Thesis Proofreading and Formatting



  • We proofread each thesis twice and jointly review each work.
  • We check for: typos; spelling mistakes; incorrect grammar, punctuation and hyphen use; hedging; split infinitives; tautologies; incorrect tenses; plus incorrect formatting of parenthetical references.
  • We check for clarity and for incomplete or over-complicated sentences.
  • We note proofreading and editorial comments on a hard copy. Some universities don't permit the use of Track Changes for editorial work, but we may use Track Changes for short documents.
  • Our Report to the candidate includes editorial comments and general proofreading and formatting suggestions.
  • You will receive an estimate of turnaround time upon enquiry and a Quote upon receipt of the work. Your University may fund this service.

For costs, please see the AGREEMENT form.


Your special instructions, the thesis' word count, that your Supervisor has read your work, and the referencing system you have used.


If possible, before sending to us, create a 4cm left margin for binding and select A4 page/paper size. Top margin 3cm, bottom 2cm, right 2cm. Page layout may need adjusting to accommodate these margins.

We format theses according to universities' submission guidelines including elements such as:

* Page layout and margin settings.
* Heading styles and an automatically generated table of contents
* Captions and tables for figures, graphs, plates, maps, etc.
* Chapter headers and Roman and Arabic page numbers for different sections if required.

APA 6th Edition: Formatting conundrums

For costs, please see the AGREEMENT form.


We are a fastidious proofreading and formatting team and have helped many candidates from Australian and overseas universities to prepare their theses for submission.

For her Educational Doctoral, UTS (2008), our team leader, Dr Bronte Somerset's thesis: "Thoroughly Modern Theses" was an explorative study which used phenomenology to seek enlightenment and understanding by asking in what ways candidates’ experiences reveal the phenomenon of theses created and presented with multiple forms of media. Abstract

Stymied by Referencing?

For instant intext and reference list examples of various combinations, try this very easy to use referencing style database re : Cite from the University of Melbourne, for APA, Harvard, Chicago, Vancouver, MLA and AGLC.


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tick I have just finished including all of your suggested proof edits. This is fantastic and not always my experience of professional editors.
tick Overall, may I say, that you have done fantastic job. I'm really impressed and hugely grateful for your extremely quick proofreading service.
tickThe three examiners were very positive about the content and there are only a few very minor corrections needed. One examiner commented on the immaculate presentation and I thank you for your help in that regard as it certainly was formatted beautifully and your work on proofreading the final draft was invaluable. I have had no hesitation in recommending you to others as it is so important to present ones' work in the best form possible.
tickI couldn't format the thesis I'm not very computer savvy. Again - thanks. It looked great and your input with corrections was valuable.
tickI've read this thesis over and over but must have kept missing errors that you found. I should have contacted you before now. Thank you.
tickMy supervisor wants to recommend you to other candidates. I will certainly recommend your services to ther colleagues as well as to the Uni's Centre for Research and Graduate Training.

To discuss your thesis please call:

02 6493 8112 Australia or 61 2 6493 8112 if overseas.
SMS 0487635539

Or email: bjsomerset (@) Remove brackets around the @ symbol.

ABN: 96678489321 ~ Thesis Proofreading and Formatting ~ Last updated August 2014