Thesis copy editing and proofreading services

Copy-Writing skilfully copy edits and proofreads theses and thesis research proposals. We have extensive experience with thesis copy editing and work with theses across all disciplines, but with a focus on those for Masters and PhD (Doctoral) degrees.

We guarantee the quality of our work and if your thesis is rejected for editorial reasons alone, we will – within reason – re-edit it at no additional cost.

What is a thesis?

In South Africa, theses are more frequently a component of PhD programmes. A thesis for a PhD reports on original research and is therefore an original contribution to knowledge, while dissertations tend to synthesise research information and add particular interpretations to it.

Why our help is important

Higher degree candidates often struggle to produce written content of a sufficiently high academic standard and with the required style and presentation. Candidates are also often uncertain about the rules governing academic submissions. These difficulties can be overcome only with extensive experience – which is where we come in. To learn more about our company and relevant experience, please click here.

Why choose us?

The primary consultant is an accomplished academic with a PhD, is a widely published author, and an academic editor with more than 30 years of experience. In addition, our company has:

  • Copy edited more than 150 theses and dissertations
  • Many very satisfied past clients who have successfully submitted for examination an extensive range of theses across a wide variety of disciplines
  • Copy edited theses and dissertations from more than 25 universities across South Africa and internationally
  • Copy edited theses and dissertations for at least 15 different degrees (including the LLM, LLD, MA, MBA, MBL, MCom, MEng, MPhil, MSc, PhD, and DPhil)

To view a brief synopsis of the primary consultant’s CV, please click here.

Thesis copy editing and proofreading services

  • Two focused services: Light Editing; Substantive Editing
  • Copy editing and proofreading of theses across all disciplines
  • Revision of thesis in-text references and reference list, in accordance with specific style requirements (for example, Harvard, Vancouver or APA)
  • Copy editing and proofreading of thesis research proposals


For a detailed description of our thesis copy editing and proofreading services and the associated pricing, please refer to our services and rates card by clicking here.

Please note that we absolutely do not provide a thesis writing service. To find our statement on academic ethics and related issues, please click here.

Copy-Writing also (copy) edits and proofreads dissertations and academic articles/papers, and offers editing and proofreading services for business and individuals.


To enjoy our competitive rates/charges, our prompt, efficient service, and our high-quality guarantee – please contact Copy-Writing today!