What is proofreading?

Proofreading involves checking and correcting minor typographical, grammatical or spelling errors.
Up Word will also correct verb tenses.

What is light editing?

Next to proofreading editing includes checking and correcting inconsistencies, sentence structure and word usage to ensure clarity and ease of reading. We also offer you advice to help you improve your work.

What is not included?

-revise content
-rewrite to convey the intended meaning
-develop ideas and arguments
-rewrite sections of text to improve the style
-check bibliographical information for accuracy
-check the accuracy and correctness of quotation content
-check the accuracy of mathematical or statistical calculations
-resolve problematic lay-out
-rearrange sentences or paragraphs to ensure that the argument is logically structured

Is it possible to proofread/edit only a part of my thesis?

It is always possible to have only one or few chapters of your thesis edited.

Can I send parts of my work before the whole thesis is finished?

Sometimes it is better to send one or two chapters to us rather than waiting until the whole thesis is finished. This gives you more time to review any changes made and avoid repeating the same mistakes.

Why should I have my English thesis edited ?

A master’s thesis requires high standards of writing and counts for almost half of the credits.
To gain marks, a well written and grammatically correct thesis is necessary. Proofreading is essential to avoid embarrassing mistakes.
A master’s degree thesis in immaculate English is also often the key for entering into a professional career.

Why should I have my thesis edited by professional editors?

You can be sure that your thesis or paper will be written to the highest possible standard of English as we only work with native speakers who can demonstrate expertise in languages and a wide experience of proofreading academic papers and understanding the specific requirements of thesis proofreading.
Proofreading by professionals will find errors that cannot be corrected by automatic checkers.

What type of documents does UpWord check?

We correct all student-related documents: theses, papers, essays, dissertations, interviews, …
We have editors whose experience can be relied upon for most academic fields: communications, arts, economics, engineering, literature, history and arts history, advertising, marketing, psychology, politics, …

How much will it cost?

The skill and time required to proofread or edit a document can vary considerably depending on the type of document, service and period of time you choose.
Up Word will ask you to send your copy and will gather as much information as possible before quoting a price.
Please complete the email form in Contact to receive a specific quotation for your work.

How are the prices calculated?

Up Word charges fixed prices rather than by the hour. This allows students to know how much they will be charged. They also benefit if the work takes longer than expected.
Prices are charged according to the number of words in your document, the service chosen and the date of return required.
Up Word will ask you to send your copy and will gather as much information as possible before quoting a price.
Please complete the email form in Contact to receive a specific quotation for your work.

What payment methods do we accept?

For theses or papers of more than 8,000 words you can choose between 72 hours, 1 week, 2 weeks or 4 weeks. Other texts can be returned within 48 hours.
The deadline is set as soon as you have paid.
We can also check your papers during weekends and holidays.

How long does it take to have my thesis checked?

We can also proofread and edit documents in Dutch and French.

Can I have a thesis check in other languages?

Up Word also offers translation services in Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.

Can I have my thesis translated in English or any other language?

Please complete the email form in Get a Free Quote … to receive a specific quotation for your work.