Proofreading for students
Do you need a fresh pair of eyes to read your dissertation or thesis before submission?
Then look no further! I will mark up corrections using the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word, making it easy for you to work your way through them without having to retype them into the original document.
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.
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)
the deadline for proofreading
the date you plan to send the manuscript to me
Some students prefer to check general and reference formatting themselves in order to save expense, so please make your requirements clear in this respect. 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, I would still be happy to work for you but those guidelines 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.