Thesis & Publication Proofreading

For academics & PhD students looking for fresh set of eyes over their final draft

£11.99 per 1,000 words

Over the course of writing your thesis or publication, you have probably been through multiple drafts, each one offering an improvement on the last. Now, you have finally made it. All the hours of hard work have come together to create your FINAL DRAFT. For some, this will be the night before you have to submit and there just isn’t enough time for formatting, proofreading and checking all your table headings match and your references are correct. For others, you will have that annoying, slightly anxious feeling that you will submit and there will be something glaringly wrong.

Our Thesis & Publication Proofreading service exists to resolve all of those issues. Our editors offer you an external, objective perspective, considering what is needed and what isn’t; after all the hours of writing, you will be emotionally invested in every word, even if it brings nothing to your work. They will scrutinise your work to find errors and inconsistencies, giving you the peace of mind that you are submitting a piece of work to be proud of.

Service Examples

Case Reports, Lab Notes & Field Notes


PhD Theses

Research Proposals

Service Overview

Our Thesis & Publication Proofreading service corrects spelling, grammar, punctuation and typographical issues that aren’t detected by a computer spell-checker, all whilst holding in mind the academic calibre necessary for such a prestigious piece of work. Our attentive, highly experienced editors also help enhance the style of your work by making smart vocabulary swaps to refine diction and improve tone, helping to better demonstrate your expertise through stronger, academic language. Plus, if your work lacks clarity, you’ll get useful suggestions to help improve it. A Third-Party Proofreading Certificate can be provided where necessary to indicate that edits have adhered to academic editing guidelines.

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

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What to Expect

Proof Master aims to create an easy user experience. After we receive your file, it will be allocated to a suitably qualified editor. All editors hold higher-education degrees, with many holding PhD, Doctorate and Professorship qualifications across diverse backgrounds. Our editors sign Non-Disclosure Agreements prior to commencing work with us, meaning you can rest assured that your work will remain secure and confidential.

For proofreading and editing services, our editors will use the tracked changes function in Microsoft Word. This enables you to see and approve every small change they have made. Our editors may also use the comments function in Microsoft Word to bring your attention to areas they feel need further work. For businesses choosing our Document Rework service, the tracked changes function will not be used, and rewritten sections will 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.




Standard turnaround from 48 hours for up to 15,000 words

Express Turnaround



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

Super Fast Clock

Ultra Express


Ultra Express turnaround from 12 hours for up to 8,000 words

Turnaround Calculator

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  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, MHRA 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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Our Proofreaders

We employ exceptionally high quality proofreaders from a diverse range of backgrounds. Prior to joining the team, they undergo an intense assessment process to ensure their attention to detail meets the standards our clients expect. Each test is carefully reviewed by our Editing Director to ensure consistently high standards from all accepted editors. All of our editors are native English speakers and hold a minimum of an undergraduate degree form a UK university. Many, however, have PhDs, PCGEs and Professorships, as well as professional editing qualifications. Our editors continue to receive constructive feedback and quality assurance reviews whilst working with Proof Master.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I request a FREE sample?

To request a free sample please get in touch using the form on the Contact page. One of the Proof Master team will be happy to help.

Do you provide third party proofreading certificates?

Our proofreading service meets university third-party editor requirements. We are happy to provide you with a Third-Party Editing Certificate to accompany your work on request. Please select this option at checkout priced at £9.99.

How do I submit my references?

During checkout, if you choose the references add on, you will need to upload a second document containing only your references. This means you will be uploading two documents: your work without references or appendices, and your reference document. Please note that after the first 14 references, you will be charged an additional £0.50 per reference

My deadline is wrong for Ultra Express.

When ordering out of hours (UK night time), the system will calculate your ultra express order to compensate for this. It will usually only be a few extra hours, however, this is because we want to ensure we find the best suited editor for your work.

Why have the express times for my document increased?

When you upload your file, our system reads the number of words. Due to how quickly our editors can work, there is a limit to the number of words we can complete in a set time. As a result, larger documents require a longer deadline.

Do you have an editor suitable for my topic?

We have a diverse range of editors who work with us at Proof Master. We aim to pair your topic with an editor from a suitable background; from Banking & Finance to Physics or Biology. Feel free to add a comment when uploading your order to state your background preference.

What Our Clients Say

Fast 12 hour turn around

I spoke with the director James yesterday as I was worried that my deadline was really tight. He was able to get my work back in 12 hours. Cost a bit more but so worth it for getting my work sorted on time! The standard of work from this company is very high i’ll definately be using them again.

Michael Johnson

I have tried several paraphrasing companies...

I have tried several paraphrasing companies, but Proof Master has to be the best. First of all, my document was completed 12 hours earlier than expected. Secondly, I really liked the quality of document. Thirdly, customer service is very polite and respond very quickly.


Would recommend

Proof Master is a great company. There work is fantastic, and I would defintely recommend and use them in the future. The prices are low and worth every penny. If you are look for someone to proofread or even re word your work, this is the company to go with.

Natasha Lucy Micallef

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