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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 $1.95 per page 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 $1.95 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 2,803 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.8
Jenny Umali 6 February 2023

Quick, easy, and free formatting generator

Ive been using Scribbr MLA/ APA generator since my first semester and have not been disappointed. Its quick and easy to use, no login, no fees.

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Elizabeth Riley 6 February 2023

It is completely free and efficient

It is completely free, and there aren't any annoying ads. You also have an unlimited amount of free citations. It is the easiest and most accessible citation website.

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Sherry 4 February 2023

Impressive Experience with Scribbr Proofreading and Editing Service

I had an outstanding experience with the proofreading and editing service. I'm especially grateful to my editing expert Marissa for her expertise and dedication to making my work shine. Her attention to detail and her commitment to delivering quality results were truly unparalleled. Thank you Marrisa and the Scribbr team for making a positive impact on my manuscript!

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Arnold Bomans 3 February 2023

Very fast, accurate, and fundamental advice.

Very fast, accurate corrections and sensible comments and suggestions on the overall structure of a complicated document.

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It's very interested experience and very useful for my paper, tanks!

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JDH 2 February 2023

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Perfect service within 24 hours. Thanks!

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Christine Parr 2 February 2023

Worked within a quick timeline

Worked within a quick timeline on a very long document with efficiency and professionalism.

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Fast service. Easy to follow comments. Will use service again.

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Scribbr platform is easy to use and navigate. The service provided was of high quality and really quick. Also customer support is great.

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excellent review service, fast complete, syntax, grammar, logic logic all reviewed.

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p m 26 January 2023

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Exceptionally professional, timely and very constructive editing work. Once again I am fully satisfied with Scribbr's work.

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John Anderson 25 January 2023

Both the in-text corrections and the…

Both the in-text corrections and the comments were very helpful! It's nice to have consistency in a document (e.g., common use of acronyms, punctuation, and pointing out where we hadn't defined terms), especially after it's been through multiple rounds of edits from co-authors. This copy-edit brought everything back to a consistent baseline. I would recommend this service, and will likely use it again in future

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Elsa 24 January 2023

The corrections and feedback were very precise

The corrections and feedback were very helpful to improve my essay and future works !

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Gentiana 24 January 2023

Best experience ever

Best experience ever! I highly recommend it!

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Shemar Bito 23 January 2023

I wrote my thesis in Dutch

I wrote my thesis in Dutch, which was then corrected by an Scribbr-editor. Feedback and explanations were very clear and understanding. The spellings- and grammatical control were amazing.

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Tijana Premovic 21 January 2023

All around I'm satisfied

All around I'm satisfied. They are quick and professional. One thing only, sometimes when words are profession specific the who looked att my text changed it into something unrelated. So, be careful.

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Very competent proofreading that surely improved the language for a writer who is not English speaking.

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We handpick the best editor (or team of editors) for the job, based on your field of study and other requirements.

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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 2,803 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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