If you are looking for a cheap, basic and rushed thesis/dissertation proofreading service, we suggest you stop reading now and look elsewhere – though we advise you be vigilant of scam websites.
If, however, you are looking for a premium quality review and improvement of your writing at a fair price, we can help.
Having a second-set of eyes go over your dissertation or thesis can be of tremendous value. Often, supervisors are unable to provide the amount of time required to substantially correct language, style, and clarity issues. In such cases, our experienced academic editors can be of assistance – 24/7, year-round.
The goal of our service is simple: through a careful review, we aim to eliminate errors while also improving the language and academic tone of your dissertation/thesis. We also look to provide suggestions on how you can improve or develop the content/argument to achieve a better grade.
The final result will be an improved document that reads with clarity and academic style.
Are you an ESL student or academic?
Writing in a second language is difficult. However, writing in a second language to an academic standard is even more challenging. There are so many obscure stylistic conventions that it is hard even for many educated native speakers.
Fortunately, as current and former university staff members and academics, our editors know exactly what grading professors do, and do not, want to see in a dissertation or thesis.
Hire the experts to help
Nothing influences your final degree classification more than the mark you receive from your dissertation or thesis.
If you choose to hire Cambridge to review and improve your dissertation or thesis, you are not simply purchasing a basic online proofreading service; you are making an investment in your education and the result of your degree or doctorate. Our previous clients will attest to this.
How we will proofread and edit your dissertation or thesis
Abbreviated from the How we will improve your writing section.
Cambridge Proofreading’s experienced editors are available 24/7 to provide your dissertation or thesis with a rigorous review and comprehensive improvement of your writing. We utilise the Track Changes feature in Microsoft Word so you will see all of the amendments that we have made.
- We check your document for language, grammar, syntax, logic and flow.
- We will fix awkward phrasing and improve logic.
- We will improve lexical choice and academic tone.
- Our revisions are highlighted for you to check.
An editor with the right qualifications and experience relevant to your subject
You will be assigned an editor with the most appropriate qualifications, experience and skill set relevant to your topic. This ensures accurate editing and compliance with your disciplines’s stylistic conventions.
Over 140 experienced editing professionals
All the editors in our network hold advanced qualifications (first degrees, master’s degrees, and PhDs) from leading American and British universities. Many also are members of leading industry bodies, such as the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE).
Less than 1% of editors who apply to Cambridge make it through our rigorous selection process.
Dr. Odom, Ph.D
Areas of expertise
Ph.D. English (Old Dominion University)
M.A. English (VA Commonwealth University)
B.A. Political Science (Old Dominion University).
Subjects: English Studies, Communication/Media Studies, Gender Studies.
L. Trego, B.S.E.E.
Areas of expertise
B.S. Electrical Engineering (Penn State University)
32 years in Electrical and Aerospace Engineering industries.
Subjects: Electronics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mobility Engineering (Automotive, Aerospace, Off-Highway Industries).
Dr. Eckler, Ph.D
Areas of expertise
Psy.D Clinical Psychology (Wright State University, School of Professional Psychology)
B.A. (Hons) Psychology and Plan II Honors Program (University of Texas at Austin).
Subjects: Psychology, Sociology, Psychiatry, Social Work.
“I sent each of my chapters individually over a period of a few months. Each time they sent a chapter back, it was improved. I particularly liked the suggestions for better words in a scientific-academic style. ”
– Marc, University of Illinois.
“Fixed my organization issues”
“I have a wide vocabulary, but my organization reflects that English is a second language to me. My thesis editor has been very helpful in fixing this problem in my thesis and, for that, I would recommend you.”
– Olga, Universität Freiburg.
“Dissertation editing – excellent”
“A very good dissertation editing service. I had two editors review my file, so there were a great deal of changes made. I accepted almost all of them and I think my dissertation is much better for it.”
– Tabhita, Boston University.
In a recent post, I outlined some radical changes in the way that we should teach students and structure higher education. My propositions centered on privatizing everything university related -- including outsourcing student writing -- and I held up PhD-Dissertations.com as a shining example of how to do this.
Some people who responded to me didn't quite get the gag, so I'll make it clear: Just kidding. However, I'm not yet ready to let the joke die, so I wanted to see what would happen if I hired a "research assistance company" to write my modest proposal for me.
Because the site is densely packed with caps-laden, far-fetched, and unintentionally ironic claims, at first I thought it was an elaborate hoax, not a real service. "Our staff of over 150 contracted professionals can research ANY doctoral-level topic, of ANY length, for almost ANY delivery date," claims PhD-Dissertations.com.
"For urgent research orders, we assign writers who have perfected the art of 'speed reading.' These professionals can read, and fully comprehend, a lengthy text in a matter of hours." This is my absolute favorite, coming from a company that specializes in doing other people's work: "The key to research is ORIGINALITY."
As a cautious consumer, I wanted to evaluate other research assistance companies, so I naturally checked what PhD-Dissertations.com said about its competition. Here's a partial list of reasons why we "MUST AVOID all foreign sites, subscription sites, membership sites, free sites, and database sites":
1. AVOID any site that provides you with a FAX number beginning with "775" (775-242-6880, 775-599-4716, 775-667-6755, 775-720-0593, etc.; a notoriously fraudulent, Pakistani operation owns dozens of different sites and dozens of different FAX numbers that begin with the digits "775.")
2. Suspiciously low prices - (Obvious sign of a foreign company!)
10. Fake customer testimonials or pictures - (They must think you are a fool.)
12. Fake awards - (Again, completely fraudulent!)
20. "Register" - (They see you as a walking "cash register"--don't fall for it.)
PhD-Dissertations.com offers heavy helping of paranoia peppered with xenophobia. "Sites that charge less than $17.00/page are more than likely NOT based in the United States, and blatantly LIE about their writers' skills, capabilities, and experience," the site claims.
PhD-Dissertations.com -- which clearly stands on the highest of moral grounds -- concludes by asking us, "you don't want a Pakistani teenager attempting to complete YOUR order, do you?" I discovered that foreigners are a hot topic in the small, bizarre world that is the American research assistance industry. Plenty of other U.S.-based companies believe that barbarians are charging the gates of our ivory towers, lowering standards. SparrowPapers.com asks,
Their foreign writers are nowhere near master- or doctoral-level in American standards, and often have absolutely no grasp of proper grammar, punctuation, spelling, or any other standard writing guidelines in the English language.
How can any business produce, say, 240 hours of research for $15 per page? ... This would mean they pay their researchers $3 per hour. Nowhere in America are those wages acceptable. If a service seems too inexpensive to be real, it means the work is being performed in Pakistan, India, or the Philippines.
Ultimately, I decided to go with PhD-Dissertations.com because they claimed to be the most trustworthy -- going so far as providing random statistics to prove it. "Since 1998, PhD-Dissertations.com's affiliated corporation has maintained a 98% positive satisfaction ratio"; "It is a known FACT that over 94% of 'dissertation' and 'thesis' services steal sources and plagiarize text... However, PhD-Dissertations.com is part of the legitimate 6%"; and, last but not least: "Unlike our deceptive competitors who claim to write 'unique' dissertations, we never resell or publish dissertations."
After thirty days, and $17 per page, the company sent me a research proposal authored by "Username: prof_voland," who used the title I suggested: A White Paper on the Benefits of "Research Assistance" Companies: Toward the Privatization of Learning, the Creation of New Education Markets, and the Streamlining of Research Methods.
Given the company's vigorous, pro-American defense of proper English writing skills, I had high hopes for the written product. So I was amused to find that prof_voland's lead sentence for the white paper was -- wait for it -- "In the current economic development of the world has very varying signs as to the possible future trends of its development."
Whaaa??? Here are some other logically- and grammatically-challenged quotes from prof_voland's paper:
1. The growth of the quality of such services is the social benefit from privatization of the establishments, while net financial gain by each graduate as sum of higher salary achievable after better education, is the net financial gain to each customer of privatized educational establishment.
2. Economic and social affect of neo-liberalism approach to educational system development must be studied in order to draw conclusions as to the nature of this affect.
3. Example of such supply is appearance of numerous research assistance companies often outsourcing researchers from developing countries who can not actively participate in the world labour division process.
In light of prof_voland's prose, it's hard to buy Phd-Dissertations.com's claim that they only employ native English speakers with advanced degrees and other professional experience. (The company's contracted labor pool supposedly includes active magazine editors, retired professors, and, shockingly, doctoral candidates who have already earned M.A. degrees.)
I personally couldn't imagine a worse hell than being in grad school and having to write someone else's thesis or dissertation. But given that the academic job market has been collapsing in recent years, this may be the only realistic career option available for today's Ph.D. students.
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