University policy and guidance on proofreading


This website provides guidance to students, 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 freelance proofreaders who offer their services to students and staff at Essex University. Please be aware that the USC does not 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.

Should you have further questions after you have read the information on these webpages, please contact the Talent Development Centre at