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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Shakira Pascual 23 February 2021

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Tyesha Davis 23 February 2021

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I LOVE Scribbr and Raisa Because I was using a different site a little like this one but I one time had to wait a week just for them to answer me back on one question. Raisa is right there ready to answer my question.

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Shana 23 February 2021

I was certain I had done a thorough…

I was certain I had done a thorough editing job but decided since it was 30 pages to have a fresh set of eyes review it. I am so glad I did. Paul was amazing. He was thorough (over 600 edits plus the same in comments) and made excellent small edits to clean up the document. Worth every penny and then some.

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C S 23 February 2021

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Very good service, I would definitely use it again. Andrea, my editor, did an excellent job in correcting my draft and giving me very helpful suggestions Thanks Carlo

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Sheng Ling Tan 23 February 2021

great and definitely recommended

This service has absolutely helped make my essay much clearer than before and the feedback given back was constructive and helpful and I can definitely use the feedback given for my future work. I feel much better about my essay not and I would use this service again if needed. Thank you to my editor Anna as you have really helped me with my essay. Those who are unsure whether to use this service should definitely give it a try because it is really helpful.

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Laurel 18 February 2021

Scribbr takes the stress out of writing

I used scribbr to get some feedback on graduate school admissions essays. Both times that I uploaded a document the feedback was timely and helpful. In addition, my editors notes were thoughtful and encouraging; she really helped me have confidence and ease of mind before submitting my documents. I truly feel like my writing has improved after implementing her feedback, and I plan on using her tips in future assignments. I highly recommend trusting scribbr with your writing.

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anissa Berracheche 18 February 2021

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Thank you for your understanding. I am thrilled with the many times I send my work. I have complained once about one work, but the complaining services are more than professional, they are so engaged, and promptly answered my request. I will always continue sending my work to you. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!

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My editors were the BOMB! They really helped me out and provided some very insightful feedback. I would highly recommend them!

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Flavia 17 February 2021

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I am completely satisfied with the proofreading and the assistance. The best I've used so far! Thank you for your amazing work.

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I wish I would have known about Scribbr years ago, all the way back to my community college years.

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Sarah Altuwayjiri 14 February 2021

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Excellent, professional and prompt services! Definitely, I will keep getting advantage of this great services at Scribbr.

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Such a great service with quick turnaround.

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VO 10 February 2021

5 Stars

5 Stars! So glad I opted for my work to be proof-read. This is a great service and I am 100% satisfied and yes, happy! Also a great indicator if your work is heading in the right direction. Tom was excellent and his advise was very helpful. Again I am happy with this 😀

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Kimberly Baker 8 February 2021

Scribbr offers excellent customer…

Scribbr offers excellent customer service. I had first submitted an order to check my thesis citations, and I wasn't satisfied with the work done. Srcibbr immediately contacted me to resolve the issue. An editor who specializes in complaints was assigned the job and thoroughly checked the citations. I was 100% satisfied with Scribbr's service.

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Juan 8 February 2021

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The person who edited my text was a specialist in my field. She was so nice and my text ended up looking so much better.

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Brianna Decker 6 February 2021

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This is the easiest Citation maker that I have been on. It is so user friendly. 100% happy and satisfied with this website.

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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.