The final stage of editing is proofreading. The Skills Team cannot proofread your essays for you but we can give you some tips on doing if for yourself:. This is fatal. It is extremely unreliable. Remember that a computer is a mindless machine and no match for the human brain; the software often underlines words in red where there are no errors and, conversely, fails to spot blatant errors.
Remember it is up to you to ensure that your faculty allows proofreading. The longer answer? It may depend on your university, faculty or even type of document you are working on. University of East Anglia — Yes. Sheffield Hallam University — Yes. Bournemouth University — Yes.
If you have any special requirements, just let us know. We'll send you a link to a webpage showing you a completion date and amount payable. Once we receive your confirmation, we'll pick the best proofreader for your job from our experienced proofreading staff. On or before your completion date, we will send your work back to you. Proofreading can help to improve any essay or dissertation by making sure that your knowledge is presented as clearly as possible.
I nternational students are paying for their work to be proofread, edited and, in some cases, written entirely, by professional writers and agencies, raising concerns around issues of support and plagiarism. Harnby says she has experienced an increase in the number of foreign students seeking proofreading support, which she says is in line with the rise in the number of international students studying in the UK — a trend recently proved to be unstable, with figures from the Higher Education Funding Council of England Hefce showing the UK experienced a fall in the total number of international students for the first time in 29 years in Whether it's acceptable or not for students to use proofreading services to help them with their work has divided academic opinion.