Dissertation/Essay Proofreading Service

The Dissertation/Essay Proofreading Service is the first level of our dedicated MA and PhD proofreading services for theses, dissertations and essays.
This academic proofreading service is tailored to help both undergraduates and postgraduates who possess excellent English and academic writing skills but would like a professional essay or dissertation proofreader to give a final polish to their essay or dissertation/thesis.
In this dissertation and essay proofreading service, our proofreaders and essay editors will perform a thorough, rigorous and complete check of three aspects of your academic text: grammar, punctuation and spelling. 
If English is not your first language and you do not have full command of the English language, this proofreading service will not be the one you need.
You will definitely need one of our more advanced essay or dissertation proofreading services.
A free-of-charge sample option is applicable to this academic proofreading service.
You can email us up to 100 words of your text.


1. Grammar check

a) Subject-verb agreement

Original: Education build a bridge between individuals and communities.

Proofread: Education builds a bridge between individuals and communities.
Original: This chapter on the utilisations of technology in schools are the first part of my thesis.

Proofread: This chapter on the utilisations of technology in schools is the first part of my thesis.
b) Use of conjunctions 

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

Proofread: I have finally submitted my dissertation on biology, which makes me feel relieved.
c) Use of tenses 

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

Proofread copy: Numerous academic studies were conducted in 2015 to bridge this gap in research.
d) Use of modifiers

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

Original: I only paid $20 for the service.

Proofread: I paid only $20 for the service.

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

Original: This is to improve the staffs’ enthusiasm.

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

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

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

Original: The court in the Hague reversed the decision. 

Proofread: The court in The Hague reversed the decision.
f) Use of prepositions
More people pay attention on this.

Proofread: More people pay attention to this.

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

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

Proofread: I have submitted my dissertation as requested, and I will wait for your feedback.
b) The comma

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

Proofread: Organisations can, through a variety of ways, promote human resources.
c) The colon

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

Proofread: These departments have three functions: human resources planning, staff recruitment and career planning.
d) The semicolon

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

Proofread: 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".

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Dissertation/Essay Proofreading Service - Sample

Who are we?

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

For many years, we have been assisting undergraduates, postgraduates, academics, researchers and professors from various British and foreign universities with top-quality proofreading and editing services. We also provide a high-quality paraphrasing service.

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, 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.