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Proofreading for students

I can proofread essays, theses and dissertations on humanities and social science topics for undergraduate and postgraduate students. In the first instance, please contact me with the following information:

  • title or subject area of your work

  • approximate word count

  • submission deadline

  • when your work will be available for proofreading


If I think I can help you, I will ask for a representative sample of your document (between 500 and 1000 words) and will use it to work out my quote for you. This will be shown as cost per 1000 words.

My proofreading service for students includes:

  • checking your document adheres to a style guide, where available

  • correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • making minor amendments to wording to improve clarity or break up long sentences

  • correcting or highlighting inconsistencies 

  • checking numerical sequencing of headings and figures


I cannot make any correction or suggestion which impacts the argument or structure of your work.

I prefer to work in Word using Track Changes. I can also work on PDFs using highlighting and comments, but that takes longer and it’s more difficult for you to incorporate my corrections. 



Find out more about what's included and what isn't included

in my proofreading service for students

Things to bear in mind ...

If we decide to work together, I will

need to receive written confirmation

that your tutor or supervisor has

given you permission to receive proofreading support

Our schedule must include enough

time for us to deal with any queries

and for you to go through my

corrections and suggestions before

your submission date

When I proofread work that you are going to submit for assessment,

I have to make clear what I can and cannot do as part of the

proofreading process

Jo was thorough and did a great job

of spotting grammatical errors and

areas of my essay that needed some attention. She was very helpful and professional, and achieved what was asked within the agreed timescale.

Melissa Tettenborn, professional development officer

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