Students: Student Proofreading


A number of years ago I was a student at the University of Edinburgh so I know what it is like when you have taken the time to write an essay, paper or dissertation and I understand that you want to make sure that you will receive the best mark possible. At most universities up to 10% of marks are awarded for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. To make sure you don’t lose out on these marks and to get the grade you deserve it is important to use a high quality proofreader.

Student Proofreading

I am able to proofread all types of academic document. This includes the following:

  • Essays
  • Research papers
  • Reports
  • Coursework
  • Dissertations
  • Theses
  • Manuscripts
  • Conference papers
  • Journal articles
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Talks
  • Proposals
  • Transcriptions
  • Funding applications
  • UCAS applications
  • Grant applications
  • Emails
  • Letters

This is what I do when I proofread your work:

  • Check spelling, grammar and punctuation errors
  • Check the style and consistency throughout your document
  • Light editing and re-writing of areas which are unclear
  • Comment on areas which are unclear or which could be better written
  • Offer suggestions for alternative vocabulary where words have been overused/used incorrectly
  • Make sure you have time to ask me any questions via email

To help you produce a tidy, professional-looking document I can also check that referencing and quotations are in the correct format. I am familiar with many different referencing styles, including MLA, CSE, Harvard, APA, Oxford, Chicago, Vancouver and OSCOLA. If your university or institution has a particular style of referencing that you have to use I am happy to cross-reference your document with the guidelines if you send them to me. Many students appreciate my help with this in particular; as it is very time-consuming to make sure this aspect of your work is error-free.

In addition, I can check all footnotes, tables, figures and diagrams. These are often areas that are forgotten about, so it is easy for small mistakes to slip through.

When I have checked everything outlined above I send you two copies of your document, one with the changes and comments visible and a final version. The highlighted copy is very useful as you can see what type of mistakes you have been making so you can learn from them and improve in your future written works.

If you have written a long document like a dissertation or haven’t quite finished part of your work I am able to correct your document in sections, to make your life easier. There is no additional charge for this. Also, I don’t mind if you would like me to proofread one section of your document first so you can see how I have improved your work. Alternatively, you can try my free sample.

I have vast experience of helping students of varying academic backgrounds including ESL and international students and would be very happy to help you.

Student Proofreading

Get a quote

If you would like a quote, please either use my contact form, or email me directly. I am happy to discuss your requirements over the phone and you can also book my services in advance in order to ensure my availability.

Additional services

If you are short of time or dislike typing, I can also help you by typing up your document for you. Send me your hand written notes by post or drop them off to my office in person and I can type them up into a smart, polished document for you. I can send you the final copy by email or print it off and send it to you through the post. Please contact me for more information about this service.

I also offer a transcription service. Transcribing is a very time consuming task so make your life easier by getting me to transcribe your notes or interviews while you spend your time carrying out research or putting the finishing touches to your research paper or dissertation. I can send you the final copy by email or print it off and send it to you through the post. Please contact me for more information about this service.

Samantha provided professional and prompt proofreading of technical documents. Working with Samantha has been extremely productive and an insightful experience.

(via Google)

I am very pleased with Samantha's service. She is highly professional and fast and I always use her when I need something checking.

Themba Jack, Breede River Winelands Council, South Africa

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