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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 2,442 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.9
Arnold Bomans 9 August 2022

Amazing acuity and rapid response.

Amazing acuity and rapid response.

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ORO, Alpha Deomeg 9 August 2022

great help when I didn't know what I was doing.

This really helped me especially when I still did know how references and citation works by practice, even up until now that I am used with research works and assignments, it saves up a great amount of time.

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Jeff D 8 August 2022

PhD Dissertation Life Saving Service

Edited my 275 page dissertation in one week. Incredibly detailed grammatical corrections, but most valuable were the comments. Challenging my ideas - where my argument was weak and not understood. A copy edit with these folks is a life saver, from confused and stumped to ready for final committee review - that's a huge leap for all of us that are ABD. Considering what you've already invested, the cost is minimal and worth every penny.

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Pieter 8 August 2022

good work

Clear website, clear pricing, excellent corrections. The editor did more than only correct the document; she added valuable suggestions and tips that helped me to improve the quality of my manuscript.

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Jennifer Louise Stokstad 8 August 2022

Very professional service!

I needed a very specific German personal statement corrected, a service which they don't usually provide, but they did their best and it turned out so perfect! So thankful for that! Been using this service for a couple of years for my german studies, and it is so super practical! And successful!

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Tiger 6 August 2022

I had my reflections edited same high quality despite it being a rush job

I had my reflections edited by Scribbr and I requested Neshika again as I felt comfortable with her proofreading. As expected, she did not disappoint me with the same high quality despite it being a rush job in 24 hours. Thanks Scribbr again.

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Chelsea James 5 August 2022

Capitalization Issue - Otherwise Great

Mostly great, but there is a discrepancy between APA guidelines and the capitalization choices. In APA 7 you are only supposed to capitalize the first letter of the first word and the first letter of proper nouns, but Scribbr capitalizes the first letter of almost every word. I actually got points counted off on my assignment for this, so I hope they can fix this. Otherwise, it is great and easy to use when citing articles or web pages.

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Sara 4 August 2022

I was so happy

I was so happy that you could correct my thesis so fast. The correction was amazing and also a few personal comments where in it - I really appreciated.

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atieh kheirabi 4 August 2022

So Happy

We are so happy that Scribbr team checked our Thesis before delivering because of their best job including explanations, comments in details. Thank you so much Scribbr

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Joel 1 August 2022

Proofreading

Very competent editors. I highly recommend Scribbr's proofreading services.

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Wenting Meng 31 July 2022

The editors gave very helpful…

The editors gave very helpful suggestions on the structure and logic. More importantly, they polished the article and made it clear and concise, which is highly appreciated!

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candie express 30 July 2022

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK…

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK BROUGHT CLARITY TO MY WRITING STYLE.

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Daniela Heldstab 30 July 2022

Keep up the good work!

Johanna's proofreading work was great. She gave me valuable recommendations on how to improve my bachelor's thesis. Her feedback was always critical but very constructive - exactly what I expected from a professional proofreading service. Keep up the good work!

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HH 28 July 2022

I sent in the essay version that I…

I sent in the essay version that I thought it was fine and it turned out to be needing some major editing. Hat off to Scribbr for their valuable feedback and recommendations. I feel more confident when submitting the final version for college application.

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Kristine Fulayi 27 July 2022

I just want to let you know that this…

I just want to let you know that this article really helped me understand what Theoretical framework is. I can't express how grateful I am, but I guess a Thank you will do. Thank you so much for the clear explanations you give on the platform. As well as the examples. 👏👏

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QKey 26 July 2022

Worth spending money for Scribbr's…

Worth spending money for Scribbr's service. You will also learn to improve your writing.

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Benjamin Nobel 26 July 2022

Everything I hoped for

Everything I hoped for, quality proofreading and quick too

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Veeron Nikaa 24 July 2022

I am very glad to have found Scribbr

I am very glad to have found Scribbr. It helped me a lot. I always struggle citing my reference and viola! Scribbr saved me.

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Anthony Machado 23 July 2022

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Saves me so much time on citations for school work. THANK YOU

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customer 22 July 2022

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Used to use EasyBib, having been using Scribbr for weeks now and falling more and more in love with it every day. Such an incredible, organized, and easy-to-navigate site.

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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.

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We have an impressive track record, with 2,442 independent Trustpilot reviews and an average score of 4.9. 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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