How does ‘Track Changes’ work?
The editor uses ‘Track Changes’ in Word when editing your thesis.
Don’t know how this works? Then read the following guide in which we explain step by step how ‘Track Changes’ works.
Yes, when you accept all changes and delete all comments your document is ready to be handed in.
How to accept all changes:
How to remove all comments:
When you’ve finished this, others will no longer be able to see the changes made by the editor.
Yes, as you upload your document you can fill in your preferences at step 4.
If you do not know if you wish to write in American, Australian, or in British English, the editor will choose American, Australian, or British English based on the English you currently use. If the editor has any questions about this, we will contact you.
Editing theses is still the work of people. And we, too, can make mistakes. If you are not satisfied with the editor’s work, please fill in the complaint form. We will contact you within a workday, and together we will find a suitable solution.
Scribbr offers proofreading, copy editing and line editing. However, Scribbr splits the elements of these edits into separate services.
In the table below, you’ll find different editing terms and their definitions. The check marks indicate which Scribbr services you should select to receive the feedback you need.
Depending on your preferences and type of document, you may not need every service. Therefore, we offer the Structure Check and Clarity Check as additional services. For these services, Scribbr editors use checklists to provide extra feedback.
Types of editing
|Proofreading & editing||Structure Check||Clarity Check|
Correction of spelling and grammar errors, typos, punctuation and consistency in style choices.
Direct improvements and suggestions to sentence structure, academic style and writing consistency. Furthermore, the editor will consider the internal logic and flag any obvious contradictions.
Focus on language, (academic) style, concision, and choices. This edit focuses on strengthening the story, polishing sentences, and making sure the use of language conveys the point you want to convey.
|Developmental editing (i.e. content editing, substantive editing)
The first step in the editing process, this edit focuses on rewriting and heavy restructuring. An editor helps improve the flow, the accuracy of the information, and the consistency of the arguments.
The footnotes are not automatically included in the word count.
If you want the language errors in your footnotes to be corrected by the editor, you can indicate this in step 3 of the uploading process. The words in the footnotes are then automatically added to the total word count.
This way, you can also have your academic writing proofread and edited in your second language!
No, you cannot receive part of the edited file if the editor has not yet finished proofreading.
Our editors review your document in multiple passes, including a final check at the end. If we deliver part of the edit upfront, then the editor cannot do this final check for errors and consistency, which means that the quality of the edit will be lower. Therefore, it is not possible for us to deliver your edit in multiple parts.
Once the editor finishes editing your document, we will immediately send it your way so you can implement your editor’s changes and feedback.
We don’t offer a free trial edit because we want to keep our prices as low as possible.
Rest assured, it is our number 1 priority to ensure that you’re satisfied and to provide the best quality proofreading service there is.
Contact us! We are more than happy to help out!
Scribbr is specialized in editing study related documents. We check:
Proofreading & Editing entails checking for errors or omissions, whether typographical, linguistic, coding or positional; wrong usage of words and expressions; and inconsistencies. On top of that, your editor will help you become a better writer in the future with a personal improvement letter.
Your editor will correct:
Your editor will give you feedback about:
Your editor will proofread your document using Word’s Track Changes. When you receive your text back, you can simply accept all changes.
You can choose between three set time periods. The editor can edit your thesis within 24 hours, 72 hours or 1 week. The deadline is set as soon as you have paid.
Do you need to hand in your thesis in four days? Please choose either the 72 hours or 24 hours deadline. All the editing periods include weekends and holidays.
You will receive a notification via text message and email as soon as your thesis has been edited.
Check the How it works page for more information.
After your document has been edited, you will receive an email with a link to download the edited document.
The editor has made changes to your document using ‘Track Changes’ in Word. This means that you only have to accept or ignore the changes that are made in the text one by one.
It is also possible to accept all changes at once. However, we strongly advise you not to do so for the following reasons:
We have written a manual in which we explain step by step how ‘Track Changes’ works.
No, you cannot contact the editor directly. Contact with the editor will always be via the Scribbr support team.
When you upload your document, you can write down all questions you have for the editor and discuss your supervisor’s demands. You can also send us your supervisor’s feedback in a separate document. We will make sure to pass on the information to the editor.
If you have any questions about the editor’s work, you can e-mail these questions to email@example.com. We will make sure that the editor answers your questions.
Tip: Write your questions in comments in your Word-document. This way, the editor can answer your questions directly in your document.
Our editors are very experienced and will do their utmost to correct all errors in your thesis.
However, with our current rates, an editor can only check your thesis once. This may cause an editor to overlook an error. We can therefore not guarantee that your thesis is 100% error free after you have had your thesis edited.
Our editors are all language specialists and not specialists in your field of study. You can select your field of study while uploading and we make sure that the editor who is editing your work is familiar with editing work in your field of study. This means that your editor will understand what is written, but will not be able to give you feedback about the content.
We’ve carefully selected and trained all our editors before they started working with us. Their work is also continuously assessed to ensure that we can deliver the highest quality.
We only work with language specialists because our ultimate goal is to improve the language of your text and not the content. We believe that only those specialized in academic writing can truly improve your writing!
Want to contact us directly? No problem, we are always here for you.
Both the original and edited versions of your document are saved on our secure server for 12 months. After this period, the files are automatically deleted. However, you can manually delete your files at any time via your user profile.
Tip: If you still have concerns about confidential information in your document, you can take additional measures to anonymize this data. We advise you to do the following:
Scribbr is specialized in editing study related documents. We check:
Yes, our editors also work during the weekends and holidays.
Because we have many editors available, we can check your thesis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. This includes weekends and holidays.
Do you choose for a 72 hour deadline and do you upload your thesis on a Thursday evening? Then you will have your thesis back by Sunday evening!