The In-depth Dissertation Proofreading Service is the most intensive thesis and dissertation proofreading service in the UK.
As a PhD or MA student, you will have known that proofreading and editing are the final stage before submitting your dissertation or thesis to your supervisor for assessment.
This rigorous dissertation editing and proofreading service, which incorporates both thorough copy-editing and comprehensive proofreading of your academic manuscript, is particularly useful and effective for both native and non-native speaker students and academics.
By far, the In-depth Dissertation Proofreading Service is the most popular thesis/dissertation proofreading and editing service we provide to MA & PhD students, academics and researchers. Over 3,000 students undertaking Master's and doctoral degrees in universities in the UK, the US and across the world have so far benefited from this service.
This in-depth dissertation proofreading service has been of the greatest help particularly to non-native English speaker students and academics who need, not only a simple grammatical, punctuation and spelling check of their paper, but also a closer, deeper and a more critical review of their dissertation or thesis for the following elements: clarity and coherence of ideas and argument; appropriateness and formality of academic language, tone and style; and text flow.
Our expert academic editors and proofreaders will rigorously examine every aspect of your thesis or dissertation at two levels - proofreading and editing - to ensure it is neatly, succinctly and concisely written in appropriate formal, academic style and that it makes a coherent, consistent and connected whole body of academic work.
What is "in-depth" proofreading?
"In-depth" proofreading is a extremely thorough and substantive examination of your paper that goes far beyond any traditional or superficial proofreading or editing. It digs deep into your academic text to address, not only typical and standard language errors, but also other hidden and subtle problems such as repetition, inconsistency, incoherence, wordiness or lack of clarity and flow.
In short, this comprehensive thesis proofreading service is designed to ensure your academic manuscript and writing is of an exceptionally high standard in order to help you attain the highest grade possible.
How do we proofread your thesis in depth?
We will scrutinise your manuscript, word by word and line by line, to identify and correct:
a) Grammar, punctuation, and spelling
a) Subject-verb agreement (SVA)
A large number of corrections we make in dissertations and theses are related subject-verb agreement errors. This is particularly the case when you write a long sentence where the doer of the verb 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
It is imperative that you use connectors or conjunctions to link your ideas together and transit from a theme or sub-theme to another. Conjunctions also help the flow of language as you move from paragraph to another. Very often, MA and PhD students either omit to use connectors, or use them in an incorrect manner.
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 dissertation, depending on the section of the paper. The tense used in the literature review part, for instance, is not the same as the tense used in the abstract, findings or conclusion sections. Failure to use the correct tense in your thesis or dissertation makes your text unreadable and confusing – and above all can lead to a lower grade.
Original: In this academic study, I aim to investigate the phenomenon which I presented in detail in the following section.
Edited: In this academic study, I aimed to investigate 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.
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.
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
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:
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) Language clarity and flow
1) Refining the use of language so that it is appropriate to your academic discipline and is free of slang/colloquial expressions.
2) Removing any superfluous, redundant, or unnecessary words or phrases.
3) Identifying any phrases or sentences that are unnecessarily repeated.
4) Ensuring the referencing style has been adhered to correctly and consistently throughout.
c) Writing style & word choice
Our specialist academic editors and proofreaders will also enhance the style of your dissertation, without changing it.
Some dissertations are written in the form of a personal account and others are drafted in a neutral, formal academic voice.
Our editors & proofreaders will improve on the style you use in your paper. For instance, if the writing style is formal and academic, they will ensure any colloquial words and expressions are taken out and replaced with appropriate alternatives.
They will also introduce more dynamic words in place of bland, commonplace, or overused words (e.g., “exhibits”, “illustrates”, “demonstrates”, rather than “shows”).
If the writing style is more personal, our proofreaders & editors will improve the manuscript by introducing richer and more expressive vocabularly, removing any unnecessary repetition and ensuring the tone is personal, rather than formal neutral.
d) Sentence structure, referencing
In this in-depth proofreading and editing service, we will focus closely on improving the structure of your sentences in the following ways:
1) Reordering some sentences as/when necessary.
2) Adding sentences/phrases that link sections or paragraphs together. This further enhances the logical flow of your essay.
3) The addition of well-chosen connecting words that can help link one sentence to the next, such as “however”, “nevertheless, “moreover”, and “furthermore”.
4) Identifying and highlighting any sections of the work whose meaning is unclear.
References/Bibliography: We will also check that all in-text citations are correctly formatted and cited throughout the paper, based on your preferred referencing style, whether APA, Harvard, MLA or others. We will also check and correct your bibliography in line with your referencing style.
A dissertation or thesis must be of a certain length, which usually means adhering to a specified maximum word count.
This can sometimes be very challenging to meet, as many students/academics exceed the required length. Our team of specialist editors will therefore help reduce your academic paper 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.
Sometimes, however, it will also involve combining and condensing key ideas and information, and replacing lengthy phrases with just one or two key words that convey the same meaning. Students often feel this is one of the most valuable services offered by our specialist editors and proofreaders.
"I would certainly recommend this intensive dissertation proofreading service to anyone who would like to have their thesis completely scrutinised and improved in terms of everything...English, structure, ideas, organisation etc," Maison, a Master's degree student.
"The dissertation editing and proofreading service is wonderful, it has made my dissertation look much much better...I highly recommend for those keen on the best quality for their academic papers. Also, these guys offer an excellent paraphrasing service." Ali, a PhD student.
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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.
In line with proofreading and editing guidance from most universities in the UK and around the world, we advise undergraduate and postgraduate students benefiting from this thesis/dissertation proofreading service that: