Your ideas are great, but expressing those ideas can be tough. If you’re puzzled by punctuation, stressed about syntax or tense over tenses, the PGPR team can use their research and proof-reading expertise to help.
We will collaborate with you to increase the readability of your work; after all, this is your project and needs to be something you feel proud of and have ownership over. I’d love to help you with your project; get in touch to start things off. Or read our story to find out more.
Whichever service you book, we'll match you with one of our team of experts within 12 hours of you sending us the work.
After you send us a copy of your thesis, essay or paper in Word format, one of the expert team will proof-read it section by section, using track changes to mark suggested amendments.
We will then send you back two copies: one with all the track changes included, so you can ensure you agree with the suggestions, and one clean version.
We offer a feedback service for clients who are using qualitative social science methods. Send us a copy of your work in Word format, and we will comment on the structure, methodology and analysis of your piece.
You can also book an hour-long one-to-one Skype session with one of our qualitative experts. We will also spend an hour before the session reading your material. This service is especially useful for clients who are early on in their research journey, or who are feeling stuck during analysis.
These sessions are also useful for clients in the run up to their viva. While we don't offer mock vivas, we can discuss concerns and questions you have as your exam approaches.
Please note, Johanna's schedule does not allow her time to conduct Skype sessions, so you will be matched with a member of the team.
We are happy to offer feedback on interview schedules, which are so key to gathering rich data. One of our team of experts will look at your schedule and deliver their feedback via a half-hour Skype conversation.
Get in touch for a quote.
Do get in touch if you’re working on a paper, essay or thesis which needs our attention; we’ll be happy to help. Due to the unpredictable nature of postgrad work, we won’t book you in until your piece is ready to go. This saves you having to work to a deadline which may become challenging if things don’t go according to plan and saves us setting time aside for pieces which may not be ready yet. You’re welcome to get in touch to find out more about our services and tell us about your piece at any time, but we won’t book you in until those words are in place. We will pair you with one of our team of experts within 12 hours of you sending us your work. Good luck with your writing!
Many PGPR clients do not have English as their first language. We welcome such clients and are happy to help them. Some of our clients are really new to English and so struggle with writing more than others. We might need to look at these clients’ work twice; once to ensure that we are correctly understanding their meaning and a second time to polish the work. We would charge for both of these rounds of work. If you fall into this category, we will let you know as soon as we can so you can decide if you want to continue working with PGPR.
The PGPR team offers three levels of service for students:
If you specifically want Johanna to proof-read or give feedback on your thesis, her rates are as follows:
A one hour Skype session (including prep) is £65.
A half-hour interview schedule feedback session is £40.
We are happy to check the style of your in-text references as we read your work. However, we do charge more for proof-reading reference lists. This costs an additional £12 for a list of 1-30 references, and then £0.40 for each additional reference after that.
We are also happy to help you reduce your word count if needed. If you need a reduction of less than 10% of your total piece, we will happily do this for free for you. Any further reductions than this add another percentage to your bill for each percentage we take off. For example, if you need a reduction of 20% from your overall word count, this will mean a 20% increase to your final invoice.
Some PGPR clients are universities who require additional amounts of admin to set up payments. As a result, we charge £18 per 1,000 words for proof-reading if payment is coming from a university.
Johanna proof read my thesis earlier this year and I had every confidence in her suggestions and changes. With her knowledge of doctoral level education, she was able to bring an academic background to the work as well as a technical one. This I believe gave her (and therefore me) an advantage. She was quick to reply to queries, always delivered on time and was professional even when I was very stressed. Would be happy to recommend Johanna to other PhD students.
I was first worried about the quality of my work, but when an academic suggested Dr. Spiers to proof read it, I was able to submit a well-designed, well-structured and well-written thesis.
Johanna proofread my PhD thesis. I was grateful for her speedy and professional work, and I would certainly recommend her to anyone needing academic proofreading. Johanna is an excellent and very skilled proofreader.
Thank you very much, your comments are so useful and like I said before, I feel much more confident in the work which is really amazing!
Your edits have been so helpful in getting to grips with academic writing.
I just want to say a big ‘Thank You’ again for your support. It actually looks and feels like a proper thesis now. It’s incredible what some nice little comments can do for one’s confidence.
I was unsure initially whether having my thesis professionally proofread would be worth the money spent. I am so glad that I decided to ask Johanna to do this for me. The quality and speed of the work was amazing and so many improvements was suggested in terms of grammar, spelling and, in particular for me, the referencing. Although the work is my own, the assistance of Johanna meant that I did not lose marks due to tiredness induced errors and lack of knowledge on the finer nuances of academic referencing in APA! I thoroughly recommend Johanna to anyone who is looking for a professional proofreader.
I have found your advice invaluable! It’s really tightened the chapters up and I feel much more confident in the output!
Johanna's proof-reading is excellent; she works at the speed of light and goes the extra mile to help with your thesis.
I can HONESTLY say that I’ve learnt so much from your corrections and editing insight. What would I do without you?!
Your feedback is much appreciated and you are such an excellent IPA researcher! I think I will continue to seek help from you in the future.
Please use the form below to send a brief message outlining your project. It would also be helpful to know what your timeline is.