Dissertation/Essay Editing Service

The Dissertation/Essay Editing Service is a medium-level academic proofreading service.

This service combines standard proofreading and light copy-editing. Our professional editors and proofreaders will examine your essay or dissertation/thesis and correct any errors related to following four elements: grammar, punctuation or spelling, and word choice.

This service is, however, not as comprehensive and intensive as our In-depth Dissertation Proofreading Service and In-depth Essay Proofreading Service.

This Dissertation/Essay Editing Service is designed to help students, academics and researchers who have good academic writing and English language skills but want to improve their manuscript a bit more with the help of professional editors.

If you are a non-native English-speaking student or academic, our "in-depth" dissertation and essay proofreading services would help you best.


What does the Dissertation/Essay Proofreading Service offer you?

1. Grammar check

a) Subject-verb agreement

It is very common in lengthy pieces of writing – such as a thesis or dissertation – that the subject in the sentence becomes obscured, resulting in subject verb agreement mistakes.

See the example below for illustration:

Original: The large number cited in all papers and academic studies by numerous authors were examined in the literature review. 

Edited: The large number cited in all papers and academic studies by numerous authors was examined in the literature review.

b) Use of conjunctions

Using connecting words or conjunctions can sometimes be tricky.

Original: Maybe you have a growth mindset that is why you are applying.

Edited: Maybe you have a growth mindset, which is why you are applying.

c) Use of tenses 

The use of tenses varies across the essay or dissertation depending on each section.

Original:  I took nine important steps since my professor has told me.

Edited:  I have taken nine important steps since my professor told me.

d) Use of modifiers

Original: I nearly studied for six hours a day.

Edited: I studied for nearly six hours a day.

e) Use of apostrophe, or lower and upper case

Original: I was very delighted to meet queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

Edited: I was very delighted to meet Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom.

f) Use of prepositions

Original: I was praised by my supervisor on all the hard work I did during my university study.

Edited: I was praised by my supervisor for all the hard work I did during my university study.

2. Spelling check

a) Words

reed (a plant), read (a book), rose (a flower), rose (past tense of rise).

b) Names

Einstine (Einstein), Tennison (Tennyson)

c) Typographical errors

*A radical ideology attempts to go to the roof (root) of things.

* She fites (fits)  with the social standard.

d) American/British English

favorite (American)  favourite (British)

elevator (American)  lift (British)

sidewalk (American)  pavement (British)

3. Punctuation check

Getting punctuation right is essential in any academic text.

a) The full stop

Original: In addition to government support for private schooling. Some private schools are funded by the government.

Edited: In addition to government support for private schooling, some of private schools are funded by the government.

b) The comma

Original: Improving the education process, makes people more ready for further education.

Edited: Improving the education process makes people more ready for further education.

c) The colon

Original: I have studied six trianglesstability, keenness, irreconcilability, radicalness, contradiction, and balance.

Edited: I have studied six triangles: stability, keenness, irreconcilability, radicalness, contradiction, and balance.

d) The semicolon

Original: Many people celebrated traditional religious activities by make-up, some of them represented different beliefs.

Proofread: Many people celebrated traditional religious activities by make-up; some of them represented different beliefs.

e) Quotation marks

Original: ‘Online commentary about the use and nature of selfies has a regulatory social function’.

Edited: Online commentary about the use and nature of selfies has a regulatory social function.'

4. Word choice

In English there are words that have a greater impact than others; and there are words that fit more an academic purpose than others - for instance, phrasal verbs (as exemplified below).

Original: The researcher pointed out that he wanted to talk about this phenomenon first.

Edited: The researcher explained that he wanted to discuss this phenomenon first.


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Why choose us?

1-Quality is our number one priority: We offer truly top-quality thesis, essay and dissertation proofreading services to Master's and doctoral students in the UK & US. We differ from other providers of proofreading services in that QUALITY is paramount to us. Therefore, we carefully scrutinise your entire document, and inspect every word, sentence, line and paragraph.

After we have edited or proofread your paper punctiliously and assiduously, we subject it to an even more meticulous stage of quality assurance by passing it to another senior editor who undertakes a second review before we deliver it to you. The Ultimate Proofreader is dedicated to providing professional English proofreading services to clients, not only in the UK, but also in all parts of the world. We are in a leading position in the industry due to our authentic and unequalled attention to quality.

2 - Top-notch proofreaders & editors: Our excellent and well-experienced team of native English editors, proofreaders, rewriters and reviewers are efficient at recognising detail, and are the best of their type in the UK. All of our work is done exclusively by human proofreaders and copy-editors, and we never use robot editors or online word processors. We place maximum importance on conforming to English grammar and syntax rules which include subject-verb and noun-pronoun agreement, pronoun case, correct verb tense, parallel construction, possessive forms, and all other aspects of language.

3 - Value for money: The prices for all of our editing, proofreading and paraphrasing services are affordable and reasonable. We are therefore distinctive among other editing and proofreading service providers in the UK because we supply a considerably better quality at lower and affordable prices.

 Our pricing structure is at a flat rate, irrespective of whether your document is complex or simple, long or short, technical or non-technical. Our prices begin at £9.50 per 1,000 words, with new clients being offered a discount of 10 percent.

4 - Fast turnaround: We complete and deliver our services quickly, while simultaneously maintaining the quality of our editing and proofreading. We know that students often require their work to be edited and proofread urgently because they may have a very tight deadline for the submission of their essays, dissertations, theses and other academic work. Although we always try to deliver assignments as quickly as possible, we still regard the proofreading or editing of your document to the ultimate standard as our first priority. We can usually complete the editing or proofreading of up to 10,000 words for a single client within 24 hours. However, if an assignment is urgent with a particularly tight deadline or a specific delivery time, then please email us for details.

5 -Trust & reputation: Our copy-editing and proofreading services are trusted by our clients in all parts of the world as being dependable. We have clients in: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, the United Kingdom and the United States.

6 - Punctuality: We have a thorough commitment to our clients’ deadlines and a 100 percent punctuality policy.

7 - Around-the-clock assistance: Our services are available seven days a week, daily throughout the year. Therefore, if you need help, we are always prepared to assist to the best of our ability.

8 - Friendly service: We are always pleased to interact with our clients and to respond to questions and comments at any stage of the work; before, during, or after its completion.

9- Confidentiality: We apply a strict confidentiality policy, and as soon as we have delivered any document to a client, such document is completely removed from our systems. We aim to guarantee 100 percent safety and security for all our clients’ documents, from the submission of a document until its delivery.

Who are we?

The Ultimate Proofreader is a leading provider of thesis/dissertation and essay proofreading services in the UK.

We also provide proofreading and paraphrasing services. For the many years we have been in business we have successfully given a helping hand to university students and academics from various universities with bespoke editing and proofreading services for essays, theses or dissertations.

We serve a lot of clients especially in these universities: the University of Sheffield, the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, the University of Leeds and the University of Reading.

We assist our customers, natives and non-natives, with English editing and proofreading services that simply put them on the track to being awarded their degree with distinction. Our services are reasonably and affordably priced, delivered within fast turnaround times with any impact on quality and expertly completed.

Our professional dissertation editors and proofreaders spend a lot of time on every assignment to make sure it is proofread, edited or rewritten to the highest standard.

We respect the fact that many students have very short deadlines before submission, so we operate around the clock 7 days a week to meet our customers' needs.

We have a strong belief that any professional academic proofreading services provider should go beyond the mere correction of language and look at the heart and soul of the text itself. We also seek to educate, not only proofread, so we provide useful material related to language in our blog section.

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 phone.

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