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.

Customers rate our service excellent!

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4.9
Sharky Shark 1 December 2021

Use if you need citation credit!

Pretty good, helped me not lose points for incorrect citations.

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Crysti Stephanie 1 December 2021

It definitely makes my work easier and…

It definitely makes my work easier and more efficient. Worth trying for!

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Harischandra Thilak Wanasinghe 30 November 2021

Honestly this site gave me a lot of…

Honestly this site gave me a lot of knowledge about research methods and special terms in the world of research. As a graduate student, I really recommend this site for any small researcher. Let us stand on the shoulders of the giants. Good luck

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T- Chip 30 November 2021

GREAT ARTICLE

GREAT ARTICLE Perfect explanation and illustration of theoretical framework. I was stuck but now l understand

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Tiger 25 November 2021

An Excellent Job

I just had another assignment proofread with all the add-ons. I must say that Ben is outstanding with his editing and feedbacks, comments, etc., and I'm really learning from him too. I wonder when I will be able to write without so many mistakes. Although there are some issues with the referencing, I don't fault them as even the same referencing are different in different universities so I'm not too concern as knowing Scribbr, they will correct/revise them effectively for me. As such, I can safely give them 6 stars.

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Emily 23 November 2021

A pleasant paper improvement service

The team is very professional and the job they have done was detailed and serious. Hope to cooperate again.

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Dan 23 November 2021

Overall a quite good experience

Overall a quite good experience. The comments were helpful and helped me improve the academic language, structure, and clarity of my writing. Suggestions were left for confirmation or dismissal. Due to a technical glitch in merging documents on the editor's end, the citation review had to be redone before I could use it. Then however the results were absolutely within expectations. Most importantly, once given deadlines were held.

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Jan Hoffmann 23 November 2021

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

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LaTasha Woodard 21 November 2021

Great service

I used the citation editing service; it was very helpful. I know there's several citation generators out there, but it's always good to have a live person check your work. Will use this service in the future.

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Laurent Mushi 19 November 2021

It's true helpful to ask Scribbr to…

It's true helpful to ask Scribbr to proof read and edit your document! I really appreciate it and plan to make more deal with you tomorrow!

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Marti 19 November 2021

My experience

Very kind team, very easy service, very competent and professional editor, and perhaps, an improvable correction interface. I think pdf correction tools offer an enhanced user-editor experience than microsoft word ones.

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Guy Novik 18 November 2021

Great service

The service was provided on time and delivered some great suggestions for improvements

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Harry Xu 18 November 2021

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Omg thank you SO much to Scribbr for help. I would DIE if I had to cite something in MLA format 18 times. It’s so helpful, would definitely recommend it! They fill in everything except for the website for you! SO helpful - can't express my gratitude for it! It's free and convenient! (lol now i dont have to manually do everything and watch billie eilish ads for 30secs to continue) ~Student

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Lars Mandelkow 15 November 2021

Great

Great, fast service!

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Sherry 14 November 2021

Wonderful experience of proofreading &…

Wonderful experience of proofreading & editing! Scribbr is user-friendly, and the proofreading & editing and plagirism checker services are of high quality. Ready to explore more services. Thanks a lot for the help from the expert. Truly benefit a lot from their opinions. I'll recommend Scribbr to more classmates and friends.

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Gloria 14 November 2021

Very good help.

Very good help.

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Sarah Simon 12 November 2021

Really improved my writing

Really improved my writing

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Tiger 11 November 2021

Very Professional Service

Very Professional Service I requested for some checking as I thought that some sentences and words didn't gave the correct meaning. I did revised the conclusion as I was told that it was weak. They told me to raise another order for them to take a look. So forget it. I started to source for alternative proofreaders. Anyway, other works by them were good. 16/11/2021 Sorry for the late Update. Scribbr responded immediately within an hour of my post. We had a good discussion and they were agreeable to what I have stated. We came to an amiable solution although I think it is too generous of them. But whatever initial "grievances" (for lack of a better word) I had, I cannot deny the fact that Scribbr is very good in their work and I seriously haven't found any other company that I would go to.

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Anonymous User 9 November 2021

Awesome and thorough editing

Awesome and thorough editing! Thank you for the feedback & help. 🤓

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Marianna Licking 8 November 2021

Final Paper Proofing Pros

I asked the team at Scribbr to give my Comp Exam Paper a final look for grammar, punctuation, format, and citing. The provided me with no less than3 knowledgeable people who together tightened up a paper and gave me the confidence to turn in paper days early! I have every confidence that with their help I have produced not only a good paper but one that will see my master's degree conferred. Thank you Scribbr Team!

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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.

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

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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!

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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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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 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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