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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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.

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Scribbr’s proofreading and editing services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,187 reviews on Trustpilot.
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Nuvya Sharda 17 January 2022

The best citation tool

The best citation tool! Scribbr really helped me for many of my major school projects. I didn't have to double-check them or wait through dozens of adds to get them either.

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Om Prakash Tripathi 17 January 2022

Excellent job

This was an excellent job done. My manuscript is now more smooth to read, grammatically correct and with a better flow.

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Lana 16 January 2022

Great service

Great service! Used the 24h service and was really happy with the result and the speed. Helpful comments and corrections. Also from what I have seen so far - the price was the best compared to other services. Would definitely use next time

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Jeniffer Ortega 12 January 2022

The service is excellent

The service is excellent. I was able to improve my paper significantly. This is the second time I use Scribbr services. Highly recommended :)

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LF 9 January 2022

I am very very satisfied and happy

I am very very satisfied and happy. I have submitted my assignment already waiting for grading.

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Tiger 8 January 2022

Another great job by a great editor

Actually, I didn't want to write another review as I felt that readers may think that it may be fake since I have written a few reviews. But then, this will do injustice to Scribbr because the fact is that they have done another great job for me. Although my Academic English has improved, they are still able to identify and in the process, teach me on getting better like a tutor. They not only correct but also explain why and how it should be. Thank you Scribbr.

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Croker 3 January 2022

One of the best tools to help you with…

One of the best tools to help you with bibliography!

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Alec Taylor 2 January 2022

The site works well and does what it is…

The site works well and does what it is supposed to do.

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Selma 1 January 2022

Amazing guide for students

Amazing guide for students, truly helpful and life saving!

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sherry 31 December 2021

It is amazing

It is amazing. The editor is professional and give my many useful advice.

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Jan 30 December 2021

Always thankful to Tracey!

Always thankful to Tracey!

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Matthias Fuchs 30 December 2021

Thank you!

Ms. Alexandra provided me with a highly insightful and quick proof-reading services, so that I could learn a lot about the English language! Best wishes for a good and healthy 2022

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Tiger 28 December 2021

5 Stars in terms of quality and services.

I had 2 assignments proofread and edited by Scribbr, one last week and another the week before. Both were done by Meredith and I am pleasantly pleased with what she has done. I hope that she continues to proofread and edit my works. I have actually learned a lot from Scribbr as they explained to me what and why they have done, and this in a way is also tutoring me. I'm actually glad that they noted the improvements I made since the first assignment they proofread. I was also lucky to have some of my assignments "quality checked" (hope to have more of this). Although I know that there are other proofreading and editing services that may be good, as it is, I'm not going to rock the boat to "try-out". All my pieces will only be corrected by Scribbr. Thanks Team.

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Syed Yousaf Shah 26 December 2021

Being a PhD scholar this website help…

Being a PhD scholar this website help me a lot.

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James Brink 23 December 2021

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awesome site

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Sil 19 December 2021

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Satisfied 👏🏻👍🏻😊

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Angelina Rey 18 December 2021

Incredible platform experience

I've used Scribbr for three years now, and it's been an absolute life saver. I had no idea how to cite before, and I can confidently say that Scribbr has managed to teach me what I need to cite on my own, even though I still use the platform, because of it's simplicity. It somehow manages to make one of the most complicated aspects of writing easy. Amazing platform and great level of organization for it's consumers.

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F. 17 December 2021

a GREAT source

a GREAT source - truly helps me with citations easily and while I could piece them together, this program is brilliant. I've never had issue with (grad) classes using it either.

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Rawaha Khalid Baig 16 December 2021

I like the fluid UI and the ease of…

I like the fluid UI and the ease of creating long lists of citations. Just love it.

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Mei Ding 16 December 2021

It is the right choice to select Scribbr

It is the right choice to select Scribbr

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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.