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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Steven Patterson 16 September 2020

really nothing more to add than a 5 out…

really nothing more to add than a 5 out of 5! Quick efficient service - Thanks Scribbr

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Mohammed Ayoub Alaoui Mhamdi 16 September 2020

Excellent service

Excellent service

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SANJIAO TANG 13 September 2020

The editing inspired quite a lot on my…

The editing inspired quite a lot on my academic writing, I will ask for help the next time when I need to finish another task.

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Aseel Nasser 13 September 2020

The best editing site ever

The best editing site ever

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Kelsey BOWERS 12 September 2020

Feedback, attention to detail, the CARE! All amazing.

The feedback I got on my writing (I submitted a personal statement for admissions to grad schools) was personalized, detailed, and tailored exactly to what I asked for when I submitted it. I got the opportunity to ask questions about specific parts, ask the editor to look at theme, tone, organization, and voice— all of which is something I struggle to do well with. Not only were ALL of my questions and concerns were addressed, but the way they were addressed was so.... human? Yeah, human. It was so clear that there was a human reading my paper that was consuming it as a human, not as a robot or a computer. She made sure it was alive, and that it was me. That’s exactly what I asked for. I got another edit within the same week, and I got the same wonderful editor, and since then, she welcomed me to email her questions (I have!!) and she responded SO quickly and thoroughly even though she wasn’t “on the clock” anymore. Can’t recommend enough.

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Me 12 September 2020

Can Highly Recommend

I have used this service three times now and can recommend to anyone. Will be using Scibbr to proof my PhD.

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Oliver 11 September 2020

Good Plagiarism Checker, But...

I used the plagiarism checker service to inspect one of my final projects for my PG course. I can say that it definitely works and provides a very comprehensive similarity report, which includes all the parts (including the sources) that match another piece of already published work (e.g., books, scientific journals, academic websites...etc.). The database is definitely huge. The similarity report can also be downloaded, which is a big plus! However, I have two main criticisms. The first one is that compared to the report generated by the plagiarism checker of my institution (which I believe is also powered by Turnitin), it missed out on some bits of texts. Although these were referenced properly, this leads me to believe that it may actually miss out on some potentially plagiarised texts. My second criticism is that the report often highlights random bits of text. Although this can be partially solved by excluding small matches, it still bumps up your similarity score, making you believe that you have plagiarised even if you have not! The price is rather steep too, in my opinion. I think you could try to implement more incremental pricing. For example, the price is the same whether you use 7,500 or 50,000 words. However, I have personally heard great things about the proofreading and editing services so I may try them out in the future. Thanks for reading my feedback! EDIT: Thank you for the tips. I appreciate the full refund and the top notch customer service.

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Jerome Hunter 10 September 2020

The editor was very kind and thorough…

The editor was very kind and thorough throughout the process.

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Cecilia Pacheco 10 September 2020

Excelent!!!

Excelent!!!

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Francesco Zoffoli 9 September 2020

wonderful job!

wonderful job! Thank you very much!

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Kritsadawatt 6 September 2020

Impressive

This is my first time with Scribbr, I am really impressed. My research papers are proofreaded and edited in every detail. The editor also gave personal suggestions to improve my writing skills. I look forward to use this service again for my next research paper.

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Ramanjeet Kaur 6 September 2020

easiest citation website to use

easiest citation website to use, left a review because i was so happy with it, no pop up ads after every citation and very easy to use, definitely bookmarked for the future

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MY 3 September 2020

helpful

it was helpful Thank you so much

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Will Shaver 30 August 2020

It was fast

It was fast, I couldn't find any other website including Easybib that I could actually understand and that was actually helpful. Then I found this and I am finally finished with my paper.

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Francesco Zoffoli 29 August 2020

Great job

Great job. Thank you

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Md Sohel Chowdhury 26 August 2020

It seems that the editor paid utmost…

It seems that the editor paid utmost attention while reviewing my manuscript. And it boosted up my confidence to submit my paper in an indexed journal. If i had an opportunity, I would give my editor 10 out of 10.

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MY 25 August 2020

Thank you to Scribbr editors,

Thank you to Scribbr editors, they are always helpful and great response.

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Yunqing Martin 22 August 2020

The editor's comments were detailed and…

The editor's comments were detailed and constructive. I sincerely thank the editor for putting this much effort on my journal article!

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Irene 20 August 2020

The proofreading was handed over before…

The proofreading was handed over before deadline. The commentaries were easy and precise, the correction included also some feed back on the general form, which was a welcomed extra. Also the guidelines tips on English grammar were useful. Overall good experience. Thanks.

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Holly 19 August 2020

The APA Referencing Generator was very…

The APA Referencing Generator was very helpful. I had used over 8 sources, yet they sorted them in alphabetical order for me. My only concern is that, when I click copy, it doesn't copy over correctly. Other than that, 5 stars!

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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.