What does paper proofreading & editing entail?

Experienced Scribbr editors proofread and edit your paper for grammatical errors, spelling, and structure. On average, they make 150 corrections per 1,000 words. After they’re finished, your paper will meet all standards of academic writing.

Scribbr editors can also help you improve your writing by providing feedback, asking questions and making suggestions.

Accepting changes is a breeze with Word’s Track Changes, and most importantly, you are in full control of the edits you implement.

Additional Paper Editing Services

Structure Check

Would you like us to also look at the structure of your paper? That is possible!

We can make suggestions for optimizing the overall flow and the organisation of chapters, sections and paragraphs.

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Clarity Check

Every research paper can undoubtedly benefit from a fresh pair of eyes!

As they read your text, Scribbr editors can comment on parts that are unclear and flag contradictions.

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Reference Check

Based on your preferred reference style, reference specialists can make sure your sources are cited correctly.

This includes both in-text citations and your reference list.

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Scribbr editors

Only the best paper editors


Scribbr editors are vetted and trained by our quality management team. They have earned a 9.8 rating out of 25,000 customer reviews. You can rest assured that only the best editors will proofread your paper.

Every editor has completed the Scribbr Academy, during which they are paired with an senior editor to refine and perfect their craft.

Combined with technology and other quality assurance methods, we can guarantee a perfect paper edit the first time!

How does it work?

upload and select pages

Easy upload & select pages

Easily upload your whole document and select the pages you want to have proofread. You pay only for the words you want checked!


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

You can add the Structure Check, Clarity Check or Reference Check to your order. Then, choose your deadline. We have a 24-hour rush service, in addition to 3-day and 7-day options.

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More and more students know where to find us. Their happy reviews are the reason we work hard every day!

Yang HU 14 August 2018

Very good

I am happy with their revision.

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Bin 12 August 2018

Just to recommend

Elaine is really very responsible and good at doing her job. My thesis becomes more readible and understandable after her corrections. She has really rescued my work. In fact, I could hardly believe the nonsense I have written could be rearranged in such a clear and understandable way. She also provided many important tips and advices in further improving my writing style. I really treasure her help. Scribbr is really a reliable and helpful proofreading platform. I would like to use it again for my future publications and dissertation!

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Fran 11 August 2018

The service is professional.

The service is professional.

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Wiebke 10 August 2018

The scribbr editors were of great help…

The scribbr editors were of great help to in finishing my dissertation. After I got mixed feedback on my first draft (which was already edited and think on a very high level) scribbr helped me out with a second round of editing. All of this was accompanied by an excellent and engaged service. They call you up to ask whether everything is okay. If I would ever write another dissertation -- which I won't ;) -- I would leave the language check to Scribbr again for sure!

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Kevin L. 8 August 2018

Great service, most of the time

Used Scribbr 3 times while finishing up my master degree dissertation: Editor 1: Excellent. Editor 2: Completely useless. Clearly not a native English speaker. My own English editing and proofreading abilities are far better. I could not use any of the editors suggestions. I was completely shocked at the low quality of the work this editor carried out. Editor 3: Outstanding.Overall I am happy with Scribbr, but the quality of their editors varies so much that I cannot recommend others to use them. What if someone hands in a 50,000 word thesis and it's assigned to the same editor that did a terrible job on my thesis? Seems like too much of a risk, and they were not very good about rectifying the issue (they assigned another editor to re-edit/proofread only a small portion of the piece initially worked on my the incompetent editor, and tried to push for doing as little as possible to fix the issue).The other two editors I worked with were professional and did a highly satisfying job. If all their editors were like that, I would recommend them to current postgraduate students I know without hesitation.In short, great service IF you get one of their good editors.Also, reasonably priced. I wish I'd have known about them when I was an undergraduate student.

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H.R.S 8 August 2018

Great work

Great work, very professional and sent back within the time period.

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Marta 7 August 2018

Scribbr is awesome

Scribbr is awesome! I did not only learn where I was used to be mistaken if not it also was very easy and fast to correct the notes of the editor! I'm very glad I used this website.

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Luka 6 August 2018

Friendly team

Friendly team, ready to answer all your questions, and help you with you writing

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Somebody 6 August 2018

Very helpful

I learnt a lot about academic writing style. The editor has made changes that make meaning of my original texts less ambiguous.

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Tomas Ignacio Aruani 6 August 2018

Reliable and efficient

Reliable, efficient and user centered service, Very recomendable service.

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CHEN WU 6 August 2018

i love the service very much

good work and fast speed

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ZACH GREIG 6 August 2018

Great job

Great job, as usual!

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ZACH GREIG 6 August 2018

Amazing job

Amazing job, thank-you so much I don't feel like I could do the PhD without Timothy's support.

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Michael Ortiz 3 August 2018

Although my narrative wasn’t scholarly…

Although my narrative wasn’t scholarly related. Scribble was still willing to assist me. I truly had a great experience from start to finish. The service was outstanding and well worth my time and money.

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supuck 2 August 2018

Fast and very professional

Fast and very professional, I recommend Scribbr to anyone who are not confidence with their academic English writing.

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Matej 2 August 2018

I can only recommend

The work that editors put into proofreading is extraordinary. If you know you need someone to look over your thesis, don't hesitate, this is the right place.

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Zadran Nassery 31 July 2018


Perfect. Better and more cost efficient than proofreadingpal

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Tobias 31 July 2018

Feedback on point

Feedback on point - thanks a lot!

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Allie 30 July 2018

Stephen thoroughly went through my work…

Stephen thoroughly went through my work and made tons of changes that I wouldn't have noticed on mine! Very helpful and would defiantly do it again :)

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What type of documents does Scribbr check?

Scribbr is specialized in editing study related documents. We check:

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What is our Proofreading & Editing service?

Proofreading & Editing entails checking for errors or omissions, whether typographical, linguistic, coding or positional; wrong usage of words and expressions; and inconsistencies. On top of that, your editor will help you become a better writer in the future with a personal improvement letter.

Language use will be improved

Your editor will correct:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Academic style
  • Sentence structure
  • Punctuation
  • Word choice
  • Incorrect and unclear words or sentences

Personal feedback with tips and suggestions

Your editor will give you feedback about:

Your editor will proofread your document using Word’s Track Changes. When you receive your text back, you can simply accept all changes.


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How long does it take to have my thesis checked?

You can choose between three set time periods. The editor can edit your thesis within 24 hours, 72 hours or 1 week. The deadline is set as soon as you have paid.

Do you need to hand in your thesis in four days? Please choose either the 72 hours or 24 hours deadline. All the editing periods include weekends and holidays.

You will receive a notification via text message and email as soon as your thesis has been edited.

Check the How it works page for more information.

Can I upload my thesis in sections?

Yes, you can upload your thesis in sections.

We try our best to ensure that the same editor checks all the different sections of your thesis. When you upload a new file, our system recognizes you as a returning customer, and we immediately contact the editor who helped you before.

However, we cannot guarantee that the same editor will be available. Your chances are higher if

  1. You send us your text as soon as possible and
  2. You can be flexible about the deadline.

Please note that the shorter your deadline is, the bigger the risk that your previous editor is not available.

If your previous editor isn’t available, then we will inform you immediately and look for another qualified editor. Fear not! Every Scribbr editor follows the Scribbr Improvement Model and will deliver high-quality work.

However, every editor has a slightly different editing style, so you may notice small inconsistencies in editing choices. As with every proofreading order, be sure to carefully review your editor’s changes and suggestions as you finalize your text to ensure that everything is as you want it.
Can I have my thesis edited during weekends and holidays?

Yes, our editors also work during the weekends and holidays.

Because we have many editors available, we can check your thesis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. This includes weekends and holidays.

Do you choose for a 72 hour deadline and do you upload your thesis on a Thursday evening? Then you will have your thesis back by Sunday evening!

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following payment methods:

Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro and Diners Club)
Transaction fee of 2% – 3,9%.

Transaction fee of 3,5%.

Transaction fee of 3,2%.

WeChat Pay
Transaction fee of 2%.

No transaction fee.