Academic proofreading service

I proofread essays, dissertations, theses and research papers for international students and academics. I’m also happy to proofread CVs, postgraduate funding applications, questionnaires, presentations and any other type of academic document.

The following features are checked as part of the standard student proofreading service (rates start from £8 per 1,000 words):

Student proofreading

  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • Subject/verb agreement
  • Tense consistency
  • Use of the appropriate vocabulary
  • Formatting problems
  • Numbering of headings and chapters

 

I also offer a number of extra services, including reference-checking and the creation of tables of contents/figures/tables.

Please note that I follow an anti-plagiarism policy, meaning that I do not alter the academic content of your written work, nor will I accept requests to paraphrase or write your work.

ESL proofreading

I specialise in proofreading non-native English. The majority of my customers are international students who are highly skilled and knowledgeable but who like the reassurance of using a professional proofreading service to examine their academic English.

I’ve proofread for students from many different countries, including (but not limited to), Bahrain, China, Egypt, Italy, Kurdistan, Libya, Malaysia, Poland, South Korea, Spain, Saudi Arabia and Syria.

How I work on your academic document

I read each document very carefully and identify spelling, grammar and punctuation errors that can go unnoticed in the spelling and grammar checkers of word processing software. My experience of reading and writing academic English complements my academic editing skills, and helps me to deliver a high quality and efficient service.

I usually use Microsoft Office track changes to proofread documents. This highlights the changes I make to written text and you can then review the changes and choose whether to accept or reject them. I also annotate the text with queries and/or suggestions in comment boxes for you to review.

Please send me your work via the contact form page, via the sidebar opposite or email me your workkatie.finnegan@proofreadingforstudents.co.uk. I’ll provide you with a full quote for the cost of editing your document and will let you know when I’ll be able to return your document to you. I respond to each email promptly – usually in the same working day.

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