In-depth Dissertation Proofreading Services

The Ultimate Proofreader is the UK's leading provider of expert dissertation proofreading services.

We edit and proofread dissertations and theses in detail in line with university requirements.

Our dissertation proofreading services are of exceptionally high quality (see testimonials). We put each paper through three layers of editing and proofreading for stringent quality assurance.
Our thesis and dissertation editors are all UK-based native English speakers  with high academic qualifications and considerable experience and expertise in dissertation proofreading and editing.

As well as correcting grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors within your thesis or dissertation, our editors will also improve your academic word choice, sentence structure/formation, overall readability, clarity, and flow of language. 

We will also scrutinise your dissertation to ensure it uses an appropriate style, structure, and referencing format (e.g. APA, OSCOLA, Chicago, Harvard, etc).

We are available 24/7 and our prices are highly competitive.

What makes us unique

We offer a unique combination of advantages, not matched by any other provider.

Human editors: we use only human editors and proofreaders. We do not use any software or tools in our dissertation proofreading services.

Fair pricing: all our thesis proofreading and editing services are fairly priced – we neither over-price nor under-price our services. There are no VAT charges or hidden fees.

Deadlines: we accept papers and assignments with short and tight deadlines – but never compromise our excellent quality.

In brief, you will not receive the same level of outstanding quality proofreading we  provide at prices similar, or even close, to our unbeatable rates.

For a quick quote, contact us by email or via WhatsApp.

24/7, confidential service

Our dissertation proofreading services are 100% confidential and secure. Once you receive your manuscript back, we will remove it from our systems.

We are also available 24/7 throughout the year – including on weekends and public holidays.

If you have any queries or need any assistance, just drop us a line. We are always available, happy to help.

Over 90% of our new clients come through direct recommendations and word of mouth.

How to order

Send: Send your dissertation/thesis by email (preferred) or via the website form with all instructions, including: British or American English, referencing style (if applicable), and your preferred deadline. If you do not want some parts of your manuscript to be checked, just highlight them in a different colour so that our editor leaves them alone.

Pay: Pay for your order through a safe payment link via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account, simply use your debit or credit card to complete the payment via the link.

Receive: Receive two fully edited and proofread copies of your paper: a track-changed version and a clean copy ready for immediate use. In addition, our editors will often leave useful annotations and questions inside the manuscript. 

Why proofread your dissertation in depth?

Cosmetic and superficial proofreading is often not the best option for academic papers. Dissertations often require a thorough check and significant intervention from the editor to fix more fundamental problems in the manuscript. We proofread dissertations in depth in order to:

  • Enhance your sentence formation

  • Adjust your tone to be formal, academic and appropriate

  • Enrich your academic terminology/vocabulary and remove colloquial, inappropriate and informal expressions

  • Rephrase/restructure any awkward or poorly structured sentences

  • Correct in-text citations, bibliography, depending on your referencing style – whether APA, Harvard, Chicago, or any other reference style

  • Remove any ambiguity, inconsistency, contradiction, incoherence, or wordiness

  • Correct any wrong use of first person or third person pronoun according to academic convention

  • Give you useful comments.

Editing your essay to perfection

As a student undertaking academic assignments, you will want to produce work that is coherent, well-structured, flows nicely, and is entirely free of errors. 
To assist you in achieving this, we can provide you with the perfect editing and proofreading service. We offer a standard proofreading service (grammar, punctuation, and spelling only), a light editing service, and a heavy editing service that involves more substantive editing. 
Whichever service you choose, our team of highly qualified editors will edit and improve your work to ensure you obtain the highest grade possible for your essay.

Improve your research proposal 

We specialise in proofreading and editing research proposals. Whether you are about to embark on an undergraduate dissertation, a master’s thesis, doctoral research, or postgraduate research, our team of dedicated and highly experienced editors will review and enhance your work to ensure it is of the highest possible standard. 

We offer a standard proofreading service (grammar, punctuation, and spelling only), a light editing service, and a heavy editing service that involves more substantive editing. 

As a result of our proofreading and editing services, countless students and researchers have gone on to successfully complete their research and obtain their desired qualifications.

Peer-reviewed journal article editing

A large number of journal articles are rejected by publishers because of poor language.

Our specialist journal article editing services are completely rigorous and are specifically designed to give your paper the best chance of being published.

We do the following:

1) Correct any basic errors in grammar, punctuation, or spelling;

2) Improve academic word choice and writing style;

3) Remove repetition or wordiness and reinforce clarity and coherence in text;

4) Edit, proofread and format your article in line with your publisher's guidelines;

We have helped hundreds of clients get their articles published in top peer-reviewed journals, such as Nature and the Lancet. 

Contact us today.

Book copy-editing & proofreading

We provide authors and scriptwriters with a range of book proofreading and editing services.

Whether you need a final, quick look at your draft before publication or a more in-depth revision of your storyline, narrative and writing style , we are here to help.

If you are a first-time client, you can email us up to 150 words of your text and we will do that as a free sample to show you exactly what we do.

Business material proofreading & editing

Any business produces written content, whether website content, a press release, an internal report or publicity material. The quality of writing in this content has a direct impact on your image as a business. 

Poor and sloppy English will reflect badly on your image. By contrast, robust and cleverly crafted content in English will create very strong and positive impressions about your businesses.

We also provide corporate editing and proofreading services to businesses, including marketing & PR companies, translation providers, and law firms.

Manual paraphrasing service

As an MA or PhD student, you need to cite from other sources of literature and this requires a professional paraphrase to avoid plagiarism – a serious academic offence

This is what we exactly do.

Our manual paraphrasing service is delivered by highly-qualified and skilled paraphrasers and text rewriters who will expertly and professionally rewrite and paraphrase your original text using a different structure, wording and style while keeping your original intended meaning intact. 

Need help with paraphrasing a document? Drop us a line.

Quality Control & Assurance

1) Manual from start to finish

Copy-editing or proofreading a dissertation, thesis or essay – or indeed any other type of manuscript – requires a unique skill, given the nuances and subtleties in the English language usage. We do all our proofreading, editing and paraphrasing work manually from start to finish.

2) Double-reviewed

Once you have placed your order with us, we allocate your paper to a specialist proofreader. After the first proofreader has completed their work, we pass the document on to a second and third editor for a thorough final review and check.

3) Tracking changes

We provide a track-changed copy of your thesis/dissertation, in addition to a clean final copy ready for immediate use. In the track-changed version, you will be able to see all the changes, adjustments, corrections and suggestions introduced by the copy-editor or proofreader.

Join us

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.

We are particularly keen to hear from people with experience in dissertation and thesis proofreading.

Native speaker? Think you do not need proofreading?

Professional dissertation proofreading services are extremely useful for both non-native and native speakers of English alike. As a native speaker student or academic, you need to get your draft checked by a professional editor before submission, for two reasons:

First: As human beings, we are all naturally blind to mistakes we make in our writing. We can hardly spot any errors in a copy we have written.

Second: Being a native English speaker does not necessarily mean you can produce a 100% 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.


"Thank you for the kind help last day with my thesis. Your advanced thesis proofreading service made my supervisor like so much my paper," Dan, 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.

"The service was very useful because the tips taught me how to use the full stop correctly in my dissertation, inside or outside quotes, and also the team did a great job on my paragraph length in the thesis," Ali, a PhD student.

" Great quality of work, very reliable and friendly service. We (everyone on my team at work) highly recommend the Ultimate Proofreader!" Talia La Rosa, Human Rights Papua Organisation.

"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.

"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.

" 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 for phd thesis proofreading.   I do not hesitate to use them again and also to recommend them to any one who needs a reliable, friendly and professional master thesis proofreading," M Malik, a lawyer.
"I tried a few dissertation proofreading services companies to proofread my dissertation but the Ultimate Proofreader's proofreading and editing services are a game changer, really," Alex D, a medical PhD student.

"Thank you Ultimate Proofreader for your outstanding edits and suggestions in my document, was great business proofreading services" Mark, a business owner.

Complaint Procedure

Our aim is to provide excellent 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 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).