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Dissertation proofreading service

My proofreading service for postgraduate students is in line with best practice and guided by my training in Proofreading Theses and Dissertations (June 2018) and References (August 2016) with the Society of Freelance Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP, UK).

What I can do as a proofreader

With the written consent of your supervisor, I can proofread your dissertation (using Track Changes in Word) by correcting:

  • typographical errors (typos)
  • spelling errors
  • incorrect grammar
  • inconsistencies in language and abbreviations
  • inconsistencies in style

I can also highlight for correction by you:

  • lack of clarity
  • repetition
  • poor logic flow (in text, not in argument)
  • inconsistent formatting

What I CANNOT do as a proofreader

According to ethical guidelines, I CANNOT provide the following services:

  • advice on structure
  • checking calculations or formulae
  • compiling reference lists or bibliographies
  • correcting information
  • development of ideas or content
  • ghostwriting
  • reformatting and layout
  • re-labelling of figures, diagrams or illustrations
  • rewriting
  • translation

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