Flawless in-text citations

In-text citations can be tricky, and it’s easy to overlook mistakes. Is it (Brown et al 2020) or (Brown et al., 2020)? Don’t worry—our citation experts will make sure:

  • Punctuation is perfect
  • “Et al.” is used correctly
  • All necessary information is included

We’ll also cross-check your in-text citations against your reference list and highlight any missing references.

Impeccable references

Books, webpages, articles, videos: each type of source has a different reference format. Getting the details right is important, so your citation expert will review every reference to ensure:

  • The correct information is included
  • Style guide requirements are met
  • Capitalization and punctuation is spot on

We’ll also improve the overall layout of the reference page, including indentation and line spacing.

Experienced citation experts

Scribbr’s citation experts edit hundreds of references every week, so you can rest assured that they’re familiar with the rarest exceptions and the most recent guidelines.

We have expertise in all commonly used citation styles, including:

  • APA Style (6th and 7th edition)
  • MLA Style
  • Chicago Style
  • Vancouver
  • Harvard

Are you using a different citation style? No problem! Forward your style guide and our experts will dive into it.

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The editor red through the paper carefully and gave some valuable inputs. Furthermore the editor was super efficient and I got the paper much faster than expected. Really can recommend this service. 👍🏼

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My editor did a good job on language…

My editor did a good job on language but if you are looking for someone to approve your thesis, you need to communicate better with your supervisor. I was super excited because my editor suggested a lot of changes, but he was not an expert in the field I was writing. He JUST knew about grammar and sentence structure. My supervisor rejected my thesis draft anyway. So don't expect any miracles and communicate primarily with your supervisor, Scribbr will just help you make your sentences grammatically correct. I asked Scribbr to help me with the suggestions my supervisor made but they said that wasn't a part of their service.

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I needed a document proofread in order to submit it to a journal. The feedback came quickly and were very relevant. I recommend!

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Kaitlyn on the chat feature stayed with me for an entire hour when I was unable to upload my paper as the screen froze. She uploaded for me and completed each step. She went above and beyond, give the girl a raise!!

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customer 7 July 2021

Incredible editing service!

I consider myself a good writer. When I sent my dissertation to Scribbr, I hoped I would get something back that was worth the investment. My editor Ben was incredible. He went above and beyond anything I expected. I was concerned that my editor would not understand my topic well and therefore would only make surface-level editing or revising suggestions. I felt like Ben not only understood good writing, he also seemed to understand my topic. He not only made many editing suggestions - following APA 7 AND my university's dissertation guide - but he also suggested ways to make my writing sound more professional. He found places in my paper where I needed to add transition paragraphs or reword sentences to make them clearer. I would highly recommend Scribbr to anyone needing professional editing services!

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I was very happy with the work done by the editors! I handed in my Bachelor´s thesis in different parts and although different editors worked on the different parts, they turned out cohesive. Moreover, the editors added useful feedback and links regarding the mistakes make and how to prevent them in the future. Thanks a lot for your help!

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Scribbr copyedited my dissertation and did a wonderful job. The editor gave wonderful suggestions and insights. I appreciate all of her hard work!

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I sent my thesis for checking language and grammar. My editor Ben made really useful changes throughout my entire thesis, it lifted my thesis up to a way more professional and academic style, can't thank you enough, great service!

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I already thank Alexandra for their great job. She went through the document, not only checking English but also doing excellent suggestions. Thanks for allocating my manuscript to her. I am very grateful for that.

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The editors for my lit review and APA referencing helped me a lot! The critical feedback in writing and suggestions helped a lot in my writing and I was able to narrow down themes and questions for my thesis proposal! I was able to then pass and get accepted into the thesis programme. Thank you Scribbr! Worth the money and would definitely use again for my final thesis :)

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How does Citation Editing work?

1. Upload your document

During the upload process, you can choose your citation style, share any special requirements, and choose a turnaround time.

2. Sit back and relax

Based on your citation style and turnaround time, we’ll select the most suitable citation expert to review your document.

3. Review improvements

After the expert is finished, you can quickly review all the changes and comments. You stay in control of your document!

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Our customer support team is happy to answer any questions you may have before, during, or after using our services.

Is the Citation Editing Service right for you?

The Citation Editing Service is the best choice when you:

  • Feel overwhelmed by the complexity of citation guidelines
  • Need reassurance that all your citations are flawless
  • Want personalized help from a citation expert

Feeling more confident and simply want a final check? Try the Scribbr Citation Checker tool!

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What is Citation Editing?

Citation Editing is a service performed by a citation expert. The expert will check and correct all your in-text citations and reference list entries, and provide you with feedback on styling, inconsistency and missing entries.

Who performs the Citation Editing Service?

The Citation Editing Service is performed by our team of Scribbr citation experts.

Our experts have passed an intensive selection process, receive constant training in the latest citation rules, and have experience checking thousands of sources.

Which citation styles do the experts edit?

Scribbr citation experts are trained to edit citations in the following styles:

Does your university have its own specific citation requirements? Simply forward us the style guide and our experts will take care of the rest.

What’s the difference between the APA Citation Checker and Citation Editing?

The APA Citation Checker is an automated tool that helps you detect and resolve issues with your in-text citations. Citation Editing is performed by human citation experts who will edit your in-text citations and reference entries.