Student Proofreading by Real Academic English Editors

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Student Proofreading Service by Real Academic English Editors

Student proofreading service
Academic English editors with the skills you need

Why are we better than any other student proofreading service?

Well, the majority of proofreading services out there provide subject-specific editors. Usually, they are experts in their subject and not necessarily experts in English language usage. Our editors have spent their entire careers working with English language development, as English tutors at university and native editors. They are very experienced at it, highly educated in it and trained to understand English at a linguistic level.

What's included in our student proofreading service

The standard service makes sure that your work is free of misplaced words, spelling errors, syntax errors and grammar errors.

The editing option allows your editor to offer suggestions to reword awkward or overly complex sentences. It also empowers your editor to spot inconsistencies in your writing style or the format of your document (you're welcome to provide any style guidelines for your institution).

The minimum requirements to become an editor in our team


Master's level education in linguistics (minimum).


English tutoring experience at a university.


Extensive experience in editing academic texts.

Second Language Support

Extensive experience in tutoring second language writers.


You'll receive your document within 12 hours of ordering this 12 hour proofreading service. We always aim to remove every spelling, grammar, syntax and word processor error.

The editing option enables us to offer reworded suggestions for a clearer message. It also provides: alternative wording to avoid repetition, continuity of word choices for named concepts and formatting (style guides can be submitted).

Availability of the 12 hour proofreading service is from Sunday to Friday. Our weekend starts at 1pm on Saturday, so the last order must be made before 1pm on Friday (BST, London time). The first order can be made at 1pm on Sunday (BST, London time). The 48, 72, and 7 day services are always available.

6,000 word limit (larger word counts are available for services with longer deadlines).

Add Editing if parts of your text need to be changed to improve the clarity and style of your writing. Editing involves a rewrite of some parts of a sentence, replacement words and style fixes (you can submit a style guide). Free for translated texts, but adds 30% for texts written in English.
Select the variant of English language that you want for this service.
This provides evidence to a publisher that you have done some work on the language in your article.

Ethical proofreading for students

This is a hot topic in the proofreading and editorial community as attitudes range wildly within educational institutions when it comes to third-party involvement in student work. We believe that many issues have come from the rapid growth of the online proofreading industry because it has opened the door to anybody who was able to create a website to sell a service. Moreover, it's the type of service that is at the base of the debate as these can range wildly, from those who are interested in helping students to achieve their best while operating within the guidelines of educational institutions, to those who offer to write student work for a fee.

Our declaration of ethics for our student proofreading service

  1. We do not add content. Instead, we simply find errors and make suggestions to remove them, alongside stylistic problems, such as repetition, awkward language, formatting problems, inconsistencies in language use, etc.
  2. We do not offer subject guidance because we are focused on the language usage and not the content of the student work.
  3. We do not cross check references, although we may check the formatting of citations and bibliographies.
  4. We do not suggest changes to the overall arguments in the text. 
  5. We do not alter the structure of a text or completely reformat it.

Student best practice advice

We advise all students to check with their tutor before requesting any third-party help with their writing to ensure that they are operating within their institution's guidelines.

Why is writing content for students considered unethical?

Education institutions want to guarantee that the ideas in a student's work are their own. It's these ideas that will get higher grades for the work, and the arguments that the student makes will ultimately prove the student's academic abilities. 

Our ethical approach to proofreading student work

Our student proofreading service aims to fix all of the language issues in their work without changing their voice or their overriding message. We will not offer suggestions to alter their arguments, check their references or recommend new citations. We purely focus on the language that they are using and seek to clean up errors and offer suggestions that will convey their message more clearly and precisely.