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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Sharky Shark 1 December 2021

Use if you need citation credit!

Pretty good, helped me not lose points for incorrect citations.

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It definitely makes my work easier and…

It definitely makes my work easier and more efficient. Worth trying for!

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Harischandra Thilak Wanasinghe 30 November 2021

Honestly this site gave me a lot of…

Honestly this site gave me a lot of knowledge about research methods and special terms in the world of research. As a graduate student, I really recommend this site for any small researcher. Let us stand on the shoulders of the giants. Good luck

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T- Chip 30 November 2021

GREAT ARTICLE

GREAT ARTICLE Perfect explanation and illustration of theoretical framework. I was stuck but now l understand

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Tiger 25 November 2021

An Excellent Job

I just had another assignment proofread with all the add-ons. I must say that Ben is outstanding with his editing and feedbacks, comments, etc., and I'm really learning from him too. I wonder when I will be able to write without so many mistakes. Although there are some issues with the referencing, I don't fault them as even the same referencing are different in different universities so I'm not too concern as knowing Scribbr, they will correct/revise them effectively for me. As such, I can safely give them 6 stars.

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Emily 23 November 2021

A pleasant paper improvement service

The team is very professional and the job they have done was detailed and serious. Hope to cooperate again.

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Dan 23 November 2021

Overall a quite good experience

Overall a quite good experience. The comments were helpful and helped me improve the academic language, structure, and clarity of my writing. Suggestions were left for confirmation or dismissal. Due to a technical glitch in merging documents on the editor's end, the citation review had to be redone before I could use it. Then however the results were absolutely within expectations. Most importantly, once given deadlines were held.

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Jan Hoffmann 23 November 2021

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

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LaTasha Woodard 21 November 2021

Great service

I used the citation editing service; it was very helpful. I know there's several citation generators out there, but it's always good to have a live person check your work. Will use this service in the future.

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It's true helpful to ask Scribbr to…

It's true helpful to ask Scribbr to proof read and edit your document! I really appreciate it and plan to make more deal with you tomorrow!

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Marti 19 November 2021

My experience

Very kind team, very easy service, very competent and professional editor, and perhaps, an improvable correction interface. I think pdf correction tools offer an enhanced user-editor experience than microsoft word ones.

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Guy Novik 18 November 2021

Great service

The service was provided on time and delivered some great suggestions for improvements

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Harry Xu 18 November 2021

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Omg thank you SO much to Scribbr for help. I would DIE if I had to cite something in MLA format 18 times. It’s so helpful, would definitely recommend it! They fill in everything except for the website for you! SO helpful - can't express my gratitude for it! It's free and convenient! (lol now i dont have to manually do everything and watch billie eilish ads for 30secs to continue) ~Student

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Lars Mandelkow 15 November 2021

Great

Great, fast service!

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Sherry 14 November 2021

Wonderful experience of proofreading &…

Wonderful experience of proofreading & editing! Scribbr is user-friendly, and the proofreading & editing and plagirism checker services are of high quality. Ready to explore more services. Thanks a lot for the help from the expert. Truly benefit a lot from their opinions. I'll recommend Scribbr to more classmates and friends.

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Gloria 14 November 2021

Very good help.

Very good help.

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Sarah Simon 12 November 2021

Really improved my writing

Really improved my writing

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Tiger 11 November 2021

Very Professional Service

Very Professional Service I requested for some checking as I thought that some sentences and words didn't gave the correct meaning. I did revised the conclusion as I was told that it was weak. They told me to raise another order for them to take a look. So forget it. I started to source for alternative proofreaders. Anyway, other works by them were good. 16/11/2021 Sorry for the late Update. Scribbr responded immediately within an hour of my post. We had a good discussion and they were agreeable to what I have stated. We came to an amiable solution although I think it is too generous of them. But whatever initial "grievances" (for lack of a better word) I had, I cannot deny the fact that Scribbr is very good in their work and I seriously haven't found any other company that I would go to.

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Anonymous User 9 November 2021

Awesome and thorough editing

Awesome and thorough editing! Thank you for the feedback & help. 🤓

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Marianna Licking 8 November 2021

Final Paper Proofing Pros

I asked the team at Scribbr to give my Comp Exam Paper a final look for grammar, punctuation, format, and citing. The provided me with no less than3 knowledgeable people who together tightened up a paper and gave me the confidence to turn in paper days early! I have every confidence that with their help I have produced not only a good paper but one that will see my master's degree conferred. Thank you Scribbr Team!

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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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Why choose Scribbr?

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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.