The perfect academic editor – or
editing team – matched to your needs

Out of our pool of over 600 editors, who all went through a rigorous selection and training process called the Scribbr Academy, we handpick the best academic editor for the job.

We consider your field of study, editing needs, and turnaround time. And in case you’re interested in our document formatting or citation editing services, we’ll create a collaborating team with different experts, all focussing on what they do best.

Academic Editor Patrick

Patrick

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Classical Studies and a Master’s in English.

Edited over 6,600,000 words as a senior Scribbr editor and previously worked as an academic writing tutor.

Academic Editor Jonny

Jonny

Holds a PhD in Neuroscience with a background in Biology.

Edited over 4,000,000 words and has extensive experience in the preparation and revision of academic papers for publication.

Academic Editor Shane

Shane

Holds an MSc in English Literature with a background in philosophy

Edited over 9,800,000 words as a senior Scribbr editor and has years of experience as a writing tutor.

Customize the kind of feedback you’d like to receive

With the standard Proofreading & Editing service, your academic editor will help;

  • Perfect your punctuation, spelling, and grammar
  • Maintain an academic tone and word choice
  • Ensure consistency in dialect (e.g. American vs. British)
  • Transform passive to active voice
  • Avoid subjective or inflated language

Our editors can use the Scribbr Improvement Model and apply your style requirements or follow the APA 7 Publication Manual.

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Proofreading & Editing

With the standard Proofreading & Editing service, your academic editor will help;

  • Perfect your punctuation, spelling, and grammar
  • Maintain an academic tone and word choice
  • Ensure consistency in dialect (e.g. American vs. British)
  • Transform passive to active voice
  • Avoid subjective or inflated language

Our editors can use the Scribbr Improvement Model and apply your style requirements or follow the APA 7 Publication Manual.

> See an editing example

Structure Check

With the Structure Check, your editor will help;

  • Organize and focus individual chapters and sections
  • Avoid repetitive and redundant information
  • Perfect transitions between sentences and paragraphs
  • Align titles and heading with the section’s content

You’ll also receive a Structure Check Report giving an overview of elements that are missing or out of place, along with links to helpful articles that will help improve your structure.

Clarity Check

With the Clarity Check, your editor will;

  • Ensure your writing tells a clear and logical story
  • Help clearly present concepts and ideas
  • Comment on the logic behind your argumentation
  • Highlight contradictions within the text

Paper Formatting

With paper formatting, a formatting expert will make sure your paper follows 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

At the moment, we can only offer APA Style formatting.

Citation Editing

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

  • 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.

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How the academic editing process works

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Get matched to your editor

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

Receive back your work in time

Your deadline is guaranteed. As soon as your editor is finished, you’ll receive a text message and email.

Review your editor’s revisions

Use the feedback from your editor to guide your final revisions and submit your work with confidence.

Happiness guarantee

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

Confidentiality guarantee

Your academic editor will sign a confidentiality agreement, and the documents you share with us will be deleted automatically when they’re no longer necessary.

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Scribbr’s academic editors can edit your work in less than 24 hours,
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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 2,442 independent Trustpilot reviews and an average score of 4.9/5. We aim to make you just as satisfied.

Questions?

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Frequently asked questions

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Can I receive a certificate of proofreading?

Yes, we can provide a certificate of proofreading.

As soon as the editor delivers the edit, you can email us at info@scribbr.com to request a certificate.

Please indicate the following in your email:

  • Your order number
  • Your full name
  • The title of your work

We will create a PDF certificate and email it to you as soon as possible.

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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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
Does the editor understand my field of study?

All Scribbr editors are language experts with interests in different subject areas.

You can indicate your field of study when you upload your document. We’ll make sure that the editor who proofreads your work is familiar with your discipline and its specialist vocabulary.

These are the fields of study you can choose from, and examples of the main subjects in each field:

  • Business and Management: Business Administration, Hotel Management, Accountancy, Marketing
  • Economics: Business Economics, Econometrics, Finance
  • IT and Engineering: ICT, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering
  • Natural and Life Sciences: Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry
  • Geography, Agriculture and Environment: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning
  • Health and Medical Sciences: Medicine, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Dentistry
  • Arts and Humanities: Philosophy, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Theology
  • Law and Policy: Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Sciences
  • Other

Editors don’t have to be experts in the content of your paper, but they do know how to present it in the best way possible! Our goal is to improve your writing and give you feedback on the readability, structure, logic, and clarity of your text. We know from experience that the most effective editors are specialists in language and academic writing.

We’ve carefully selected and trained all of our editors to proofread theses and other academic documents. Once they’re qualified, we continue to carefully monitor their work to make sure we always deliver the highest quality.