Proofreading and Copy-editing

Proofreading

I have spent thirty years in Higher Education, marking and providing feedback on students’ work at all levels. I pay close attention to detail by checking for errors in spelling, punctuation and English grammar as well as typographical errors. I can provide comments and track changes on your work if you wish. I can also check references in the text and the reference list. I can proofread the following:

  • Essays
  • Dissertations and theses
  • Academic writing

If English is your second language (ESL) or English an additional language (EAL), I can provide extra support should you need this.

Copy-editing

Over and above the proofreading, I will edit your work to develop the structure and style to improve it for the reader. I can provide feedback and advice in order to improve the academic writing style. If you wish to have more support in your academic studies, I can provide this. Please see my section on ‘Academic skills support’.

I can provide proofreading and copyediting services for:

  • Individuals
  • Websites
  • Companies

Please contact me with your requirements or complete the form in the resources section.

Pricing

Proofreading (without comments/feedback): £12 per 1000 words.

Proofreading with comments/feedback: £12 – £15 per 1000 words depending on year/level of study.

Please get in touch for a full quotation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why do I need your proofreading services?

Proofreading could increase your marks by up to 10%, which could mean the difference between a 2.1 or a 1st, or a pass or fail. When you are paying a lot of money for your course, this additional cost is money well spent. Please see my testimonials to see what others have said about my service.

Why is it difficult to proofread your own work?

Even though you will have spent a lot of time and effort on your work, you are so involved with it and may not be able to read it objectively.

Spotting errors, especially if you are in a hurry, can be difficult. Let me do this for you. I will check your work for grammar, spelling, punctuation and flow and get it back to you in good time.

English may not be your first language (ESL) and proofreading may be essential in order to make your writing clearly understood.

How much does this service cost?

For proofreading and copy-editing essays, dissertations and academic writing, my prices are from £ 12.00 – £15.00 per 1000 words

If you would like an estimate please get in touch or send an me an email with your full contact details (name, email address and telephone number).

I will review your document and send you a no obligation estimate and an idea of the time it will take to proofread.

How long will this take?

This will depend on the length (word count) and detail of the paper. It would be good to give at least a week before the deadline in order for me to return it to you and answer any questions before submitting. However, I can often turn work around a lot quicker than this for a small extra charge.

If you need the work editing, then this would require extra time, which we could discuss and agree beforehand.

Get in touch

I am based in Welwyn,  Hertfordshire, UK. If you wish to get in touch with me, I can be contacted in the following ways:

Email

pat@barwood-educational.co.uk

Phone

07960 754446

Alternatively, please fill out the form and I'll be in touch within 48 hours.

 

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