I'm currently trying to finish my Msc Dissertation (15,000 words) and I was considering to find a proofreader. As you may already have known, they are not cheap. The prices were just far too expensive for me. I know that students ask their friends and family to proofread their dissertation. The thing is, most of my friends and family's first language is not English or are just too busy to proofread my dissertation. My Supervisor would not proofread it as he is my marker as well (heck he doesn't even reply to my emails, which increased the need for a proper proofreading).
My friend found a website named Fiverr. A lot of them proofread documents such as dissertations at the rate of 3000 words for $5. So 15000 words would be around $20. This seems too good to be true? I'm feeling desperate to the extent that I really want to give this a go but one little mistake can screw everything up. If anyone has any experience regarding receiving proofreading services in fiverr, please let me know. Are they reliable? Are they even real? Or will they post your document online which will lead to plagiarism? This may be a stupid question (as the rate is unbelievably low) but I can't seem to find posts that invalidate the services provided by fiverr. Maybe I'm searching wrongly. Any other advice would be appreciated too. Thank you!!
P.s I've found this seller with a small number of reviews and they are all positive. It feels like she is new in the business and I would imagine a scam seller would have more positive reviews? Though this could the the plan to trick people all along. Plus, she has no negative reviews at all. I'm really uncertain about this