Students and other academics are often writing to a deadline, which can mean they take a final draft of their essay, thesis or dissertation up to the wire. But this can pose a problem if they want to get their document proofread prior to submission. Anyone wanting to book academic proofreading services should do so early because proofreading is not a job that should be rushed.
Accurate, professional proofreading takes time. Each letter, each word, each sentence, each paragraph has to be read carefully, checked for errors and corrected. While a trained proofreader has been taught to spot mistakes in a text that untrained people will not notice, rushing through a document will naturally lead to errors being missed.
Personally, I like to perform a minimum two readthroughs of a document; the first readthrough will pick up the majority of errors and a second readthrough should catch those that slipped through the net. So, as you can appreciate, two readthroughs take a little time, depending on the length of the document. It is also important that any student or academic has the time to make the changes to their text that the proofreader recommends.
So, my advice if you want to book a proofreader for your academic document is to get your chosen proofreader in place before your text is actually ready. In this way, the proofreader can let you know the latest date they need it by, how long it will take to do a proper job and how much it will cost, all without you having to worry about missing your deadline.
Plan ahead and book academic proofreading services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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