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, we can provide a certificate of proofreading.
As soon as the editor delivers the edit, you can email us at email@example.com to request a certificate.
Please indicate the following in your email:
We will create a PDF certificate and email it to you as soon as possible.
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.
Every Scribbr order comes with our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service, which combines two important stages of the revision process.
You might be familiar with a different set of editing terms. To help you understand what you can expect at Scribbr, we created this table:
|Types of editing||Available at Scribbr?|
Correction of superficial mistakes, such as typos, misspellings, punctuation errors and consistency errors.
This is the “proofreading” in Scribbr’s standard service. It can only be selected in combination with editing.
Focus on grammar, syntax, style, tone and the conventions of the field. The editor also considers the internal logic of the text and flags any obvious contradictions.
This is the “editing” in Scribbr’s standard service. It can only be selected in combination with proofreading.
Focus on language, style, concision and choices. The editor helps you strengthen your story, polish your sentences and ensure that your use of language drives home your ideas.
Select the Structure Check and Clarity Check to receive a comprehensive edit equivalent to a line edit.
|Developmental editing (i.e. content editing, substantive editing)|
This is the first step of the editing process and applies to very early drafts. The editor helps you structure your ideas, decide what story to tell and find direction for your writing.
This kind of editing involves heavy rewriting and restructuring. Our editors cannot help with this.
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 upload 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:
Our Proofreading & Editing service entails checking for typographical and linguistic errors, appropriate word choice, academic style and consistency. Additionally, your editor will help you become a better writer by providing you with a personalized improvement letter designed to help you recognize and correct your most common mistakes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
No, we do not provide you with a clean copy. You will always receive a file edited with tracked changes.
We do this for two main reasons:
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:
As a policy, we do not sign NDAs. Every NDA is complex and unique, and our legal team does not have the capacity to review each individual contract we receive.
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!
Scribbr is specialized in editing study related documents. We check: