A Personal Trainer For Your PhD

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The solution to poor supervision

Do you need more focused PhD supervision?

We can help.


Do you wish you had more focused, targeted PhD supervision? Someone to brainstorm with, run ideas by and get advice from? Someone to keep you accountable?

You’re not alone. We can help. 

With your very own PhD personal trainer, you’ll get the support and guidance you need. You’ll enjoy a truly bespoke service, so whether you need an accountability partner, a writing coach, someone to check chapter outlines, or someone to offer intense supervision, we’ll help.

We’ll do whatever it takes to help you write more, worry less and graduate sooner.



“I feel like you truly operate to genuinely help students be successful in their research. My coach was thorough in their work and not only showed me the corrections but taught me to see the errors myself. Their descriptions and clarifications taught me what to look for, helping me learn to become a better scholar. They made me realise how much more interesting and fun my project could have been had I had more guidance from the beginning. My only regret is that I did not reach out to you sooner.”

Ben – John Hopkins University
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Offering the guidance and support you need to navigate your PhD

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Bespoke support for your PhD

The challenges you face are unique. That’s why we start with a free phone consultation, so you can tell us what’s holding you back and we can explain how we’ll help. Together, we’ll design a programme that matches your needs. Arrange your free, no-obligation phone consultation now.

A dedicated PhD expert on your side

We’re the experts in planning, structuring and writing PhDs and we’ve all been where you are. That means you’ll be getting the right support from people who understand the pressure you’re under and know exactly what’s required. 

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The support you've been dreaming of

The programme we’ll design with you will address all of the challenges you face. If necessary, we’ll provide feedback on written work, provide video or phone based coaching, offer check-in accountability sessions or offer email support. Every programme is different, but each one is designed to maximise your results.  

Structured discussions that'll boost your progress

Most of our support will come through video or phone-based coaching, during which we’ll offer you the kind of support a great supervisor should offer. We’ll challenge you, make you think, teach you and provide you with all the resources you need to overcome your PhD hurdles. 

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A flexible programme geared towards success

Everything we do is directed at teaching you the skills you need to progress more quickly and confidently through your PhD. It’s entirely on your terms, and built around your needs.

We can offer once-off support, or arrange an ongoing relationship. 

Get in touch today to arrange a free, no-obligation phone consultation. 


Chance to be invited to The Learned

Each month we invite a select handful of coaching clients to join a regular catch up with a cohort of peers from around the world. Regular sessions with the same group each week build community and solidarity. 

Support for every stage of the PhD journey  

Our PhD personal training is bespoke, so you get support for the issues you face. During your free, no-obligation phone consultation you’ll get the chance to talk through your problems and we can design a programme to suit you.

Our typical programmes include many of the following:

Help developing chapter outlines
Feedback on draft chapters
Advice on how to structure chapters
Coaching on stress and anxiety
Coaching to improve your writing
Accountability partnerships
Checking post-viva corrections
Help create research proposals
Dr. Max Lempriere

Dr. Max Lempriere – PhD Coach and Founder of The PhD Proofreaders


We all know how hard structuring a PhD thesis is. The problem is, even with the best supervisors, we sometimes struggle to understand what goes where.

Like every PhD student, you’re probably finding it difficult to understand the different elements of a PhD thesis and how they relate to one another. You’re probably getting anxious just thinking about it.

You can either keep worrying, or do something about it.

Arrange a one-on-one thesis coaching session now so we can talk through the challenges you’re facing and design a PhD training programme tailored specifically to ensuring your success. 

Through my work as a PhD-coach, PhD thesis proofreader, academic and writing coach, I’ve helped thousands of students just like you write more, worry less and graduate sooner. Let it be your turn next. 

Get in touch today to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation. 



“I originally reached out to the PhD Proofreaders team after learning I would need to retake my comprehensive exam course. I knew the second time around I needed more support and someone who paid close attention to detail. After coming across The PhD Proofreaders during my search, I submitted a formal inquiry and received almost an immediate response. Max reached out to me and inquired about my needs. He assigned me to someone he believed would best meet my needs. I am extremely grateful for Max’s discernment that day as he paired me with an amazing writing coach, Dr. Wallace. Not only is Dr. Wallace extremely knowledgeable in my field of study, but she is also a true scholar at heart. Thanks to Dr. Wallace, we passed the comprehensive exam on our second try! I look forward to a continued relationship with The PhD Proofreaders as they have given me the honesty, kindness, support, and tools to succeed! Thank you so much for supporting me during this journey!”
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“The PhD Proofreaders have saved my life. Dr. Wallace has been such a fantastic support to me. The last few weeks I have been under so much pressure with PhD deadlines and Elizabeth was there for me every step of the way. The zoom calls were fun and the feedback on my writing was just what I needed to motivate and inspire me. Thank you for your kindness, your patience, for believing in me and for giving me the confidence to get my work done.”
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