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A friendly, professional and fairly priced proofreading service for international students and academics

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Capitalproofreading director Pat Power says, 'Hi!'.

Capital Services

My name is Pat, and I am the Director of Capital Proofreading.


Capital Proofreading was established to help

  • International students deliver written work to the high standard of English required by universities and

  • International academics achieve success in publishing their research.

I am a qualified and highly experienced academic editor and promise to provide you with a proofreading and editing service that is careful, professional, confidential, on time and outstandingly good value.

Why choose Capital Proofreading?

UK Based and Registered

Capital Proofreading serves the world from its base in Woodford, London.

Direct Communications

... with your friendly proofreader – me! If you have any questions before or after I have proofread and edited your work, just ask, and I will reply promptly.

Outstanding Quality

Outstanding quality of work, full of suggestions about improving your writing. Free trial and unlimited revisions. What do I check?

All disciplines, all styles

I cover all subject areas and am proficient in all referencing styles:  Harvard, APA, etc.

Subjects covered so far this week (beginning Sunday 12 November: medicine, biology, computer science, mathematics, personal statements...

About Me

I have an MA in Russian and German from the University of Edinburgh, an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of Essex and an MBA in Higher Education Management from the Institute of Education, University College London.


I taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in Singapore, Tokyo, Taipei and London. This included teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) at Queen Mary University of London and Kingston University (I was also Head of the International Office at Queen Mary University of London for almost 20 years.)

I trained at the Proofreading Academy in the latest digital proofreading and editing methods and I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading. I also edit articles for MDPI, the largest publisher of open-access academic journals in the world.


For international students, I edit documents written for universities in the UK, USA, Australia, Canada, Singapore and other countries where courses are delivered in English. I am familiar with all common referencing styles, such as Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago and Vancouver, and am comfortable with documents in all disciplinary areas.  I have helped hundreds of students with their English assignments and have seen how proofreading and editing support can help improve grades. 

For international academics, I edit articles intended for publication in English language journals and conference papers and presentations for delivery at international conferences. 

I hope that I can help you achieve success and look forward to working with you.

Best wishes,

Pat Power


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