Your path to academic success

When it comes to academic writing, putting your ideas on paper is only the first step. You also need to strike the right tone, convince your readers of your arguments, and follow the standards and conventions of your field.

Luckily, we are here to help! Our team of academic editors can help you express your ideas and respect the rules of academic writing, so you can hand in your paper with confidence.

We can proofread and edit all your study-related documents, with 100% happiness guaranteed.

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Are you writing in German, French, Spanish or another language? We can help with that, too!

 

 


Admissions Essay Editing & Coaching


A strong admissions essay can increase your chances of getting accepted – and we can help! Whether you’re writing a college admissions essay or a graduate school personal statement, our experienced coaches can look at your essay objectively and help you make the best possible case for your admission.

You’ll receive in-depth content feedback and suggestions to improve your grammar, writing style, structure, and narrative. We’ll help you write a standout essay that shows admissions officers that you deserve a spot in your chosen program.

How it works

When you upload your admissions essay, we’ll match you with an experienced admissions essay coach. Your coach will edit your essay using track changes and provide in-depth content advice to help you strengthen your essay. You can use this advice to guide your final revisions.

You’ll receive…

    • A professionally edited, error-free essay
    • Advice to help you refine your voice and express your ideas
    • Guidance and advice from subject-matter experts
    • Suggestions to help you meet your word count

Put your best foot forward by having an experienced admissions essay coach review your work.

Price

$150 per essay. You’ll always receive your feedback within 12 hours.

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Academic Proofreading & Editing


With our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service, you can hand in your paper with confidence. The entire review process is confidential and hassle-free.

Using the Scribbr Improvement Model, our academic editors will correct your language errors and ensure your paper is consistent and academic in style.

Professional academic editors

Editors of Scribbr's proofreading services

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

All our editors complete the Scribbr Academy, our comprehensive training program.

What will your editor do?

When you select our Proofreading & Editing service, your editor will correct mistakes and provide in-text feedback using Word’s track changes and comments. Your editor will also provide advice to help you become a better academic writer.

Language Academic style Feedback
Spelling

Typos, spelling mistakes, hyphenation errors and other simple mistakes.

Style and tone

Taboo words, subjective language, inflated and redundant phrases, and overuse of the passive voice.

Queries

Editors leave queries when the meaning is unclear and when you have to make a style- or content-related choice.

Grammar and syntax

Word order, sentence structure, verb tenses, agreement, prepositions, articles and more.

Academic writing conventions

Acronyms, abbreviations, numbers, equations and Latin abbreviations.

In-text tips and suggestions

Editors use comments to explain nuanced grammatical rules, suggest improvements and offer general advice.

Punctuation

Periods, commas, colons, semicolons, dashes, quotation marks, etc.

Consistency

Consistency in English dialect and in style choices.

Improvement letter

You receive a personalized improvement letter designed to help you recognize and correct your most common mistakes.

Every Scribbr order includes both proofreading and editing. If you’d like a more comprehensive edit, you can also select additional services for your order.

For example, if you’d like line editing, simply combine our standard service with a Structure Check and Clarity Check. We make it easy for you to customize the feedback you receive.

Price

Starting from $0.017 per word.

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Structure Check


In addition to our standard Proofreading & Editing service, we can help improve the structure of your paper. The editor checks your paper to make sure that it is well-organized and contains all the important elements. The feedback is provided in the form of in-text comments and a personalized Structure Check Report.

In-text feedback

The editor will make direct changes if the edit doesn’t change the meaning of the text, such as inserting and merging paragraphs and deleting accidental repetition. In addition, the editor will provide 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

Structure Check Report

The Structure Check Report is meant to help you easily identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritize improvements. After reviewing this report, you should have a clear idea of where your efforts will have the biggest impact.

Abstract Add

Consider writing an abstract to give readers a concise summary of your research and to help potential readers to decide whether to read the full paper.

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Abstract: Relevance of the research Add

Make sure the abstract clearly outlines why your research is necessary and/or what gap in the literature you’re seeking to address. Since you’re an expert on this topic, its relevance might seem obvious to you, but remember that it’s important to spell things out explicitly for readers so that they can follow along.

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Literature review: Transitions between sections Revise

Consider introducing transitions to bridge the individual paragraphs of your document. This approach will make it easier for the reader to grasp how each new paragraph fits into your discussion, which will make your writing more cohesive (and therefore more compelling) overall.

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Results: Mention of methods Remove

After a brief introduction to the chapter, it’s best to jump right into presenting the results themselves. In most cases, there is no need to re-review the methods or other elements of the research in the results chapter.

Discussion: Interpretation of results Add

The discussion is the place to interpret the results. In this section, you might consider whether and how the results support the literature, address the implications of the results, and generally explore the contribution of the research in more detail.

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Conclusion Shorten

A conclusion section is usually relatively short and to the point. It seems like you may have included some unnecessary details in this section. I’d therefore recommend revising this section with an eye on making sure you’re providing information that is relevant and important.

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Price

Starting at $0.0075 per word. The Structure Check is an add-on service to Proofreading & Editing and cannot be purchased separately.


Clarity Check


When you select the Clarity Check, your editor will help you tell a clear and logical story. This feedback will focus on the presentation of concepts and the logic behind your argumentation.

What will your editor do?

  • 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

Your editor will provide this feedback using in-text comments and the Clarity Check checklists.

Clarity Checklists

Clarity: Checklist Text Logic

  • The text has a logical beginning, middle and end.

  • The argumentation makes sense.

  • The information is presented in a logical order.

  • The information seems valid and reliable based on the argumentation.

  • The text does not contain any unintentionally contradictory information or arguments.

  • No information that is relevant for further understanding of the text seems to be missing.

  • The examples used are relevant.

  • You take into account that the reader might not know everything about this topic.

Clarity: Checklist Text Clarity

  • The subject of the document is clear.

  • The purpose of the document is clear.

  • The most important question to be answered in the document is clear.

  • The answer to the above question, namely the conclusion, is clear.

  • The methods used to arrive at this answer are clear.

  • Terms are explained in a clear and precise manner.

  • Further important information, such as the study’s limitations and recommendations, is described clearly.

Price

Starting at $0.0075 per word. The Clarity Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and cannot be purchased separately.

 

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Layout Check


What will your layout expert do?

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

How does it work?

When you upload your document, you can indicate which items you would like us to help you with.

Price

$0.30 per page per item. The Layout Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and cannot be purchased separately.


APA Layout Check


What will your APA layout expert do?

Your APA layout expert will make sure all elements in your paper are formatted according to the 7th edition APA Style guidelines. Note that we cannot make changes to the content of your paper.

We do: We don’t:
Make margins, line spacing, font, and indentation consistent.
Set your running head and page numbers. Write or shorten your running head.
Generate an automatic table of contents and check your headings for consistency. Adjust your headings so that they accurately reflect the section’s content.
Format your title page. Adjust your title to make sure it is a concise statement of the main topic.
Format your abstract and keywords. Suggest relevant keywords.
Format your footnotes.
Make sure your tables are formatted consistently. Reorganize the content within the table or figure or give feedback on clarity.

How does it work?

In the order process, you can select the APA editing style. By default, this only includes APA Proofreading & Editing. You can choose to select the Layout Check and Citation Editing as add-on services.

Price

$1.20 per page. The APA Layout Check is an add-on service to the APA Editing Service and cannot be purchased separately.


Citation Editing


Our citation experts can improve your reference page and in-text citations. We are experts when it comes to APA Style and numerous other reference styles such as MLA Style and Chicago.

What will your citation expert do?

  • Improve your reference list’s overall layout
  • Ensure that your references meet your style guide requirements
  • Provide feedback on incomplete reference list entries
  • Add missing details to in-text citations (based on the reference list)
  • Crosscheck your in-text citations against your reference list to highlight any missing sources

How does it work?

When you upload your document, you can indicate the number of sources in your reference list and tell us your citation style. We’ll take care of the rest.

Price

$2.75 per source. The Citation Editing Service can be purchased separately or as an add-on service to Proofreading & Editing.

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Frequently asked questions

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Will my college essay coach give me content advice?

Yes. All our college essay coaches are subject-matter experts and can help you make decisions regarding the content of your essay. Your coach will help you make a strong case for your admission.

Our essay coaches will provide feedback on…

  • Whether your topic is appropriate and how to strengthen it
  • Whether your essay demonstrates positive traits and authenticity
  • Whether the narrative flows smoothly and grabs the reader’s attention
  • How to dig deeper and show self-reflection and insight
  • What content is missing and should be added
  • What content is weak and should be removed
  • How to shorten your essay to meet a word count limit

However, we will never…

  • Write or rewrite content for you
  • Research or fact-check your essay’s content

If you have any questions, feel free to email info@scribbr.com.

What type of content feedback should I select?

When you submit your essay to our College Essay Editing & Coaching service, you’ll be asked to indicate what type of content feedback you would like to receive. You can choose from three options:

  • Dig deep and challenge me
  • Give me the standard treatment
  • Tread lightly

Whichever option you choose, you’ll receive in-depth content feedback from your essay coach. However, the type of feedback your essay coach provides may differ, and the option you should choose depends on what outcome you want from the review. You can always elaborate on what type of feedback you want in your note to your essay coach.

Learn more about the three options below.

Choose from three options

Dig deep and challenge me

If you choose this option, we’ll challenge you to write the best possible essay – no content suggestions are off-limits, including reorienting your topic or reframing your story. Students who choose this option aren’t afraid to go back to the drawing board if it’ll increase their chances of getting accepted. You may have to roll up your sleeves and do some more work on your essay, but your essay will be much stronger because of it.

Select this option if your priority is to have the best possible essay, even if it requires some extra work on your side.

Give me the standard treatment

We’ll strike a balance between “dig deep and challenge me” and “tread lightly.” We may suggest changes to your structure and narrative, including removing weak content, elaborating on certain sections, and adding content to strengthen your arguments. You may have to rework sentences and paragraphs, but we won’t suggest major content changes.

Tread lightly

With this option, we’ll focus on improving your essay in a way that requires little additional work from you. We’ll provide you with targeted suggestions for how to refine your essay’s structure and narrative, but we will work within your current structure and topic. While you may have to make a few tweaks here and there, we’ll aim to return you a polished draft that’s ready to be submitted to your chosen colleges.

Select this option if you are fairly satisfied with your essay and don’t want to make major changes or if you have limited time to revise.

Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to email info@scribbr.com.

Can you help me meet my word count limit?

Yes! Our personal statement editors can help you reduce your word count by up to 25%. You can choose to receive this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – just select your choice when you upload your personal statement.

How fast can Scribbr review my personal statement?

We know that waiting for feedback can be nerve-racking. That’s why you’ll hear from your personal statement editor in 12 hours or less – including on weekends and holidays.

Will Scribbr rewrite my personal statement for me?

We never engage in rewriting or adding text at Scribbr. Our personal statement editors will make grammatical corrections and leave suggestions using Word’s track changes and commenting feature. However, we always make sure that your perspective and voice remain front and center in your essay.

Can you help me meet my word count limit?

Yes! Our essay coaches can help you reduce your word count by up to 25%. You can choose to receive this feedback through direct edits or suggestions in comments – just select your choice when you upload your essay.

How fast can Scribbr review my admissions essay?

We know that waiting for feedback can be nerve-racking. That’s why you’ll hear from your college essay coach in 12 hours or less – including on weekends and holidays.

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.

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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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