How does the paper editing process work?

upload and select pages

Easily upload & select pages

Upload your whole document and select the pages of your paper that you want proofread. You pay only for the words you want edited.

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Indicate your field of study

Indicate your field of study, so we can select the right paper editor to proofread and edit your text.

Choose proofreading service and deadline

Additional services and deadline

Select additional services such as the Structure Check, Clarity Check or Citation Editing, and choose a turnaround time.

Step 1: Comprehensive paper editing

First, the paper editor provides a comprehensive edit for sentence structure, academic style and consistency, using track changes so you can see exactly what has been improved.

You can also choose to receive feedback on the structure and clarity of your paper. The editor follows the Scribbr Improvement Model and gives you suggestions and tips in the comments.

Step 2: Professional paper proofreading

Next, the editor proofreads the document to fix all those language errors that you might overlook.

Your paper proofreader focuses on correcting your spelling, grammar, and punctuation, as well as checking for consistency in style choices, such as abbreviations and numbers.

Step 3: Personalized writing advice

As well as proofreading and editing your paper, your editor will send you a personal note and an overview of the errors that appeared most frequently in your text.

The goal is to help you recognize your mistakes and improve your academic writing for the next time you write a paper.

Additional Paper Editing Services

Structure Check

With the Structure Check, your editor will provide you with feedback on:

  • The organization of sections
  • Transitions between paragraphs
  • Repetition and redundancy
  • Headings and titles

In addition, we will check if all important components are present and appear in the correct order.

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Clarity Check

If you want to be sure that your paper tells a clear and logical story, consider selecting the Clarity Check service.

Your paper editor uses two checklists to help you better articulate your arguments and avoid contradictions.

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Citation Editing

Citation experts can make sure your sources are cited correctly, whether you use APA style, MLA Style, or any other citation style.

The citation expert will make sure your in-text citations, footnotes, and references meet all the requirements.

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Scribbr editors

Experienced paper editors

Scribbr editors are carefully selected and trained by our quality management team, so you can have confidence that only the best editors will edit your paper.

All of our paper editors have completed the challenging Scribbr Academy, and they’ve earned a 4.9/5 rating from thousands of satisfied students.

Starting at $0.017 per word

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Sel 16 June 2021

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Cedric 7 June 2021

I am super happy with my editor's work

I am super happy with my editor's work. He left me good feedback on what I still need to work and my most common mistakes. I can recommend it, if you need help with your academic essay as myself.

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Imran Baloch 7 June 2021

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Great team, very punctual, fantastic work

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Chihiro Tabata 4 June 2021

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The review was very thorough, and the feedback report that pointed out the most common mistakes was very helpful. The deadline for the review was also well met. The website was sophisticated and user-friendly, and the procedures were clearly explained. I would use their services again.

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whenever I procrastinate on an assignment, I write down all my links and hand them in without APA. This website is a lifesaver. it not only gathers all the information by a quick search, but formats everything (including the things it couldn't find!). From just clicking a few buttons, i finished all my references in a matter of minutes. disappointed that i didnt find it before.

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Harald Janssens de Vroom 31 May 2021

Great service and on-time delivery

Great service and on-time delivery. There was a lot of valuable feedback, comments and edits. I would definitely recommend this service.

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One of the best proofreading/editing service

Very professional editors, special thanks to Lauren and Amin.

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Vince 30 May 2021

Dissertation Editing

My experience with the entire Scribbr team was fantastic. My dissertation was 80,000 words and I needed the draft turned around quickly. Scribbr met the deadline and the edits made the project much stronger. Their customer service is impeccable and each member of their team will go to great lengths to make sure that you are happy. I can't recommend them enough. Thank you, Scribbr!

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The service was fast and very accurate. I will definitely use it again!

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Abdulilah Ibrahim 27 May 2021

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Advise everyone to use the service. Perfect job!

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Sim.ST 26 May 2021

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janette 26 May 2021

Thank you for your great work

Thank you for your great work

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Melisa 26 May 2021

I'm really happy&satisfied with the…

I'm really happy&satisfied with the proofreadings. It would be much more brilliant if the editor could change the unsuitable/redundant word to a suggested one rather than just mark it to revise.

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hady 26 May 2021

I am so happy with what i got

I am so happy with what i got. My editor did a fantastic job. Thanks to him or her.

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3 more benefits of Scribbr's paper editing service

100% happiness guarantee

The goal of our paper editors is to get the best out of your paper.

If you’re not completely happy with the services you receive, we’ll check your paper again for free or give you your money back.

Authority in academic writing

Scribbr’s extensive Knowledge Base has hundreds of helpful articles on everything to do with academic writing – from language rules to citing sources to writing a great research paper.

All this expert knowledge is used by our paper editors to deliver the best result.

Available 24/7

You can upload your paper at any time of day or night, and we’re always happy to answer your questions before, during or after the editing process.

You can reach our friendly support team via live chat, phone or email.

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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 on 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.