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Proofreading and editing

An experienced 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

Paper formatting

Applying APA format correctly can be a daunting task, but our APA paper formatting experts do it every day. Whether it’s a student paper or a manuscript, we will 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

APA Paper Formatting  costs $1.20 per page and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Citation-editing

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 and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

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 proofreading service excellent!

Scribbr’s editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,442 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.9
Arnold Bomans 9 August 2022

Amazing acuity and rapid response.

Amazing acuity and rapid response.

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ORO, Alpha Deomeg 9 August 2022

great help when I didn't know what I was doing.

This really helped me especially when I still did know how references and citation works by practice, even up until now that I am used with research works and assignments, it saves up a great amount of time.

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Jeff D 8 August 2022

PhD Dissertation Life Saving Service

Edited my 275 page dissertation in one week. Incredibly detailed grammatical corrections, but most valuable were the comments. Challenging my ideas - where my argument was weak and not understood. A copy edit with these folks is a life saver, from confused and stumped to ready for final committee review - that's a huge leap for all of us that are ABD. Considering what you've already invested, the cost is minimal and worth every penny.

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Pieter 8 August 2022

good work

Clear website, clear pricing, excellent corrections. The editor did more than only correct the document; she added valuable suggestions and tips that helped me to improve the quality of my manuscript.

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Jennifer Louise Stokstad 8 August 2022

Very professional service!

I needed a very specific German personal statement corrected, a service which they don't usually provide, but they did their best and it turned out so perfect! So thankful for that! Been using this service for a couple of years for my german studies, and it is so super practical! And successful!

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Tiger 6 August 2022

I had my reflections edited same high quality despite it being a rush job

I had my reflections edited by Scribbr and I requested Neshika again as I felt comfortable with her proofreading. As expected, she did not disappoint me with the same high quality despite it being a rush job in 24 hours. Thanks Scribbr again.

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Chelsea James 5 August 2022

Capitalization Issue - Otherwise Great

Mostly great, but there is a discrepancy between APA guidelines and the capitalization choices. In APA 7 you are only supposed to capitalize the first letter of the first word and the first letter of proper nouns, but Scribbr capitalizes the first letter of almost every word. I actually got points counted off on my assignment for this, so I hope they can fix this. Otherwise, it is great and easy to use when citing articles or web pages.

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Sara 4 August 2022

I was so happy

I was so happy that you could correct my thesis so fast. The correction was amazing and also a few personal comments where in it - I really appreciated.

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atieh kheirabi 4 August 2022

So Happy

We are so happy that Scribbr team checked our Thesis before delivering because of their best job including explanations, comments in details. Thank you so much Scribbr

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Joel 1 August 2022

Proofreading

Very competent editors. I highly recommend Scribbr's proofreading services.

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Wenting Meng 31 July 2022

The editors gave very helpful…

The editors gave very helpful suggestions on the structure and logic. More importantly, they polished the article and made it clear and concise, which is highly appreciated!

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candie express 30 July 2022

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK…

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK BROUGHT CLARITY TO MY WRITING STYLE.

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Daniela Heldstab 30 July 2022

Keep up the good work!

Johanna's proofreading work was great. She gave me valuable recommendations on how to improve my bachelor's thesis. Her feedback was always critical but very constructive - exactly what I expected from a professional proofreading service. Keep up the good work!

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HH 28 July 2022

I sent in the essay version that I…

I sent in the essay version that I thought it was fine and it turned out to be needing some major editing. Hat off to Scribbr for their valuable feedback and recommendations. I feel more confident when submitting the final version for college application.

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Kristine Fulayi 27 July 2022

I just want to let you know that this…

I just want to let you know that this article really helped me understand what Theoretical framework is. I can't express how grateful I am, but I guess a Thank you will do. Thank you so much for the clear explanations you give on the platform. As well as the examples. 👏👏

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QKey 26 July 2022

Worth spending money for Scribbr's…

Worth spending money for Scribbr's service. You will also learn to improve your writing.

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Benjamin Nobel 26 July 2022

Everything I hoped for

Everything I hoped for, quality proofreading and quick too

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Veeron Nikaa 24 July 2022

I am very glad to have found Scribbr

I am very glad to have found Scribbr. It helped me a lot. I always struggle citing my reference and viola! Scribbr saved me.

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Anthony Machado 23 July 2022

W website

Saves me so much time on citations for school work. THANK YOU

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customer 22 July 2022

EasyBib has nothing on Scribbr!!

Used to use EasyBib, having been using Scribbr for weeks now and falling more and more in love with it every day. Such an incredible, organized, and easy-to-navigate site.

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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.

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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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