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What we check

What we check

In this article we explain in detail what we check as part of our standard proofreading and editing service.

We use the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word so that you will see all of the amendments that we have made. We include one round of editing in the price we quote.

Our professional editors correct the following:


“The researchers was happy…” corrected to “the researchers were happy”


We ensure correct spelling.


We ensure punctuation is correct.


We remove incorrect capitalisation and correct it where necessary.

Sentence structure

We rewrite unclear sentences and remove passive constructions as much as possible. An example of this would be “There are many studies that demonstrate” becomes “Many studies demonstrate”.

Word choice

We ensure that the word choice fits the context. For example if you are writing an academic essay then we would correct instances of informal vocabulary

Academic style and tone

We minimize passive constructions. Avoiding awkward constructions. Avoiding overly long and complicated sentences. Using appropriate sentence starts. Using varied vocabulary. Using varied sentence structure


We add comments to sentences or paragraphs that are repeated. We also amend repetitive constructions that combine two clauses. If you start consecutive sentences with “In addition to..” would would change the second instance to make it less repetitive.

Verb tense

We ensure that you have used the correct tense and have have kept it consistent throughout the document.

Correct use of UK/US English

What we do not do

Reduce the word count to reach a certain limit.

We don’t check the references. This means we do not verify the formatting and information in the bibliography is correct according to a certain style. We only proofread and edit for grammar, punctuation, capitalisation and spelling.

Paraphrase parts or the entirety of the document.

Rearrange paragraphs to improve the structure.

Check the document has covered all the points in the essay or assignment brief.

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