Proofreading

Proofreading and editing

An experienced academic editor gives feedback on consistency, tone, and bias-free language, and directly improves things like:

  • Spelling and grammar
  • Punctuation and abbreviations
  • Capitalization
  • Sentence structure

You can rest assured that your text follows APA standards and the conventions of your field.

Paper formatting

Applying APA format correctly can be a daunting task, but our layout experts do it every day. Whether it’s a student paper or a manuscript, we’ll make sure the format is compliant with APA guidelines regarding:

  • Margins, line spacing, and indentation
  • Font and headings
  • Running head and page numbering
  • and more

The Layout Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and costs $1.20 per page.

Citations

Citation editing

Your citation expert will ensure that your in-text citations and references are correctly formatted and cross-checked. This includes:

  • Checking capitalization, italicization, and punctuation
  • Providing feedback on incomplete references
  • Improving your reference list’s overall layout

Citation Editing costs $2.75 per source.

APA experts

Your team of APA experts

Instead of just one editor, we work with three experts, one for each discipline: language, formatting, references.

Every expert has years of experience in their field so they know the APA guidelines by heart, down to the smallest details and the rarest exceptions.

We put in the extra effort to coordinate these experts because we believe it’s worth it to guarantee the best possible result.

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Vusal Ahmadov 21 September 2021

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Anssi Kanervisto 19 September 2021

PhD dissertation review

I submitted my PhD dissertation for language check. Not only was the language corrected throughout (which, as a non-native speaker, often happens), but the suggestions also helped me to describe the concepts in more readable manner! The technical background of the editor helped to point out things that were too specific and required further explanation, and also things that probably do not need extensive explanation (a reader should know it). Overall, I am very happy with the results, and will happily use the same services in future!

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Tom Andersson 15 September 2021

Efficient and thorough work!

Efficient and thorough work!

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Marcin 14 September 2021

Great job

Great job! Thank you!

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María Guadalupe Ramírez 14 September 2021

Very good service

Scribbr offers a reliable, serious and quality service. I use it to proofread my academic essays and it has never failed me. The proofreaders' comments are very detailed and help me to improve my written expression.

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RM 14 September 2021

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Very good service, quick and very satisfied. I would like to use this service again.

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camp boomy 12 September 2021

It's easy and very accurate

It's easy and very accurate. Thanks!

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L P 11 September 2021

Measured and Balanced

My editor gave a measured and balanced assessment of my writing, offering appropriate changes and even providing rationale for those changes. Further, she sent me a couple article links in the editing comments in order to further explain how to fix some of my errors or bad habits.

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Melisa 9 September 2021

I'm so happy with the proofreading!

I'm so happy with the proofreading! The editors are so kind!the feedback they provide are excellent!

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Donavon Dixon 8 September 2021

this help me great with my EDPM class…

this help me great with my EDPM class execpt i could not find a name to use as a referance.

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Daniel Azanaw 3 September 2021

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this site is informative. thank you.

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Leonard Johnson 1 September 2021

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Thank you so much for helping me improve my essay I got positive feedback from my instructor! You guys did a wonderful job I recommend you guys to everyone

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Marie 1 September 2021

Regis edited my thesis for my masters…

Regis edited my thesis for my masters program and she did a fantastic job! I received my results back in 2 days, even though the initial estimated time was one week. She really elevated my paper! I would definitely use this service again!

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Dovile 29 August 2021

Great service and support

Great service and support. I am very happy with the editing. Reliable, fast and high quality. Highly recommend. Thanks to the whole team for the great work.

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Globaltraveler 29 August 2021

Well done

Did a good job in fixing my references in accordance with the requirements.

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Kevin Z. 29 August 2021

Excellent service!

Excellent service!

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Naru s 27 August 2021

Highly recommended

Highly recommended. Great support and thank you for your service.

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Francois Niyonsaba 24 August 2021

Very satisfied with the comments and…

Very satisfied with the comments and suggestions made.

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Daisy 23 August 2021

Quality and professional editing

The editors provide detailed and useful feedback that made my manuscripts closer in line with academic standards for journal publication. I use the 24-hour editing service twice and my experience with Scribbr is great.

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A clear and transparent process

Choose proofreading service and deadline

1. Choose your services

Select the editing services you’re interested in, whether that’s only Proofreading & Editing or also the additional Layout Check and Citation Editing.

2. Proofreading & Editing

We hand-pick the best editors for the job based on your field of study and other requirements. Together they revise your document.

Accept the changes

3. Review improvements

Go through your document and easily accept or reject the suggested changes from your editors. Questions? Our support team is here to help!

Starting at $0.017 per word

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Why students choose Scribbr

Authority in APA Style

Scribbr’s free citation tools and articles about academic writing, formatting, and referencing in APA Style help over 2,000,000 students every month.

Happiness guaranteed

We aim for 100% happiness. If you’re not satisfied with our work, we will re-edit your paper or give you a refund – promised!

Personalized writing tips

Your editor will give you a few writing tips based on your most common mistakes. The goal is to help you become a better writer.

2,000-word sample edit

If your document is longer than 30,000 words, you’ll receive a sample edit of 2,000 words to make sure the service matches your expectations.

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Frequently asked questions

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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.

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 on 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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