How does the paper editing process work?

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Easily upload & select pages

Upload your whole document and select which pages you want proofread. You pay only for the words you select.

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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 paper, essay, or assignment. All of our editors are experts in their field and are subject to rigorous training.

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. Your editor will always use 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 any language errors that you may have overlooked.

Your paper proofreader focuses on correcting your spelling, grammar, and punctuation. They will also ensure there is consistency in style choice, such as abbreviations and numerals.

Step 3: Personalized writing advice

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

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

Additional Paper Editing Services

Structure Check

With the Structure Check, your editor will provide 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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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.

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Sharky Shark 1 December 2021

Use if you need citation credit!

Pretty good, helped me not lose points for incorrect citations.

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T- Chip 30 November 2021

GREAT ARTICLE

GREAT ARTICLE Perfect explanation and illustration of theoretical framework. I was stuck but now l understand

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Tiger 25 November 2021

An Excellent Job

I just had another assignment proofread with all the add-ons. I must say that Ben is outstanding with his editing and feedbacks, comments, etc., and I'm really learning from him too. I wonder when I will be able to write without so many mistakes. Although there are some issues with the referencing, I don't fault them as even the same referencing are different in different universities so I'm not too concern as knowing Scribbr, they will correct/revise them effectively for me. As such, I can safely give them 6 stars.

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Emily 23 November 2021

A pleasant paper improvement service

The team is very professional and the job they have done was detailed and serious. Hope to cooperate again.

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Dan 23 November 2021

Overall a quite good experience

Overall a quite good experience. The comments were helpful and helped me improve the academic language, structure, and clarity of my writing. Suggestions were left for confirmation or dismissal. Due to a technical glitch in merging documents on the editor's end, the citation review had to be redone before I could use it. Then however the results were absolutely within expectations. Most importantly, once given deadlines were held.

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Jan Hoffmann 23 November 2021

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

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LaTasha Woodard 21 November 2021

Great service

I used the citation editing service; it was very helpful. I know there's several citation generators out there, but it's always good to have a live person check your work. Will use this service in the future.

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Laurent Mushi 19 November 2021

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It's true helpful to ask Scribbr to proof read and edit your document! I really appreciate it and plan to make more deal with you tomorrow!

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Marti 19 November 2021

My experience

Very kind team, very easy service, very competent and professional editor, and perhaps, an improvable correction interface. I think pdf correction tools offer an enhanced user-editor experience than microsoft word ones.

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Guy Novik 18 November 2021

Great service

The service was provided on time and delivered some great suggestions for improvements

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Harry Xu 18 November 2021

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Omg thank you SO much to Scribbr for help. I would DIE if I had to cite something in MLA format 18 times. It’s so helpful, would definitely recommend it! They fill in everything except for the website for you! SO helpful - can't express my gratitude for it! It's free and convenient! (lol now i dont have to manually do everything and watch billie eilish ads for 30secs to continue) ~Student

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Lars Mandelkow 15 November 2021

Great

Great, fast service!

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Sherry 14 November 2021

Wonderful experience of proofreading &…

Wonderful experience of proofreading & editing! Scribbr is user-friendly, and the proofreading & editing and plagirism checker services are of high quality. Ready to explore more services. Thanks a lot for the help from the expert. Truly benefit a lot from their opinions. I'll recommend Scribbr to more classmates and friends.

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Gloria 14 November 2021

Very good help.

Very good help.

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Sarah Simon 12 November 2021

Really improved my writing

Really improved my writing

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Tiger 11 November 2021

Very Professional Service

Very Professional Service I requested for some checking as I thought that some sentences and words didn't gave the correct meaning. I did revised the conclusion as I was told that it was weak. They told me to raise another order for them to take a look. So forget it. I started to source for alternative proofreaders. Anyway, other works by them were good. 16/11/2021 Sorry for the late Update. Scribbr responded immediately within an hour of my post. We had a good discussion and they were agreeable to what I have stated. We came to an amiable solution although I think it is too generous of them. But whatever initial "grievances" (for lack of a better word) I had, I cannot deny the fact that Scribbr is very good in their work and I seriously haven't found any other company that I would go to.

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Anonymous User 9 November 2021

Awesome and thorough editing

Awesome and thorough editing! Thank you for the feedback & help. 🤓

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Marianna Licking 8 November 2021

Final Paper Proofing Pros

I asked the team at Scribbr to give my Comp Exam Paper a final look for grammar, punctuation, format, and citing. The provided me with no less than3 knowledgeable people who together tightened up a paper and gave me the confidence to turn in paper days early! I have every confidence that with their help I have produced not only a good paper but one that will see my master's degree conferred. Thank you Scribbr Team!

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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 document 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 utilized by our paper editors to deliver the best result.

Available 24/7

You can upload your document 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 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.