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University proofreading and editing services

In 2020 alone, our experienced editors assisted over 15,000 students and academics with their proofreading and editing needs. Our professional academic editors have extensive experience in editing and proofreading for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, academics and researchers.

For students

If our work doesn’t significantly improve the standard of your written English, we will give you a refund.

At most universities, up to 20% of your grade depends on the quality of your writing. Our editors will help you get the most from these available marks by improving academic tone, diction and register, 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 faculty.

For academics

We guarantee significant improvements to your original text.

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

We can help ensure that your manuscript is fully prepared for submission to journals and publishers with the greatest possible chance of success. For journal submissions, we recommend our two-editor premium service.

View samples of our proofreading and editing services here.

The Cambridge advantage

Find out why we stand out from other proofreading and editing companies.

  • Available 24/7/365
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  • Experts from every academic field
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  • World-class editing team

How we proofread and edit

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

  • Academic style, tone and register
  • Consistency of presentation, formatting and referencing
  • Diction and vocabulary
  • Sentence structure and paragraph structure
  • Spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Redundancy and wordiness
  • Special requests (such as style guidelines, e.g. APA, Chicago, Harvard, IEEE, MLA, OSCOLA)

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

  • L. S., MS

    L. S., MS

    Statistics, Mathematics

    • 36 Years
      experience
    • 2,348 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MS Statistics, Northwestern University
    BA Mathematics, Northwestern University

  • A. S., PhD

    A. S., PhD

    Anthropology, Engineering, Civil Engineering

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 1,023 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Anthropology, University of Wisconsin
    MA Anthropology, Colorado State University
    BS Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis
    BS Engineering Science, Manchester College

  • A. H., PhD

    A. H., PhD

    Public Health, Nursing, History

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 384 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Public Health, Umeå University
    Master of Public Health, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    BS Nursing, University of Alabama at Birmingham
    BA Global History, Bryn Mawr College

  • D. S., PhD

    D. S., PhD

    History, American History, Political Science

    • 21 Years
      experience
    • 2,109 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD American History, University of Florida
    MA History, University of Georgia
    BA History and Political Science, University of Georgia

  • A. R., PhD

    A. R., PhD

    Religion, Philosophy of Religion, Information Systems

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 2,109 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Religion, Syracuse University
    MBA Computer Information Systems, Suffolk University
    MA Philosophy of Religion, Hartford Seminary
    BA Religion, Syracuse University

  • L. G., PhD

    L. G., PhD

    Neuroscience, Life Sciences, Medical Sciences

    • 13 Years
      experience
    • 3,785 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Neuroscience, Emory University
    BA Neuroscience, Johns Hopkins University

  • A. K., PhD

    A. K., PhD

    History of Science, Philosophy of Science, Mathematics

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 152 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD History of Science & Medicine, Yale University
    MA History & Philosophy of Science, University of Melbourne
    MSc Mathematics, University of Auckland

  • D. L., PhD

    D. L., PhD

    Ecology, Rural Development, Biological Sciences

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 786 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Ecology, Rutgers University
    MA Rural Development, University of Sussex
    BA Biological Sciences, Mount Holyoke College

  • J. L., PhD

    J. L., PhD

    Micropalaeontology, Earth Sciences

    • 25 Years
      experience
    • 1,068 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Micropalaeontology, University College London
    BSc (Hons) Geological Sciences, University of Aston in Birmingham

  • S. D., PhD

    S. D., PhD

    History, Social Sciences, Humanities

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 560 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD History, Boston University
    BA History, DePaul University

  • E. C., MA

    E. C., MA

    Jurisprudence, Journalism, Law

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 3,120 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford
    MA Journalism, University of Salford

  • G. O., PhD

    G. O., PhD

    Anthropology, Ecology, Classics

    • 9 Years
      experience
    • 1,067 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MRes Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London
    MSc Anthropology & Ecology, University College London
    BA Classics & Anthropology, University of Palermo

  • H. E., MA

    H. E., MA

    English Language & Linguistics, Medieval & Modern Languages

    • 4 Years
      experience
    • 540 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA English Language and Linguistics, University of Westminster
    BA Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford

  • J. B., MA

    J. B., MA

    Women's Studies, Gender Studies

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 423 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
    BA English Literature, Wichita State University

  • J. W., MBA

    J. W., MBA

    Business, Marketing

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 3,109 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MBA Business and Marketing, Keller Graduate School
    BA in English, University of Wisconsin at Parkside

  • J. L., JD

    J. L., JD

    Law, Comparative Politics

    • 16 Years
      experience
    • 5,908 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Juris Doctor, Seton Hall University School of Law
    MSc Comparative Politics (Empire), London School of Economics
    BA Political Science, Bryn Mawr College

  • K. W., MA

    K. W., MA

    Applied Health Sciences

    • 14 Years
      experience
    • 1,181 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo
    BA (Hons) Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo

  • K. C., MA

    K. C., MA

    Aerospace Engineering, History of Science

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 376 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA History of Science, Harvard University
    BS Aerospace Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • K. K., PhD

    K. K., PhD

    Language, Literacy and Rhetoric, Applied Linguistics, Theology

    • 22 Years
      experience
    • 2,794 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Language, Literacy and Rhetoric, University of Illinois at Chicago
    MA Applied Linguistics, University of Southern California
    BA Biblical and Theological Studies, Moody Bible Institute

  • L. W., PhD

    L. W., PhD

    Philosophy

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 3,381 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Philosophy, Stanford University
    AB Philosophy, Stanford University

  • M. H., JD

    M. H., JD

    Law

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 390 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    JD Cornell Law School
    BA European Studies, Brigham Young University

  • M. K., MPP

    M. K., MPP

    Public Policy, National Security, Strategic Studies, Politics

    • 26 Years
      experience
    • 2,879 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    Master of Public Policy, University of Oxford
    MA National Security and Strategic Studies, U.S. Naval War College
    BA Politics, Western Illinois University

  • M. M., MSc

    M. M., MSc

    Geographic Information Science, Geography

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 309 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc GIScience, Universität Zurich
    BSc Geography, Portland State University

  • M. L., MA

    M. L., MA

    Political Science

    • 5 Years
      experience
    • 459 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
    BA Political Science, John Carroll University

  • M. B., MA

    M. B., MA

    Literature, Translation, Interculturality

    • 7 Years
      experience
    • 834 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Translation and Interculturality, University of Sevilla
    BA English Literature & Creative Writing, University of Warwick

  • P. K., MSc

    P. K., MSc

    Marine Biology

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 856 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University
    HBSc Biology, Trent University

  • P. W., MA

    P. W., MA

    TESOL, English, Humanities

    • 8 Years
      experience
    • 430 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA TESOL, University College London
    BA English, Haverford College

  • R. M., MS

    R. M., MS

    Reading and Language Arts, Education

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 576 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MS Reading and Language Arts, Duquesne University
    BS Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University

  • R. H., MA

    R. H., MA

    Teaching, English, Humanities, Social Sciences

    • 4 Years
      experience
    • 379 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Teaching, University of New Hampshire
    BA English, University of New Hampshire

  • S. C., PhD

    S. C., PhD

    Law, Politics, Economics, Business

    • 15 Years
      experience
    • 1,598 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Politics, University of California
    LLM, Columbia Law School
    LLB, University of Cape Town Law School
    Bachelor of Business Science, Law & Economics, University of Cape Town

  • S. J., MA

    S. J., MA

    Literature, Humanities

    • 3 Years
      experience
    • 356 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA Literature, University of Dallas
    BA Literature, Thomas More College of Liberal Arts

  • S. O., MSc

    S. O., MSc

    Biological Oceanography, Marine Science

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 548 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MSc Biological Oceanography
    BSc Marine Science

  • S. J., PhD

    S. J., PhD

    Biology, Comparative Literature

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 478 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD Comparative Literature, Emory University
    MA English, California State University
    BS Biology, Ohio University

  • T. B., PhD

    T. B., PhD

    Literature, History

    • 20 Years
      experience
    • 1,078 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    PhD English (American Literature), University of South Carolina
    MA English, Pennsylvania State University
    BA English (minor in History), Pennsylvania State University

  • T. T., MA

    T. T., MA

    Literature, Semiotics, Psychology

    • 10 Years
      experience
    • 789 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA English, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
    MA Psychology, Bowling Green State University
    BA Semiotics, Ohio State University

  • V. B., MA

    V. B., MA

    International Relations

    • 6 Years
      experience
    • 512 Papers
      edited

    Qualifications

    MA International Affairs, George Washington University
    BA International Relations, Syracuse University

Experienced academic editors

All of our editors hold advanced degrees from leading global universities. Many are also members of leading industry bodies, such as the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE). Our rigorous selection process ensures that we work with only the best academic editors.

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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.”

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