How does the paper editing process work?

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Easily upload & select pages

Upload your paper and select which pages you want proofread. You pay only for the words you select.

editors

Indicate your field of study

Indicate your field of study, so we can select the right paper editor to proofread and edit your (research) 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 (research) 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 editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,451 reviews on Trustpilot.
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Myri Hertoghs 13 August 2022

Excellent professional review

Excellent professional review! Detailed with great advice!

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AMAZING!!!

I am so glad that I found Scribbr citation generator.. I would not have gotten through my degree without it. It is very easy to use and creates a proper APA citation in seconds! Thank you Scribbr!!

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Angel 10 August 2022

Great experience

I needed urgently proofreading for my scientific paper so I decided to submit it to Scribbr (never had before). I ordered Proofreading and Editing as well as Structure check and chose a turnaround time of 24 hours. I received the revised manuscript in 6 hours. The editor's corrections and suggestions were very helpful. I am happy with the service. I also received a certificate of the revision after requesting It.

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Amazing acuity and rapid response.

Amazing acuity and rapid response.

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ORO, Alpha Deomeg 9 August 2022

great help when I didn't know what I was doing.

This really helped me especially when I still did know how references and citation works by practice, even up until now that I am used with research works and assignments, it saves up a great amount of time.

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Jeff D 8 August 2022

PhD Dissertation Life Saving Service

Edited my 275 page dissertation in one week. Incredibly detailed grammatical corrections, but most valuable were the comments. Challenging my ideas - where my argument was weak and not understood. A copy edit with these folks is a life saver, from confused and stumped to ready for final committee review - that's a huge leap for all of us that are ABD. Considering what you've already invested, the cost is minimal and worth every penny.

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Pieter 8 August 2022

good work

Clear website, clear pricing, excellent corrections. The editor did more than only correct the document; she added valuable suggestions and tips that helped me to improve the quality of my manuscript.

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Jennifer Louise Stokstad 8 August 2022

Very professional service!

I needed a very specific German personal statement corrected, a service which they don't usually provide, but they did their best and it turned out so perfect! So thankful for that! Been using this service for a couple of years for my german studies, and it is so super practical! And successful!

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Tiger 6 August 2022

I had my reflections edited same high quality despite it being a rush job

I had my reflections edited by Scribbr and I requested Neshika again as I felt comfortable with her proofreading. As expected, she did not disappoint me with the same high quality despite it being a rush job in 24 hours. Thanks Scribbr again.

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Chelsea James 5 August 2022

Capitalization Issue - Otherwise Great

Mostly great, but there is a discrepancy between APA guidelines and the capitalization choices. In APA 7 you are only supposed to capitalize the first letter of the first word and the first letter of proper nouns, but Scribbr capitalizes the first letter of almost every word. I actually got points counted off on my assignment for this, so I hope they can fix this. Otherwise, it is great and easy to use when citing articles or web pages.

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Sara 4 August 2022

I was so happy

I was so happy that you could correct my thesis so fast. The correction was amazing and also a few personal comments where in it - I really appreciated.

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atieh kheirabi 4 August 2022

So Happy

We are so happy that Scribbr team checked our Thesis before delivering because of their best job including explanations, comments in details. Thank you so much Scribbr

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Joel 1 August 2022

Proofreading

Very competent editors. I highly recommend Scribbr's proofreading services.

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Wenting Meng 31 July 2022

The editors gave very helpful…

The editors gave very helpful suggestions on the structure and logic. More importantly, they polished the article and made it clear and concise, which is highly appreciated!

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candie express 30 July 2022

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK…

FAST TURNAROUND AND GREAT FEEDBACK BROUGHT CLARITY TO MY WRITING STYLE.

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Daniela Heldstab 30 July 2022

Keep up the good work!

Johanna's proofreading work was great. She gave me valuable recommendations on how to improve my bachelor's thesis. Her feedback was always critical but very constructive - exactly what I expected from a professional proofreading service. Keep up the good work!

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HH 28 July 2022

I sent in the essay version that I…

I sent in the essay version that I thought it was fine and it turned out to be needing some major editing. Hat off to Scribbr for their valuable feedback and recommendations. I feel more confident when submitting the final version for college application.

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Kristine Fulayi 27 July 2022

I just want to let you know that this…

I just want to let you know that this article really helped me understand what Theoretical framework is. I can't express how grateful I am, but I guess a Thank you will do. Thank you so much for the clear explanations you give on the platform. As well as the examples. 👏👏

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QKey 26 July 2022

Worth spending money for Scribbr's…

Worth spending money for Scribbr's service. You will also learn to improve your writing.

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Benjamin Nobel 26 July 2022

Everything I hoped for

Everything I hoped for, quality proofreading and quick too

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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.