ESL Essay Editing Services

Copy editing to improve the common grammar and sentence structure errors made by students using English as a second language

£18.99 per 1,000 words

ESL Essay Editing Services Overview

Writing academic work using English as a second language (ESL) is difficult! The English language is complex and has seemingly contradictory grammar rules! At Proof Master, our editors are highly experienced in supporting ESL students through the challenges of academic writing. Our ESL Essay Editing service specifically helps students that are not confident in the strength of their written English. It focuses on more than just proofreading; it improves clarity, sentence and paragraph structure, linking of ideas, and language use. This includes rephrasing select sentences and adding comments to explain where ideas are not fully developed. For a more comprehensive service,  combine with our ESL Essay Critique service, which offers an in-depth critique of your essay’s argument and style.

Common corrections in ESL Essay Editing:

  • Unnecessary attempts to pluralise mass nouns e.g., “researches”
  • Confusion between adjectives and adverbs e.g., “I ran good”
  • Subject-verb agreement e.g., “he walk every morning”
  • Verb form errors e.g., “I will driven”
  • Word form errors e.g., “I live in a democracy country”
  • Sentence fragments with no clause

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What are the benefits?

Our Editing Director has worked with ESL students for over 10 years and used this experience to develop our ESL Essay Editing Service. The service specifically helps students lacking confidence in the strength of their written English. After working hard, conducting research and writing about complex subject matter, you should not be marked down for technicalities in grammar.

A pool of our talented editors specialise in working with ESL students. They are skilled at identifying common errors, but also in understanding what you MEAN to say. This means your marker will read your work with clarity and understanding, without stumbling over the flow of language. Most importantly, this service will mean that your essays are not returned with marks deducted or vague comments about getting someone to proofread your work!

What to Expect from Our ESL Essay Editing Services


At Proof Master, our goal is to provide a service that is as straightforward to use. Once you have sent your essay in a Microsoft Word document, we will quickly select an editor that is well-suited to your subject. Our editors will make their alterations using Microsoft Word’s Tracked Changes feature. This is so that you are able to quickly identify any changes made and compare them to the original document. Prior to receiving your document, the edited version will be passed through a final Quality Control check. You can then download your work from either your email or the “My Order” section of your account. Your edited document will be available in two versions: one with the Tracked Changes, and another “clean”, formatted version where any comments are made clear.

Turnaround Times

We offer different turnaround times based on document size. The Turnaround Calculator below will help you select the time that best suits your deadline. Double check your return time at check out and remember to leave enough time to make any final adjustments suggested by your editor.

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Standard turnaround from 48 hours for up to 10,000 words

Express Turnaround



Express turnaround from 24 hours for up to 10,000 words

Ultra Express


Ultra Express turnaround from 12 hours for up to 4,000 words

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Optional Extras

Reference Formatting

Reference Formatting


Save time with our reference formatting service using the system of your choice: APA, Harvard, Chicago or MLA.

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Plagiarism Report


A detailed plagiarism report giving you the confidence you need before submitting your document.

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Double Editor

Save 10%

Get an additional editor to review your work and offer an alternative perspective.


Proofreading Certificate


Verify that the edits completed are compliant with academic third-party proofreading guidelines.

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We Work With Qualified Editors

We recognise our editors are our greatest asset. That’s why we invest the time in ensuring we nurture and support their talent. All of our editors are native English speakers and hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree from a UK university. Many, however, have PhDs, PCGEs and Professorships, as well as professional editing qualifications.

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The Finishing Touches


Accept Changes

Using Track Changes in Word, you can easily accept or decline the editor’s changes.


Ask Questions

We are available every day of the week including weekends to answer any queries you may have.


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Share your thoughts about your edits. Not 100% satisfied with your work? Let us know and we'll find a solution!


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