Business Friend’s professional academic proofreaders understand what is required by academics when reading your thesis. 

Our proofreading service is more than a grammar review; we genuinely wish for your thesis to support your findings in the most effective way possible. Therefore, it is not only spelling and punctuation that will be checked during the proofreading process; sentence structure, syntax and verb tenses will also be thoroughly examined, and amended accordingly, to improve your paper in preparation for its submission.

Student preparing to write thesis

Many of the theses proofread by Business Friend have been those of ESL students, who have English as their second language.  Our experienced native English speaking proofreaders are skilled in ensuring that students’ papers meet the standards expected by British universities.  For example, if your thesis has been translated from your native language into English, Business Friend’s proofreaders will ensure the translated document still reflects your findings coherently and is grammatically correct in either UK (British) English or US (American) English.

Another benefit of Business Friend’s proofreading service is, when receiving the proofread thesis, you will be provided with useful feedback that can be taken forward in your studies.  You will receive your thesis in Word with the changes clearly marked up, so you can see exactly what has been amended.  Your proofreader will also explain why some of the key changes have been made, so you can benefit from their experience and expertise in academic writing for future theses, essays and dissertations.

For information on how to use Business Friend’s proofreading service, please see How We Work.  To receive a quote for proofreading your thesis, 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.