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Cost of proofreading a PhD

PhD proofreading cost: How much does it cost to proofread a PhD?

If you are coming to the end of writing your PhD perhaps you are considering having it looked over by a professional editor.

But how much does it cost to proofread a PhD? In this article we address this common question and break down the costs.

Per page or per 1,000 words

The first thing to understand is that proofreading companies will charge differently from freelancers.

Freelancers – most often they will charge by the hour and need to work this backwards to give you a final quote. This makes it hard to obtain an exact quote beforehand. The freelancer in question will need to assess your thesis, work out their average speed then see how many hours it will take and multiply this by their price per hour.

We charge per 1,000 words

Thus this is why at London Proofreaders we charge a flat rate per 1,000 words. As an experienced academic editing company that has edited hundreds of PhD theses we know fairly accurately how long it will take us to proofread a thesis. Flat rate pricing ensures that you can rest assured the price will not change.

Why we don’t charge per page

We found that pages from different PhDs can vary greatly in terms of length. There are variations in font size, spacing and tables and figures. That means one thesis may have 600 words per page and another 250!

Our PhD proofreading prices

So to get an idea of how much it will cost for us to proofread and edit your thesis take your word count, then multiply this by the rate per word. Not sure how to find your word count? Look in the bottom left hand corner of the document when it is open in Microsoft Word.

Premium (proofreading service)
-basic sentence structurePremium Plus (proofreading + editing service)
everything in Premium plus
-academic tone and style
-flagging repetition
-rewriting sentences to improve style
£0.009 per word (£9 per 1,000 words)£0.011 per word (£11 per 1,000 words)

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