Frequently Asked Questions
Within the context of your written work, proofreading is the correction of grammar, spelling and citation errors.
When writing an essay, it is inevitable that an international student will make mistakes in the use of grammar and spelling, and this impacts upon the final grade. WinWin proofreading identifies errors in spelling, grammar and citation, which ensures the accuracy and fluency of your text. This means you will get fully rewarded for your hard work!
According to Proofreading Guidance in British Universities, the purpose of proofreading is to check grammar, spelling and citation. A proofreader may not improve the ideas, content or structure of the document. Here is a more detailed description:
A proofreader may
- Identify typographical, spelling and punctuation errors
- Identify formatting and layout errors and inconsistencies (e.g. page numbers, font size, line spacing, headers and footers)
- Identify grammatical and syntactical errors and anomalies or ambiguities in phrasing
- Identify minor formatting errors in referencing (for consistency and order)
- Identify errors in the labelling of diagrams, charts or figures
- Identify lexical repetition or omissions
A proof-reader may not
- Add to content in any way
- Check or correct facts, data calculations, formulae or equations
- Rewrite content where meaning is ambiguous
- Alter argument or logic where faulty
- Re-arrange or re-order paragraphs to enhance structure or argument
- Implement or significantly alter a referencing system
- Re-label diagrams, charts or figures
- Reduce content so as to comply with a specified word limit
Not at all. Please refer to the University of Cambridge website Guidelines on Proofreading . It states “The University believes that students should be encouraged to proofread their own work, since this is an essential skill in the academic writing process. However, it is recognized as in some instances it is suitable for some students to seek the help of a third party for proofreading. “
Our proof-readers are native English Speakers with extensive professional experience in academic editing. See proofreaders’ profiles.
Yes, you can. Please upload the paragraph which needs to be rechecked and pay for it. If you need it returned within 1 or 2 days, please select urgent service.
The default processing time for a 3,000-word essay is 3 days. It is strongly recommended that you send your paper to us 5 days before the deadline, so that you can have time to recheck and make amendments based on the comments given by our proofreaders. To ensure quality of service, please send a complete draft of your document. For urgent delivery, an extra £ 0.50 per 100 words will be charged.
When you order your service, you can specify any special requirements. Our proofreaders will not communicate directly with you. We will send you the amended copy by email. If you have any queries, please contact our customer care support team 07506135000.
Yes. We can proofread many kinds of documents; costings are based on word count.
WinWin Tutoring Ltd. takes the confidentiality and security of our students’ documents very seriously. We employ the following measures to ensure any documents that we receive are kept secure and confidential. All of our staff have signed confidentiality agreements and will not make client information available to anyone outside of WinWin Tutoring Ltd..
Your files and personal information (name, address, contact information, etc.) will never be shared with any external parties. Upon request, we will sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs). All documents submitted through our website are managed via a secure online management system. Your documents can only be accessed by the editing manager, your assigned editor(s), or authorised WinWin Tutoring Ltd. personnel.
Our prices may be slightly higher than some other services because all of our proofreaders and tutors are selected, interviewed, qualified and have a strong track record. You get what you pay for. A cheaper service may seem appealing but is likely to offer lower quality. Our student feedback underlines the quality of our services. Unlike some other services, we match a proofreader to your subject. This means your proofreader will have a good understanding of your academic area.