I have used proofreading for quite some time but these last two projects that I submitted provided were not well done. I went back for review I found some issues: sentences were not corrected that could have been. Too many passive words that were not corrected. The structure of the conclusion paragraph was not corrected. I seek these services specifically for those services. Overall was disappointed with the last two proof-reading reviews.
March 16, 2017 Reviewed by DBA student
First time not happen after 4 uses
Usually a much better review. This one seemed to be a beginner and over use their own writing style. They liked to add the word that in there more than fixing passive voice. Often just seemed to throw in a bubble just to make it look like they did something,
March 4, 2017 Reviewed by M.A
little bit different this time
I've used profreadingpal many times in the past ,and unfortunately this time i didn't get the same high quality editing :S
January 31, 2017 Reviewed by Annie
I am not seeing too much changes in my resume and doesn't SHINE like the website said it would.
December 26, 2016 Reviewed by Jeen
Some mistakes of the format
Generally it was okay but I had to look through the paper thoroughly again. The format at some passages was changed weirdly in terms of the font and paragraph styles. Some of the capitalization of the first letter for abbreviation terms were also missing.
November 30, 2016 Reviewed by Zadran Nassery
Good service but expensive
I made an honest mistake of paying of thinking my total cost was in Canadian Dollars. Unfortunately they charged me in USD. 185 CAD for a 24 hour turnout and 3000 words. I tuned down a local company for 100 CAD. The owner called to me and apologized but did not want to refund me anything back. Would be better in the future stating everything is in USD.
The document did come finished promptly and it appears properly done. I would use them again next time if I had 1 week to turn it in.
October 3, 2016 Reviewed by David Aslami
PrrofreadingPal couldn't keep the turn around as agreed.
September 9, 2016 Reviewed by SPark
It was good
It is a good service which a person needs to make sure of a format for a journal.
Most of works focus on fomatting.
August 15, 2016 Reviewed by Ida Bazargani
Good for grammar check
my resume wasn't changed much, maybe I expected a lot or I already had good resume.
July 30, 2016 Reviewed by Mariana
Cheap and fast
Pros: cheap and fast
Cons: I tried this service once but will not be back, though on the second thought the final result was of acceptable quality. You will pay twice as much for some other companies' work, but what I missed the most compared to my previous experiences was personalized attention and continuous opportunity to communicate with an editor, as well as a chance to choose from several available proofreaders based on their sample work submitted in the beginning of the process.
May 27, 2016 Reviewed by jademuyewo
I caught mistakes after the paper was sent back.
They did a good job with APA but I dod catch mistakes in my paper after it was sent back. One sentence had word deleted but never replaced. I think the editing was good, I just imagine for the amount I paid, the editors could have been more thorough. I also was told that they would check clarity and I had a small issue with that after my paper was edited as well. If I could, I'd give 3.5 stars.
July 3, 2015 Reviewed by Abdulaziz Joury
It is good
It is good, but not as medical manuscript review.
January 16, 2015 Reviewed by Tina Nguyen
You have to open your markup on Adobe Reader in order to see comments. Didn't do this the first time, thus friction in my experience.
August 29, 2014 Reviewed by Sean Lee
Most proofreaders are excellent, but not all. Customer service not so great.
The reviewers of ProofreadingPal not only checked my essays for grammatical and structural errors, but also provided helpful comments on the contents to make the essays more persuasive. ProofreadingPal has exceeded my expectation and I will continue to utilize its services for academic and professional writing projects. Its affordable pricing + fast turn-around time are also great.
Update: I am not satisfied with the proofreaders who worked on my latest medical school application essays. They didn't seem to know what they were doing, and made suggestions that were not helpful to improving the essays. When I brought this up with ProofreadingPal, they were very defensive about their proofreaders. Although they offered me another round of editing, they never admitted their errors or apologize. They acted like they were dealing with a difficult customer who didn't know what he was talking about. I decided to go with [external reference], which provides application-essay-specific services, for much less.
August 14, 2014 Reviewed by Kristine
Quick results & appreciate having TWO proofreaders.
I really like this service and will probably use it again. The convenience of having a document read and sent back within 90 minutes, any time of the day, is just unreal.
My only complaint is that other people's testimonials say that the proofreaders were very helpful in making their copy more converting, offering good suggestions, working with them to make it better. I don't feel like I really got that in-depth of an experience. I would have loved to get more helpful suggestions on the quality of the content, not just grammar or sentence structure correction.
February 19, 2014 Reviewed by francis
I would have to consider really hard to use this site again
There was a missed spelled word that wasn't caught. I thought the person correcting my resume didn't know much about construction. Broke up words and placed comma in a place that didn't belong. I didn't like that they changed my capitalized letters with lower cases like the position that I applied and my skills. Checking my grammar, parallelism was good. I would have to consider really hard to use this site again.
February 10, 2014 Reviewed by Alfredo Bustillo
Good work, but expected a little more
I got the 72 hr service and delivery was 5 hrs late.
The two proofreaders were on different pages, I mean they gave me contrary advices, for example one told me to add personal communication to the reference list and the other told me not to do it. I found that a little bit confusing.
Overall recommendations were good, but not enough to rate de service as excellent.
February 6, 2014 Reviewed by ERIC CHO
I notice some edits were not in track-changes, eg capitalization. It would be easier for me to review if they were. Thanks.
January 28, 2014 Reviewed by Dimitry Z.
Not bad, but not good
I was asking for proofreading, however my essay became too concise. It seems to be that my essay was checked by military person or an elder.Sentences are not readable and super straight.
January 14, 2014 Reviewed by April
1. I sometimes get excellent service and this is what keeps me loyal to your service. However, the biggest problem I have is that the quality of service often varies.
2. The biggest issue I have with some of the edits is that my content is very topic specific and the people editing the document sometimes change sentences that do not accurately capture what I am saying in the paper. I use your services for minor grammatical errors that are tedious to fix during journal writing. Rather than fix these edits, I sometimes get my documents with edits that have completely changed the meaning of my writing. This is frustrating. Not all editors do this, but the few that change content, I would request that you do not change content but rather fix the grammar and if necessary write out a suggested sentence in a review bubble. A few good editors that do this help me a lot.
3. Inconsistencies in edits. This is mainly with the references and citations- I have to proof it after I get it back, because the editors are inconsistent. Some get it right and are thorough, some are not as rigorous. So its pretty unreliable.