How does the paper editing process work?

upload and select pages

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 Reference Check 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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Reference Check

Reference specialists can make sure your sources are cited correctly, whether you use APA style, MLA format or any other citation style.

The reference specialist will make sure your in-text citations, footnotes and reference page 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 $0.016 per word

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What students are saying about us

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4.9
HA 24 October 2020

Timely and high quality

Timely and high quality. Very supportive.

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customer 21 October 2020

Good review for a writing sample

Great review and feedback for a writing sample for graduate school.

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EL 18 October 2020

Very thorough edit

Very thorough edit. Did not change my voice at all. Gave lots of suggestions which were all very helpful.

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Red 18 October 2020

This is an outstanding service for your…terrific service

This is an outstanding service for your writing. Clear, accurate, and precise responses to your work. Excellent work.

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Juanita Valdez 18 October 2020

The paper I wrote was subpar

The paper I wrote was subpar, but the editors at Scribbr really took it up to the professional level I needed. I would use again 100%

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Khiêm Nguyễn 17 October 2020

Great service! Excellent

I requested the Scribbr team to proofread my document. It was really great! There was a lot of notes and edits to improve my writing, and I felt the paragraphs improved a lot. The editor understood the goal of my writing and suggest improvements accordingly. The editor even finished my document sooner than expected. I recommend Scribbr proofread service and probably use Scribbr in the future.

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RD 14 October 2020

Smooth process

It was overall a smooth process and the editing clearly improved the readability of the manuscript.

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anonymous 14 October 2020

Very Helpful

Very thorough commenting and professional help!

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Ronna Fruth 14 October 2020

I haven't been to school in over 30…

I haven't been to school in over 30 years so this was a lifesaver for me. The turnaround time was amazing. I highly, highly recommend using Scribbr

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Mason Poff 13 October 2020

this helped a lot with me outlining and…

this helped a lot with me outlining and to structure my essay. thank you! :)

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Alia Shubber 11 October 2020

Thanks for everything

Thanks for everything! You guys are grate. You’re comments are very clear and they helped me a lot with the essay.

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Eduardo González Zetina 9 October 2020

Just excellent

Just excellent. Thanks.

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Hamza zine 8 October 2020

You did a great work

You did a great work. Thank you!

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Sy Chen 7 October 2020

Their work is very professional

Their work is very professional, and they left insightful comments and suggestions besides correcting your grammar and paragraph structures.

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Hiep Hoang 4 October 2020

2nd time use Scribbr service

Very fast service and high quality of product delivered. Extremely satisfied.

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AL 4 October 2020

Good proofreading, lackluster reference checking

I used Scribbr to proofread my master's thesis and included reference checking to the package. I have a mixed feelings about the end result. I'm very satisfied with the proofreading and editing part. The person doing the proofreading was clearly not from my exact field of study, but did nevertheless a wonderful job. The quality of the language used in my thesis improved substantially, and the comments were insightful. I'm less satisfied with the quality of the reference checking. There was clearly no coordination between the two editors and the person doing the reference checking made changes that contradicted both APA style guidelines and style used in the main text. He also made some changes to contents of the citations that I could not verify to be correct. All in all, I had to revert many of the changes and it caused a lot of extra work for me. I also asked the customer service for clarification about some of the stylistic choises made by the reference checker. They promised to consult a "Reference Specialist", but never got back to me. Update: After writing this review, I was contacted by Scribbr customer service. They apologized for the quality of the reference check and the communication breakdown with the customer service, and promised to refine their processes so that these kinds of incidents would not occur. Because I had already submitted my thesis and no additional editing was possible, they offered me a full refund for the reference check. I'm happy with the solution.

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Marta 2 October 2020

Best service ever

The price estimation procedure is simple, clear and super fast. I particularly appreciated the possibility to review clarity of my writing. For both of my orders the proofread documents were sent back before the deadline. And my editor provided in-depth comments and grammar explanations for frequent mistakes. And she also sent a kind word about the subject matter of my paper. I will definitely use the service again and already recommended it to my colleagues.

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Mei Ding 30 September 2020

The editor has done a good job

The editor has done a good job! I like it. Thank you all.

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Luke 30 September 2020

Very pleased with every aspect of…

Very pleased with every aspect of Scribbr's language proofing service. Great value for money.

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Danielle Schofield 28 September 2020

Great service will definitely use again

Great service will definitely use again

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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.