Dissertation/thesis proofreading and editing services

dissertation/thesis proofreading and editing services
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Get a better result with our thesis/dissertation editing service

Do not drop precious marks for weaknesses in your writing style

Each year, our subject-specialist editors help thousands of students to get better results through our thesis/dissertation proofreading services.

Are you an ESL student?

We are specialists in helping ESL students match the writing standards of their native-speaking classmates. We can ensure that your document reads in a confident academic style, with clarity of ideas and free from English errors.

Through a comprehensive review of your dissertation or thesis, we will eliminate errors while also improving the language and academic style of your writing. We will also provide feedback on how you can improve or develop the content/argument of your paper to achieve a better grade.

I am very happy with the review. In particular, I am happy that the reviewer gave explanations to the changes she made.
Tony Li
Tony Li

How we will proofread and edit your dissertation or thesis

Cambridge Proofreading’s experienced editors are available 24/7 to provide your dissertation or thesis with a rigorous review and comprehensive improvement of your writing.

MS Word Track Changes We utilise the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word so you will see all of the amendments that we have made. We have alternative options for PDFs/LaTex/others.

Improved style and appropriate tone

We will look to improve lexical (word) choice to ensure that your dissertation/thesis has a confident academic tone.

Dr Smith

Dr Smith, PhD To improve academic style, avoid using “there is” or “there are” to begin a phrase or sentence, when possible.

Perfect clarity and construct

Your editor will fix issues of awkward phrasing and ambiguity to ensure perfect clarity in your writing.

Dr Smith

Dr Smith, PhD I modified the order of ideas in this sentence to improve the logical flow and readability.

Grammar, punctuation and readability

We will fix errors of grammar, punctuation and readability.

Dr Smith

Dr Smith, PhD This phrase can either be hyphenated or unhyphenated when used in this context (modifying another word or phrase that follows it), but the unhyphenated form is more common, so I will follow that style throughout this document.

General feedback and advice

The editor will provide feedback and advice on the content and construct of the writing, both within the document and in their Editor’s Summary Report.

Dr Smith

Dr Smith, PhD Counselling is a specific helping model, but is not synonymous with psychological therapy.

  • How we will proofread and edit your dissertation or thesis

    Cambridge Proofreading’s experienced editors are available 24/7 to provide your dissertation or thesis with a rigorous review and comprehensive improvement of your writing.

    MS Word Track Changes We utilise the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word so you will see all of the amendments that we have made. We have alternative options for PDFs/LaTex/others.

  • Improved style and appropriate tone

    We will look to improve lexical (word) choice to ensure that your dissertation/thesis has a confident academic tone.

    Dr Smith

    Dr Smith, PhD To improve academic style, avoid using “there is” or “there are” to begin a phrase or sentence, when possible.

  • Perfect clarity and construct

    Your editor will fix issues of awkward phrasing and ambiguity to ensure perfect clarity in your writing.

    Dr Smith

    Dr Smith, PhD I modified the order of ideas in this sentence to improve the logical flow and readability.

  • Grammar, punctuation and readability

    We will fix errors of grammar, punctuation and readability.

    Dr Smith

    Dr Smith, PhD This phrase can either be hyphenated or unhyphenated when used in this context (modifying another word or phrase that follows it), but the unhyphenated form is more common, so I will follow that style throughout this document.

  • General feedback and advice

    The editor will provide feedback and advice on the content and construct of the writing, both within the document and in their Editor’s Summary Report.

    Dr Smith

    Dr Smith, PhD Counselling is a specific helping model, but is not synonymous with psychological therapy.

Substantial improvement

I sent each of my chapters individually over a period of a few months. Each time they sent a chapter back, it was improved. I particularly liked the suggestions for better words in a scientific-academic style.”
Marc, University of Illinois

Fixed my organization issues

I have a wide vocabulary, but my organization reflects that English is a second language to me. My thesis editor has been very helpful in fixing this problem. The best thesis editing service!
Olga, Universität Freiburg

Dissertation editing – excellent

A very good dissertation editing service. I had two editors review my file, so there were a great deal of changes made. I accepted almost all of them and I think my dissertation is much better for it.”
Tabhita, Boston University

Get the support of highly experienced academic editors

We will ensure that your dissertation or thesis is submitted in the best possible condition by having it reviewed by an academic editor with expertise in your discipline.

Each year, our editors review over 6,000 dissertations and theses in a range of subjects for students and PhDs from all over the world. The feedback we receive from our clients is overwhelmingly positive, and we work hard on each order we receive to keep it this way.

Don’t drop precious marks for weaknesses of English and academic style

Most university guidelines state that 10-20% of marks awarded for university assignments should be for command of written English.

Our editors will make sure that you do not drop precious marks due to weakness in the English writing. Furthermore, we will work on improving your academic tone, and the flow and structure of your writing so that it is well-received by the grading professor.

Are you an ESL student or academic?

Writing in a second language is difficult. However, writing in a second language to an academic standard is even more challenging. There are so many obscure stylistic conventions that it is hard even for many educated native speakers.

Fortunately, as current and former university staff members and academics, our editors know exactly what grading professors do, and do not, want to see in a dissertation or thesis.

Hire the experts to help

Nothing influences your final degree classification more than the mark you receive from your dissertation or thesis.

If you choose to hire Cambridge to review and improve your dissertation or thesis,  you are making an investment in your education and the result of your degree or doctorate. Our previous clients will attest to this.

Subject matter expertise

With over 300 editors spanning the full spectrum of academic disciplines, we can pair most documents with a professional that has experience in the subject area. We believe there is no substitute for subject-matter expertise.

Over 300 experienced dissertation/thesis editors

All the editors in our network hold advanced qualifications (first degrees, master’s degrees, and PhDs) from leading American and British universities.

Many also are members of leading industry bodies, such as the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE).

Less than 1% of editors who apply to Cambridge make it through our rigorous selection process.

Take a look at some of our editor profiles here.

  • Dr. Kneissl, PhD

    Dr. Kneissl, PhD

    Physics & Economics Editor

    • 28 Years
      Experience
    • 385 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    PhD Theoretical Physics (University of Cambridge)
    BSc Astrophysics (University College London)
    Advanced Diploma in Economics (London School of Economics)

  • Dr. Geenberg, PhD

    Dr. Geenberg, PhD

    Humanities Editor

    • 5 Years
      Experience
    • 131 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    Ph.D. Linguistics (Stanford University)
    MA Linguistics (Stanford University)
    B.A. Linguistics (Cornell University)

  • Dr. McNaught, PhD

    Dr. McNaught, PhD

    Chemistry Editor

    • 35 Years
      Experience
    • 948 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    PhD Physical Chemistry (Monash University)
    MSc Physical Chemistry (Monash University)
    BSc Physical Chemistry (Monash University)

  • Dr. Odom, Ph.D

    Dr. Odom, Ph.D

    Politics Editor

    • 7 Years
      Experience
    • 612 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    Ph.D English (Old Dominion University)
    M.A. English (VA Commonwealth University)
    B.A. Political Science (Old Dominion University)

  • Dr. Smith, PhD

    Dr. Smith, PhD

    Computer Sciences Editor

    • 11 Years
      Experience
    • 122 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    PhD Computer Science (University of Liverpool)
    MSc Computer Science (University of Liverpool)
    BSc Computer Science (University of Liverpool)

  • Dr. Wendy S, PhD

    Dr. Wendy S, PhD

    Life & Medical Sciences Editor

    • 9 Years
      Experience
    • 352 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    Ph.D. Cell Biology (Weill Cornell Graduate School)
    M.S. Biomedical Laboratory Sciences (San Francisco State)
    B.S. Pharmacology (University of California, Santa Barbara)

  • G.J., MBA

    G.J., MBA

    Life Sciences & Business Editor

    • 12 Years
      Experience
    • 755 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    MBA Master of Business Administration (De Paul University)
    MSc Pharmacology (UC Irvine)
    BSc Neuroscience (UCLA)

  • Dr. Eckler, Psy.D

    Dr. Eckler, Psy.D

    Psychology Editor

    • 6 Years
      Experience
    • 678 Papers
      Edited

    Academic Background

    Psy.D Clinical Psychology (Wright State University)
    B.A. (Hons) Psychology (University of Texas at Austin)

ProviderPrice per 1000
words (24 hrs)
Price per 1000
words (48 hrs)
ProofreadingPal $43 £32 €37 $36 £27 €32
Paper True $41 £30 €35 $41 £30 €35
Scribendi $37.50 £29.50 €33 $34 £26.50 €29.50
Kibin $35 £26.40 €30 $35 £26 €30
Cambridge Proofreading LLC $22.90 £16.90 €20.90 $20.90 £15.90 €19.90
QualityProofreading.co.uk $22.50 £13.80 €19.20 $21.25 £13.80 €19.20
PSUK $20 £30 €40 $10 £20 €30
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  • Sara

    Sara

    Netherlands

    “It is clear that the reviewer put their effort into correcting every character in my report, thanks for the advice and comments, it was very helpful!”

  • Rupert

    Rupert

    Switzerland

    “Just excellent! I’m always grateful the work Cambridge Proofreading do as they do it very professionally and always on time. Thank you!”

  • MJV

    MJV

    Germany

    “The editor did a very professional job with not only correcting spelling, grammatical and punctuation mistakes, but also editing whole sentences in order to make them easier to understand.”