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.

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 $2.50 per source.

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.

What students are saying about us

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4.8
student 12 April 2021

Perfect

Fast and high quality

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Michael Gibert 10 April 2021

Great

Great! Works well!

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Anamta 7 April 2021

APA referencing is excellent.....!

From this website, I have used an APA referencing style. it is amazing....! amazing....! you make my work too easy. Thank you so much.

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Ratibisi Ratibisi 3 April 2021

Paying my tribute

Everything was clear

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Anssi Kanervisto 31 March 2021

Happy with results on journal paper

We asked proofreading for our journal paper. As non-native speakers, we expected some grammar and typing issues, but our editor did so much more, providing comments on style and improving sentence structure throughout the paper! I happily would recommend this service to anyone wishing for the "fresh pair of eyes" look at the paper, and will use this service again in future.

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amen hodouto 30 March 2021

Their services were so professional and…

Their services were so professional and timely...I was so pleased.I strongly recommend them..

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Debra Halse 30 March 2021

Good

Constructive feedback and helpful suggestion

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Anonymous 28 March 2021

Great feedback and excellent editing…

Great feedback and excellent editing services !!!

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Happy Customer 28 March 2021

Five Stars

The best citation site out there so far. No on-screen ads to slow down my computer when citing multiple sources in different tabs, no watching minutes-long ads to maintain free access. Just an easy-to-use interface.

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Olga Engfelt 24 March 2021

Review about great work

I've been helped with my academic lecture. It is literature as the field and I have received a brilliant professional language review and fine recommendations on how to improve the text. Amazing work! Highly recommended!

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Kreetha Kaewkhong 24 March 2021

Good editiing

Good editiing, the suggestions are benefit to us for improving academic writting. On time and not expensive for us.

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Yun 23 March 2021

Scribbr offers super helpul advice

Scribbr offers super helpul advice! My editor gave me bunch of great comments and tips for improve my work. I will definitely use here again whenever I need someone to check my work!

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Christine Ancajas 22 March 2021

Such a big help in doing academic…

Such a big help in doing academic papers and research.

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Sofia 21 March 2021

Thank You

I am very happy with the help I received from you, thank you

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Alejandra Miranda 19 March 2021

Amazing citation website!

This site is wonderful! It lets me alphabetize my citations and allows me to cite all kinds of sources, from websites to books and more, even videos and news articles. I only need to cite websites and books so far, but I'm glad to know that this site offers more citation options It even has different citation formats, so if I ever need APA instead of MLA, I know where to turn I know to turn to Scribbr! :)

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Christina 16 March 2021

Reviews were quick and thorough

Reviews were quick and thorough. Linda has been a great editor for me this past year.

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Ban 15 March 2021

I’m happy now (:

I was upset at first but the manager resolved my issue. Truly the best! They deeply care about students!

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Jesús Rodríguez-Pomeda 13 March 2021

Superb and prompt revision!

Superb and prompt revision!

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Dwayne 13 March 2021

I had a fantastic experience and…

I had a fantastic experience and recommend anyone thinking of using this service to do it!

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Marcin 11 March 2021

Great job

Great job! Thank you:-).

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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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