University proofreading and editing services

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University proofreading and editing services

In 2018 alone, Cambridge Proofreading’s experienced editors assisted over 15,000 university staff and students with their proofreading and editing needs. Our professional academic editors have a rich experience of proofreading and editing for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academicians and  university faculty.

For students

If you do not receive significant improvements to the standard of your written English from our work we will give you a refund.

Standard university assessment guidelines state that 10-20% of marks are allocated for English writing quality. Our editors can ensure you get the most from these available marks by improving academic tone and vocabulary, as well as grammar, structure and syntax.

We abide strictly by university guidelines on proofreading and editing, and a significant percentage of our clients are referred to us by university staff and professors.

For university faculty

We guarantee significant improvement on the original text that we receive.

Our editing team has considerable experience in assisting authors and researchers to achieve publication in academic journals.

We can ensure that your manuscript is fully prepared for submission to journals and publishers with the maximum possible chances of success.

View Working Samples of our proofreading and editing services here.

The Cambridge advantage

Read about why we stand out from other proofreading and editing companies.

  • Award winning service and impeccable reputation
  • World-class proofreading and editing team
  • Subject experts from every academic discipline
  • 24/7 ordering and efficient return times
  • 100% confidentiality
  • Satisfaction guaranteed or you will be refunded


How we proofread and edit

Your assigned editor will review and improve your writing in the following areas:

  • Lexis and vocabulary
  • Academic tone and style
  • Sentence structure, syntax and paragraph structure
  • Redundancy/repetition and wordiness
  • Grammar and punctuation
  • Presentation, formatting and referencing consistency
  • Special requests (such as style guidelines, e.g. APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard, Oxford, etc.)

“Essay looks more professional”

“You answer emails very quickly which makes me feel relaxed knowing that I can send you my essays to edit and you will get them back to me before my deadline. You have made my essay look a lot more professional and academic.”
Mohammed, University College London

“Good quality, fast”

“Good quality and fast service. I ordered for 40 pages (19,000 words) and got it back in 48 hours. Within ten minutes of making my order the editor had started working on it. They made a lot of edits and now it reads so much better. I am very pleased.”
Chun, University of Manchester

“Did a great job”

“I came to Cambridge Proofreading after using a different website that I was disappointed in. I have to admit I only used them as they were a bit cheaper and I really regret it. I ended up sending my paper to Cambridge and they did a great job.”
Sofia, Ohio State University

Subject matter expertise

With more than 300 editors spanning the entire spectrum of academic disciplines, we can assign most documents to subject-matter experts. We believe there is no substitute for subject-matter expertise.

  • L. Stahl, MS

    L. Stahl, MS

    Mathematics and Statistics Editor

    • 32 Years
    • 1,325 Papers

    Academic background

    MS Statistics, Northwestern University
    BA Mathematics, Northwestern University

  • M. Hasan, LLB, MPP

    M. Hasan, LLB, MPP

    Legal Editor

    • 4 Years
    • 364 Papers

    Academic background

    Master of Public Policy, Georgetown University
    Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales
    Bachelor of Commerce (Hons.), University of New South Wales

Experienced academic editors

All of the academic 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.

See what our clients have to say

We rely on word-of-mouth referrals from our existing clients.

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  • Sara



    “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



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

  • MJV



    “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.”

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