We provide language services – editing, proofreading, translation and copywriting – to academics, students, writers and companies.
At The Proofreading Company, we are meticulous about every aspect of writing, because we know how much details matter.
By ‘details’ we mean grammar, punctuation, style, register, consistency, logical argument, rhetorical flair, lexical choices and the way in which all of these conspire to convey meaning.
The Proofreading Company was founded by Peter Clayburn and Rosie Tate, two first-class Oxford language graduates armed with extensive experience in publishing and the language sector.
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I’m a first time user of this service, and I have no complaints from beginning to end. The staff I spoke with on the phone were always friendly, they always responded promptly to my emails and they always kept me in the loop every step of the way. And of course the end result was great. I can’t recommend enough. Thanks
I have always been very satisfied with the ‘Proofreading company”s work. They do what I consider as being “intelligent proofreading” which is much more than correcting grammatical errors and typos. Indeed, they make propositions that are very helpful for clarifying ideas and for increasing impact on readers. Finally, they are very reliable and respect deadlines. Many thanks for your good work!
I am so very very pleased with the proofreading and editing service I received from The Proofreading Company. They exceeded my expectations! They were able to work around my constantly changing time schedule and provided remarkable customer service. Everyone I have had the pleasure of emailing has been prompt, professional and able to answer all the questions I had. I was given the opportunity to discuss what in particular my thesis needed working on and the results speak for themselves! In addition to proofreading, editing the language to make it more academic and less colloquial, and making the thesis more readable, I was given comments on developing content to improve readability further, something I wasn’t expecting. I look forward to using the services again when I’m looking to get my research published. Thank you for all the help The Proofreading Company!
Great service, fast and of great quality. Very useful at a fair price.
I would not hesitate to recommend this company! They proofread my dissertation and helped check my grammar and punctuation. They emailed it me back in less than a week. An amazing service, worth every penny!
I’ve used The Proofreading Company several times over the last years. The work is always perfect ! The team is vert professional, and it is easy to exchange about the manuscript. They always respond positively to very shor deadlines.The work done improved considerably my writing.
Excellent and professional copy-editing
Fluid and easy exchanges with the copy-editors that understand our specific needs.
Very high responsiveness
Thank you Fran and Peter for doing a great job on a large and complex thesis in a short timeframe. I appreciated being able to discuss with you what I needed, what your service could provide, what the costs would be and all the arrangements for completing the work. Despite the tight turnaround, the work that I requested was done with care, thought and thoroughness. The suggested edits and corrections made a big difference to the readability and thus the quality of my thesis.
The Proofreading Company have now checked one of my books, four of my legal essays, and finally my legal thesis. They gave continously offered great advice and completed my work accurately and in good time. Their pricing is reasonable and very much worth the cost for peace of mind.
Great work, very detailed and keen observations. Very fast also
Peter transformed my manuscript into an amazing read. He went the extra mile – the editing, historical research and bibliography work was outstanding. Equally important was the contact and feedback – professional but friendly, thoughtful and constructively critical. And all at a perfectly reasonable rate. I would highly recommend for any work you may have – I will certainly be using The Proofreading Company in the future and will ensure my friends and colleagues do the same.
True experts! I thought I knew how to write in English until Rosie took her metaphorical pen to my work. These guys really know their stuff. I’ve now had quite a few texts prepared with them and can highly recommend this service – my deadlines have consistently been met, even when I needed rush jobs doing, and the quality has never failed me. Five stars without a doubt!
A very positive experience! My paper was thoroughly proofread and greatly improved. Also, the work was completed even before the agreed deadline and the communication was excellent. Good job! I definitely recommend the Proofreading Company.
Very professional, efficient and quick service, thank you!!
I have used the services of the Proofreading Company for proofreading my Mrs. MA dissertation and I am extremely satisfied. They are very professional and will use their services in future and also recommend it to others.
Very good service from start to beginning. The company edited one of my short stories and carried out both punctuation/spelling/typo as well as more comprehensive edits on plot and consistency with great professionalism and eye for detail. I will definitely be using them in the future for my work.
Extremely professional and competent. The manuscript was returned before the agreed term.
I strongly recommended the Proofreading!!!!
Recently I got Peter’s help with a manuscript. After his work, I am very confident to submit the paper to the online system.
The service I received is of high quality and adds great value to our paper.
Peter is very professional and friendly and delivers his work on time. Thanks Peter!
Just used the Proofreading company for my dissertation and I wish I had thought to use them earlier. I can’t fault this company. They are professional, efficient and extremely thorough.
Peter worked on my dissertation and I found him to be very friendly and extremely helpful. He replied to my emails right away and worked evenings and even offered his assisance to work over the bank holiday weekend to help me meet my deadline. Everything I asked for, he delivered. I highly recommend this company
I really enjoyed working with The Proofreading Company. They are very professional and did an excellent job on my thesis. Best choice for scientific publications!
Efficient and reliable. Simply put, the best you can get.
I’ve used The Proofreading Company several times over the last few years. As the owner of a small business their assistance has been invaluable. They always provide an excellent service and they are very affordable. I have recommended them to many others and will continue to do so!
I had my doubts about what the proofreading company could do for my piece of work but I couldn’t believe it when I got my writing back. It was transformed! The changes they made were so subtle but really made my work so much more readable! Not to mention putting all my commas in the right place! This is so much more than a grammar correction exercise, they made my work mine but so much better! Would definitely recommend. Completely professional throughout the process, quick to reply to queries and excellent value for money! Thank you proofreading company!
It was my first experience with an English language proofreading service and the Proofreading Company was a good choice. It was fast, thorough and helpful. A great benefit is a truly human-to-human communication instead of numerous forms and customer relation software as it is in the case of big companies that I examined.
The Proofreading Company has edited several texts for me over the last year or so, and I’ve always been extremely pleased with the results. They go beyond correcting typos, punctuation etc. and rewrite parts of my writing to make them sound a lot more natural and elegant. Thanks!
The Proofreading Company reviewed my PhD dissertation, some scientific abstract and a grant proposal. Peter did an extraordinary job, took care of every small detail, was always available to respond to my questions, helped me reviwing the bibliograpy and APA style references. The result was perfect. Fast and extremely Professional. Thank you very much for all your help!!!
Over the last 18 months The Proofreading Company has done a variety of academic editing for me, including a selection of journal articles and longer book chapters.
The overall quality of their work has always been outstanding, paying minute attention to small details that others might have missed. Their customer service is excellent, Rosie and Peter always respond to my queries extremely promptly and professionally.
They are now my go to proofreaders for any work I do.
I cannot thank you enough again for what you and team have done for me. I love how you have worded or rephrased a sentence in your comments and I just wished that I used you for my first book.
The Proofreading Company provided me with a dramatically improved paper. They assisted with structure, written expression as well as referencing and helped make the piece much stronger. They responded in detail to my points and queries and were incredibly fast. I would thoroughly recommend them.
As a medical student with an academic research interest, I have had several pieces of work reviewed by TPC and I am extremely pleased with the results. They not only pick up minor inconsistencies, but also highlight more subtle issues with my writing, e.g. whether poor grammar or tone can weaken an argument or perspective. I fully intend to continue using TPC throughout my career and have no hesitation in recommending them to other students or academics. Having worked in the management consulting industry I have had extensive experience of editorial services; TPC is second to none in terms of value and quality. Thank you!
The Proofreading Company: I can only recommand their efficient, professional and intelligent work and attitude. The correction and proof reading of my introduction and one of the chapters in a volume that I edit (http://www.palgrave.com/products/title.aspx?pid=708992) was done with detail, passion and good communication and feed-back.
The best decision I made was picking this proofreading service for my dissertation. Despite my english being my third language they have given me the best support to improve my english and strengthen my points. The feedback was very helpful and they supported me throughout. The deadline was always given as promised and the communication always been professional.
They are definitely worth the money and I will definitely be working with them again. The result of my work was high class and I would recommend everyone to use this service.
The Proofreading Company worked on 3 articles that I had written for academic journals. I was really pleased with the editing, which improved my writing considerably. They also managed to cut down some parts of the articles, which was great as I needed to get my word count down! Thank you!