We believe incredible ideas deserve incredible writing.

We enable and celebrate successes in academia through copyediting and proofreading services for students and academics.



I read [the student’s] thesis and it reads beautifully. Thank you so much for your help [...] You’re truly gifted with the pen… or is it keyboard in the 21st century?
— Justine Wood, Lecturer in Business Economics at Loughborough University
I am extremely impressed with the speed of delivery from Emily [...] she did a thorough review of the manuscript. Quite frankly, I do not intend to switch to another proof-reader in the near future.
— Gordon Dugle, Research Student at Nottingham University Business School, UK
Emily did a very good job. She delivered exactly what I was hoping for: grammatical corrections, comments, suggestions for improvements and much more.
— Andy P., writer.
Your eye for editing is fantastic [...] I appreciate the changes you made.
— Alexis B., writer.
Emily set a series of creative tasks that made the participants think in a completely new, alternative way about their research. The workshop was a refreshing, active and creative way to generate new ideas and explore possible future plans for research. We would recommend Emily’s workshop to all the students who had enough of ‘academic way of thinking’ and want to shake and twist and put their research upside-down. By the feedback we received from our participants, that is exactly what is needed to get motivation and discover passion for research again. Thank you, Emily, hope to have you back!
— Kristina Gavran, Postgraduate Researcher & Organiser of the Postgraduate Writing Bootcamp Programme, Loughborough University


We are proud to provide a range of services for academics and writers working on essays, articles, dissertations and theses.

Here at The Loughborough Pen, we strive to make your writing accessible. Too often, great ideas can lose their clarity; we can help bring your ideas and research to the fore.

We also have experience in working with writers for whom English is a second language and welcome all students and academics from across any discipline who are looking to polish their written work.

Not sure what you need? Find services here.

Behind The Loughborough Pen:

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Emily Suzanne Young is a writer, proofreader and copyeditor based in Loughborough, UK. She gained her Master’s Degree in Creative Writing in 2017, previous to which she taught Secondary School English. As well as establishing The Loughborough Pen in 2018, she also built her own creative brand as an author and artist and an online creative writing platform for young writers.

Emily is experienced in working with academics at undergraduate, postgraduate, and doctoral level.

She is also a registered member of the Society of Editors and Proofreaders, 2019.



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