The Benefits of Proofreading for Students
After spending months researching and assembling your assignment or dissertation, it is virtually impossible to look at it objectively, and this is true of the most competent, native English-language speaker.
Hiring a professional proofreader with innate integrity will ensure that your assignment is in the best shape possible. The essay will flow much more freely, it will make sense more readily both to yourself and to the examiner, and it will ensure that the content of your assignment is comprehensible beyond ambiguity.
Grammar, punctuation and spelling, along with sentence structure and syntax, are criteria upon which examiners award around 10% of marks.
Due to my background in print, I also look at formatting text so that it is aesthetically pleasing. I add any diacritics and typographical symbols that have been omitted, ensure syntax is smooth and will suggest improvements to vocabulary by giving an overview of your work and where attention needs to be focused before you submit it to examiner scrutiny.
Your assignment cannot be rewritten – words can be transposed, irregularities smoothed out, apostrophes added – but the content is yours alone. What can be highlighted are sentences or paragraphs upon which more attention should be focussed; these you should attend to after receiving your updated copy.