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Proofreaders and editors list

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Please note that we do not endorse any of the services on this list. We take no responsibility for the quality of services provided. The services below have simply provided their details to SUPRA, and no checking has been done.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the service you choose complies with University of Sydney policy.

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Name and contactMore information
Margie Tubbs Editing Services
Blue Mountains NSW
0414 695 893
$65 per hour; will provide fixed price quote.
Professional, high-quality editing service, providing copy editing (grammar, punctuation, spelling, readability), formatting and final proofreading. Very experienced in Education, Social Sciences and Humanities. Member of Institute of Professional Editors. For more information, please visit Margie Tubbs Editing Services website.
Falak Helwani/Word Stylist
0400 652 400
50 to 60 dollars per hour.
I have been editing theses for over 10 years. I have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in cell biology, a strong track record in science communication and a qualification in editing. I have co-authored several peer reviewed articles, a white paper and several strategies for policy reform. I specialise in helping students from diverse backgrounds.
Karin Hosking, Accredited Editor
Please email me your word count, time frame and a sample chapter to receive a no-obligation quote.
Since 2012 I've copyedited over 150 theses from a wide range of disciplines and universities, plus over 200 journal papers, various grant applications and a handful of books. I've passed national and international editing exams and have a varied academic background, including a master's degree by research. I particularly enjoy working with academics and students from diverse language backgrounds.

Thinking of having a thesis edited? It's a good idea to make contact well in advance as I'm often fully booked several months ahead. Thank you.
Jemima de Vries / Word By Word Proofreaders
0425 224 886
Contact for quote.
Is your English so bad it makes you fail? Maybe your papers are getting rejected with no chance to resubmit. I can help you solve these problems. I convert your boring text into vibrant modern English and assessors love it! Over 8 years, and 1000s of papers, I've learned that a paper written in a deeply compelling tone makes reviewers want to work with you, even if it takes 2 or 3 revisions to get the content right. In Business, Accounting, Marketing, Law, Information Science and AI, I guarantee I can make a difference to your success.
The Edit Bureau
0410 150 696
Please contact us for an obligation-free quote.
The Edit Bureau is an expert proofreading, editing and coaching service. We're a small team with several decades' experience as academics and editors. We've written or edited papers in the fields of computer science, education, gynecology, hospitality, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, philosophy, politics, psychiatry, psychology, public health and many more.

We follow the guidelines of the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), so you can trust us to proofread or edit your work in a way that matches your university's ethical requirements.
Georgia Fagan
Email Only
I am a Master of Philosophy (Arts and Social Sciences) student with extensive writing and editing experience in both academic and public facing writing. I have proofread and edited for research fellows at the University of Sydney.
SugarApple Communications
South-east Queensland
0431 167 357
Rates vary according to the level of editing required.
I have over 30 years' experience in academic research in human and molecular genetics, epidemiology and biostatistics, and have published extensively in peer reviewed journals. I comply with IPEd guidelines for academic thesis editing, and provide suggestions for improving readability and flow of ideas. Please email me with some details of what you need help with and any relevant deadlines, and I'll get in touch. Your documents will be kept strictly confidential.
Eneo Proofreading
0478 932 432
$0.06/word to $0.09/word depending on urgency and word count.
Eneo specialises in thesis proofreading, including Doctoral, Master's and Honours theses. We strive to provide perfect English at the perfect price. Gabriel Hand, the founder of Eneo Proofreading, is a published academic who started his proofreading career as a postgraduate at Osaka University in Japan where he learnt to appreciate the difficulties faced by international students. Eneo's satisfaction guarantee allows your manuscript be re-edited an unlimited number of times until you're fully satisfied. Visit our website or contact us today.
Rosemary Mulray
0407 945 310
Approximately $30 to $35 per 1000 words.
Experienced all-rounder. Fee includes a format, reference edit and language edit in MS Word. Flexible, hard-working, punctual and committed to excellence.
All Academic Editing
0437 032 178
Rate negotiable based on word count and quality.
Over 20 years of experience in all subjects including with overseas students. Student discounts and firm quotes given before starting work. I've proofread hundreds of theses, books and journal articles and also edit for Sydney University Press, Monash University Publishing and many other clients. I have studied at PhD level in English at UNSW and Cambridge University. Contact me any time for a CV and a quote.
Dr Rhonda Daniels, Right with Rhonda
0491 629 760
Fixed price quote after seeing file.
Get your thesis, article or application right with Dr Rhonda Daniels and impress the people you need to impress. As an Accredited Editor and Professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors, Rhonda provides high quality editing to students and academics. With a PhD in management (University of Sydney) Rhonda uses her academic and research experience to edit material in a wide range of disciplines. Rhonda can also advise on writing and publication. Details:
Dr Cherry Russell
0410 247 290
$50-55 per 1000 words.
A am a retired professor with extensive professional editing experience. My particular expertise is in social sciences, humanities, health sciences and
qualitative research, but I have edited theses in a wide range of disciplines, including education, architecture, engineering, medical science, linguistics, economics and law. I have a strong reputation for editing the work of students whose first language is not English.
Wendy Monaghan / Wendy Monaghan Editing Services
Greater Sydney Region
0413 574 417
Please contact me for a quote.
An IPEd Accredited Editor and professional member of the Institute of Professional Editors with 17 years' experience providing editing and proofreading services for students and academics. For students, I will ensure your thesis is professionally edited according to the Guidelines for Editing Research Theses and formatted according to university guidelines. I will also provide feedback on your writing. I specialise in the humanities and social sciences but edit in other disciplines, including law, economics, engineering, psychology and health.
Dr Becca Hazleden, Edit My Thesis
Sliding scale rate, listed at:
Dr Becca Hazleden is a respected and experienced academic editor who was a prominent academic before turning to academic editing. As an academic, she published in distinguished journals and supervised and examined numerous PhDs. Since then, she's edited countless successful academic books, papers, theses, and undergraduate assignments. She's taught editing to postgraduates, and edits papers for academic journals worldwide. She's also worked as an editor for universities and governments. For rates, see the website or email with your word count.
Dr Doug George PhD (UCDavis); MAgrSc (UQ); BAgrSc (UQ); Grad Cert (Educ) (UQ)/ Editing By George
South-East Queensland
0439 364 806
Please email me your word count, time frame required for completion and 2-3-page sample for a quote.
As a higher degree students' supervisor (many international) and thesis examiner for 23 years, I understand the requirements for submission. I will proofread your thesis, offer tracked changes for grammar, sentence construction, punctuation, figures and tables, formatting and referencing as well as advice on English expression. My experience includes working with students for whom English is not a first language. One student wrote "I truly appreciate the time and effort you dedicated to ensuring that my thesis was well-polished and error-free".
Elite Editing
National Coverage plus New Zealand
1800 246 558
Prices on our website:
Elite has provided premium academic editing to Australian university students and academic staff since 2008. Our editors are drawn from academia and publishing houses, and all have PhDs or other suitable post-graduate qualifications. We accept only the cream of editor applicants and have in-house training and quality control not available to single operators. We edit all subject areas, and, with many great editors, we are there when you need us. Ask for a free sample edit of 500 words if you plan to submit a document of 20,000 words or more.
Peter King
Lake Macquarie
0448 679 523
Special rate for students with quote provided based on word count, urgency and level of input assessed from sample chapter.
I am a professional full-time freelance proofreader and copy editor with more than ten years' experience of proofing theses for Australian and international students. These have covered a wide range of subjects - Agriculture, Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Business, Computer Science, Robotics, Climate Change, Finance, Tourism etc.
Dr Jessica Phillips
0439 988 542
I'm happy to work with your budget.
I have a PhD in Literary Studies from Monash University and have edited in academic psychology and the health sciences for four years. I've published my own research in journals such as Narrative, Children's Literature in Education, JMIR, and British Medical Journal (BMJ OPEN). I'm passionate about stylish, accessible academic writing and can help you cut out the jargon and write right, good, and clear prose. I have a keen interest in supporting doctoral students to get their PhDs in and done.
Dr Erin ODwyer
0413 585 283
Rate negotiable.
Erin is a highly regarded freelance editor. She consults to publishers, universities, research centres, corporates and media outlets. She has rigorous academic credentials plus a journalist's eye for plain English, readability, audience, tone and narrative.
Erin has 20 years' experience as an academic, and has taught at the University of Sydney, UTS, UNSW, QUT and UOW. She has published internationally in law and communications. Expertise: PhDs, research articles, reports, conference papers, promotion applications and text books.
Floriana Badalotti/Artelingua
0432 511 286
Rate from $0.03/word.
Experience editing theses across Arts & Education disciplines. Software: Endnote, Overleaf. Referencing styles: APA, MLA, Chicago and Harvard.
Tigger Wise
0429 984 766
$40 per hour.
Specialising in preparing academic articles for publication in top-ranking journals across all disciplines. Many years of editing experience.
EduPreneur Services International
0413 004 138
Rate from $0.03/word, plus GST.
Research and coursework thesis editing and proofreading; preparation and enhancement of peer-reviewed journal and conference submissions. I have been a PhD qualified academic examiner, supervisor and editor since 2005 and hold current adjunct positions at Griffith University and Charles Sturt University, Australia. Specialist academic areas: business, management, marketing, education, digital communication, arts, journalism, media studies, communication, theology, science and engineering.
Marie-Louise Taylor
NSW South Coast
0415 744 243
Approx. $30 per 1000 words, each job will be quoted according to word count and level of editing needed. I do not charge GST.
I have extensive experience editing PhD and Masters theses for academics and students at various universities. Subject areas include sociology, education, history, the arts and law. I also regularly edit tertiary education textbooks on a range of topics.
Matthew Sidebotham
0414 580 825
Rate variable - contact for quote.
Premium editing from an IPEd Accredited, BELS Certified ex-academic with over 250 theses edited. Professional support for theses, articles, books etc. in Word, PDF, LaTex or hardcopy. 20+ years experience with clients from 120+ publishers, universities & journals worldwide. Up-front quotes & affordable student rates for general academic editing including legal, medical science, social sciences, education, economics, engineering & more. Professional member IPEd, BELS, Aust. Medical Writers Association, Aust. Society for Technical Communication.
Dr. Yi Wen Qian
0403 019 980
$30/hour formatting, 35/hour proofreading/editing. Free quote.
I have a PhD in medicine and specialise in medical and biomedical thesis formatting, proof reading, and editing. I can also assist in journal publications and figures formatting. I have extensive experience in editing theses for submission and journal articles for publishing. International students are welcome. Also fluent in spoken Mandarin.
Dr Gillian Begg
0421 437 685
Quotes are based on word count and a sample of the document (from $27/1000 words).
I am an experienced scientific writer, having spent 16 years in protein biochemistry research in Australia and the US prior to 16 years as an academic editor. I specialise in research papers and theses from any scientific discipline, including engineering, artificial intelligence, social sciences, medicine and finance. Many of my clients are ESL; as well as proofreading, I edit to improve clarity, expression and the flow of argument to publication standard. Second round editing is included if required.
Jenny Ward (Jenny Ward Media)
0416 141 146
Quote on request.
I have many years experience working as a journalist and an editor. I edit PhDs, books, short stories, assignments, thesis and essays. Specialise in editing documents where English is not the first language, ensuring the written work conveys a professional image and a clear message for readers.

Edited to the highest standard so you can achieve the results you're after. I deliver high-quality work, on time and within budget.
Rob Ashton
0411 827 323
$50 per hour.
I am an experienced editor of theses and books. I have a Diploma of Book Editing and Publishing from Macleay College, a BA (Psychology), and a Master of International Studies from the University of Sydney. My main area of expertise is politics.
Monique Hohnberg
0402 308 752
$45 per hour.
I've been proofreading PhD theses, academic journal submissions and more since 2010, and have taught Tertiary Academic English at UNSW, UTS and QUT university since 2008. Interests include medicine, engineering, arts, humanities, law, science, commerce, etc.
Ted McFadyen
0429 909 588
$10 to $15 per thousand words.
I am a retired civil engineer who has been proofreading theses, reports and other documents for over seven years. My specialty is scientific work but I have experience in numerous fields including medicine, finance, IT and humanities. I have an excellent command of English, having studied Latin for five years. I provide tracked changes and comments to word documents.
Ellipsis Editing
0410 802 391
15% student discounts are available. For a quote, go to:
Ellipsis Editing offers efficient, friendly, and affordable proofreading and copy editing services. We've been editing theses for around 10 years, and Ellipsis Editing has been running since 2018. We discuss your project with you to ensure you're getting everything you need.

Louise Fryer Editing
Online (based in Brisbane)
Contact me for a quote.
I am an Accredited Editor (AE) with the Institute of Professional Editors. I specialise in academic and thesis editing across a range of disciplines, including business, economics, education, linguistics, and sciences.

I have over ten years' experience in editing and teaching academic and writing skills. I have extensive experience working with students and academics with English as a second language.

I specialise in academic and thesis editing across a range of disciplines, including business, economics, education, linguistics, and sciences.
Janelle Cruickshank / The Proof Leader
0439 679 370
$30 per 1,000 words.
I am a freelance proofreader and copy editor, and hold a BA in Professional Writing and Publishing from Curtin University.

I have edited many assessment pieces and postgraduate theses and dissertations covering a wide range of subjects and fields; my clients are mainly ESL students. I will copyedit or proofread your assessment piece or thesis using Track Changes in Microsoft Word.

Email me for a free no-obligation quote and a discussion of your requirements, or go to my website to use the contact form.
Dr Arlene Harvey
0402 619 822
$35-$45 per 1000 words (depending on level of editing required).
PhD (Linguistics) (USYD). 30 years working as an academic in Australian and SE Asian universities, with 15 years' experience teaching academic writing to HDR, Masters and early career researchers at USYD (Learning Centre). Expert in all aspects of academic communication (ESB and NESB writers): grammar and style; logic and organisation; and referencing. Currently a professional academic editor, I have edited theses, journal articles and book chapters in many disciplinary areas, with preference for Social Sciences (incl. Business) and Humanities.
Eneo Proofreading
0478 932 432
From $0.06/word (plus GST).
Eneo specialises in thesis proofreading, including Doctoral, Master's and Honours theses. We provide perfect English at the perfect price, and Eneo's satisfaction guarantee allows you to request your manuscript be re-edited an unlimited number of times until you're fully satisfied with our proofreading. We offer affordable rates and student discounts. For more information, visit our website or contact us today.
Love Words Editing
0400 320 099
Refer to our price calculator: - Fees are based on the level of editing, word count and turnaround time you need. Prices and turnaround options are listed on our website.
Owned by an academic with a PhD in politics who has authored many publications in high-impact journals, books & media. We've edited countless essays, theses, articles, papers & grant proposals in 10 years' experience as editors and academics. We're experts in all citation styles and edit any academic discipline.

Our skills in fixing grammar, spelling, punctuation, wordiness, inconsistencies are second to none. We offer valuable suggestions to improve writing style, flow, expression & structure. 100% satisfaction and on-time delivery guaranteed.
Michael Oates
I work within the student’s budget.
I am an author, proofreader and editor but in particular a lover of the English language.
Doctor Pen Policy Analysis and Editorial Services (Dr Penelope J. M. Hayes)
0468 817 380
Thesis rate is usually 0.045 c per word, but open to negoitiation. I am happy to provide a free sample edit.
I am a PhD-qualified experienced academic editor with a disciplinary background in arts and business subjects. I have worked for 26 years as a university teacher and researcher, library assistant and writer. I am comfortable editing for students with ESL and operate in accordance with the Guidelines for Editing Research Theses endorsed by the Australian Council for Graduate Research. I also offer a "help desk" service for my clients up until submission for last minute queries and technical help.
Marita Smith PhB (Hons) AE
Document-specific quote
I am an accredited editor and offer specialist academic editing, copywriting, and design services to help busy students and academics craft incredible work. I have over a decade of experience editing PhD, Masters, and Honours theses. I also edit journal articles, grant proposals, job applications, PhD mid-candidature reviews, cover letters, media releases, and other specialist documents for academics based throughout Australia. I regularly work with students and academics with English as a second language.
Jess Logan - Editing Jess
Please contact me with your word count and time frame for an obligation-free estimate!
I have been an academic editor for over 10 years working directly with researchers and students, and I am experienced working with those with ESL backgrounds. I can fix typos, spelling, grammar, punctuation and can improve your writing by enhancing clarity, understanding, sense and fluency. I work on theses, journals, grants, reports and more! I offer competitive fees and confidentiality, and I uphold the highest standards as a Professional Member of IPEd. I’d love to work with you in achieving your academic and professional goals!
Tina Morganella - The Editing Suite
Discounted rates for HDR students.
As an MPhil graduate, I understand the research and thesis journey and appreciate how much resilience, fortitude and sacrifice is required to get the job done – especially when heading towards the last hurdle. I have a wealth of experience editing theses for both Australian and international students and I can help you reach the finish line. My expertise is in business, management, and humanities.
Amanda Webster
Email me for free quote. Fixed-price quote after seeing file. I do not charge GST.
I’m an IPEd Accredited Editor and have lots of experience following different universities’ guidelines and requirements.

I can edit your language to:
• make your meaning clear
• correct any grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes
• ensure consistency.

I can also:
• format your document so it’s polished and professional
• edit your references so they adhere to your chosen style.

My areas of interest and experience are:
• creative industries
• humanities (special focus: English language, literature, philosophy)
• psychology.
Dr Kerrie Le Lievre – Academic Editing Services

Please contact me with details about your thesis (title, word count, referencing style, planned submission date) and an excerpt from the text for an obligation-free sample edit and fixed-price quote.
I’m a Professional Member of IPEd with an MA in Editing & Publishing and 8 years' experience in thesis editing. I specialise in editing English, Humanities and Education theses for international and domestic HDR candidates. I offer:

• copyediting to ensure that your writing is clear, effective and easy to read,
• proofreading to ensure that your grammar, spelling, punctuation, headings, captions and referencing are correct and consistent, and
• formatting to ensure that your thesis is professionally presented.

Get in touch early for a quote!

Last updated May 2024.

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