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 $2.50 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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The service has been very helpful in improving the language and clarity of my manuscript.

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Everything went well

Everything went well! Thanks a lot. Would go for it again. Edit was completed ahead of time.

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Leyla Kerimova 13 January 2021

Excellent

I had my second experience with this site. I strongly recommend it to my colleaques. Very fast, carefull and professional.

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You do a very complete job

You do a very complete job, which goes beyond mere language proofing. No doubt, I will look for your services when I need.

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I was very happy with the proofreading service.

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Couldn't be happier with the service provided by Scribbr and my editor Linda. Her help is improving my writing and undoubtedly helping me get those extra marks. Will continue to use throughout my degree. Definitely worth the money. My only suggestion for improvement would be some sort of loyalty scheme for returning customers.

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So easy and neat to used .Makes life easy too.

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My paper now looks excellent and so…

My paper now looks excellent and so much easier to read. Thank you for your hard work!

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Maria 1 January 2021

The proofreading was fast and accurate

The proofreading was fast and accurate. The suggestions were very useful.

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Rufus 30 December 2020

My editor provided expert feedback…

My editor provided expert feedback which improved the quality of my paper; making my arguments clearer and improving my academic tone.

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Danielle Lynn 28 December 2020

Worth Every Penny! THANK-YOU DARREN!

This service is absolutely amazing, I went from receiving 80s to 90s! I was very skeptical about spending the money on this service, but it is super reliable and professional. I will always use this service for now on for all of my assignments. The feedback is detailed and the editors really go out of their way to provide the best work. The service is also very fast, I almost always receive my work back before the deadline. I paid for a 3 day service, and got one back in a day and a half. Many thanks to Scribbr and the team! But BIG thanks to Darren, he is AWESOME! If you get him as your editor, consider yourself lucky! :) Thanks again Scribbr and Darren!!!!

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I use this so much now that I found this site! I'm so glad my teacher recommended looking for bibliography helpers! Scribbr is AMAZING!!!!!

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ITS ACTUALLY AMAZING

alright im actually a fangirl of this site for the following reasons :- + The DOI or title only function for generating citations ( for journals) is PERFECTION + it can generate citations for a wiiiide variety of sources + it has a dark mode isn't that amazing?! +it does the apa formatting for you and at the end all you gotta do is to select them all and paste in your reference list - the citation generator for book is honestly pretty bad, almost all books I try to generate citations for never happen sadly but i trust this site to be good enough to improve all these in the future so it is just constructive criticism

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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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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 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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