How does the paper editing process work?

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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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Anssi Kanervisto 19 September 2021

PhD dissertation review

I submitted my PhD dissertation for language check. Not only was the language corrected throughout (which, as a non-native speaker, often happens), but the suggestions also helped me to describe the concepts in more readable manner! The technical background of the editor helped to point out things that were too specific and required further explanation, and also things that probably do not need extensive explanation (a reader should know it). Overall, I am very happy with the results, and will happily use the same services in future!

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Margarita Collazo-Ortega 15 September 2021

The work of the reviewer was very…

The work of the reviewer was very satisfied. I' always send my papers to Scribr because the work thwy make is excellent

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Tom Andersson 15 September 2021

Efficient and thorough work!

Efficient and thorough work!

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Marcin 14 September 2021

Great job

Great job! Thank you!

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María Guadalupe Ramírez 14 September 2021

Very good service

Scribbr offers a reliable, serious and quality service. I use it to proofread my academic essays and it has never failed me. The proofreaders' comments are very detailed and help me to improve my written expression.

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RM 14 September 2021

very good!!

Very good service, quick and very satisfied. I would like to use this service again.

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camp boomy 12 September 2021

It's easy and very accurate

It's easy and very accurate. Thanks!

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L P 11 September 2021

Measured and Balanced

My editor gave a measured and balanced assessment of my writing, offering appropriate changes and even providing rationale for those changes. Further, she sent me a couple article links in the editing comments in order to further explain how to fix some of my errors or bad habits.

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Melisa 9 September 2021

I'm so happy with the proofreading!

I'm so happy with the proofreading! The editors are so kind!the feedback they provide are excellent!

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Donavon Dixon 8 September 2021

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this help me great with my EDPM class execpt i could not find a name to use as a referance.

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Daniel Azanaw 3 September 2021

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this site is informative. thank you.

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Thank you so much for helping me improve my essay I got positive feedback from my instructor! You guys did a wonderful job I recommend you guys to everyone

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Marie 1 September 2021

Regis edited my thesis for my masters…

Regis edited my thesis for my masters program and she did a fantastic job! I received my results back in 2 days, even though the initial estimated time was one week. She really elevated my paper! I would definitely use this service again!

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Dovile 29 August 2021

Great service and support

Great service and support. I am very happy with the editing. Reliable, fast and high quality. Highly recommend. Thanks to the whole team for the great work.

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Globaltraveler 29 August 2021

Well done

Did a good job in fixing my references in accordance with the requirements.

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Kevin Z. 29 August 2021

Excellent service!

Excellent service!

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Naru s 27 August 2021

Highly recommended

Highly recommended. Great support and thank you for your service.

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Francois Niyonsaba 24 August 2021

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Very satisfied with the comments and suggestions made.

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Daisy 23 August 2021

Quality and professional editing

The editors provide detailed and useful feedback that made my manuscripts closer in line with academic standards for journal publication. I use the 24-hour editing service twice and my experience with Scribbr is great.

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I almost lost all my references but they were all saved here and I couldn't be happier. Almost cried tears of happiness. This is a life savers

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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.