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Meet Scribbr’s carefully selected editors

Scribbr’s professional editors go through a rigorous selection and training process called the Scribbr Academy. Only 5% of applicants are good enough to become qualified editors.

You can rest assured that only the best editors will edit your paper.

  • Native speakers
  • University graduates
  • Academic writing experts
  • Knowledgeable in various fields of study

Proofreading and editing beyond the basics

Every Scribbr order includes both proofreading and editing. Your editor will make direct changes using Word’s Track Changes feature and provide feedback in comments to help you become a better academic writer. See an editing example.

Language

Your editor will directly correct errors related to:

  • Spelling (e.g., typos and hyphenation)
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar and syntax (e.g., sentence structure and prepositions)

Academic style

They’ll make sure your work meets academic writing standards:

  • Style and tone (e.g., avoiding subjective language and overuse of passive voice)
  • Academic writing conventions (e.g., abbreviations and equations)
  • Consistency (e.g., dialect and style choices)

Feedback & suggestions

They’ll leave thoughtful comments and queries to:

  • Indicate unclear text
  • Suggest improvements
  • Offer general advice

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Your editor will make sure that your document is well organized and contains all the essential elements.

You’ll receive in-text feedback about:

  • Whether or not each individual chapter supports your document’s main goal
  • The organization and focus of individual chapters and sections
  • Repetitive and redundant information
  • The content and weight of titles and headings
  • The numeration of figures and tables
  • Paragraph structure

You’ll also receive a personalized Structure Check Report meant to help you identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritize improvements.

Price

The Structure Check starts at $0.0075 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Structure Check

Your editor will make sure that your document is well organized and contains all the essential elements.

You’ll receive in-text feedback about:

  • Whether or not each individual chapter supports your document’s main goal
  • The organization and focus of individual chapters and sections
  • Repetitive and redundant information
  • The content and weight of titles and headings
  • The numeration of figures and tables
  • Paragraph structure

You’ll also receive a personalized Structure Check Report meant to help you identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritize improvements.

Price

The Structure Check starts at $0.0075 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Clarity Check

Your editor will help you tell a clear and logical story with feedback on your presentation of concepts and the logic behind your argumentation.

Through in-text comments and the Clarity Check checklists, your editor will:

  • Make sure your text tells a clear and logical story
  • Check that you’ve clearly presented concepts and ideas
  • Comment on the logic behind your argumentation
  • Highlight contradictions within the text

Price

The Clarity Check starts at $0.0075 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Formatting

Our formatting experts can customize the format of your document or format your document according to APA guidelines.

Customized formatting

Your formatting expert can:

  • Generate an automatic table of contents
  • Generate lists of tables and figures
  • Ensure consistent paragraph formatting
  • Insert page numbering

Price

Customized formatting starts at $0.30 per page per item and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

APA Style formatting

Your APA formatting expert will make sure all elements in your paper are formatted according to the 7th edition APA Style guidelines.

  • Make margins, line spacing, font, and indentation consistent
  • Set your running head and page numbers
  • Check your headings for consistency
  • Format your title page
  • Format your abstract and keywords
  • Format your footnotes
  • Make sure your tables are formatted consistently

Price

APA formatting costs $1.20 per page and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Citation Editing

A dedicated citation expert will ensure your in-text citations and reference list meet your style guide’s requirements. This service includes:

  • Applying the correct page formatting (e.g., margins and indentation)
  • Ensuring that your in-text citations and references meet your style guide’s requirements
  • Providing feedback on incomplete in-text citations and reference entries
  • Cross-checking your in-text citations against your reference list to highlight inconsistencies and missing sources

Our experts are familiar with all common citation styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Price

Citation editing costs $2.75 per source and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Customers rate our proofreading service excellent!

Scribbr’s editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,526 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.8
Forough H Jonghani 24 September 2022

Scribber helps always to find the…

Scribber helps always to find the mistakes that one would not find, after writing a long time on a paper. Thank you always for the help you provide to students to proof read their work!

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Katharina Rotté 22 September 2022

Sarah did a great job!

Sarah did a great job!

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Fu-Yin Cherng 21 September 2022

Scribbr provided a professional, instant, and thorough editing service

Scribbr provided a professional, instant, and thorough editing service within this short period (24 hr)! As a non-native speaker of English, all the comments and editing were well explained several with the tutorial articles about some important rules and details of academic writing. I will definitely continue to use Scribbr in the future.

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Kyra Fecher 21 September 2022

Excellent service and nice employees

Excellent service and nice employees. It is of course expensive, but I think you could see it as investment in your future. Maybe implementing a student discount would be an advantage in the future.

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Julie McFarlane 20 September 2022

Fast and Effective

Needed fast turnaround as my usual editor was on annual leave. This didn't disappoint.

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Torben Vosskaemper 20 September 2022

worth it for sure

Fast, always friendly, good price, good quality. Nothing more to say...

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Noah Horst 19 September 2022

It was quick.

It was quick.

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Martin Wallstam 19 September 2022

Extremely satisfied

A very thorough proof-reading and formatting job!

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Anna 18 September 2022

Masterthesis Korrektur

I am very happy with the corrections. Veronica gave very helpful tips and ideas on how to reword the sentences and she picked on mistakes that I had missed. The inputs were all in line with the rules for writing academic texts. As I haven't written an academic piece for a while, this was extremely helpful.

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Rahul 16 September 2022

Just what I was looking for...

Glad that such a tool exists. Tracking references and mentioning them correctly in the required format is very challenging for someone new. Scribber made it extremely easy and there are no more hassles. I can now concentrate on my research. Thank you so much.

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Stephie Xuereb 14 September 2022

citation editing

actually, got the feedback back 2 days earlier than expected. the service was citation editing and it was great.

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Oliver Reid 13 September 2022

Wow!

Wow! It is really good!

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Jonathan 13 September 2022

Reliable service!

Good job, on time, and helps to learn from the mistakes.

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Fabio 8 September 2022

Excellent service

Correction de textes d'une excellente qualité.

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Désirée 6 September 2022

Totally happy

Totally happy. The editor was very thorough and explained throughout the text on the "why" or choices to make. I learned a lot. My texts improved for sure.

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Marlon Ligon 5 September 2022

I sent my manuscript to Scribbr and i…

I sent my manuscript to Scribbr and i was very pleased with the response. The paper was returned to me with corrections and recommendations I easily adjust to making. I would definitely recommend the service to a friend.

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Sandra Sanchez 3 September 2022

Scribbr is the right choice to make a…

Scribbr is the right choice to make a proofread of your manuscript, the feedback we received was very helpful, complete, professional and in timely manner. All the changes they suggested were things we hadn't noticed and that really improved our work!

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Stefan 31 August 2022

Great work!

I have ordered a 24hrs edit and delivered it in two parts. As requested, the same editor provided feedback which was very helpful and totally on point. Great experience and great work! Thanks.

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Kylie 31 August 2022

Thanks a lot

Thanks. Scribbr is great :)

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Eva Picht 29 August 2022

Worth it!

Everything is done as it is explained on their website. They even finished before the deadline and the correction was absolutely satisfying! Saved me a lot of time and workload. They even called me to ask if I am satisfied with the result. Very good customer service.

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Why choose Scribbr?

100% happiness guarantee

We aim for 100% happiness. If you’re not satisfied with your edit, we will reedit your work or give you a refund—that’s a promise!

Authority in academic writing

With over 250 free articles on academic writing and 5 million monthly visitors, the Scribbr Knowledge Base is the starting point for many students writing their papers.

2,000-word sample edit

If your document is longer than 30,000 words, we’ll first provide you with a 2,000-word sample edit to ensure the service meets your expectations.

Excellent reviews

We have an impressive track record, with 2,526 independent Trustpilot reviews and an average score of 4.8. We aim to make you just as satisfied.

⏰ Turnaround time Within 24 hours
💲 Rate per word From $0.017 per word
📄 Document types Theses, papers, manuscripts, and more
🪄 Feedback areas Language, structure, clarity, formatting

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Frequently asked questions

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How fast can Scribbr proofread my document?

The fastest turnaround time is 24 hours.

You can upload your document at any time and choose between three deadlines:

  • 24 hours
  • 3 days
  • 7 days
What is Scribbr’s 100% happiness guarantee?

At Scribbr, we promise to make every customer 100% happy with the service we offer. Our philosophy: Your complaint is always justified – no denial, no doubts.

Our customer support team is here to find the solution that helps you the most, whether that’s a free new edit or a refund for the service.

Can I get a sample edit?

Yes, if your document is longer than 30,000 words, you will get a sample of approximately 2,000 words. This sample edit gives you a first impression of the editor’s editing style and a chance to ask questions and give feedback.

How does the sample edit work?

You will receive the sample edit within 24 hours after placing your order. You then have 24 hours to let us know if you’re happy with the sample or if there’s something you would like the editor to do differently.

Read more about how the sample edit works

Can I choose between American, British and Australian English?

Yes, in the order process you can indicate your preference for American, British, or Australian English.

If you don’t choose one, your editor will follow the style of English you currently use. If your editor has any questions about this, we will contact you.

Can Scribbr proofread my document during weekends and holidays?

Yes, regardless of the deadline you choose, our editors can proofread your document during weekends and holidays.

Example: If you select the 24-hour service on Saturday, you will receive your edited document back within 24 hours on Sunday.

Can I choose between the 6th and 7th editions of APA Style?

Our APA experts default to APA 7 for editing and formatting. For the Citation Editing Service you are able to choose between APA 6 and 7.

What types of editing does Scribbr offer?

Every Scribbr order comes with our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service, which combines two important stages of the revision process.

For a more comprehensive edit, you can add a Structure Check or Clarity Check to your order. With these building blocks, you can customize the kind of feedback you receive.

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?
Proofreading
Correction of superficial mistakes, such as typos, misspellings, punctuation errors and consistency errors.
Yes!
This is the “proofreading” in Scribbr’s standard service. It can only be selected in combination with editing.
Copy 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.
Yes!
This is the “editing” in Scribbr’s standard service. It can only be selected in combination with proofreading.
Line editing
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.
Yes!
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.
No.
This kind of editing involves heavy rewriting and restructuring. Our editors cannot help with this.

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