I offer an academic proofreading service. Most of my clients are postgraduate students from a non-English speaking background. My specialty is helping students who have problems with written English.

I am an experienced academic with a PhD and other academic publications. Until recently I was a program manager of a Masters program at RMIT University in Australia. I understand all the conventions and expectations about higher degrees.

I am also a qualified TEFL teacher. I have an excellent command of English grammar and I can explain grammatical points which are confusing.

I have worked with many postgraduate students to proofread their theses, exegeses and dissertations for submission.

Proofreading turnaround times

I guarantee to complete the proofread within 7 working days. If I can’t do that I will let you know.

Proofreading rates

My rate for students is $25 (AUS) per hour.

How does it work ?

You will send your work to me as a Word document. I will use the review function to show all the changes I propose, then you can accept them or reject them.

What will I do ?

We need to discuss what you want me to check. For example:

  • spelling;
  • expression;
  • layout;
  • design consistency;
  • referencing.

Some people want just the spelling and the expression. Others want all of it. If you want all of it, it will cost more because it will take longer.

What else do you need to supply ?

  • Any style or spelling instructions from your supervisor or your university;
  • details about any style guide you wish to use (my default style guide is the Guardian style guide);
  • any unusual spelling or expressions that I should use;
  • the detailed referencing style (if you want me to check that).

How do you pay me ?

I will invoice you through the internet when it is completed. You will pay me through Paypal using your credit card. You do not need to give me your credit card number. You do not need a Paypal account.

How many hours work will it be ?

It is difficult to predict how many hours work your thesis will take. It depends on how long it is and what your English is like.

As a guide, If it is just spelling and grammar, and there are not too many problems, I may be able to do up to 3000 words per hour. However it could be less.

If you wish, I can do 1 chapter, and then you can decide if you want me to continue.

How can you contact me ?

Please fill out the form if you are interested, and then we can discuss further. I am also available on Skype, Facetime, Whatsapp and other social media.

Jenny Weight
English consultant and graphic novelist
Since leaving the higher education sector I’ve been focussed on thinking about education more holistically – I’m particularly interested in the interface between education and media, but I want to understand better how we can bring our traditional educational institutions to embrace the possibilities that the network and media are opening up. We need to reinvent education to suit the nature of our working lives, and our need to engage in routine lifelong learning. I use my research and writing skills to explore these issues. I consult on education issues and assist postgraduate students with their theses.

As an artist, my new project is Mayor, a graphic novel set in thirteenth century Spain. You can find out more about these activities in my blog: geniwate.com.

Summary
Academic proofreading
Service Type
Academic proofreading
Provider Name
Jenny Weight PhD,
online,
Area
English speaking countries
Description
I offer an academic proofreading service. Most of my clients are postgraduate students from a non-English speaking background. My specialty is helping students who have problems with written English.