Proofreading for Students

Student Projects and Dissertations

I will help you to raise your thesis to the highest professional standard by proofreading it for typos, spelling, punctuation, capitalisation, consistency of line spacing, font, inclusive language, and general presentation. Additionally, if English is not your first language or if you have dyslexic issues, I am able to check your project by looking out for sense and grammar without intruding on the content or organisation of your study.

I will read your work online using Word’s Track Changes, and return it in a format that allows you to accept or reject any suggested edits. In this way you maintain complete control over your final work. I will use a light touch, only intervening where necessary, and am sensitive to every student’s individual way of expressing themselves.

If you send me two or three pages of your work I will quote either per hour (depending on whether the work needs a straight read or more complex editing) or if you include your word count, I can quote a flat fee. At busy times of the academic year please make sure you contact me in good time and book ahead.



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"Dawn, you make my voice come alive, the "maternal voice" that you mentioned. You heighten and prune my real voice to be fuller, simpler, and just better. As I read the edits you've made for me, I knew that you had made my voice more beautiful and stronger. JA"
  • Children’s illustrated stories in verse
  • Poetry edit
"Dawn, words cannot express how grateful I am seeing your edited work. Thank you so much for a quick review and the notes, I'm really impressed with your work and support. NC"
  • Mental health care MA
  • Master's degree social care
"You have done an amazing job! I love the little word substitutions and sentence structuring that you have peppered sparingly throughout. Both the pace and fluidity of the whole book flow much better now, and your knowledgeable input has transferred my story into a much more readable piece of work. SH"
  • Irish social history and memoir
  • Structural edit, copy-edit, and proofread.
"You have given me an idea of levels and parallels I had not seen. "
  • Memoir
  • Early developmental edit, DSG
"How fantastic to have another pair of eyes looking at my work, in a constructive manner. This whole experience is like a master class in editing. It’s blowing my mind in the best possible way. DC "
  • Contemporary novel, DC
  • Developmental editing
"So, thank you again, those were by far the best-spent money in all my life. It was wonderful working with you, and I was actually amazed at how well you understood my requirements. "
  • Romanian Conflict Archaeology
  • Post-doctoral publication in Romanian Conflict Archaeology RTR
"Dawn's editing job was really amazing and satisfying. Her editing was extremely professional, thoughtful, thorough and effective. The readability and layout of my essay were improved, main points clarified without changing the meaning of text content. Dawn was also willing to give professional advice regarding English grammar, punctuation, paragraphing, flow and usage. I wish I had known about her incomparable services much earlier."
  • Nursing (Mental Health) BSc(Hons)
  • NV, Registered Nurse, Mental Health
"Dawn proofread the entire content of our website. We supply copy and marketing strategies so accuracy in our own presentation was crucial. She worked quickly, finding various errors, and made several useful suggestions for improving the tone and quality of the site in general. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her and would certainly engage her in the future. "
  • Website editing
  • V B, Company Director
""Thank you" is grossly inadequate for your response and generosity of your input here… All your suggestions and the change in the central tone are appropriate and welcome. JL Dieppe "
  • Business Tender
  • Copy-edit
"Thank you so much for the proofs you sent through, I’m glad to confirm they arrived with us today and the mark-ups looked great. The level of amends you applied is just what we were hoping for."
  • First Story
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