Proofreading for students

Theses and dissertations are usually proofread in Microsoft Word using the Track Changes function, making it easy for you to work your way through the corrections without having to retype them into the original text.

Please remember that, as the work must be your own, the standard proofreading service I provide for students is strictly limited to correcting surface-level errors only, such as spelling, grammar, punctuation, stylistic consistency, spacing and formatting, as well as highlighting any phrases which are unclear.

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If this sounds like what you need, do get in touch to request a quote. Please make sure you let me know:


  • the total word count of the main text, or a rough estimate if you haven't finished writing yet, including any appendices

  • the number of references and/or tables (if checking required – some students prefer to do this themselves to save expense)

  • the deadline for proofreading

  • the date you plan to send the manuscript to me

I would recommend, if possible, allowing at least one week between receiving the corrected text and the date of submission, in order to check that you are happy with each change.

Important note: Some universities do not allow their students to use a proofreader. Others have specific guidelines and/or restrictions regarding this. Please ensure before booking that your place of study does allow you to use such services. If it does but has specific guidelines or restrictions, they will take precedence over my own standard service for students, and must be supplied with or in advance of the manuscript itself. It is your responsibility to find out your university's policy and to inform me of it.