Proofreading Services

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Legal Proofreading Example (After Editing)
Legal Proofreading Example (Before Editing)

Proofreading For When Precision Is Vital

Precision is vital in legal writing. Even a misplaced comma in a contract could cost millions. And this makes it crucial to proofread all legal documents. So, if you’re a legal professional or a law student, it pays to invest in our legal editing services.

Specialist Legal Proofreading Services

Legal documents are not like other documents. As such, you need a proofreader who understands legal terminology. Someone with knowledge of legal writing and industry practices. Someone who understands the nuances of legal referencing. Luckily, we have editors who specialise in proofreading legal documents of all kinds.

In addition, we operate with a strict privacy policy. We also provide a non-disclosure agreement for all our business customers, and any customer can request a custom NDA if required. So you can trust us to produce great results with complete professionalism.

Legal Proofreading Example (After Editing)

Legal Editing Services

When you submit a document to our site, one of our expert legal proofreaders will:

  • Correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation errors
  • Make sure all terminology is clear and consistent
  • Fix issues with sentence structure and readability
  • Ensure that the style and tone of the document are appropriate
  • Check that case citations and other references are correct

Furthermore, with compatible file formats, we provide an MS Word Track Changes copy of your document when we’re done. This will have all the changes clearly marked, allowing you to review and approve every single edit we make.

For more information on the file types you can submit to our site, see our supported formats page.

Legal Proofreading For Students

Our student proofreading services are designed to follow academic plagiarism guidelines. This means you can submit your work confident that you won’t be wrongly accused of cheating. If you’re studying law, then, make sure to select this service when you upload a document.

For non-student documents, however, we also offer a full editing service. This is perfect for professionals and researchers, especially if you have a document that needs a bit more work. Simply pick ‘Editing’ when you upload your writing to select this service.

How We Work With

Intro Call

First, we’ll have a short introductory call to learn more about your content editing needs and goals. You can ask any questions, and we’ll talk you through our editing services and process.


We’ll kick off a pilot (which usually lasts a month) so you can try our content editing and we can learn your style guide and refine our service based on your needs.


Your project manager will fully onboard your team (usually via Slack) and, based on your pilot, curate an editing team that seamlessly integrates into your content production pipeline.

Editing & Refinement

We’ll support your team by editing your content and continuously refining our service – and your style guide – based on your feedback. We will scale with your content and production cycle, allowing your team to focus on strategy and content creation.

  • “The Proofed team is always professional, courteous, and helpful. They are a pleasure to work with and a vital part of our team’s workflows” 

    Hilary Carter

    SVP of Research and Communications, Linux Foundation

  • Kirti Jain, Director of Design at Emeritus

    “Proofed is an indispensable part of our content production process and they have helped our team learn to write better”

    Kirti Jain

    Director of Design, Emeritus

  • “Maintaining the highest quality and standard would be impossible without external support from Proofed”

    Luke Westergreen-Thorne

    Co-CEO, Grantify

A dedicated team of
expert editors
working 24/7, 365
days a year

We pair your document with the perfect editor based on the level of your work and the subject matter to ensure that you’re always matched with the proofreader most suited to you.

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    Highly Educated Editors

  • 75%

    Female Editors

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    Hold PhDs

  • 97%

    Hold Graduate Degree

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Enhancing Legal Clarity and Cohesion

Our legal proofreading services go beyond correcting grammatical errors; we enhance the clarity, flow, and coherence of your legal documents. Whether it’s a brief, contract, or legal article, our experts ensure that your writing is not only legally sound but also compelling and persuasive. This meticulous attention to detail can make a significant difference in the interpretation and impact of your legal communications.

Adaptive Proofreading for a Dynamic Legal Landscape

Our team stays abreast of the latest legal developments, trends, and changes in legislation to ensure that your documents are not only error-free but also current and relevant. Whether you’re dealing with traditional legal formats or emerging types of legal writing, our services adapt to meet the specific needs of your practice or academic pursuit. This adaptability makes us an invaluable asset for legal professionals and students navigating the dynamic world of law.

  • How the Linux Foundation Streamlined Their Editorial Process

    "The Proofed team is always professional, courteous, and helpful. They are a pleasure to work with and a vital part of our team’s workflows." – Hilary Carter, SVP of Research and Communications, Linux Foundation

How Does It Work?

  • Absolutely. We start with a one-month pilot to understand your content and needs and set you up on the best plan. You pay only for the editing services you use, so if we’re not the perfect fit, you can walk away, no strings attached.

    Schedule a call with us today to find out more.

  • While we’re able to provide classic proofreading, copy editing, line editing, and developmental editing, we like to assess your content during the pilot and design a tailored service based on your style guide and exact editing needs.

  • Yes. We can provide a fact-checking service (which is popular with clients publishing AI-generated content).

    We also offer formatting and a range of other editorial services and can work in third-party applications and content management systems. We pride ourselves on being nimble, so don’t hesitate to ask if there’s something you think we can help with.

  • We are experts at editing AI-generated content; many of our clients have transitioned to creating content via AI.

    We’ve also established our own AI content editing guidelines, spearheaded conversations about how to ensure SEO best practice and ethical standards, and partnered with to offer seamless AI content generation and human editing – helping our customers rapidly scale their content creation.

  • Yes, we can edit to specific SEO requirements, and we have editors who specialize in SEO content. We are experts at ensuring that content is edited in line with Google’s E-E-A-T guidelines and regularly edit to incorporate keywords in a natural and conversational way.

  • Our editors are all qualified and trained via Knowadays, which provides the industry-leading professional editing course.

    We recruit only the top graduates, and most of our 1,000+ editors have additional qualifications, providing a depth of experience across all industries and content types. So if you have a specific content request, we can provide an editor qualified in that field. Just let us know.

  • We support lots of clients with seasonal content and can structure a plan with this in mind, ensuring that you pay only for the editing services you need.

  • Yes, our Business Lite and Managed Services plans benefit from having a dedicated editing team that will learn your style guide(s) inside out and develop a deep understanding of your team’s tone, brand voice, and unique editing needs – ensuring thoroughly consistent content.

  • The sky is the limit! Some of our clients submit dozens of content pieces a month while others submit thousands, and we specialize in editing content at scale, so you’re in great hands.

  • Schedule a call with us today, and a member of our friendly team will be happy to answer your questions and discuss your unique editing needs. You can also drop us an email at

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Let our expert editors get started on your legal document today.