Frequently asked questions on document proofreading

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What types of document do you edit?

We specialise in proofreading all academic work, including dissertations, theses, essays, reports, coursework, research proposals, journal articles, and personal statements. However, we will proofread any academic document, and have experience in proofreading CVs, novels, business reports, magazines, and a wide variety of other non-academic work. If you have a specific document you would like proofreading that is not academic, please contact us.

Will this get me in trouble with my university?

Absolutely not. Universities allow, and many actively encourage, a third party to proofread a student's document. At Proofread My Document we provide proofreading services that comply with university regulations. Read more about our service.

How do you upload and return my document?

Proofread My Document uses a bespoke user area where you can upload new documents and download completed work. Two documents are returned: one marked with all comments and corrections, and the other with the corrections accepted, just showing the comments. This provides you with the ability to maintain control of any changes made to your work. Once your document is complete, you are instantly alerted via email and can log in to download your corrected work.

Will you help me write my document?

No, Proofread My Document will only provide proofreading services in compliance with university regulations and does not condone plagiarism of any kind. We believe that students' work should be their own; we simply help students to achieve the grades they deserve. Read more about our service.

What parts of the document do you proofread?

We proofread everything within your document, including bibliographies, references (within the text and separate), titles, tables, and captions. Simply upload everything that you want proofread.

Do you follow specific guidelines for formatting and referencing?

When you upload your document you can describe which reference style you are using, or you can add an extended description of the specific guidelines alongside your document, so your document is always proofread accurately. Read more about our process.

Do Proofread My Document also edit in American, Australian and Canadian English?

Yes, Proofread My Document is a global service and we have proofreaders from all over the world providing a proofreading service in every English dialect. Simply choose which kind of English you are using upon uploading, and your work will be proofread accordingly.

Do you accept essays in all subject areas?

Yes, we can and do proofread documents written on all subjects. In most cases, your document is assigned to a proofreader who specialises, or has a specific interest, in that field. This way, the proofreader will understand the context, thus allowing them to make the best possible amendments to your document.

Who is proofreading my essay?

We have a team of professional proofreaders who have all undergone our meticulous application and testing process. All proofreaders are qualified to a minimum of a postgraduate Master's degree, or have extensive experience, ensuring that our proofreaders are suitably qualified to provide professional and accurate amendments to your highly valued work.

What forms of payment do you accept?

We accept all major credit cards through our payment gateway, provided by Worldpay. Alternatively, we can also accept bank transfers, cheques and PayPal payments; please contact us for further information.

What types of document do you accept?

We accept Microsoft Word document formats .doc and .docx through our website. However, if you have a document in a different file format, such as LaTeX, PDF, RTF, or PPT, please email them to [email protected] and we will upload them for you.

How do you keep my work safe?

All submitted work is stored on our secure database. We guarantee that your work will never be passed onto third parties and all work can be deleted from your user area once complete. Additionally, all of our proofreaders sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement.

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