The Ultimate Proofreader is a trusted UK-based provider of in-depth and comprehensive English proofreading services.
We specialise in proofreading and editing academic papers, such as essays, dissertations, theses, scholarly and scientific journals, term papers, critiques and more.
Our academic proofreaders and editors are UK and US native English speakers who are subject-matter experts, field specialists and accredited linguists.
As former lecturers and professors as well as PhD holders themselves, our editors and proofreaders know exactly what is needed in any piece of academic writing.
With many years of practical and hands-on experience and specialism, they have proofread, edited and enhanced over 30,000 academic papers - written in British, American or Australian English.
We provide three levels of academic editing and proofreading services, expertly and specifically tailored to the different individual needs of both native and non-native undergraduates, Master's or PhD students, researchers, lecturers and professors.
While our main clients are students and academics, we also provide bespoke and unique proofreading services to colleges, universities, companies, businesses, book authors, publishers and ordinary individuals.
The Ultimate Proofreader: Five facts about us
2) Delivery times: We complete orders as reasonably fast as possible. As a reputable top-quality proofreading services provider, we never let speed affect quality.
Although we aim to deliver assignments as quickly as possible, our ultimate focus will remain on editing and proofreading your manuscript up to the highest standard.
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 tight deadlines or precise delivery times, please contact us via email at email@example.com.
3) Quality assurance: Once your document has been thoroughly proofread or edited, it then goes through a rigorous process of quality assurance involving a double-review by another senior editor, before delivery. Quality is of paramount importance to us.
4) Availability: With a dispersed operation in the UK & across the world, we are available 24 hours, 7 days a week throughout the year, including public holidays. Our services can also be pre-booked at any time of the year or during peak times of essay and dissertation submission.
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.
To find out more about each of our three academic editing & proofreading services, please click the relevant link below:
1) Academic Proofreading Service
3) Academic Substantive Copy-editing Service (Most comprehensive)
Similarly to our academic clients, we provide three layers of editing and proofreading services to book writers, professionals, businesses and ordinary individuals, performed by specialist English language editors and proofreaders, at affordable and fair rates. (For more details, please visit the relevant page)
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.
Writing an essay, dissertation or journal in academic English that meets the standards of a university or a journal publisher can be a significant challenge to students and researchers, particularly if you are not a native speaker of English.
Universities and publishing companies expect students - both undergraduates and postgraduates - to meet certain writing standards and submit an academic paper that is free of errors and is written in intelligible, idiomatic and academic language.
A poorly written academic manuscript (particularly with errors related to basics such as grammar, punctuation or spelling) will very likely be rejected.
For all these reasons, we have designed graded academic editing and proofreading services in such a way that would help you as a student - postgraduate or undergraduate - rest assured your essay, research proposal, journal, dissertation or any other academic paper meets the required standard before submission.
Our proofreaders and editors will correct, improve, scrutinise and enhance your writing 100%.
How do we correct and improve your academic paper?
We do seven things:
1) We remove any grammatical, typographical or punctuation errors.
2) We replace any American expressions or words with their British English equivalents, or vice versa, depending on your choice of the language variant: British English or American English.
3) We remove any colloquialism, redundancy, verbosity, unnecessary repetition and non-academic language.
4) We critically check your text for readability, coherence, clarity and flow of language.
5) We ensure your argument, hypothesis or theme is well explained and well structured in a convincing, logical and coherent manner.
6) We correct any errors in your in-text citations, referencing, or bibliography, depending on your preferred referencing style.
7) 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.
A native speaker student? Why do you too need your paper proofread or edited?
Some native English-speaking students and academics underestimate the importance of having their academic text professionally edited or proofread before they present it to their supervisors.
I): As human beings, we are naturally blind to mistakes we make while 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 academic copy with no errors. 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.
10 common errors in scholarly papers
As a responsible proofreading services provider, we have collated the most common and serious 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 issues, 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
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 fields, 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
2. Book Authors/Writers
Although enjoyable and exciting, the writing of a novel or a play, or even a short story, is a painstaking and long process. It takes a great deal of effort and time, and - above all - massive thinking.
As a writer, if you are 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.
Similarly to academics, we offer 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 go through your text semantically and syntactically, 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.
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.
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 language errors will, at best, turn potential clients away.
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 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 terms of content and form as well.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
In a world teeming with fierce competition, CVs, personal statements and cover letters can simply make or break, when it comes to job hunt.
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 a cover letter with language flaws certainly would not reflect good on you and would most likely turn potential employers away.
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.
Again, 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 language errors.
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.
How does it work?
We try to make things as easy and as simple as possible to our clients.
So, if you have an essay or a dissertation 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@example.com, or through the form available on the website.
- 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
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 paraphraser.
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.
Three-factor Quality Assurance
1) Manual from start to finish
No matter how far technology has advanced, when it comes to proofreading and editing, machines cannot replace human brains.
For this reason, we do all our work manually from start to finish. Our proofreaders, editors and reviewers will thoroughly and professionally correct and improve your text, both semantically and syntactically, marking errors, introducing necessary corrections and modifications, and refining your language.
Our team of high-calibre proofreaders and editors, based in the UK and around the world, bring not only many years of experience in editing and proofreading, but also academic knowledge, information, background, and - above all - an eye for detail.
Once the document has been proofread or edited, it is then assigned to a reviewer who goes over it to make sure that nothing had slipped the net of the first proofreader or editor, in an extra layer of scrutiny.
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-changes option gives our proofreaders and editors an opportunity to ask you questions or leave comments about clarifications required.
How to pay us?
Want a free trial?
We understand that, as a new client, you may want to know exactly the quality of service you are going to pay for beforehand.
For this reason, we have made it possible for you - subject to availability - to try any of our proofreading, editing or paraphrasing services before you buy; you can simply send us a sample of your work and we will do it for FREE with no obligation whatsoever.
Note: We aim to return completed samples within 48 hours maximum, but sometimes, because of high demand, samples can take much longer. You can send your sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Reasons to choose us
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.
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.
3 - Value for money: all our proofreading, editing and 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.
Who are we?
Based in the UK, we have been providing proofreading services for many years to clients around the world.
Our dedication to excellent quality and unique customer service have enabled us to grow further and further 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 text 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@example.com) or by phone (07717750188), around-the-clock.
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Join our team
We are always on the lookout for professional, highly qualified and reliable proofreaders, editors and paraphrasers.
If you have got what it takes to help us uniquely improve the language of academic and non-academic manuscripts, we would love to hear from you.
We are currently looking for native English-speaking freelancers with experience in academic editing and paraphrasing to join our team.
If interested, drop us a line and we will get in touch.
With every academic proofreading, editing or paraphrasing service assignment we complete, we provide Editor’s Notes, which are comments and observations from the editor or rewriter who handled the assignment, as/when needed.
All our clients find these notes completely helpful and insightful. But why these notes matter?
Because, in these notes, our proofreaders and editors will bring to the writer’s attention:
Any oddities or contradictions in the essay, dissertation, or journal article
Any points of weakness in the argument or organisation of ideas
Any inconsistency, whether in terms of language use or argument
Any redundancies or repetition
Any lack of clarity, whether in language use or ideas
Anything that simply does not make sense and needs the writer’s review
Any different spelling of names of the same author or references
These notes are provided with our English proofreading services & editing & paraphrasing services.
Why proofreading matters?
By John. B
Most professional people realise the importance of getting their work copy-edited and/or proofread, particularly if it is an important document such as a thesis, dissertation, essay, or a business document where accuracy matters. Also, it is not only major documents that need to be proofread but any text that the public will read, whether it be a ten volume extensively researched history or a simple notice of just one sentence.
People often think that proofreading is not necessary for very short texts, but if you go around the high street of any town you are very likely to see spelling and grammar errors on notices in shop windows, such as what proofreaders call the greengrocer's apostrophe! Does this matter? Although trained proofreaders will spot these errors immediately, many people will ask if the general public spots them or if the general public even care? My own opinion is that notices, documents and any printed matter with mistakes can give the impression of unprofessionalism and sometimes may result in giving incorrect information.
Why can I not proofread my own work?
Although it is essential to look through your own work and check for errors before it is published or submitted, this is no guarantee that mistakes will not be missed. It is a fact that whenever any of us reads our own work, we see what we think we have written, not what we actually have written. It can be easy to miss out a word which changes the whole meaning. Have you ever typed an email in a hurry and as soon as you press the 'send' button you realise you have made a mistake and you have to send it again as a corrected version? So it's always a very good idea to ask someone to proofread your work however many or however few words it contains.
Do people care about correct spelling and grammar anymore?
Many would say grammar and spelling do not matter as long as people know what we mean but I would maintain that a good standard of English makes the meaning clear and gives a professional appearance to any text. I am aware that the English language has changed and continues to do so and I always keep up to date with the changes, but the fact that the language is changing does not mean that a good standard of modern English should be abandoned.