What does paper proofreading & editing entail?

Experienced Scribbr editors proofread and edit your paper for grammatical errors, spelling, and structure. On average, they make 150 corrections per 1,000 words. After they’re finished, your paper will meet all standards of academic writing.

Scribbr editors can also help you improve your writing by providing feedback, asking questions and making suggestions.

Accepting changes is a breeze with Word’s Track Changes, and most importantly, you are in full control of the edits you implement.

Additional Paper Editing Services

Structure Check

Would you like us to also look at the structure of your paper? That is possible!

We can make suggestions for optimizing the overall flow and the organisation of chapters, sections and paragraphs.

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Clarity Check

Every research paper can undoubtedly benefit from a fresh pair of eyes!

As they read your text, Scribbr editors can comment on parts that are unclear and flag contradictions.

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Reference Check

Based on your preferred reference style, reference specialists can make sure your sources are cited correctly.

This includes both in-text citations and your reference list.

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Scribbr editors

Only the best paper editors


Scribbr editors are vetted and trained by our quality management team. They have earned a 9.8 rating out of 25,000 customer reviews. You can rest assured that only the best editors will proofread your paper.

Every editor has completed the Scribbr Academy, during which they are paired with an senior editor to refine and perfect their craft.

Combined with technology and other quality assurance methods, we can guarantee a perfect paper edit the first time!

How does it work?

upload and select pages

Easy upload & select pages

Easily upload your whole document and select the pages you want to have proofread. You pay only for the words you want checked!


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

You can add the Structure Check, Clarity Check or Reference Check to your order. Then, choose your deadline. We have a 24-hour rush service, in addition to 3-day and 7-day options.

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Tamara Anissa 20 June 2018

Was very helpful and fast especially…

Was very helpful and fast especially with the amount of words I have for my thesis. The feedbacks were also very detailed, not only that it helped me understand better way of writing, it also helped my train of thoughts. Very recommended for your paper quality.

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Hennning Pettersen 19 June 2018

Fast and cheap service

Fast and cheap service. The proof reader gave me constructive comments in addition to the word proofing.

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Sok. 19 June 2018

Margaret, from Scribbr, went above and beyond

Margaret went above and beyond. I was pleasantly surprised to read helpful, thoughtful comments about my paper, and am truly appreciative of her efforts. Professional, extremely helpful, and so absolutely impressed. Thank you, Margaret. I will absolutely be using Scribbr for all future editing services (and hopefully I get to work with Margaret again).

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N.E. Groeskamp 18 June 2018

Thesis Revision

Liz understood the base of my thesis very well and her comments were very helpful and instructive to me. She delivered her work very quickly, I received my edited work the same evening. Her help made a difference!

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Jonas 18 June 2018

Dissertation Proofreading

High quality proofreading and fast service for a document with 80,000 words!

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DC 18 June 2018

The first time I've used any editing service

This is the first time I've used any service to assist with academic paper writing. To say I was skeptical would be an understatement.However, the service and support exceeded my expectations enormously. The comments were essential, numerous and courteous.I was amazed that, in just a 72 hour turnaround, the editor, Phil, was able to actually plow through my 40 page paper, let alone understand and comment concisely, but comprehensively.In short, loved the experience. I'm a better academic for it. And loved the thoughtfulness, gentleness but thoroughness of the comments.

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Mateo Lesizza 15 June 2018

Really useful

Really useful

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Jenna 14 June 2018

Excellent Scribbr

If you are in a rush to let someone professional to proofread an important paper, Scribbr is your best choice. They are very efficient. They can accept your order very quickly and also give you feedback as soon as possible with very high quality edition. Scribbr is also introduced by others to me. I tried, and it is really good as others say. Highly recommended!

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chung ming Kwan 11 June 2018

Excellent services and high quality of review on my thesis

Excellent services and high quality of work.

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Beatriz Cordenunsi-Lysenko 11 June 2018

Excellent service

Excellent service, very professional and very fast!!!

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Loaay Wattad 11 June 2018

Very professional!

WOW! Thank you very much for everything.. GREAT job. Next time I want Lisa to help me again! Very professional!

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Stian Brynildsen 10 June 2018

Scribber is very effective

Scribber is very effective

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Alexandra López 9 June 2018

The prices are a little high but in the…

The prices are a little high but in the end they do a very good job. They had a very quick response. Would definitely recommend it.

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Y Doris 8 June 2018

I think my work was really improved by…

I think my work was really improved by your help, thanks so much!

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Nicolene Murdoch 7 June 2018

You can trust them to make your thesis better!

This is an excellent site. Good service. Personalised communication and timely responses. Thorough editing was done and all my questions were answered. Highly recommend any student to use this service. I shopped around and they are well priced as well.

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Olga Tryfonos 6 June 2018

Quite fair review and keen on details

Quite fair review and keen on details

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Antonio 6 June 2018

Very useful site

Very useful site! Just three days to have my thesis corrected

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Fra V 5 June 2018

Great review

Great review

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Siyang 5 June 2018

I am very happy that I chose Scibbr for…

I am very happy that I chose Scibbr for my thesis profreading. I like that Scibbr asks for detailed information on the paper, such as the field of study, and also my comments to the editor so that I can tell the editor what I would like the editor to change. The editor has done a really nice, professional work and improved the text a lot. The editor also provided some general feedback, things that I should pay attention to in the future.

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K Dome 5 June 2018

Chelsea did a great job editing my…

Chelsea did a great job editing my document and providing me suggestions to improve clarity and consistency. She was enthusiastic regarding my topic and definitely provided a great value in my dissertation journey. I would definitely seek out Chelsea to help again when I reach my next milestone in my research.

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What type of documents does Scribbr check?

Scribbr is specialized in editing study related documents. We check:

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What is our Proofreading & Editing service?

Proofreading & Editing entails checking for errors or omissions, whether typographical, linguistic, coding or positional; wrong usage of words and expressions; and inconsistencies. On top of that, your editor will help you become a better writer in the future with a personal improvement letter.

Language use will be improved

Your editor will correct:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Academic style
  • Sentence structure
  • Punctuation
  • Word choice
  • Incorrect and unclear words or sentences

Personal feedback with tips and suggestions

Your editor will give you feedback about:

Your editor will proofread your document using Word’s Track Changes. When you receive your text back, you can simply accept all changes.


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How long does it take to have my thesis checked?

You can choose between three set time periods. The editor can edit your thesis within 24 hours, 72 hours or 1 week. The deadline is set as soon as you have paid.

Do you need to hand in your thesis in four days? Please choose either the 72 hours or 24 hours deadline. All the editing periods include weekends and holidays.

You will receive a notification via text message and email as soon as your thesis has been edited.

Check the How it works page for more information.

Can I upload my thesis in sections?

Yes, you can upload your thesis in sections.

We try our best to ensure that the same editor checks all the different sections of your thesis. When you upload a new file, our system recognizes you as a returning customer, and we immediately contact the editor who helped you before.

However, we cannot guarantee that the same editor will be available. Your chances are higher if

  1. You send us your text as soon as possible and
  2. You can be flexible about the deadline.

Please note that the shorter your deadline is, the bigger the risk that your previous editor is not available.

If your previous editor isn’t available, then we will inform you immediately and look for another qualified editor. Fear not! Every Scribbr editor follows the Scribbr Improvement Model and will deliver high-quality work.

However, every editor has a slightly different editing style, so you may notice small inconsistencies in editing choices. As with every proofreading order, be sure to carefully review your editor’s changes and suggestions as you finalize your text to ensure that everything is as you want it.
Can I have my thesis edited during weekends and holidays?

Yes, our editors also work during the weekends and holidays.

Because we have many editors available, we can check your thesis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. This includes weekends and holidays.

Do you choose for a 72 hour deadline and do you upload your thesis on a Thursday evening? Then you will have your thesis back by Sunday evening!

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following payment methods:

Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro and Diners Club)
Transaction fee of 2% – 3,9%.

Transaction fee of 3,5%.

Transaction fee of 3,2%.

WeChat Pay
Transaction fee of 2%.

No transaction fee.