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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What students are saying about us

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Rachel Spiteri 10 May 2021

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I need some guidance whether my discussion section was constructive and well structured, the editor meticulously edited my document and provided grammar and clarity feedback

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Norwegian wood 9 May 2021

Review of a work of a foreigner

As I am a foreigner, I needed a review of my work in order to reduce all the failures I did and to correct for unusual use of certain words. The reviewer corrected for all of the obvious failure and came up with some good ideas to how to express my ideas a little bit easier. I am satisfied with the work and the price was really ok.

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Marilyn Matos 8 May 2021

Amazing!!!! :)

Live help is amazing and has helpful tools to use on your work! :)

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KEVIN LU 7 May 2021

Perfect!

Perfect! This site gave me all I needed!

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Luca DeRosa 6 May 2021

Two Thumbs Up

This website is honestly amazing with many other citation generators being paid or ad based especially if you need to get stuff done fast.

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Ailyn Calicaran 6 May 2021

Extremely easy and helpful!!

Extremely easy and helpful!!

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Jeannette 5 May 2021

Excellent job done!

Scribbr did an excellent job in editing my thesis. I opted for all services and all was done very well and within the deadlines agreed. Scribbr pro-active communicated with me on status. Also, the editor was very flexible in providing chapters already finished. I strongly recommend to use Scribbr in case the language you write your document in is not your native language.

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Leah Bander 4 May 2021

I love Scribbr

I love Scribbr! Other citation generators have tons of ads, are slow-moving, and don't gather all the information from websites or journals properly. I've never gone wrong with Scribbr and I'm so glad I found them. It is a godsend!! At this point, I've not used any of their plagiarism checkers or proofreading options, but I have no doubt I will use them in the future. :)

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SUMAYA JASHIM 3 May 2021

Best Citation Generator Ever

Best citation generator ever. It's free like they say it is, no hassle. I do not like the tutorial every time, but it's short and tolerable. It's completely ad-free and overall convenient and easy to use. Strongly recommend.

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João Paulo Fabi 3 May 2021

Excellent job

Excellent job, I am very satisfied!

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Daisuke Numata 3 May 2021

I am really satisfied with the support…

I am really satisfied with the support of Scribbr, and could give more than 5 stars.

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Adrian Patrascu 2 May 2021

The best review service ever

The best review service ever

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Giulia Lofoco 2 May 2021

Perfect!

It was really helpful to check my motivational letter, creating a more academic language and way of explain concepts; there were also incredible advice from the tutor to rewrite the sentences for a better comprehension! I will surely use it again :)

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محمود مجذوب 2 May 2021

best proofreading service ever

best proofreading service ever

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Martha Lora 2 May 2021

10/10 will use again

I was looking for proofreading services and after looking at a few of them, I went with Scribbr. The feedback I got was clear, constructive, and specific. The feedback can be applied to future papers if it is common with your own writing style. The rpice may make you hestitate but honestly, it is totally worth it and it pays for itself. A bonus was that I was able to narrow down an editor by choosing the field of study/subject my paper was on, this gave me more condifence with the service. I am extremely happy with them.

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Mahoney Priest 30 April 2021

Nice one

Nice one, use it for formal writing. I want to know if turnitin detect the words as plagiarism?

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nilesh bhargav 29 April 2021

Great work

Great work. Met my requirements and expectations

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Nela Zahr. 27 April 2021

Very great service

Very great service! Thank you guys for your help! I appreciate the proofreading and feedback for my thesis as I am international student. It was helpful. Thanks a lot

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Patricio 26 April 2021

Thanks Chealse

Great job and many thanks to Chelsea; she is really professional.

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Allan Nobre Cabral 26 April 2021

Brilliant service

Brilliant service. Highly recommended.

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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.