We believe incredible ideas deserve incredible writing.

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


Services & Pricing

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

The Loughborough Pen offers the following, all priced on a per word basis:

  • Proofreading - £0.0113 per word;

  • Copyediting - £0.019 per word;

  • Reviewing references and bibliographies - price on request.

Not sure if this service is for you? The Loughborough Pen can offer a 2000-word test proofread or copyedit of your project, with a 5% discount to see if it’s for you. Should you decide to go with our services, the discount on those 2000 words remains.

To book a service, call 01509 387056 or email

For information on the differences between copyediting and proofreading, you might find this post useful.


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


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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