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Discounted proofreeding and editing services for students are one of our specialties. We understand funds are tight and we have provided cost effective and professional services to students for a wide variety of assignments, including essays, term papers, reports, dissertations and research papers.

As well as correcting the necessary spelling, grammar and typographical errors, our editors can edit your work for word choice, sentence structure, tone and clarity, and will make suggestions on organization and structure and highlight other language issues where necessary.

We will not compose your thesis for you but we can edit, proofread and style check these and other types of assignments so easily rectified mistakes won't damage your grades. You want to be graded for your ideas, not your grammar.

We also provide proofreading and editing services to the disability departments of various universities, to support those disabled students with visual impairments or other reading conditions such as dyslexia, AD(H)D and dyspraxia, to ensure their learning experience runs as smoothly as possible and doesn't put them at an extra disadvantage. We also provide discounted transcription services for those students carrying out interviews for their dissertations and theses.

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


Proofreading your own writing is notoriously difficult. Particularly at the final draft of a thesis, it's no longer easy to 'see' what you've been working on for months. At this stage, a second pair of eyes from a professional editor can make all the difference and will eliminate those typos and errors which your eyes now skim straight over.

Our discounted dissertation proofreading service provides you with that essential last support to ensure your work will be free of typos, misspellings, grammatical errors and other linguistic issues.

Proofreading is aimed at final drafts of documents that have been edited at least once. If you believe you need more intensive help with word choice, sentence structure or clarity of narrative, our copy editing service would be a more appropriate first step.

Our motto - Edit first - proofread last

Copy Editing
We can help with your work as it progresses, checking for clarity, style, conciseness of argument and organisational structure and tone and two types of editing service - light copy editing and substantive (detailed below). This service also includes a first correction of spelling, typos, grammar and other avoidable errors.

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.

Tel/Fax: +44 (0)1485 543746 ireneboston@gmail.com

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