Business Friend’s proofreading team apply their extensive experience in the world of academia to proofread a wide range of documents for both academics and students, including:

  • Articles 
  • Book projects
  • Dissertations
  • Educational journals
  • Essays
  • Manuscripts
  • Publications
  • Theses
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Our academic proofreading service is a lot more than just a spelling and grammar check, although obviously these are also very important!  We also proofread for consistency, punctuation, verb tenses, sentence structure, academic writing style and referencing.  All of these factors can be carried out in either UK (British) English or US (American) English, as you prefer.

Your proofread document will have all the changes clearly shown as we use Track Changes in Microsoft Word, and we will add comments in the document, or provide a cover email, to explain what we have amended, and why.

For doctoral theses, we are pleased to offer a pre-viva and post-viva proofreading service.  Once you have made the required edits to your thesis following any comments made by your examination panel, we would be pleased to proofread your thesis again at a reduced post-viva rate.  We also offer reduced proofreading rates are available for subsequent edits to your document.  For example, if a journal requires you to make revisions to your manuscript after it has been reviewed, we will apply a reduced proofreading re-submission rate to your amended document.

For information on how to use Business Friend’s PhD and academic proofreading service, please see How We Work.  To receive a quote, please use our Quote Request Form or Contact Us with your requirements.  You can also use our Proofreading Calculator (below) as a useful guide.

Our method of working is simple and effective:

Contact Us

Please Contact Us to discuss your project particulars, such as type of transcription services required, templates and deadlines, to receive an accurate quote. Our standard rate table is available to view here.


We will provide you with a password to upload your recordings straight to Business Friend via our secure encrypted upload facility.

Confirm Receipt

We will contact you to confirm receipt of your sound files and track lengths.

We Get To Work

We’ll get to work on your transcription following your brief provided in a timely manner.

Job Done

You will receive your transcript in a Word document via email within the timeframe specified, password protected if required for extra security.

Invoice Sent

We will invoice you for the works provided for payment via BACs, cheque or PayPal.