English editors

Get matched with the perfect native English editor

Only 2 out of every 100 editor applicants we receive pass the challenging Scribbr Academy, meaning only the best editors will work on your paper.

All our English editors are native speakers, and they all have experience editing texts written by students whose first language isn’t English.

We handpick your editor based on your field of study and turnaround time. We’ll even expand your editing team with citation and formatting experts if needed.

English proofreading

Get your paper back, free of language errors

Scribbr’s standard English proofreading and editing services are perfect for you if you struggle to:

  • Eliminate spelling and grammar errors
  • Consistently use the same English dialect
  • Find the right words to express your ideas
  • Meet academic writing standards

For a more comprehensive edit, you can add one or more add-on editing services that fit your needs.

Customize your English editing package
to get the help you need

With the Structure Check, your editor will help:

  • Organize and focus individual chapters and sections
  • Avoid repetitive and redundant information
  • Perfect transition sentences and paragraph transitions
  • Align titles and headings with the section’s content

You’ll also receive a Structure Check Report giving an overview of elements that are missing or out of place, along with links to helpful articles that will help improve your structure.

Structure Check

With the Structure Check, your editor will help:

  • Organize and focus individual chapters and sections
  • Avoid repetitive and redundant information
  • Perfect transition sentences and paragraph transitions
  • Align titles and headings with the section’s content

You’ll also receive a Structure Check Report giving an overview of elements that are missing or out of place, along with links to helpful articles that will help improve your structure.

Clarity Check

With the Clarity Check, your editor will help you tell a clear and logical story with feedback on your presentation of concepts and the logic behind your argumentation.

Through in-text comments and the Clarity Check checklists, your editor will:

  • Ensure your writing tells a clear and logical story
  • Help you clearly present concepts and ideas
  • Comment on the logic behind your argumentation
  • Highlight contradictions within the text

Paper Formatting

With paper formatting, a formatting expert will make sure your paper follows the 7th edition APA Style guidelines.

  • Make margins, line spacing, font, and indentation consistent
  • Set your running head and page numbers
  • Check your headings for consistency
  • Format your title page
  • Format your abstract and keywords
  • Format your footnotes
  • Make sure your tables are formatted consistently

At the moment, we can only offer APA Style formatting.

Citation Editing

With Citation Editing, a dedicated citation expert will ensure your in-text citations and reference list meet your style guide’s requirements. This service includes:

  • Ensuring that your in-text citations and references meet your style guide’s requirements
  • Providing feedback on incomplete in-text citations and reference entries
  • Cross-checking your in-text citations against your reference list to highlight inconsistencies and missing sources

Our experts are familiar with all common citation styles, including APA, MLA, and Chicago.

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“I recommend English proofreading to everyone who is not a native speaker”

“I’ve used the English proofreading services of Scribbr now for the second time for an article as a Ph.D. student. I’m delighted with the results. I’ve noticed my paper reads much better, and I received compliments from the editors on the quality of the writing. The feedback of Scribbr is quick, precise, kind, and careful.”

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How the English proofreading process works

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Get matched to your editor

We handpick the best English editor (or team of editors) for the job, based on your field of study and other requirements.

Get your work back in time

Your deadline is guaranteed. As soon as your editor is finished, you’ll receive a text message and email.

Review your editor’s revisions

Use the feedback from your editor to guide your final revisions and submit your work with confidence.

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Scribbr’s English editors can proofread your work in less than 24 hours,
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Why choose Scribbr?

100% happiness guarantee

We aim for 100% happiness. If you’re not satisfied with our English proofreading service, we will re-edit your work or give you a refund—that’s a promise!

Authority in academic writing

With over 250 free articles on academic writing and 5 million monthly visitors, the Scribbr Knowledge Base is the starting point for many students writing their papers.

2,000-word sample edit

If your document is longer than 30,000 words, we’ll first provide you with a 2,000-word sample edit to ensure the service meets your expectations.

Excellent reviews

We have an impressive track record, with 2,526 independent Trustpilot reviews and an average score of 4.9/5. We aim to ensure you’re just as satisfied.

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Frequently asked questions

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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.

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
Can I choose between American, British and Australian English?

Yes, in the order process you can indicate your preference for American, British, or Australian English.

If you don’t choose one, your editor will follow the style of English you currently use. If your editor has any questions about this, we will contact you.

Can Scribbr proofread my document during weekends and holidays?

Yes, regardless of the deadline you choose, our editors can proofread your document during weekends and holidays.

Example: If you select the 24-hour service on Saturday, you will receive your edited document back within 24 hours on Sunday.