PROOFREADING SERVICE FOR STUDENTS AND ACADEMIC RESEARCHERS

Academic writing must be your own work. It can, however, be beneficial to have another pair of eyes look over your text to check spelling, grammar and consistency. My proofreading service will help you get your documents ready for submission.

 

With twelve years' experience in the architectural design industry, I specialise in architectural design and related disciplines. Although, I am happy to work on a variety of subjects. I have proofread and edited in UK and US English, working with native and non-native English speakers.

 

For an explanation of the type of editing/proofreading that is appropriate for examined texts, please see the code of practice table in my agreement for proofreading academic work.

As part of my proofreading service I offer to work through a 500–1,000 word sample of your text for free, firstly to figure out how long it will take me to proofread your entire document, and secondly so that you can see what I can do. I will provide a quote when I return the proofread sample. The price will depend on the level and extent of the service required.

I will return your document with:

  • typos, misspellings and grammatical errors corrected

  • changes or suggestions to help you improve clarity, consistency and flow*

*This is not always included for students submitting work for assessment because no actual rewriting can be done by a proofreader on examined texts. However, I may raise specific queries for you to address.

I use the Track Changes tool in Word so you can review each of my edits and decide if you wish to accept or decline themI can also use the Adobe commenting tools on PDF if you prefer.

If you would like a quote please send me an email with:

  • the title, subject and word count of your text

  • the format of your work (Word or PDF)

  • when your full text will be ready for proofreading

  • your submission deadline

  • a representative 500–1,000 word sample of your text (preferably from a results or discussion chapter)

I can then let you know if the work can be fitted into my schedule. If so, I will work on your sample and return it to you within two days with an exact price per 1,000 words.

It’s important to leave enough time after I have returned your completed text (at least a few days) to think about and incorporate the proofreading corrections and suggestions before you submit your work for marking.

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