Proof Readers List
Proof Readers List
As part of our Education and Postgraduate services at SHOC we offer a list of people you can contact to proofread your assessment. Please contact the proof-reader best suited to your needs directly by using the contact details provided.
Our list is updated twice a year in July and December.
Edits by Madolline
Do you need someone to proofread and edit the often overlooked-yet equally as important—aspects of your assignment such as spelling and grammar?
If you have answered ‘yes’, then send me an email!
My proofreading related knowledge and experience comes from the completion a Bachelor of Journalism, as well as working in communications-type roles for various Queensland Government departments.
Don’t worry about whether it’s ‘to’ or ‘too’, ‘behaviour’ or ‘behavior’, or where that apostrophe is meant to go, I’ll fix it all for you.
Rates start at $35.
RAK Editing Services
I am an accredited editor (AE) with the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), and a professional member of Editors Queensland, a branch of IPEd.
I copy edit and proofread research theses and academic papers, assignments, essays and presentations to your required style (e.g. APA 6th, Harvard, IEEE). My clients include undergraduates, postgraduate students and university staff. I also edit professional
reports which have input from engineers, biologists, geologists, hydrologists, water and soil chemists, and historians.
My background is in education, specialising in preschool education and hearing impairment. I can help ESL students and native English speakers express their ideas clearly in English.
I edit in MS Word, using Track Changes, or on hard copy or PDF.
My fees are based on the size of your document and the level of editing required. Please send a representative sample of your document, and total word length, and I’ll provide an obligation-free quote.
BSc, BE (Civil)-Hons 1, MEngSc
M: 0429 909 588
I am a semi retired civil engineer whose professional career has spanned over 45 years, primarily in design and operation of ports and harbours. During that time I have prepared many reports and reviewed those of colleagues.
I have an excellent command of English grammar, having studied Latin for five years.
I am interested in proof reading of student documents in any branch of engineering, science or mathematics.
I provide editing in MS Word using track changes and comments.
A sample of your text will enable me to give you a quote based on the total number of words.
BA SocSci (Psych); Cert IV Relationship Counselling;
M: 0416 425 506
Languages: English and conversational Spanish
I have over ten years of experience as a professional editor, specialising in PhD and Masters theses. I am also TESOL qualified and work as an Academic Learning Advisor assisting distance education students with their written English.
I combine editing skills with knowledge of the problems faced by students to identify issues such as: spelling, grammar, format, structure and other errors, using comments in Track Changes. Furthermore, I review all features of the thesis for internal consistency. I also copyedit textbooks and journal articles.
To request a quote, please send a sample chapter and advise the total word count of the document (excluding reference list and appendices). I will reply with an obligation-free quote, along with a sample of proofreading comments and feedback. Typically, a thesis can take up to two weeks to proofread. However, a shorter turnaround can be negotiated.
“Jonathan has edited six of my internationally published self-help books since 2005 and proofread my doctoral thesis; his attention to detail and reliability are outstanding.” Dr Anthony Gunn (psychologist).
The Proof Leader
I am a freelance proofreader and copy editor, with extensive Public Service experience.
I will proofread or copy edit your assessment piece, using Word Track Changes, to ensure that your work is both readable and understandable. The services I offer include:
• Substantive editing - to clarify meaning, improve flow and smooth language.
• Copy editing - to ensure consistency, accuracy and completeness in language, including
spelling, grammar, punctuation, and other elements of usage and syntax.
• Proofreading - examining material after layout to correct errors in textual and visual
Email me for a free no-obligation quote and a discussion of your requirements.
John Mahony Editing
BA (Hons) in English.
M: 0437 032 178
I have worked as an editor, news sub-editor, and proof reader for many university faculties, publishers, journals, and government departments, as well as proof reading over a hundred theses since 1999, many for overseas/ESL students.
This work has provided editing and proof reading experience in a very wide variety of subject areas in humanities, science, economics and law. My regular clients have ranged from the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre to the Department of Environment and Heritage to LexisNexis law publishers.
My qualifications include a BA (Hons) from Monash University and PhD study at UNSW and Cambridge University. I’m also a screenwriter.
For a CV and a free no-obligation quote, contact me anytime by phone or email. Student and staff discounts offered.
English Language Services
BA, Grad Cert T, Cert TESOL, Grad Dip TESOL.
M: 0433 795 328
My professional background includes the editing and proofreading of many theses and journal articles in recent years. My editing experience is in Business and Finance, Economics, Medical Research, IT, Engineering, Science, Bioscience, Mathematics, Philosophy, Architecture, Social Science, Tourism, Nursing, Education, and all Arts faculty subjects. I also edit resumes and job applications.
I do high-quality editing and use MS Word and ‘Track Changes’, making extensive use of ‘Comments’ when necessary. I also edit in pdf and LyX. My services include spelling, punctuation, grammar, vocabulary, document structure and organisation, clarity and flow, text formatting, layout, references and bibliography. I offer an obligation-free quote on receipt of a sample of the manuscript to be edited.
Prior to becoming a professional editor and member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), I was a Head of English with Education Queensland, tutor and U.Q. PhD candidate (Philosophy), academic researcher and writer, and TESOL teacher.
Rose Hunter Editing
I edit and proofread essays, theses, articles for publication, and nonfiction and creative manuscripts.
I am a graduate of the University of Queensland. I’m also the author of several books and regularly publish work in prominent literary journals.
Along with your edit, I provide you with explanatory notes and a list of your most common errors (where applicable), in order to help you improve your writing. I am supportive and available to answer any questions you might have, on email and/or Skype.
My rates vary depending on how much editing is required. If you send me a sample of your document, along with the total word count, I will send you a quote.
I have an ABN and all clients receive a tax invoice.
More details about my services, along with testimonials, can be found at my blog/site (see link opposite).
Dr Lisa Lines, AE
PhD Social Sciences, PhD Humanities, Honours
History, Honours Creative Writing, BA,
Grad Cert Language
As one of Australia’s most experienced specialist academic editors, Dr Lines has edited thousands of academic documents, including more than 300 postgraduate theses and 1,000 journal articles. She has had a prestigious editing career spanning over 16 years thus far.
Dr Lines is an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors and a professional member of the Canberra Society of Editors, where she is the Professional Development Coordinator.
Capstone Editing’s thesis editing service is the highest-quality academic editing service available and includes absolutely everything that your university will allow an editor to do for you, following the ‘Guidelines for Editing Research Theses’. This includes:
• grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation
• correct use of formal academic English
• logic, clarity and flow
• correct and consistent use of abbreviation
• suggestions on organisation, structure and support of statements
• querying of errors and inconsistencies in content
• complete, consistent and accurate referencing.
Masters (MA) in writing, editing, and publishing.
M: 0437 712 914
Since achieving a Master of Arts in Writing, Editing and Publishing, I have been working as a freelance editor as well as tutoring English grammar and writing at UQ and reviewing and editing grant applications for the Office of Sponsored Research. I have experience editing and proofreading academic papers from both English and non-English-speaking backgrounds from many schools and disciplines, including engineering, biology, chemistry, and psychology. I am a published author with excellent editing and proofreading skills, and a quick turnaround.
I charge around $30 per hour, depending on the amount of work required (discount for longer theses, etc.).
Member, Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd),
M. Ed., Grad Dip. Ed., Grad Dip. Teaching Second
Languages, B.A. (Hons: Anthropology & Indigenous
Studies), Adv. Dip. Marketing, Dip. Management,
Dip. Business, Cert. IV Training & Assessment.
M: 0434 260 710
Currently teaching in the Master of Education program at Swinburne Online, I have taught English as a second language and mainstream classes, specialising in writing and research techniques, in the Middle East, South East Asia and South America.
I have edited Ph. D. and Masters theses as well as assignments for undergraduate students in subject areas such as accounting, applied mathematics, demography, engineering, environmental science, forestry, management, marketing, IT, international politics, theology and more
At three Brisbane universities I have taught academic preparation classes, with a strong emphasis on writing skills. I have produced one book and several articles and was contracted as a consultant proof reader for the Griffith University International Students’ Association.
I charge $30 per 1000 words. For a larger work, such as a thesis, there is a discount.
For a thesis you will need to complete a formal agreement about the scope of the work. All clients receive a tax invoice. Your work will be returned promptly with corrections and some explanations. For recommendations from my clients please see the weblink above.
Vivienne Van Rooyen
P: (07) 3870 2199
M: 0408 066 343
I have over 25 years experience as a professional academic proofreader in all disciplines especially medicine, the sciences, engineering, history and horticulture. My background includes university lecturing in various scientific and medical subjects after spending quite a number of years in pathology and medical research. I am conversant with the various style formats of APA, Harvard, MLA and can meet any requirements set by your institution.
My work has included both some undergraduate but mostly postgraduate assignments, reports, Honours, Masters, MPhil and PhD theses as well as journal submissions and several books. My clients have included local and overseas students as well as senior university staff. My rates are reasonable and I am happy to provide an obligation free estimate after receiving a sample of the document and an expected total word count.
Dr Becca Hazleden
PhD Sociology, PhD Creative Writing, fifteen
years as an academic editor.
M: 0466 365 376
I was a full-time academic for many years and have supervised PhD theses and other RHD dissertations, so I have an excellent understanding of what is required. I have been editing academic books, theses, dissertations and essays for fifteen years and offer a range of services from full structural editing and academic feedback to proofreading and copyediting. I do get busy, so please book in advance. Mention UQ for a discount on my usual rates.
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Dr John Cokley
PhD (Jour), M BA, B Bus (Comm), G Cert Ed, Dip Rel Stud.
Research and coursework thesis editing and proofreading (including use of computerised reference systems); preparation and enhancement of peer-reviewed journal and conference submissions.
I have been a PhD qualified academic examiner, supervisor and editor since 2005. I was the first Associate Professor in Journalism at Swinburne University, a tenured academic at the University of Queensland and full-time at James Cook University and Griffith University as well as part-time at Queensland University of Technology. I am familiar with all business and management topics, as well as journalism, arts, theology, science and engineering.
I have been a book, thesis and periodical editor since 1984 and am a full member of the Institute of Professional Editors.
Specialist academic areas: journalism, media studies, communication, business, marketing, education and digital communication. I have also taught scientists and engineers so am familiar with communication aspects of both disciplines.
Rates range from 2 cents per word (+GST) for standard proofreading to 6 cents per word (+GST) for urgent reading and interactive editing. You can pay by PayPal (including credit card).
The Word Whisperer
Roy Short, the word whisperer, provides editing & proofreading services for students submitting written work for academic assessment or publication. These services assist the readers of your document to focus on its content without the distraction of errors, inconsistencies or lack of clarity.
Roy’s proofreading work has included Honours, Masters and PhD theses in a variety of academic disciplines, undergraduate assignments, reports and journal articles. International students, whose first languages are languages other than English, often make use of his services.
Clients frequently express their satisfaction with the quality and thoroughness of Roy’s work. They regularly send new documents and recommend him to their colleagues and friends.
Proofreading costs are determined by the length of your document, the type of service and the amount of editing the document requires.
Please visit: www.epsproofreading.com for details of the services offered.
Michael J Ming
The Writing School Diploma Course.
P: (07) 3372 4349
M: 0467 522 357
I have had nothing but positive responses to my work as indicated from the comment below after completing a 300+ page assignment for a professional organisation. Whether 3 pages or 300, I will deliver a professional assignment to your complete satisfaction, and
“Just want you to know that I have gone through all of your proofing and you did a brilliant job. Thank you so much for your time. I loved everything you suggested”.
Gallop Solutions Sydney NSW- 25TH May 2016
Maureen Butler Wordcraft
MA (Writing, Editing, and Publishing) UQ, P/G Dip (Eng), P/G
Dip Ed, Member of Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd).
M: 0422 226 560
My aim is to help you achieve clear, active, and succint written communication to a professional standard. I proofread and edit PhD theses, MA theses, articles for journal submissions, undergraduate assignments, and documents of any length in all disciplines. I use Microsoft Track Changes and your nominated style guide (e.g., APA, Harvard). I tutor in grammar and writing at a tertiary institution, and regularly edit for international (ESL) students.
Other experience includes Senior editorial assistant for a an international scholarly journal, and 15+ years teaching senior humanities subjects.
E-mail or call me to discuss your requirements and to obtain a quote. Your work will have a speedy turnaround. ESL (international) student enquiries are especially welcome.
M.Ed Educational Technology and English Language
Teaching, B. Engineering (Hons), Dip. TEFLA.
M: 0437 236 252
Languages: Basic Greek, German, French
ASSIGNMENT EDITING experience at postgraduate level in variety of disciplines including engineering, linguistics, education, sociology and psychology.
English as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language experience as a teacher and curriculum designer in the UK, Greece, Malaysia and Australia over more than 20 years.
IELTS exam preparation
I am particularly familiar with the difficulties faced by international students as I have many years’ experience teaching academic English and also proofreading/editing postgraduate work. I offer quality guidance and feedback.
Available for consultation on the St Lucia campus or by email/cloud.
For more than a decade, WordsRU has been providing professional academic editing worldwide. Our reputation online is paramount. We can assist you with a variety of editing needs for essays, research papers, theses, dissertations and other documents, while adhering to your required style guidelines. Our qualified, professional academic editors have vast experience working with clients at all levels and in all fields. In addition, our quality and deadlines are guaranteed. Whether you require a light proofread or a heavy edit, we will help you to make a lasting impression. To receive a quote, just upload your document at https://wordsru.com/submit-job and provide the voucher code, UQU10, to receive your University of Queensland Union discount.
BA majoring in Tourism and languages.
Certificate in Proofreading/Editing
P: (07) 3202 5738
M: 0423 102 492
I have significant experience in proofreading the assignments and theses of university students. I also have proofread for online businesses. My rates are very competitive at $15 to $20 per hour and I offer a discount for longer pieces of work and a quick turnaround time.
Christine’s Edits started in 2011 as a proofreading service for law firms. After receiving many non-corporate enquiries, Christine’s Edits now focuses on helping university students and fiction writers polish their writing.
Principal editor Christine Cranney graduated from UQ with a Master of Journalism in 2004. Since then, she has worked as a journalist for a business publication and is qualified to correct the typographical, punctuation, spelling and grammatical errors in your work. She also has a law degree and speaks several languages.
Christine has helped postgraduate and graduate students with their theses, essays, reports and literature reviews. She has assisted students studying law, veterinary science, optometry, engineering, education, business, architecture, international relations and many other courses.
Please email Christine for a same-day response. Weekend enquiries are welcome. Students who email a draft will receive a quote immediately. In most cases, Christine’s fees are competitive and negotiable. Testimonials are available.
Simone Osborne Says
Dr Simone Osborne
BSc Biotech (Hons), PhD (Molecular and Cellular Biology).
M: 0407 025 966
I have over 11 years of experience proof reading and editing manuscripts, reports, essays and theses in science and medicine, arts and humanities and business.
I’m also a published scientist who has helped domestic and international students improve their writing to enhance readability. I have assisted undergraduate and postgraduate students in a variety of courses and fields to achieve positive outcomes from their written work.
I work in MS Office using track changes. My fees are competitive and based on the level of proof reading and editing required. After reading a sample of your work I can provide you with an obligation-free quote. My fees start at $30/1000 words with discounts for larger documents. I have an ABN and provide a receipt for tax purposes.
I enjoy the challenge of proof reading and editing and find it very rewarding to help students improve their written communication and achieve positive outcomes.
MA in English Language and Literature
M: 0469 732 962
Skype ID: sadianj
Languages: English; Bangla; Hindi
I offer proof reading service in the following genres: articles, essays, reports, resumes, reviews, theses, journal submissions, manuals and more. I have experience in teaching, research and examination in British Council. I have edited undergraduate and post graduate assignments, essays, reports and dissertation of various disciplines.
My editing process is usually implemented in Microsoft word with active Track Changes.I am conversant with APA and MLA style formats.
My rates are reasonable and total cost depends on the length of the document, type of service required and time required for proofreading. Clients will receive a 30% discount for their first work. There is a discount for longer work like thesis as well.
My clients come from a wide range of academic backgrounds including Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Economics, Business Studies, Science and Engineering etc. Girls and students with non-native English backgrounds are especially welcome.
I have worked in academia for the past 30 years, primarily in biomedical research and teaching. I have extensive experience in genetics research including molecular and human genetics, biostatistics and epidemiology, and am the lead analyst and author of several peer-reviewed publications. I have also served as a reviewer for institutional research grants and leading research journals.
I can offer both basic and advanced scientific editing for content, readability and flow of ideas, and suggestions for improvement, for biological sciences or other related subject areas.
I generally do not quote unless I have seen your document. If you email me a draft of your document, some details about your degree program, what you specifically need help with, and when you need it back, and I’ll be happy to send you a quote. Your document will be kept strictly confidential.
The Expert Editor
P: (03) 9999 7272
The Expert Editor is the leading online editing and proofreading company in Australia. We are designed to combine quality editing and proofreading with affordability. We employ professional editors and have an exclusively online operation that is efficient and flexible.
Our excellence has been recognised by APAC Insider, who awarded The Expert Editor Best Academic Editing Company 2017 as part of their Australian enterprise awards.
BA, Grad Dip Ed, Cert IV Bus Admin.
M: 0404 897 942 (sms only)
You may be able to speak English, but that is no guarantee of writing it well. Ensure your writing is clear, precise and direct writing!
I have been proofreading since 2014 for undergraduate and postgraduate, business and professional documents. I have assisted people from all over the world, as well as Australia. I have assisted people in subject areas from Law to Engineering, from Business to Nursing, as well as the Humanities and Social Sciences.
I will proofread your writing for spelling, grammar, punctuation and written expression. I can check your referencing. I can also make critical comments on your logic and writing that will help you to improve your work.
My rates are $35/hour, with a full-time undergraduate discount rate of $30. Edits are tracked in Microsoft Word. Turnaround on work under 5000 words is usually 48 hours.
I am also available for ESL or study coaching.
Grad Dip, Business Information Technology
Management, Grad Cert Higher Education, BA
(Hons) European Studies.
P: (07) 3890 5456
M: 0432 854 637
You will have worked hard to produce a written piece of work for assessment. Proofreading by a professional will maximise the chances of achieving the grade that you are hoping for.
Having spent 12 years in teaching and research within the higher education sector I am well placed to assist students in getting the most from their submission.
This follows 21 years’ experience in business management; including working in transnational and multinational corporations.
Writing for business not only has to communicate clearly through correct grammar, spelling and punctuation but also needs to read appropriately.
Furthermore, with an undergraduate degree in German I appreciate the effort that students with English as a second language have to expend for their studies.
My charges are per 1000 words and are on a reducing sliding scale based on the size of the document.
Please contact me for more detail.
MA Ling, B Phil Jour, BA Value and Policies studies
M: 0424 784 807
Languages: English, Afrikaans
Worried about what to put in your executive summary?
Not sure how to write an APA-style reference list?
Need a professional eye to look over your assignment for clarity and coherence?
Look no further.
With over a decade’s worth of experience in teaching academic English, magazine feature writing and copy editing, I have extensive knowledge of what is required to produce a high-quality assignment and achieve top-notch grades. I provide accurate advice, editing and proofreading quickly and professionally as you need in subject areas as diverse as aviation, engineering, linguistics and psychology.
As a professional academic English and exam preparation teacher, I have an in-depth knowledge of English as a second language writers’ issues.
I charge per hour at a reasonable rate and am also available for face-to-face consultations on campus (St Lucia) if needed.
MA Ling, B Phil Jour, BA Value and Policies studies
P: (07) 38245840
Languages: English, German, Japanese
I am well qualified in Tesol, and have experience working with people whose first language is not English.
Whether undergraduate or post-graduate, and whichever your discipline, I look forward to helping you with spelling, grammar, clarity of expression and referencing. As is common, I will use Microsoft track changes.
Please email me for a quote with a sample of your document, word count and the date that you need it back.
MBus (Marketing), MPublishing, Bachelor of
Communication, Grad Cert of Professional
P: 0431023213 (text only)
I provide editing and proofreading services for both undergraduate and postgraduate students, helping perfect written reports, theses, dissertation, presentations, website content, media articles, and speeches.
The specific editing services I offer include:
• Copyediting: Correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, and ensuring consistencies in style of a document.
• Structural Editing: Looking at your document as a whole, ensuring exceptionally clear and concise written communication with reference to structure, content, language and style, further ensuring these are appropriate for the required criteria.
• Proofreading: Ensuring your writing is error-free and ready for submission.
I answer any email within 4 hours, and students who provide a sample or draft of their work will also receive a quote within this time frame. Further, when submitting work to be edited please provide a link or copy of the marking criteria, I look forward to helping you soon; hoot, hoot!
Jewel See Editing
Computer Science / Information Technology and
Engineering; Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences.
Wendy is a professional editor and proofreader who offers academic editing and proofreading of student theses, academic papers, journal articles, and book manuscripts for university students and academic staff across multiple disciplines. Her specialist areas include IT and Engineering, Biological Sciences and Medical Science, and Business, Law, Education and Social Work.
Wendy’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Science (Computer Science & Zoology) and she has extensive professional experience in Information Technology. Alongside academic papers and manuscripts, she edits non-fiction and fiction book manuscripts, and magazines and other publications.
Wendy is a full member of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd) and of Editors Queensland.
Please contact Wendy for a quote to edit your thesis, paper or manuscript. For a quote, she will require the approximate total word count and also to view your manuscript—or at least view a representative sample of your manuscript or document. Thank you!
Md Mahdi Hasan
Master of Economics, Master of Economics
and Public Policy.
Having completed post-graduation from University of Queensland, my field of specialization is Economics and Public Policy. However, I proofread and edit in other subject areas as well such as Education, Language and Arts, Social Science, Law and Public Administration, Business etc. My fees are reasonable which depend on the amount of work and time needed and I provide my customers with quick turnaround. I understand the worries and needs of students very well given the volume of work to be performed within a limited timeframe. If you are worried about the clarity and coherence, spelling and grammatical errors or accurate reference style of your paper, I will be there to help you out.
For more discussion regarding my service please contact me in my e-mail address. Alternatively, we can also have a chat over skype. Thank you!
Evie’s Editing Services
M: 0405 479 231
I am a highly experienced editor and proofreader, with a particular focus on the arts, having worked on over 150 dissertations in the fields of fine art, art history, architecture, design, animation, and film.
In addition to thesis editing, I have administered and copyedited ten full academic journal issues (five issues of the A-ranked journal Australian and New Zealand Journal of Art and five issues of Studio Research), and have copyedited over seventy publications for various art galleries around Australia (such as the Institute of Modern Art, QUT Art Museum, UQ Art Museum, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Griffith University Art Gallery, etc.).
I am interested in providing proofreading services for Master’s or PhD students submitting research theses and I offer very competitive pricing and a quick turnaround. I work in Microsoft Word using track changes. Please email me with a sample of your writing and the details of your submission (due date, word length), and I will send you a quote within 24 hours.
Please email me with a sample of your writing and the details of your submission (due date, word length), and I will send you a quote within 24 hours.