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.

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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 (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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Customers rate our proofreading service excellent!

Scribbr’s editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,291 reviews on Trustpilot.
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Nino Schefer 23 May 2022

Totally worth

The proofreading was done very quick and it was super easy to take on the corrections. I'm very satisfied with the outcome and it was totally worth the money.

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Richard Kroll 23 May 2022

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this is the donald trump to my joe biden

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AA 22 May 2022

A score

Hi, the editor notice and guidelines helped me to receive A in my term report.

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BA 20 May 2022

Great editing service.

Great editing service. The best of all available on the internet. They have helped me in starting to write better. Wonderful.

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Angelikajane Mejos 20 May 2022

Very helpful

Very helpful

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Sara 20 May 2022

Excellent help

Excellent help, with important suggestions on how to avoid similar mistakes in future. Absolutely satisfied!

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Laburnum B 19 May 2022

Amazing to use

Amazing to use, sort and come back to

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Chris 16 May 2022

Excellent work / cover letter and resume

Excellent work and advice for cover letter and resume. Thank you Diane!

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Francois Niyonsaba 14 May 2022

Extremely satisfied with the edits

Extremely satisfied with the edits, comments and suggestions made!

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Om Gulia 13 May 2022

Work Cited just works

Work Cited just works. Use it for all my school work and it cites properly. Also Free. Everything you want so why wouldn't you use it.

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Ki 11 May 2022

Strong

Strong! very powerful and user-friendly when it comes to citing numerous sources.

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M.E. 9 May 2022

Reliable, precise and friendly

I had a great experience and couldn't be happier. It's seriously hard to imagine that such a thorough job was possible in just 3 day. Thanks!

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Marcus Haynes 5 May 2022

Excellent feedback for my capstone…

Excellent feedback for my capstone paper with links for learning to be a better writer. I got an "A" on my final report. I've used Scribbr twice, and it has been worth every penny!!

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Kooban Naidoo 4 May 2022

My thanks for out to the Scribbr team…

My thanks for out to the Scribbr team for doing an excellent job on all aspects of my dissertation. The feedback was excellent and clear, allowing me easily fix the areas that needed attention. Good job with fixing my citations and formatting too

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H. F. Chan 29 April 2022

James is an exceptional editor

James is an exceptional editor. Excellent edits, efficient delivery, and useful tips. Scribbr staff are helpful throughout. Worth every penny for PhD students struggling with finalizing their theses.

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Maurica Chablal 28 April 2022

The work done has been very detailed…

The work done has been very detailed and professional and of the standard required. The experts who dealt with my order knew their work and kept me updated and helped me to deal with any outstanding matters that would have ensured that my order was done on time.. The communication was of a high standard and I was extremely happy with the service.

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Sam 28 April 2022

Attentive proofreading and helpful feedback

The editor have really made efforts proofreading my paper and have given suggestions for improving my English writing in the future. The feedback is helpful for me.

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Skye Pardini 28 April 2022

Fantastic service!!

Excellent review of a paper that was deciding my grade. I appreciate both the edits and the feedback to increase my knowledge of correct APA formatting and accurate citations. I needed the paper returned quickly, and the team worked hard to make sure I had what I needed. I just got my grade back, A+. I would 100% use this service again, it was worth every penny!!!!!!

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Iain 26 April 2022

Scribbr is great, don't second guess!

Scribbr is great, I had a long break (9 years) between completing my undergraduate and my postgraduate degree, so was extremely rusty when it came to academic writing. The Scribbr team always give excellent feedback regarding your writing and areas where you can improve. I highly recommend!!

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Om Prakash Tripathi 24 April 2022

Quality of work done ie resulting…

Quality of work done ie resulting improvement is par excellent. I would suggest, there should be an interaction by the expert proof reader and the author, to exchange verbal communication with each other.

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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.