Answered By: Clare Stogden
Last Updated: Oct 04, 2017     Views: 3

No – we don’t offer proofreading or copyediting, or correct work, as our remit is not to do the work for students but to teach them strategies to improve it independently themselves. Proofreading is a final, thorough check of a text to mark up all typographical errors (such as formatting, spelling or punctuation). Copyediting is a similar process, which highlights all issues of clarity, accuracy, consistency and conciseness.

The Writing Development Centre can however help you to become aware of common and habitual issues in your own writing, and discuss strategies to help you develop your own editing skills to address them.  We may look at samples of your writing to highlight and illustrate issues and strategies, but this does not constitute proofreading or guarantee that all issues have been identified. There is no service in the university which offers proofreading.

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