Proof Edit Pro Ltd.


by Louise R. Chapman

BA (Lon) MSt (Oxon) 

Offering competitively priced academic author services, my growing team of Oxbridge-educated editors collectively boast over 20 years' experience editing Master's theses, PhDs/DPhils, and academic monographs (working with Routledge, Walter de Gruyter, Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and Peter Lang). Our core clientele comprises everyone from PhD students to tenured professors at the world's most illustrious institutions, including Harvard and Oxford.


We have proofread and copy-edited hundreds of academic articles. Our clients have had their work printed in many well-known and prestigious journals, including Mind, Canadian Journal of PhilosophyBritish Journal for the History of PhilosophyThe Review of MetaphysicsOxford Art Journal, Classical Review, and Ancient Philosophy


While our proofreading experience spans a broad range of disciplines, we specialise in Philosophy, Classics, and History (including the History of Art). 


We have extensive experience editing documents for those whose first language is not English. 

Our impeccable, cost-effective author services include correcting all typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. Where desired, we can make stylistic and substantive changes to render your work coherent, concise, and publishable. We offer services roughly corresponding to three levels of editing:

The Proofread 
  • Corrects all typographical and spelling errors

  • Ensures consistency in grammar, punctuation, and referencing style 

  • Produces fault-free prose

    The Copy-edit 

  • Full line-editing service (includes proofreading as standard)

  • Elevates style

  • Refines prose's readability through improved word-choice, tone, and diction

  • Transforms language into perfect, native-sounding English

    The Full Proof 

  • Complete linguistic and stylistic overhaul

  • Transforms prose into elegant English

  • Produces captivating yet clear prose

  • Partial or substantive rewriting where necessary or requested 

  • Makes changes as per revise and resubmit instructions



We charge a basic rate of £11 per 1,000 words for proofreading,

£13 per 1,000 words for copy-editing, and £15 per 1,000 words for substantive editing.**

We charge
£7 per 1,000 words for indexing. We can combine proofreading with indexing for £16 per 1,000 words

**For manuscripts written in poor English, higher rates apply. 


Please contact our Senior Editor at to enquire further.

We heed the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading's Standards for Proofreading.

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