This academic proofreading service combines standard proofreading and light copy-editing. Our professional editors and proofreaders will examine your essay, dissertation, journal or research proposal for any errors related to grammar, punctuation or spelling, and will also improve two other elements: word choice and sentence structure.
This standard academic proofreading service is designed for students, academics and researchers who have decent academic writing and English language skills but want to improve their manuscript with the help of professional editors.
If you are a non-native English-speaking student or academic but you have a good command of written English, you may find this service quite useful, because it will enhance your writing and remove any language errors that you may inadvertently left in your text.
This service, which is the second layer of our academic editing and proofreading services, is also suitable for native speakers who are good academic writers but need some professional editorial assistance to ensure their language is academic, idiomatic and formal.
In a nutshell, this service is designed for those with good and acceptable English but are looking to improve what they have written by enlisting the help of professional editors and proofreaders.
Academic Editing Service Sample
What does the Academic Editing Service include, in detail?
1. Grammar check
a) Subject-verb agreement
Original: A large number of academic studies was examined in the literature review.
Edited: A large number of academic studies were examined in the literature review.
b) Use of conjunctions
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
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 the 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
reed (a plant), read (a book), rose (a flower), rose (past tense of rise).
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.
favorite (American) favourite (British)
elevator (American) lift (British)
sidewalk (American) pavement (British)
3. Punctuation check
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 triangles; stability, 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 greater impact than others; and there are words that fit more an academic purpose than others. Some examples include:
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.
5. Sentence structure
One recurrent problem that we fix in essays, theses, scientific papers and journals, written in English by non-native and native speakers alike, is what we call run-on sentences...i.e sentences are excessively long.
Original: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities, assistance in the assessment of scenarios, help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, and to assist in the attainment of an improved understanding of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.
Edited: The scene of the crime and any data connected with the crime are able to supply pointers regarding suspects’ identities and assist in the assessment of scenarios. Both factors also help in the planning of avoidance or detention procedures, as well as in the attainment of an improved understanding of environmental features that may have a link with the crime.
Who are we?
The Ultimate Proofreader is a leading provider of thesis/dissertation and essay proofreading services UK-based.
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.
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.
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