In-depth Essay Proofreading Service UK

In this in-depth essay proofreading service, our team of specialist essay editors and proofreaders will proofread and copy-edit your essay substantively and thoroughly to ensure your academic writing meets the specific language requirements of your assessing tutor or supervisor or the university and college where you are studying.

Our academic language experts will closely look at grammar, punctuation, spelling, word choice, sentence structure, paragraph length and overall readability, coherence and clarity of ideas expressed in your academic manuscript. 

This intensive essay proofreading service is not designed to correct an odd typo or misspelling here or there; it is a very thorough combined academic proofreading and editing service that will take the standard of your written essay to the next level – to a native speaker level. 

Our professional team of native English copy-editors and proofreaders have assisted thousands of MA and PhD students, academics and researchers in submitting essays that are: error-free, well-written, concise, coherent, clear, and focused on the topic discussed.

What is "in-depth" essay proofreading?

"In-depth" essay proofreading is a very comprehensive and deep examination of your academic writing.

In this service, our team of academic proofreaders and editors not only correct typical and common language errors, but go deep into your essay to resolve serious textual problems such as wordiness, inconsistency, contradiction, unnecessary repetition, incoherence, or lack of readability and flow.

In short, this comprehensive essay proofreading service is designed to drastically improve your academic paper to be of a very high standard in a way that would help you attain the highest grade possible.

How do we proofread your essay in depth?


We will sift through your essay, word by word and line by line, to find and fix:

  • Grammatical errors;
  • Lexical errors;
  • Syntactic errors;
  • Semantic errors;
  • Typographical errors (extra letters, incorrect spacing between words, additional full stops).
  • Consistency issues: the use of fonts, line spacing, italics, bold type, and headings/sub-headings (such as numbering, underlining).
  • Coherence, intelligibility and readability issues

a) Grammar, punctuation, and spelling

 

1.Grammar

 

a) Subject-verb agreement (SVA)

 

Many corrections we introduce in essays are related subject-verb agreement. A significant number of academics often make this mistake especially when they write a long sentence where the verb doer becomes obscured.

Let's look at this example:

Original: The three main pillars of social science theory, which is employed by the researcher, serves the purpose of the study perfectly.

Edited: The three main pillars of social science theory, which is employed by the researcher, serve the purpose of the study perfectly.

Here is another example:

Original: Figure 3, which highlights the three shapes, mainly focus on the processes and duration of each activity.

Edited: Figure 3, which highlights the three shapes, mainly focuses on the processes and duration of each activity.

 

b) Use of conjunctions/connectors

 

Connectors or conjunctions in English are extremely useful, given that they help you transit smoothly from one theme or sub-theme to another. Conjunctions also help the flow of language, from one paragraph to another.

Let's look at an example:

Original: The generalisability of the conclusions is affected by the sample size, however, the conclusions can still enrich knowledge and serve future research.

Edited (1): The generalisability of the conclusions is affected by the sample size; however, the conclusions can still enrich knowledge and serve future research.

Edited (2): The generalisability of the conclusions is affected by the sample size. However, the conclusions can still enrich knowledge and serve future research.

 

c) The use of tenses

 

MA and PhD students are expected to use different tenses when writing their essay, depending on the section of the paper. The tense used in the introduction part, for instance, is not the same as the tense used in the main body or conclusion section of the essay. Failure to use the correct tense in your essay makes your text hard to digest and understand – and above all can lead to a lower grade.


Original: In this academic essay, I aimed to present the phenomenon which I mentioned in detail in the following section.

Edited: In this academic essay, I aim to present the phenomenon which I will present in detail in the following section.

Original: I have reviewed the literature for my thesis two weeks ago.

Edited: I reviewed the literature for my thesis two weeks ago.

Original: I will collect my data through semi-structured interviews. Three interviews were conducted with senior managers of the companies included in the study.

Edited: I collected my data through semi-structured interviews. Three interviews were conducted with senior managers of the companies included in the study.

 

d) The use of modifiers

 

Original: The proofreader said the chapter was well written, but it's content needed further detail.

Edited: The proofreader said the chapter was well written, but its content needed further detail.


e) The use of apostrophe, lower and upper case.


Original: The tutors' complaint was that the student was not following a qualitative research method.

Edited: The tutor's complaint was that the student was not following a qualitative research method.

Original: The phenomenon was discussed at the level of the Whole World.

Edited: The phenomenon was discussed at the level of the whole world.

 

2. Spelling

 

In English, there are many tricky, confusing and commonly misspelt words, including adjectives, verbs and names. We pick them up and correct them if they occur in your paper.

 

a) Words

 

Stationery (stationary), grammer (grammar), loose (lose - as a verb), believes (beliefs - as a noun), proof read (proofread), weak (week), affect (effect) etc.

Hum (Hume), Aristole (Aristotle), Daved (David) etc

 

b) Typographical errors

  • They wanted too (to) discuss this in their academic paper.
  •  In the peeface (preface), they explained what they will discuss in their thesis.
  • Proofreading services are impotent (important).

 

c) American/British English

 

We will replace any American words or expressions with British equivalents or vice versa, depending on your required British variant, as exemplified below:

  •  Learned (American) Learnt (British)
  • Focussed (American) Focused (British)
  •  Center (American) Centre (British)
  •  Elective (North American) Optional course of study (British)
  • Characterize (American) Characterise (British)

 

3. Punctuation

 

Punctuation is one of the most divisive elements of language and is one of the trickiest to get right in your dissertation/thesis. Some punctuation-related errors are too simple and result from oversight, but others simply result from the writer's inability to punctuate correctly.


a) The full stop

 

Original: Jones and Smith (1994) argue that a model of risks and hazards could potentially have an impact on human safety, this is because harm is the result of human error, in their view.

Edited: Jones and Smith (1994) argue that a model of risks and hazards could potentially have an impact on human safety. This is because harm is the result of human error, in their view.

 

b) The colon (common error)

 

Original: Numerous researchers argue that cognitive biases emerge at three levels, social, economic, and cultural.

Edited: Numerous researchers argue that cognitive biases emerge at three levels: social, economic, and cultural.

 

c) The semicolon

 

Original: Several of the participants reported feeling anxious during the experiment, however, they were reassured during the post-experiment briefing that this was a perfectly normal reaction.

Edited: Several of the participants reported feeling anxious during the experiment; however, they were reassured during the post-experiment briefing that this was a perfectly normal reaction.

 

d) Quotation marks

 

Original: However, although this might seem obvious, Xavier (2016, p.2) states that there exists a lack of effective curricula and learning/teaching materials on comprehensive sex education and adolescents get most of the information from their peers. Most of the time it will be vague and unclear information.

Edited: However, although this might seem obvious, Xavier (2016, p.2) states that, “there exists a lack of effective curricula and learning/teaching materials on comprehensive sex education and adolescents get most of the information from their peers. Most of the time it will be vague and unclear information.” 

b) Sentence structure, word choice, clarity, and flow

As part of this specialist essay editing and proofreading service, our editors will improve the clarity, flow, and readability of your work.

This includes:

  • Refining your written English so that it is appropriate to your academic discipline, by employing richer academic language and vocabulary and removing slang/colloquial expressions;
  • Using alternative, more dynamic words in place of bland, commonplace, or overused words (e.g., “exhibits”, “illustrates”, “demonstrates”, rather than “shows”);
  • Reordering some sentences/paragraphs so that they tell a more logical story;
  • Adding sentences/phrases that link sections or paragraphs together. This further enhances the logical flow of your essay;
  • Removing any superfluous, redundant, or unnecessary words or phrases;

  • Leaving editorial comments and questions regarding lack of clarity, contradiction or inconsistency;
  • Ensuring the referencing style has been adhered to correctly and consistently throughout.
c) Length/Reduction

Essays are often required to be a certain number of words: mostly, around 3000, words. Sticking to the expected word count in your essay can sometimes be very difficult to achieve. Our team of dedicated essay copy-editors and proofreaders will therefore help reduce your work so that it falls within the required limits. Often this is achieved by removing redundant or repeated information/words and tightening the use of grammar.

Occasionally, this could involve combining and condensing key ideas and information, and replacing lengthy phrases with just one or two key words that convey the same meaning.

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Mechanical and formatting errors in your essay?

  • Double spaces between characters, especially after a full stop wrong or missing headings or titles in a table, or captions misaligned columns or rows in a table
  • Misaligned margins
  • Misaligned headings
  • Incorrect text references
  • Inconsistent bullet formatting
  • Incorrect fonts/font sizes
  • Incorrect capitalisation
  • Footnotes or endnotes 
  • Interchanging small words such as: of/off/on, and/an/as, or it/is/if incorrect use of trademarks
  • Missing numbers in a numbered sequence/list incorrect dates
  • Inconsistent use of abbreviations
  • Contractions: i.e didn't/did not

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What makes us different?

1-Quality is our number one priority: we provide the UK's genuinely best proofreading services & editing and paraphrasing services. Unlike other proofreading services providers, we truly believe in QUALITY, so we pay maximum attention to your paper, word by word, sentence by sentence, line by line and paragraph by paragraph.

Once your document has been proofread or edited thoroughly and meticulously, it then goes through a more rigorous level and process of quality assurance involving a comprehensive second review by another senior editor, before delivery. The Ultimate Proofreader is committed to delivering the best quality English proofreading services to clients in the UK & worldwide. Our unparalleled and genuine focus on quality has put us at the forefront of the industry.

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. We use only human copy-editors and proofreaders; we never use any online word processors or robot editors. We ensure that accepted rules of grammar and syntax and English usage are followed, including pronoun-noun agreement, subject-verb agreement, appropriate verb tense, pronoun case, possessive forms, parallel construction, among other language aspects.

3 - Value for money: all our proofreading and editing services as well as paraphrasing services are reasonably and affordably priced. What makes us special and stand out from all other editing and proofreading services UK providers is that we provide a much better quality at cheaper and more affordable prices.

We charge a flat rate, whether your document is complex or non-complex; technical or non-technical; short or long. Our prices start from £9.50 per 1,000 words, and we also offer a 10% discount to all first-time clients.

4 - Fast turnaround: our services are completed and delivered within fast turnaround times, without compromising the quality of proofreading and editing. We are aware that students in particular can sometimes have a very short deadline to submit their essays, dissertations/theses or any other scholarly papers and therefore need their documents proofread and edited urgently.
While we aim to deliver assignments as quickly as possible, the editing and proofreading of your manuscript up to the highest standard remains our No 1 priority. 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 short deadlines or precise delivery times, please contact us via email.

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, Malaysia, Indonesia, 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 have a very strict confidentiality policy in place. All manuscripts and papers proofread and edited by us are removed altogether from our systems upon delivery to clients.

Our aim is to ensure our clients' manuscripts remain 100% safe and secure, from the moment an order is placed until it is delivered.

Note

As per guidance from universities in the UK and around the world, we advise undergraduate and postgraduate students benefiting from this in-depth essay proofreading service that:

  • We DO NOT check factual information;
  • We DO NOT add new material to the essay;
  • We DO NOT change the ideas and arguments presented;
  • We DO NOT check whether calculations, diagrams, figures, statistics, formulae are factually correct or not;
  • We Do NOT change the sequence or ordering of the sections of your essay.