I offer a personal proofreading service to students who need help with their English and who want their dissertation or thesis to stand out for quality of writing and clarity of thought rather than sloppy presentation or grammatical mistakes.

A professional writer and award-winning author for over 20 years, I have a PhD in Medieval Studies from the University of  York, and am also an experienced editor and writing tutor with a background in TEFL.

I will read your dissertation or thesis, correct grammatical and spelling mistakes and comment on presentation and consistency.  I will also provide a basic copy-editing service, noting sections where the meaning isn’t clear and highlighting issues with voice, tone, repetition, and so on in accordance with the relevant University guidelines.

I can read and return your work to you electronically, but wherever possible I recommend that we sit down and  go through your work together so that you can understand why I have made the changes that I have.

I live in the centre of York, so clearly this would be most useful  for York students, but students from other northern universities who would like to learn from the proofreading stage are, of course, very welcome to come here too.  In all other cases, I will return the manuscript electronically with tracked changes.


For dissertations and theses and other documents over 50,000 words

£12.00 per 1,000 words

Payment terms: 50% on acceptance of project for proofreading, 50% on completion

Shorter documents by negotiation, based on an initial fee of £150 plus £25.00 an hour.


Please ensure that all documents are double spaced and in Word.

For more information, please email me: pamela@pamelahartshorne.com