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 specialized in my field of study?

Our editors are all language specialists and not specialists in your field of study. You can select your field of study while uploading and we make sure that the editor who is editing your work is familiar with editing work in your field of study. This means that your editor will understand what is written, but will not be able to give you feedback about the content.

We’ve carefully selected and trained all our editors before they started working with us. Their work is also continuously assessed to ensure that we can deliver the highest quality.

We only work with language specialists because our ultimate goal is to improve the language of your text and not the content. We believe that only those specialized in academic writing can truly improve your writing!

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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How long does it take to have my dissertation checked?

You can choose between three set time periods. The editor can edit your thesis within 24 hours, 72 hours or 1 week. The deadline is set as soon as you have paid.

Do you need to hand in your thesis in four days? Please choose either the 72 hours or 24 hours deadline. All the editing periods include weekends and holidays.

You will receive a notification via text message and email as soon as your thesis has been edited.

Check the How it works page for more information.

How do I receive my dissertation when the editor has finished the edit?

After your document has been edited, you will receive an email with a link to download the edited 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 much by looking at what mistakes you have made.
  • The editors do not only change the text, they also place comments when sentences or sometimes even entire paragraphs are unclear. We therefore advise you to read through these comments and take into account your editor’s tips and suggestions.
  • Because of the many changes, sometimes there may be double spaces, double periods, or other minor mistakes in a sentence. Checking the changes one by one, you can easily detect these minor errors.