In-depth Proofreading Services UK

The Ultimate Proofreader is a specialist UK-based provider of in-depth and comprehensive academic proofreading services. We specialise in proofreading and editing dissertations, theses, journal articles, term papers, and other academic manuscripts.

Our proofreaders and editors are highly qualified native English speakers who hold MA and PhD degrees from the most prestigious UK and US universities. Many of our copy-editors and language reviewers are also members of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders, subject-matter experts, published authors and former lecturers and professors.

Why we provide the best proofreading services in the market?

  •  First: Unlike many other service providers, we not only correct grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors or other minor and insubstantial mistakes, but – more importantly – we go very deep into your academic paper and resolve common and serious problems, such as wordiness, ambiguity, incoherence, broken narrative, redundancy, unnecessary repetition and lack of readability. Put simply, we take a forensic look at your piece of academic writing.
  • Second: As former lecturers, professors and PhD holders, our editors and proofreaders know precisely what is required in academic writing, in terms of 1) terminology, 2) format, 3) structure and 4) style. This means that when you sign up for any of our advanced essay and dissertation proofreading services, you can rest assured 100% your paper will be edited and proofread by the right and best experts and professionals in the industry.
  • Third: Many service providers claim they do a double read; however, based on complaints from students and academics who come to us, that is not the case. At the Ultimate Proofreader, it is an essential part of our essay and dissertation proofreading services package that any assignment is checked by a senior reviewer before delivery for quality assurance purposes.

1) Academic proofreading services

We provide three bespoke, graded academic English editing and proofreading services, expertly and professionally tailored to the different individual needs and budgets of both native and non-native undergraduates, Master's or PhD students, researchers, lecturers and professors.

To find out more about each of our three academic editing & proofreading services, please click the relevant link below:

1) Academic Proofreading Service

2) Academic Editing Service

3) Academic Substantive Copy-editing Service (Most comprehensive)

2) Non-academic proofreading services

While our main clients are students and academics, we also provide customised, affordable proofreading services to colleges, universities, companies, businesses, book authors, publishers and ordinary individuals. Our non-academic proofreading services cover a wide range of documents: books, blogs, CVs, personal statements, letters, cover letters, reports, contracts, leaflets, website content, brochures, press releases, publications and more.

We - at the Ultimate Proofreader - pride ourselves on achieving 100% customer satisfaction.

Money back guarantee: If, for a valid reason, you are not entirely happy with our service, we will refund your money back.

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...

1. Students/Academics

Universities and journal article publishers expect students - both undergraduates and postgraduates - to meet certain writing standards and submit an academic manuscript that is, at the very least, free of essential language errors and is written in intelligible, idiomatic, clear and academic English. A poorly written academic manuscript (particularly if it contains SPAG mistakes - related to basic language elements such as grammar, punctuation or spelling) will very likely be rejected.

Valuable marks are also wasted if the referencing and in-text citation guidelines (APA, Harvard, MLA, Chicago, OSCOLA, etc) are not followed correctly throughout the academic manuscript. For all these reasons, we have designed essay and dissertation proofreading services that would help you as a student - postgraduate or undergraduate - rest assured that your essay, research proposal, journal, dissertation or any other academic paper meets the required standards, before submission. We have helped thousands of university students achieve higher marks, all thanks to the expertise, dedication and professionalism of the Ultimate Proofreader's team of expert academic editors and language reviewers.

How do we proofread and improve your academic paper?

1)  We detect, mark and correct any grammatical, typographical or punctuation errors.

2) We ensure the use of upper case and lower case is consistent throughout your paper.

3) We replace any American expressions or words with their British English equivalents, or vice versa, depending on your choice of the English language variant: British, American or Australian.

4) We ensure correct use of the ever controversial serial comma, also known as the Oxford comma.

5) We remove any colloquialism, redundancy, verbosity, unnecessary repetition and non-academic language.

6) We critically check your text for readability, coherence, clarity and flow of language.

7) We ensure your argument, hypothesis or theme is well explained and well structured in a convincing, logical and coherent manner.

8) We correct any errors in your in-text citations, referencing, or bibliography, depending on your preferred referencing style.

9) Our proofreaders and editors leave you comments, ask you questions and flag up problems or issues in the text or related to formatting that need to be reviewed.

2. Book Authors/Writers

Although enjoyable and exciting, the writing of a novel or a play, or even a short story, is a painstaking, costly and long process. It takes a great deal of effort and time, and - above all - massive thinking.

As a writer, if you are really aiming for a best seller, you will certainly need to ensure that the interesting content you have worked so hard to produce is presented to your readers in the best and most engaging way. It goes without saying that any typographical, grammatical or punctuation mistakes can be quite embarrassing. Reviewers will soon pick up on this. It would not look good either if your book has a broken narrative, inconsistencies, structural gaps, contradictions, wordiness or textual incoherence. Here comes our role as a top-notch proofreading services UK-based provider.

We provide three levels of proofreading and editing services for book authors, script writers and playwrights which we strongly believe would perfectly meet their various needs and requirements. Not only will our experienced book editors examine your text at the semantic and syntactic levels, but they will also look at it through forensic and critical lenses to ensure any pitfalls in the text are well handled. They will suggest solutions and fixes to problems in your draft, whether related to content or form.

For more details of our package of book proofreading services, please click here, or choose the relevant section in the menu bar. If you would like to test our service quality first, we offer a free sample. Two different editors will each provide a copy, in order to give you more choice.

3. Businesses/Corporations

In today's business world, writing business communication, letters, press releases, reports, blogs or website content in clear, concise and impactful language is paramount.

As companies and businesses battle it out for potential clients or customers, more attention than ever is also being paid to promotional material, whether online or in the form of leaflets, brochures and pamphlets. Poorly written content on a company's website with typos or grammatical errors will, at best, turn potential clients away.

A simple language mistake in a written copy can indeed 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 have proofreaders and editors who are dedicated to ensuring that 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.

With our English language correction and improvement services, we will simply make your text speak well for you. We serve clients in the UK and around the world.

So, if you are a business or institution interested in trying our services, you can send us a sample for an edit or a proofread to

4. Professionals/Individuals

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.

5. Paraphrasing Service

In addition to our proofreading & 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.

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

Place an order in two easy steps 

1. Email us your paper to


2. Submit it through the form available on our website below.

How to pay us

Why us? 9 reasons

1 - Quality is our number one priority: we provide the UK's genuinely best proofreading services & editing and paraphrasing 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. 

Who are we?

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

Our excellent 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 ( or by phone (07717750188), around-the-clock.


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"You guys give best proofreading services uk...thx for the great help," Karwan, a Master's degree student. "Your editing and academic proofreading services assisted me to higher grades. I recommended especially your substantive proofreading services which are excellent," Kymai, PhD student.


"I found the Ultimate Proofreader to be fast, efficient and thorough. They turned my urgent little job around in less than three hours. Brilliant!" David M. H., book author.

"I searched a lot for a really professional proofreading service provider as I study in the UK. The Ultimate Proofreader is honestly the one I needed. I particularly like their marginal annotations," Kesmat, a Master's degree student. 

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"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.