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What is the difference between proofreading and rewriting?

by: Romany Howes (10 November 2015)

For any international or overseas student, it is sometimes misleading to believe that a proofreading service will improve your dissertation to the extent that you will receive top marks and graduate with honours. The fact is that a piece of written work is only as good as its content. You may hand in the most grammatically correct essay ever written, but if it doesn’t make sense, or the facts are wrong or the references are incorrect, then you are to blame.

Common proofreading errors

A proofreader will look at a document and check for spelling and grammatical mistakes. A good proofreader will also look at the flow of the text and ensure that the sentences are connected, and that there are no random unqualified statements.

From a proofreader’s point of view, there are thousands of subjects out there in academia and you, as an overseas student, hopefully have far more knowledge about your chosen subject matter. So when you submit a document for proofing, do not expect miracles. We can only work with the material submitted to us. We will ensure there are no grammatical or spelling errors, that the referencing is correct and that the work flows. The rest is up to you!

An excellent proofreader (email us here) will check the references to ensure that they are properly formatted to the correct style (APA, Harvard, OSCOLA, Chicago referencing, etc.) He/she will also check that the sentences are meaningful and relevant as much as possible. He/she will also format it: see below for an example.

Dissertation format example



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Comments...

Ref: 240 Thanks, it is really great article!A lot of people ask themselves how to check your article or paper for grammar mistakes, now it is possible and you can try it, grammar checker.
Thomas Pereira - 13:13 20-01-2017
Ref: 221 OSCOLA - a new one for me to look up. ACS for me today, all 149 of them...
Anne - 10:34 11-11-2015
Ref: 220 A useful starter!
Garry - 10:27 11-11-2015

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