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 $2.75 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.

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4.8
Sel 16 June 2021

Totally worth the money

Scribbr really helped me improve my bachelor's thesis, especially with the level of English as I am not a native speaker. The editors furthermore pointed out my most common mistakes, which will help me to avoid them in the future. Thank you so much again!

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Alicia 15 June 2021

They are such great professionals!

They are such great professionals!! They corrected my work on the time expected and gave me a very detailed feedback. I totally encourage you to trust on them!

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I. 14 June 2021

Really good! I recommend!

I sent them my article once and was very happy with thorough editing they have carried out. So the service was SUPER FAST, of a good quality and included everything I needed and everything I asked from them in letter. Price is also adequate. Now I know a good place where I can send my article for edition- Scribbr. I totally recommend it.

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I'm so happy about this; they thought of everything! Thank you so much. I especially LOVE the "searchable" function for existing books, wow!

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AHMAD BANI ATYAH 7 June 2021

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Thank you very much for your help and I will tell my friends about your help in my research ♥️

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Cedric 7 June 2021

I am super happy with my editor's work

I am super happy with my editor's work. He left me good feedback on what I still need to work and my most common mistakes. I can recommend it, if you need help with your academic essay as myself.

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Imran Baloch 7 June 2021

Great team

Great team, very punctual, fantastic work

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Chihiro Tabata 4 June 2021

Kind and careful proofreading

The review was very thorough, and the feedback report that pointed out the most common mistakes was very helpful. The deadline for the review was also well met. The website was sophisticated and user-friendly, and the procedures were clearly explained. I would use their services again.

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Secrement 1 June 2021

This website is a life saver

whenever I procrastinate on an assignment, I write down all my links and hand them in without APA. This website is a lifesaver. it not only gathers all the information by a quick search, but formats everything (including the things it couldn't find!). From just clicking a few buttons, i finished all my references in a matter of minutes. disappointed that i didnt find it before.

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Harald Janssens de Vroom 31 May 2021

Great service and on-time delivery

Great service and on-time delivery. There was a lot of valuable feedback, comments and edits. I would definitely recommend this service.

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Flor 31 May 2021

One of the best proofreading/editing service

Very professional editors, special thanks to Lauren and Amin.

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Gandhara College 31 May 2021

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Concepts are magically explained having simplicity and sublimity. The ever best website I have come across presenting a variety of topics in a scholarly manner. This site is specially recommended for students, scholars and professionals. Thanks to the whole team for their efforts.

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Vince 30 May 2021

Dissertation Editing

My experience with the entire Scribbr team was fantastic. My dissertation was 80,000 words and I needed the draft turned around quickly. Scribbr met the deadline and the edits made the project much stronger. Their customer service is impeccable and each member of their team will go to great lengths to make sure that you are happy. I can't recommend them enough. Thank you, Scribbr!

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valie 30 May 2021

The service was fast and very accurate

The service was fast and very accurate. I will definitely use it again!

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Yasir Jamal 28 May 2021

Ooooh I truly appreciate you…

Ooooh I truly appreciate you people..what a job and what a work,,great..when I found that,your web,, I am very happy because I complete my university work,which I was missed in this pandemic (covid19) during online classes..thanks

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Abdulilah Ibrahim 27 May 2021

Perfect!

Advise everyone to use the service. Perfect job!

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Sim.ST 26 May 2021

Excellent!

Speedy and good!

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janette 26 May 2021

Thank you for your great work

Thank you for your great work

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Melisa 26 May 2021

I'm really happy&satisfied with the…

I'm really happy&satisfied with the proofreadings. It would be much more brilliant if the editor could change the unsuitable/redundant word to a suggested one rather than just mark it to revise.

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hady 26 May 2021

I am so happy with what i got

I am so happy with what i got. My editor did a fantastic job. Thanks to him or her.

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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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