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 for (and correct) any errors in spelling, punctuation and grammar. My proofreading service will help you get your documents ready for submission. Find out more about my proofreading service in the downloadable flyer below (PDF).

With twelve years' experience in the architectural design industry, I specialise in architecture and design-related disciplines. Although I am happy to work on a variety of subjects. I have proofread and edited in UK and US English, and I've worked with people whose first language is not English.


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 (PDF).

As part of my proofreading service, I offer to work through a 500–1,000 word sample of your text for free so that you can evaluate my services with a real example, and I can figure out how long it will take me to proofread your entire document. I'll 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 that you can review each of my edits and decide if you wish to accept or reject themI can also use the Adobe commenting tools on PDF if you prefer.

How it works

The first step is to send me ( the following:

  • the title, subject and exact word count of your text

  • your submission deadline and budget

  • when your full text will be ready for proofreading

  • the format of your file (Word or PDF)

  • 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'll work on your sample and return it to you within two days with your quote. If you would prefer not to send a sample until I can confirm availability, then please send details of your work, word count, deadline and budget.

Please remember to allow 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.

"For the proofreading, she did a fantastic job finding all my little mistakes. For my day job I work as an editor, and I can say that, in my professional opinion, her proofreading was spot on! Her responses were timely and her emails super polite. Victoria was simply a delight to work with."