Academic Proofreading Services

What is proofreading?

Proofreading involves correcting the spelling, grammar and punctuation of a document. The actual written content remains your responsibility, but we will suggest changes to improve your language usage.




For details of how to use the proofreading service, see Proofreading Services: How it Works.


The proofreading service does not include checking references/bibliographies, because every student needs to follow the specific the requirements of their school’s style guide, and we do not have access to this information.

Please note that we cannot proofreading for students who are being assessed on their English language ability, such as students of INTO at Newcastle University. This is because the purpose of these programmes is to assess writing skills, so it would be unfair to assist students on these courses.

NCL Proofreading Services concerns itself with language issues, but you must produce your own content.  Guidance on writing an essay argument can be seen in the ‘Thesis help’ resources section.