As well as proof-reading, will you edit my work?

We will ensure that your work reads well and is in good English. Depending on the level of service you have paid for, we will also offer feedback on structure, methodology and analysis. However, we won’t change the meaning of your work or re-write any sections for you.


How quickly will you return my work?

We can negotiate this together. PGPR often has a waiting list, meaning it’s a good idea to contact us sooner rather than later. However, we will aim to get a PhD back to you within three weeks of our start date. Obviously, this time is shorter for projects of a smaller word count.

We can work to your schedule; if you have some sections finished earlier than others, we can start work on those while you complete the rest of your thesis.


What format should I send my work in?

Send your work to us in Word: either .doc or .docx. This is essential because we use Word’s track changes function to proof-read your work.


Why will you send me back two copies?

Many proof-reading services will only send you back one clean copy. You may feel that this approach would mean less work for you. However, since this is your project and is so crucial for you, we feel it’s important to offer you the chance to collaborate. Ultimately, it’s your choice whether to accept the changes we suggest. Including a copy with the track changes on it gives you the option to accept or reject those changes. The clean version means that if you are happy to trust our judgment, you can work with this version rather than going through the changes we’ve suggested.


What is included in the service?

We will proof-read your work and, depending on the level of service you are paying for, suggest feedback as well. See How it works for more detail about this. We are also happy to answer short questions via email and may, in certain circumstances, agree to phone calls to talk through the work.

We aim to make our proof-reading and feedback comprehensive and easy to follow. However, if you have detailed questions following our work, we may on occasion be able to provide further bespoke support.

As this support is outside of the scope of the service we advertise and usually provide, there will be a charge.

PGPR is not a supervision service, so we cannot offer ongoing extended conversations about your work or emotional support for the ups and downs of postgrad life.


How can I pay?

You can pay via BACS transfer or Stripe. Please note that we do not accept PayPal.

We ask for a deposit of roughly 50% before we commence work. This is to protect the dates that we have booked in for your work. We will send a second invoice for the balance once the work is done.


What if I’m not satisfied?

For larger pieces, we will work on and return a small section to begin with. This gives you a chance to check that you are happy before we go any further. Working together in this way means you can let us know if there’s anything you would prefer us to do differently. However, we are so confident that you will be pleased with our work that we will not charge you for any completed sections if you are unhappy.

Please use the form below to send a brief message outlining your project. It would also be helpful to know what your timeline is.