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1. Academic Proofreading Service 

The Academic Proofreading Service is the first level of our proofreading services for undergraduates and postgraduates.

It is designed for university students and academics who are quite confident about their academic writing and would like only a final polish to their essay, dissertation, journal article or any other academic manuscript. 

This service includes a thorough, rigorous and complete check of only three aspects of your academic text: grammar, punctuation and spelling.  

If you are a native speaker and have good academic writing skills and want to have your paper checked only for these three elements, then this service would best suit you. 

If you are an ESL university student or postgraduate and you do not have a full command of the English language, this proofreading service would not suit you.

You would then need to consider one of our more advanced proofreading services which would be of far greater help to you.

A free-of-charge sample option is applicable to the Academic Proofreading Service

You can email us up to 100 words of your text to info@ultimateproofreader.co.uk

 
 

Academic Proofreading Service Sample


What does the Academic Proofreading Service include, in detail?


1. Grammar check


a) Subject-verb agreement
Original copy: Education build a bridge between individuals and communities.

Proofread copy: Education builds a bridge between individuals and communities.

Original copy: This chapter on the utilisations of technology in schools are the first part of my thesis.

Proofread copy: This chapter on the utilisations of technology in schools is the first part of my thesis.

b) Use of conjunctions 
Original copy: Everyone in my university group planned to go abroad that encouraged me to do the same. 

Proofread copy: Everyone in my team planned to go abroad, which encouraged me to do the same.

Original copy: I have finally submitted my dissertation on biology that makes feel relieved.

Proofread copy: I have finally submitted my dissertation on biology, which makes me feel relieved.

c) Use of tenses 

Original copy:  Many academic studies have been conducted in 2015 to bridge this gap in research.

Proofread copy: Many academic studies were conducted in 2015 to bridge this gap in research.

Original copy: It has been recommended in 2010 that the government should consider the results of research studies and build new residential units.

Proofread copy: It was recommended in 2010 that the government should consider the results of research studies and build new residential units.

d) Use of modifiers

Original copy: The teacher praised the good student's homework. 
Proofread copy: The teacher praised the student's good homework.

Original copy: 
Management needs to learn how to develop people's potential to continuously improve efficiency.

Proofread copy: Management needs to learn how to develop people's potential to improve efficiency continuously.

Original copy: I only paid $20 for the service.

Proofread copy: I paid only $20 for the service.

e) Use of the apostrophe, or lower and upper case 

Original copy: This is to improve the staffs’ enthusiasm.

Proofread copy: This is to improve the staff’s enthusiasm.

Original copy: The teachers' way of teaching is very effective because he listens to everyone of us carefully.

Proofread copy: The teacher's way of teaching is very effective because he listens to everyone of us carefully.

Original copy: The court in the Hague reversed the decision. 

Proofread copy: The court in The Hague reversed the decision.

f) Use of prepositions

Original copy: More people pay attention on this.

Proofread copy: More people pay attention to this.

Original copy: The importance of this academic study lies with the fact that it is the first of its kind.

Proofread copy: The importance of this academic study lies in the fact that it is the first of its kind.

2. Spelling check 

a) Words

affect (verb), effect (noun); practise (verb), practice (noun); licence (noun), license (verb); principal (head, main, major), principle (standard, rule); loose (adjective), lose (verb).

b) Names

Willaims (Williams), Shakespeer (Shakespeare)

c) American/British English

* Favor (American)  Favour (British)

* Movie (American)  Film (British)

* Analyze (American) Analyse (British)

d) Typographical errors

* I wa (was) responsible for enhancing the existing products.

* The poet muses over the memorise (memories) of the past.

3. Punctuation check

a) The full stop

Original copy: I have submitted my dissertation as requested. And I will wait f your feedback.

Proofread copy: I have submitted my dissertation as requested, and I will wait for your feedback.

b) The comma

Original copy: Organisations can through a variety of ways promote human resources.

Proofread copy: Organisations can, through a variety of ways, promote human resources.

c) The colon

Original copy: These departments have three functions, human resources planning, staff recruitment and career planning.

Proofread copy: These departments have three functions: human resources planning, staff recruitment and career planning.

d) The semicolon

Original copy: Advanced technologies have been introduced in China, many people now rely heavily on these technologies in everyday life. 

Proofread copy: Advanced technologies have been introduced in China; many people now rely heavily on these technologies in everyday life.

e) Quotation marks

Depending on your preferred style, we will correct as follows or the other way round:
One of the criticisms of the remuneration is that it is “too high.”
One of the criticisms of the remuneration is that it is "too high".

 

Who are we?

The Ultimate Proofreader is a UK-based powerhouse of outstanding academic proofreading services. We are located close to London, in the southeast.

For many years, we have been assisting academics, postgraduates and PhD students from various British and foreign universities with top-quality proofreading and editing services.

We have clients from UK and overseas universities, such as the University of Cambridge, the University of Oxford, the University of Leeds, the University of Reading, and the University of Sheffield, Utrecht University, the University of New York, among many more.

Our objective is to provide academic language correction services of a standard that can hardly be matched by any other provider.

As an academic proofreading services UK-based provider, we have come to exist and thrive, fully aware that, if we do not deliver high-quality services up to the expectation of our clients, we would not stand an opportunity in this highly competitive market.

That is why, delivering this type of language correction service to a high standard has been our first guiding principle.

Our second guiding principle is affordability. We are equally aware that, if services that we deliver are highly priced, we would be beaten by other providers.

So, we have been determined to provide outstanding, yet affordable and reasonably priced, essay and dissertation proofreading services for academics, postgraduates, researchers and Master's or PhD students. 

We appreciate how students in particular often run a tight budget, especially with the high cost of university and advanced education in the UK or elsewhere.

We have therefore priced our proofreading services for students and academics in a way that would make them accessible to everyone.

The third guiding principle we have been working to is to deliver our excellent, affordable academic proofreading services in a timely fashion. Although we try our best to complete assignments within fast turnaround times, we never give priority to speed over quality.

For us, as a professional service provider, priority always comes first. 

We are also a very friendly proofreading and editing services provider, and we are always happy to interact with our clients, whether before, during or after the completion of their assignments.

We can be contacted via email (info@ultimateproofreader.co.uk) or by phone (07717750188), 24/7 around-the-clock.

* Find out more about why we are the preferred academic proofreading service provider for many students and academics across the UK here.

Testimonials 


“When I explained what I need to the Ultimate Proofreader guys, they discussed with me what I needed and they recommended me the Academic Proofreading Service, although it is the cheapest proofreading services they do,” Alan, a Master’s degree student.

“I opted for this category of Proofreading Services, as I am ok with writing my essays but I have a bit of weakness in grammar and the differences between American English and British English,” Sheza, a PhD student.

“I decided to go for that one because it suited me best in terms of financial cost and level of intervention in my text. I did not want any significant changes in my text. I basically wanted a read-through from a professional person to remove any grammar, spelling or punctuation mistakes, as I am not confident with those. This excellent proofreading service was really the perfect choice for me,” Caroline, a PhD student.

"I would recommend the Academic Proofreading Services for all those students who are really good at academic writing but keen to ensure their text is error-free in terms of language,” Amina, a Master’s degree student.