint fairly and effectively

-         Back up your complaint with as much evidence as possible (for instance, highlight any parts you are not happy with in a different colour and explain why)

Your complaint will be investigated by a senior case reviewer who will promptly look into the reasons for your complaint and take an appropriate decision accordingly.

WHAT IS A BIBLIOGRAPHY?

A bibliography is a list of all the works, which includes books, journals, websites and reports, that have been consulted or researched by the writer of an original work. Although there are many variations in how to write a bibliography, some features are common to all of them. These include the name of the author, the date, the name and location of the publisher, and also where relevant, page numbers. Some works of writing contain what is known as an annotated bibliography that gives more details of the source. The variations in how a bibliography is written involve such aspects as layout, line spacing, font (normal or italic) and punctuation. However, consistency is paramount within whichever bibliography style is used. 

Bibliography in Academic Work

Firstly, it is important to understand the difference between a bibliography and a reference list.  A bibliography is a list of every source that has been consulted in the preparation of an essay, dissertation, thesis or other academic document. This is irrespective of whether or not the source has been mentioned in the text. However, a reference list comprises only the sources that have been referred to in the text. If all the sources consulted have been mentioned in the text, then a reference list is sufficient without a bibliography. Each of the well-established reference styles has its own rules for how a bibliography (and a reference list) should be written, which should be followed consistently. It is also worth noting that the Chicago style, which uses in-text reference numbers and footnotes does not require a reference list, but does require a bibliography. It is therefore necessary for students who are writing an academic document that will be assessed by an examiner to be aware of which referencing style is to be used, and also to consult the style guide of the appropriate educational institution. The websites of all the most frequently-used reference styles give details of how a bibliography should be written, as do the style guides of the universities. Bibliographies are also a guard against plagiarism, as are in-text references. 

Bibliography in the Publishing Industry

It is not only in the academic world where bibliographies are needed, but also in the publication of non-academic books. In preparing their books, authors consult many sources, which should always be included in a bibliography. The same common features referred to above also apply to bibliography in the publishing world. A published book is much less likely to contain a reference list than is an academic work. In a non-academic book, frequent in-text references can break the continuity and annoy the reader. Therefore, a bibliography is the usual method of acknowledging the sources used in the preparation of such a book. As previously mentioned, in-text references are rare in a non-academic book, but there may be occasions where the author wishes to refer to another author. Care should be taken here that books by other authors are not quoted verbatim; therefore, writers who draw from other works should write in their own words. Disregard of this advice could lead to issues of copyright or plagiarism. Authors of books should consult their publishers’ style guides which explain how the bibliography should be set out. Although not part of the bibliography itself, it is usual for an author to acknowledge people or entities who have assisted in any way with the writing of a book. This is, at least, a matter of courtesy. It also needs to be mentioned that bibliography almost always applies only to non-fiction books, as fictional works rarely, if ever, need a bibliography. 

Some writers may see a bibliography as a bind, and too time-consuming, but it is important, indeed usually essential. A good way to prepare a bibliography is to make a note of each source consulted before writing the document to set up a ‘draft’ bibliography, and then when the work is completed it to  ‘polish’ it. Most importantly, whichever variation is used, consistency in essential. 

As part of our academic proofreading services, we correct any errors in bibliography based on your required referencing system.