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

Reference checking

Your APA reference specialists 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

The Reference Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and costs $2.50 per source.

Your team of APA specialists

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

Every specialist 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 specialists because we believe it’s worth it to guarantee the best possible result.

What students are saying about us

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4.9
MY 23 November 2020

Helpful

Each editor at the Scribbr is always helpful. However, I highly recommend the writers to carefully reread the edited paper because sometimes our own intent and after editing are different. Beside that, I have been learning many grammatical and/or academic wiring things from them a lot! So Thank you!!

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Very professional 21 November 2020

The editor is very professional and…

The editor is very professional and helpful!

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I.Leon 21 November 2020

Fantastic job

Fantastic job, great feedback. Thank you Doug!!

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MY 20 November 2020

helpful

very helpful explanation as always

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Elisab 20 November 2020

Service faster than expected

Service faster than expected. Very good revision of my text. Real kind revisor.

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Richard Barsh 19 November 2020

YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you soooo much!!! This was soooo helpful. . . I have gotten SOOO many A's because of you guys. I have learned a lot about how to do soo much. There is soo much I can't even list it all. You guys really are truly AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you!!!

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Dinuka Lakshan 18 November 2020

This is an amazing website

This is an amazing website. it helps me a lot. thank you for you.

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Jaqueline Santos 17 November 2020

Excellent team.

Excellent team.

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Red 17 November 2020

Scribbr Editors are Fantastic!!

Scribbr Editors are Fantastic!! As always, the Scribbr editors are wonderful. I get solid feedback that I can use to improve my writing. The editor sees clearly where I am going and helps me get there. I love this service!!!

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ali baradar 17 November 2020

Acknowledgments

Hello I'm very happy to meet you at Scribbr. Your work and attitude were excellent. I also recommend other students and faculty to use Scribbr services. I wish for you success. Thanks a lot

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Cornelia Griebel 17 November 2020

Excellent service

Excellent service, always in time and excellent revision. Many Thanks!

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Mesut Arslan 16 November 2020

Thank you very much for your work

Thank you very much for your work. My work has been accepted as a result of your contributions to my article. I would like to work with you again in my next study.

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Anonymous 16 November 2020

Great site for editing your work

Great site for editing your work! My editor Aimee did an amazing job editing and giving me tips on how to better my writing.

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CollegeStudent 16 November 2020

Scribbr has provided excellent service consistently

Scribbr's editors have shown consistent mastery in terms of writing style and attention to detail and they have been prompt in terms of meeting deadlines every single time. I would recommend to anyone looking to refine their writing.

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Marcin 14 November 2020

Great job!:-)

Great job!:-)

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MEB 12 November 2020

Academic paper

Great work on editing my professional publication.

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Lyndsey 10 November 2020

I found it really easy to navigate

I found it really easy to navigate the website and upload the document. The reviewer, Lesley, was specific in her edits and she provided helpful comments about the readability and structure of problem areas. I consider myself to be a proficient writer and was really surprised but appreciative of how many edits that she caught in my work. I will definitely use them again.

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Scribber was extremely helpful and easy…

Scribber was extremely helpful and easy to use. It's extremely easy to use due to no ads popping up constantly which is common with other citation sites. Also, some citation sites are not able to fine website URLs but Scribber found everyone I had.

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DIXIN CAO 9 November 2020

good

good!!!!!!!

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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 Reference Check.

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.

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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 700,000 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 specialists default to APA 7 for editing and formatting. For the Reference Check 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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