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.

editors

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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River dolphin 4 December 2020

Scribbr is great!

Scribbr is great! I enjoyed Scribbr service. This is the second time I've used Scribbr editing service. I've recommended Scribbr to friends.

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Jimmy 3 December 2020

Awesome but ...

I wish you can add Human Resources section and the option to select different services for the same document in different sections. For example thesis that is 100 pages I would have the option to only proofread pages 1-30, check clarity for pages 31-60 and structure check for pages 61-100.

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MK 3 December 2020

Excellent Professional Editing Service

I've worked with Michelle on several different manuscripts by now and she's been amazing. Her detailed edits are meticulous, and she identifies opportunities for major edits that could improve the article, but still leaves room for me to determine how to proceed with those more substantial edits. The Scribbr team has always been very responsive. I have no problem communicating with the team and they are ready to hear your thoughts and concerns and adjust their service accordingly.

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Amit Grewal 2 December 2020

the free apa citation tool is awesome

the free apa citation tool is awesome, way better than easybib, plus it's free. The DOI link option is also cool. It's basically like easybib, but faster/doesn't throw errors (in my experience) and free, unlike easybib which charges for APA citations. (only MLA citations are free on easybib)

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Fabiana Mendes 1 December 2020

I've used the service before but at…

I've used the service before but at this time it is much better.

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Lee 29 November 2020

Amazing and Reliable!

Wow, I didn't expect such a wonderful, thorough service. Thank you, John. You have done a fantastic job editing my thesis. I had doubts before signing up for the service due to an unsatisfied experience with another platform, but everything turned out to be a wonderful surprise and exceeding my expectation. John helped me re-write almost every sentence, which must take a lot of time. He checked my citations and facts and corrected many mistakes that I neglected. As an international student pursuing my final degree, this thesis marks my final step of higher education, and it is perfect! I will recommend this to everyone.

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Beth H 26 November 2020

Scribbr editing and proofreading…

Scribbr editing and proofreading services are invaluable for my work. They help identify areas that need clarification and ensure my grammar is top notch. Well worth the investment and support.

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Qian 26 November 2020

I so appreciate the editor's work

I so appreciate the editor's work, effective, precise, and with great result.

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Sadia 24 November 2020

Great and fast service.

Great and fast service.

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Jonathan 24 November 2020

Timely and great work

Timely and great work! It decisively increased the quality of my articles and peer appreciation. Additionally, personalized feedback helped me improve my writing.

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MY 23 November 2020

Helpful

Each editor at the Scribbr is always helpful. However, I highly recommend the writers to carefully reread the edited paper because sometimes our own intent and after editing are different. Beside that, I have been learning many grammatical and/or academic wiring things from them a lot! So Thank you!!

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Very professional 21 November 2020

The editor is very professional and…

The editor is very professional and helpful!

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I.Leon 21 November 2020

Fantastic job

Fantastic job, great feedback. Thank you Doug!!

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MY 20 November 2020

helpful

very helpful explanation as always

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Elisab 20 November 2020

Service faster than expected

Service faster than expected. Very good revision of my text. Real kind revisor.

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Richard Barsh 19 November 2020

YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you soooo much!!! This was soooo helpful. . . I have gotten SOOO many A's because of you guys. I have learned a lot about how to do soo much. There is soo much I can't even list it all. You guys really are truly AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love you!!!

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Dinuka Lakshan 18 November 2020

This is an amazing website

This is an amazing website. it helps me a lot. thank you for you.

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Jaqueline Santos 17 November 2020

Excellent team.

Excellent team.

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Red 17 November 2020

Scribbr Editors are Fantastic!!

Scribbr Editors are Fantastic!! As always, the Scribbr editors are wonderful. I get solid feedback that I can use to improve my writing. The editor sees clearly where I am going and helps me get there. I love this service!!!

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ali baradar 17 November 2020

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Hello I'm very happy to meet you at Scribbr. Your work and attitude were excellent. I also recommend other students and faculty to use Scribbr services. I wish for you success. Thanks a lot

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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.