In-text citation

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.

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.

Citation experts

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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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!

Just $2.75 per source

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Why choose Scribbr?

Great customer service

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.