In June 2018, we carried out a survey of 100 UK university students that showed the overwhelming majority (78%) preferred the thoroughness and affordability of “proof editing” as opposed to the more cursory proofreading or the more expensive copy editing.
Students were recruited on campus at the following universities:
They were shown samples of a) proofreading, b) editing and c) proof editing and had to rate which one they felt would most meet their requirements.
Proof editing – 78
Proofreading – 12
Copy editing – 10
Proof editing is a hybrid between proofreading and editing. Thus it combines facets of both disciplines. For example when we proof edit your work we will remove repetition, wordiness and rephrase sentences – these aspects would not be covered in a standard proofreading service.
The standard proofreading offered by most other online companies is simply checking for grammar, spelling and punctuation. Keep this in mind when comparing prices.
Here is a list of the elements that we check:
We realise that proof editing is the service that students are actually looking for.
London Proofreaders offers high-quality proof editing as a standard service for all documents.