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My credentials

My name is Peter Traynor. I work as a researcher at the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University. In 2019 I graduated with distinction with a Diploma in Proofreading and Editing from the College of Media and Journalism. In 2016 I completed a PhD in Criminal Justice Studies from the School of Law at the University of Leeds, one of  the top law schools in the country.

I started proofreading in 2013 and have proofread entire PhDs; chapters of PhDs and Master's dissertations; books, including a publication for the European Parliament; reports,  and academic articles for leading journals. This has been for students whose first language is English, and for students whose first language is not English. I have also published in academic journals, textbooks and recently self-published a short novel on Amazon. I have worked with students in a wide range of disciplines, from  law and social sciences to biological sciences, engineering and environmental studies.


My career

I have worked in academia for thirteen years, and as a researcher for over fifteen years, during which time I have:

  1. Won the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council funding for my PhD.
  2. Delivered over 200 hours of teaching to under-graduates, Masters and PhD students.
  3. Delivered writing and developmental workshops to post-graduate students.
  4. Published and co-authored articles and book chapters, including repeat chapters in Criminology published by Oxford University Press, the British Journal of Criminology, and the Conversation

I remain active and engaged with the academic community and continue to write and deliver papers. I recently started a blog, which you can read here.

How I work

The services I offer are within the  and specific department or faculty. Institutional approaches to thesis proofreading are especially variable, and I will work within the guidelines of your institution.

I am not responsible for detecting plagiarism. I can advise on referencing, but do not have access to university facilities for checking for in-text plagiarism.

I guarantee complete discretion and confidentiality with regards to any work I do. I have a safe storage certificate from the UK Data Service, and provide, on request, safe, secure and free storage for any document I work on for up to six months.

Please feel free to explore my website, and to contact me if you have any questions.


Was delighted to be guest speaker at the Vietnamese National Police Academy in Hanoi. 

December 26th, 2018


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