Academic Editing Service

Achieve your true academic potential with guidance on flow, style and academic tone

£18.99 per 1,000 words

Copy Editing Service Overview

Our Academic Copy Editing service offers the technical corrections of proofreading (spelling, grammar and punctuation), but goes further to improve the clarity of your work. It ensures that sentences and arguments link together properly so that your essay flows, and presents your ideas in a concise manner, with the correct academic tone. It is ideal for individuals with dyslexia or those struggling to meet academic writing expectations. Your editor will comment where aspects of work are unclear, need further development, or could be deleted entirely. We offer a fresh perspective, helping to ensure that your final reader (your marker!) can understand your ideas perfectly. For those using English as a foreign language, please choose our EFL Essay Editing Service so we match you to an editor specialised in this area.

Do you experience any of these issues?

  • Very long sentences fragmented by lots of commas.
  • Work presented as one long, unstructured paragraph
  • Difficulty organising/sequencing ideas.
  • Variations in formatting throughout the text.
  • Sentence fragments – no independent clause.
  • Jumping from one idea to another without logical connection.
  • Failure to shape/conclude an argument or not relating back to the title.

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Service Examples

Assignments & Essays


Research Proposals

Literature Reviews

Our customers rate us as excellent

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What are the benefits?

Mastering academic writing is a challenging skill. Receiving low grades and comments such as ‘poorly structured’ or ‘doesn’t answer the question’ is frustrating, but ‘improve your writing style’ is the most vague and frustrating comment a marker can leave. At Proof Master, we have developed our Essay Editing service to provide valuable insight for students about where they might be going wrong in their writing. This is because, unlike the less-than-clear feedback, our team of professional editors will show you how to adjust your work. Whether you have issues writing with an academic vocabulary or are simply failing to get across your points due to inaccurate phrasing or grammar, having your work edited can clear things up. Our Essay Editing service helps identify and strengthen your ideas. 

Our Essay Editing service can also be paired with Essay Critique for a fully comprehensive service that addresses the details, corrects them, and offers broader in-depth guidance on how your writing can be improved.

What to Expect from Our Essay Editing Service


Proof Master seeks to make our Essay Editing service as easy as possible. After receiving your file, we will quickly allocate a suitable editor for your work. All of our editors hold higher-education degrees in a wide range of subject areas. Editors will make use of the Tracked Changes function of Microsoft Word to highlight any changes. Businesses using our Document Rework service will have rewritten sections indicated by different colour text.

Once the Essay Editing service is completed, the document will be passed through a final Quality Control check. You will then be notified that your document is ready. It can be downloaded in your email or from the “My Order” section of your account. The first version will show Tracked Changes and the second will be a final, “clean”, formatted version with comments made clearly visible. You should then have plenty of time to make any last-minute additions or alterations to your work ahead of your submission deadline.

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.

Why Choose Proof Master

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Strict Quality Control

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99%+ Accuracy

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Affordable Pricing

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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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How It Works

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Securely upload your files for an instant quote. We accept DOCX, PDF & Plain Text files.

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Choose your service, add any optional extras, confirm your turnaround then on to checkout.

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Check your order summary then make payment securely by PayPal, Credit Card, Alipay or bank transfer. Look out for your confirmation email.

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Download Your Edited Files

Time to download your edited files! Click the download button in "My Account" or your completion email to download your files.

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.


Leave a Review

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


Delete Your Work

Privacy is very important to us. That's why we automatically delete your files after 6 months.

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