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University policy and guidance on proofreading


This website provides guidance to students, local proofreaders and University supervisors about good practice in relation to third-party proofreading of student work.

The systems and protocols described in the University policy and guidance on proofreading are the result of an ongoing project to review commercial and third-party proofreading on campus, ensuring best practice in proofreading at the University in relation to student texts.

Register of local proofreaders

The Talent Development Centre maintains a list of local freelance proofreaders who offer their services to students and staff at Essex. Please be aware that the Talent Development Centre doesn't seek to promote proofreading of student work nor to recommend proofreaders on this list.

Note for proofreaders

To add your name to the list of local proofreaders (previously maintained by the Albert Sloman Library) please complete the registration form and the checklist.

If you have further questions, please contact the Talent Development Centre by email