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

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

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 2,524 reviews on Trustpilot.
Forough H Jonghani 24 September 2022

Scribber helps always to find the…

Scribber helps always to find the mistakes that one would not find, after writing a long time on a paper. Thank you always for the help you provide to students to proof read their work!

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Katharina Rotté 22 September 2022

Sarah did a great job!

Sarah did a great job!

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Fu-Yin Cherng 21 September 2022

Scribbr provided a professional, instant, and thorough editing service

Scribbr provided a professional, instant, and thorough editing service within this short period (24 hr)! As a non-native speaker of English, all the comments and editing were well explained several with the tutorial articles about some important rules and details of academic writing. I will definitely continue to use Scribbr in the future.

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Kyra Fecher 21 September 2022

Excellent service and nice employees

Excellent service and nice employees. It is of course expensive, but I think you could see it as investment in your future. Maybe implementing a student discount would be an advantage in the future.

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Julie McFarlane 20 September 2022

Fast and Effective

Needed fast turnaround as my usual editor was on annual leave. This didn't disappoint.

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Torben Vosskaemper 20 September 2022

worth it for sure

Fast, always friendly, good price, good quality. Nothing more to say...

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Noah Horst 19 September 2022

It was quick.

It was quick.

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Martin Wallstam 19 September 2022

Extremely satisfied

A very thorough proof-reading and formatting job!

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Anna 18 September 2022

Masterthesis Korrektur

I am very happy with the corrections. Veronica gave very helpful tips and ideas on how to reword the sentences and she picked on mistakes that I had missed. The inputs were all in line with the rules for writing academic texts. As I haven't written an academic piece for a while, this was extremely helpful.

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Rahul 16 September 2022

Just what I was looking for...

Glad that such a tool exists. Tracking references and mentioning them correctly in the required format is very challenging for someone new. Scribber made it extremely easy and there are no more hassles. I can now concentrate on my research. Thank you so much.

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Stephie Xuereb 14 September 2022

citation editing

actually, got the feedback back 2 days earlier than expected. the service was citation editing and it was great.

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Oliver Reid 13 September 2022


Wow! It is really good!

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Jonathan 13 September 2022

Reliable service!

Good job, on time, and helps to learn from the mistakes.

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Fabio 8 September 2022

Excellent service

Correction de textes d'une excellente qualité.

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Désirée 6 September 2022

Totally happy

Totally happy. The editor was very thorough and explained throughout the text on the "why" or choices to make. I learned a lot. My texts improved for sure.

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Marlon Ligon 5 September 2022

I sent my manuscript to Scribbr and i…

I sent my manuscript to Scribbr and i was very pleased with the response. The paper was returned to me with corrections and recommendations I easily adjust to making. I would definitely recommend the service to a friend.

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Sandra Sanchez 3 September 2022

Scribbr is the right choice to make a…

Scribbr is the right choice to make a proofread of your manuscript, the feedback we received was very helpful, complete, professional and in timely manner. All the changes they suggested were things we hadn't noticed and that really improved our work!

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Stefan 31 August 2022

Great work!

I have ordered a 24hrs edit and delivered it in two parts. As requested, the same editor provided feedback which was very helpful and totally on point. Great experience and great work! Thanks.

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Kylie 31 August 2022

Thanks a lot

Thanks. Scribbr is great :)

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Eva Picht 29 August 2022

Worth it!

Everything is done as it is explained on their website. They even finished before the deadline and the correction was absolutely satisfying! Saved me a lot of time and workload. They even called me to ask if I am satisfied with the result. Very good customer service.

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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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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 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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