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Proofreading your own writing can be difficult. You no longer 'see' your own errors and a fresh pair of eyes can be invaluable.

For academics, we provide a proofreading service for journal articles, research papers, lectures and presentations. This is particularly useful for multi-author works where multiple voices can result in an inconsistent written style.

For students, we offer editing support for essays, term papers, dissertations and other assignments. We will not compose essays and term papers for you but we can edit, proofread, and style check these and other assignments.

Our final draft dissertation proofreading service provides thorough and cost effective support that helps your work be remembered for its content and not marked down for easily rectified errors.

Our proofreading service will eliminate typos, correct grammar, catch misspellings and find other language issues. Our editing service will do all this and more; improving your work for word choice, sentence structure, tone and clarity.

You can rest assured your work will remain confidential and your personal information will remain private.

We provide services to the disability departments of various universities, to support those students with a range of learning difficulties. We can provide proofreading and editing services for those students with visual impairments or reading conditions such as dyslexia, AD(H)D and dyspraxia. We also provide transcription services of interviews for dissertations, including for students with visual impairments and for those students with hearing difficulties.

If you wish to check what past and existing clients think of our services, we believe our Testimonials page speaks for itself.

Decide which level of proofreading and editing you require from the list below, review the guide prices at the bottom of the page and then contact us for a precise quote and turnaround time.

Proofreading includes:

  • check and correct typos, spelling, punctuation, grammar and general linguistic English errors
  • highlight any format, content, layout, heading or formatting inconsistencies

Editing services include

Light copyediting

  • correct spelling, punctuation, grammar, syntax and general English usage
  • check for overall clarity and consistency of style, tone and sentence structure
  • highlight inconsistencies in word use, meaning and format
  • check against layout specifications for typesetting

Substantive editing
Includes all of the above for light copy editing, plus where required

  • edit to improve the style, tone, structure and content without changing the original meaning
  • rewrite to improve meaning and vocabulary
  • edit confusing, ambiguous or awkward sentences to improve the flow of text
  • remove wordiness, inappropriate terms or jargon
  • query conflicting statements, discrepancies or inconsistencies
  • reduce or increase word count to comply with the specified length


£4.00 to £7.50 per thousand words

Light Copy Editing
£7.50 to £10.00 per thousand words
Substantive Copy Editing
£10.00 to £20.00 per thousand words

The price ranges above relate to the complexity of document, the degree of proofreading or editing required and your deadline, and also include any discounts applicable for students or charities.

The above prices relate to changes being made directly to the electronic copy in Word with track changes turned on. If you are unsure whether you need proofreading or copyediting, please let us have a represenative sample of your text.

Please contact us for a precise quote and a clearer idea of a turnaround time.


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