Academic Proofreading

Guarantee your final draft is polished to perfection, error free & ready for submission

£11.99 per 1,000 words

Academic Proofreading Service Overview

Our Essay Proofreading service corrects spelling, punctuation, typographical and grammatical issues that cannot be detected by a computer spell-checker. Our highly attentive, professional editors are also able to enhance the overall academic strength and style of your essay by making smart vocabulary changes to refine diction and improve tone. If there is any lack of clarity within your work, our Essay Proofreading service will also provide useful suggestions to address this. A Third-Party Proofreading Certificate can be provided where necessary to verify that edits are compliant with academic guidelines.

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Typographical issues
  • Refine diction and improve tone
  • Comments to improve clarity

Calculate your price

Service Examples


PhD Theses

Assignments & Essays

Research Proposals

Our customers rate us as excellent

Based on 34 Trust Pilot reviews. Read more

What are the benefits?

Our Essay Proofreading service is intended as a final, detailed check prior to submission. This means, to get the most out of this service, it is best to send your work over once it is in its ‘final draft’ stage.

Essay Proofreading is ideal for those that feel very confident in the overall essay structure and methodology but feel the quality of their written work may be holding it back from the high marks it deserves. It may be that your academic vocabulary is somewhat lacking or that you are not confident in your use of punctuation. Our editors are there to identify and rectify these final issues in your work so that it is ready for submission. If you feel there may be more glaring issues within your work, our essay editing service may be better suited to you.

What to Expect from Our Essay Proofreading Service

Proof Master aims to create an easy user experience. After we receive your file, it will be allocated to a suitably qualified editor. For Essay Proofreading and editing services, our editors will make use of the Tracked Changes feature in Microsoft Word. This enables you to track and approve any changes made. The comments function within Microsoft Word may also be used during this service to bring your attention to any areas they feel may need further work. For businesses choosing our Document Rework service, the Tracked Changes function will not be used. Rewritten sections will instead be indicated in a different colour.

Once your editor has completed their work, your document will proceed through a final Quality Control check and you will be notified once your document is ready. You will receive two versions of your document: one showing the Tracked Changes, and a final, ‘clean’, formatted version with any comments clearly visible for your attention. You can download your documents from the email or from the “My Order” section of the website. We aim to return all documents within the allocated deadline, hopefully giving you plenty of time to make any last-minute additions before your own final 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.

Find out more




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

Turnaround Calculator

Enter Word Count

  Turnaround Time Price
Standard Up to Hours
Express Up to Hours
Ultra Express Up to Hours

Optional Extras

Reference Formatting

Reference Formatting


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

Documents with magnifying glass

Plagiarism Report


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

Two documents with magnifying glasses

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

Certificate in blue and grey

Strict Quality Control

Clipboard with a big tick


Credit Cards

Affordable Pricing

A clock spinning fast

Fast Turnaround

A handshake

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

A man and a woman in business clothing

All Human Editing

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.

More About Us & Our Editors

How It Works

Doc/PDF/TXT upload

Upload File

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

A notepad and pens with an array of product options below

Select a Service

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

A padlock connecting to Paypal and a credit card

Make Payment

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

Download a Doc

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.

Get Started with your Proofreading order

Contact Us for more information