Why have your thesis proofread?

  • Correct language mistakes
  • Improve academic language use
  • Correct references, bibliography, appendices

Why choose Scribbr

  • We provide a top-rated, reliable service
  • Our editors are experienced and thorough
  • We get the job done on time and give excellent value for money

Best quality thesis proofreading

phd thesis proofreading extra mile

The extra mile

You have put a lot of hard work into your research so why not go the extra mile and have your PhD thesis proofread and edited?

Sometimes you have worked on a text for so long that it becomes hard to see your own errors or recognise areas that can be improved.

We can bring fresh eyes, eagle eyes, to your thesis and ensure that your submission is as good as it can possibly be.


PhD Experts

Our editors are native English speakers who are specialized in academic writing. The team offers an understanding of a wide range of subject specialisms. They are all trained to the high Scribbr standard and adhere to strict guidelines.

All our editors work with the Scribbr Improvement Model which is specially designed for academic texts.

In addition to correcting your text, they will provide you with constructive feedback to help enhance your future writing and to identify any recurring errors in your work.

High quality editing

High quality

  • Quality is our top priority at Scribbr.
  • The confidentiality of your documents is ensured.
  • We are at your service 365 days a year, 24/7, and can work with a variety of deadlines from 24 hours to 7 days.
  • Our Scribbr team is always there for you.

Starting from  £0.012 per word

Prices are based on a turnaround time of 7 days.


PhD thesis proofreading and editing prices

WordsProofreading & Editing+ Structure Check+ Clarity Check
8.000£110+ £44+ £44
50.000£614+ £275+ £275
75.000£914+ £412.50+ £412.50
100.000£1,214+ £550+ £550


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What exactly is thesis proofreading?

The editor will correct spelling, grammar, academic style, punctuation, incorrect and unclear words or sentences, sentence and paragraph structure.

If the meaning of a sentence is unclear, the editor will help you improve the text by asking questions, providing suggestions, giving tips and writing comments.

The editor works with Track Changes in Word to correct your text. All changes are tracked and the editor’s comments are shown in balloons in the margins of the document.

What is the structure service?

If you opt for the additional structure service, the editor will check your thesis organization including the effective organization of your chapters, sections and paragraphs.

They will advise on the titles and headings of your document.

They will help you avoid repetitious or redundant text.

What is covered?

We can edit any documents required for your PhD submission, including the thesis itself, the abstract, bibliography, appendices, and any accompanying publications.

If you provide us with information regarding the layout and format requirements of your PhD thesis, we can check your document and adjust the layout for you directly.

We will also check your bibliography based on the reference style you should follow. We will pay attention to both in-text references and references in your bibliography.

Scribbr also provides an optional plagiarism checker.


Please contact us

The team is 24/7 available for your questions.

Frequently asked questions

Is the editor an expert in my field of study?

When you place an order, you can specify your field of study and we’ll match you with an editor who has familiarity with this area.

However, our editors are language specialists, not academic experts in your field. Your editor’s job is not to comment on the content of your dissertation, but to improve your language and help you express your ideas as clearly and fluently as possible.

This means that your editor will understand your text well enough to give feedback on its clarity, logic and structure, but not on the accuracy or originality of its content.

Good academic writing should be understandable to a non-expert reader, and we believe that academic editing is a discipline in itself. The research, ideas and arguments are all yours – we’re here to make sure they shine!

Can I contact my editor directly?

You won’t have direct contact with your editor, but if you have questions before, during or after the editing process, you can always contact them via the Scribbr support team. We’ll make sure the editor answers your questions.

The editor will also see full details of your order. If your supervisor has given you specific instructions, if you have language questions for the editor, or if there’s a particular area of concern you’d really like them to focus on, you can include these at the ordering stage and we’ll pass them on.

What is our Proofreading & Editing service?

Proofreading & Editing entails checking for errors or omissions, whether typographical, linguistic, coding or positional; wrong usage of words and expressions; and inconsistencies. On top of that, your editor will help you become a better writer in the future with a personal improvement letter.

Language use will be improved

Your editor will correct:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Academic style
  • Sentence structure
  • Punctuation
  • Word choice
  • Incorrect and unclear words or sentences

Personal feedback with tips and suggestions

Your editor will give you feedback about:

  • Verb tenses
  • Writing numbers
  • Introducing abbreviations
  • Taboo words
  • And some basic language rules!

Your editor will proofread your document using Word’s Track Changes. When you receive your text back, you can simply accept all changes.


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I have a tight deadline. Can you edit my document in time?

You choose the turnaround time when ordering. We can return your dissertation within 24 hours, 3 days or 1 week. These timescales include weekends and holidays. As soon as you’ve paid, the deadline is set, and we guarantee to meet it! We’ll notify you by text and email when your editor has completed the job.

Very large orders might not be possible to complete in 24 hours. On average, our editors can complete around 13,000 words in a day while maintaining our high quality standards. If your order is longer than this and urgent, contact us to discuss possibilities.

Always leave yourself enough time to check through the document and accept the changes before your submission deadline.

How do I receive my document when the editor has finished proofreading?

After your document has been edited, you will receive an email with a link to download the document.

The editor has made changes to your document using ‘Track Changes’ in Word. This means that you only have to accept or ignore the changes that are made in the text one by one.

It is also possible to accept all changes at once. However, we strongly advise you not to do so for the following reasons:

  • You can learn a lot by looking at the mistakes you made.
  • The editors don’t only change the text – they also place comments when sentences or sometimes even entire paragraphs are unclear. You should read through these comments and take into account your editor’s tips and suggestions.
  • With a final read-through, you can make sure you’re 100% happy with your text before you submit!