Academic proofreading

Academic proofreading

Academic proofreading helps ready your research paper for your target journal.

University proofreading for students improves your thesis, dissertation or assignment before submission to your supervisor or publication.

Academic style rules

Journals and universities often have style requirements which I can help you meet.

And if your first language is other than English I’ll help with linguistic nuances that may not be so clear.

I’ve proofread and copyedited research papers and university theses and dissertations in the following areas:

  • International affairs
  • Education
  • Business finance
  • Low-carbon energy
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Social media use.

And for academics and students based in the UK, Germany, Belgium, Australia, Kuwait and China.

Academic proofreading checks

Grammar, spelling & punctuation corrections

Style consistency in line with requirements, such as numbers, units, capitals, hyphenation

Correctly used vocabulary

Verb tense

Coherence & flow

Clarity, for example where a long sentence is clearer split into two

Figures, tables & captions

Correct use of UK English.

Get in touch if you’d like your journal paper, thesis, dissertation or assignment proofread or copyedited.

Send a sample chapter or section if you can, the total wordcount and your deadline.

Don’t forget to allow time to consider revisions and resolve queries.

I look forward to helping further your academic prospects or career!


t: (+44) 7876 303135

This is the first time I have used a professional proofreader and I must say it has been a very pleasurable and worthwhile experience. I admire your great attention to detail and I love the style sheet – so helpful to be alerted to some of my idiosyncrasies. I’m sure I will be in touch with further work in the future.

deborah southwell

Master's student

Cath is an outstanding copyeditor. She turned my rough draft into a clean, readable text. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for an editor for an academic book, short article or long-form essay.


PhD candidate, University of Leuven

Cath is perhaps the most painstaking and brilliant copyeditor I have worked with.


Academic, University of Oxford

CIEP professional proofreader Cath Harris
PTC professional proofreader Cath Harris