Library Help: Academic Skills
Can the Academic Skills Team proof read my work and check for errors?
No, there is no University service that offers proof reading, copyediting, or correct work, However, we can help you to: learn how to proof read your own work, become aware of common and habitual issues in your own writing, and find strategies to help you develop your own editing skills.
When you attend an appointment 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.
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.