How does the paper editing process work?

upload and select pages

Easily upload & select pages

Upload your paper and select which pages you want proofread. You pay only for the words you select.

editors

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.

Discover Citation Editing »

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.

Professional editing in just 24 hours

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Customers rate our proofreading service excellent!

Scribbr’s editing and proofreading services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,370 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.9
Adil Khan (Acexo) 1 July 2022

Was awesome and fast

Was awesome and fast. Thanks

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Maxim Beckers 29 June 2022

Satisfied

I was hesitant to use such a service on the Internet, but in the end I was really satisfied with the quality of the proofreading. It is quite expensive, but I think the price is reasonable for the professional service.

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Anonymous 28 June 2022

An excellent proofreading service

An excellent proofreading service. The editors were thorough, friendly and gave advice on subtle changes I could make to improve the quality of my expression. I would recommend this service to anyone who needs a second pair of eyes on a substantive writing project.

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Nadine 28 June 2022

Very good service

Very good service! When I saw the price, I was a little shocked at first. However, now that I have seen the work behind the corrections, I find it justified. I could really learn a lot from the hints and have learned a lot about scientific work. If you have the money, I really recommend it!

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Joane Adeclas 27 June 2022

Best editing experience

Great experience with categorized comments, tips, and overall comments.

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Dilayda 27 June 2022

I am very satisfied with the editing…

I am very satisfied with the editing and proofreading service offered by Scribbr. My editor Katherine did an exceptionally good job and I would like to thank her once again for her help.

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Addie Allison 27 June 2022

So helpful!

I felt so much better about my graduate essay submission after getting edits. The feedback was thoughtful and thorough.

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Ivan S. 26 June 2022

Great

Great! Highly recommend.

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Ili 24 June 2022

Cecille did a really great job to…

Cecille did a really great job to improve my thesis. Im very satisfied!

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N G 23 June 2022

Perfect

Perfect! this was exactly what my thesis needed.

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Michel Arm 22 June 2022

Great service!

Scribbr lifted my white paper to another level. I am delighted with the contribution!

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Simona Nastasi 20 June 2022

great correction job

I am very happy with the correction of my thesis. It was detailed and constructive. The comments were really helpful and informative. I can absolutely recommend this service!

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Hanna Linderholt 20 June 2022

A strong 4

The process was really simple and I got some advice and help with better grammar and structure of sentences. The customers service was also excellent in helping me with some questions. I want to give it a strong 4, the reason for this is that it helped a lot but my teacher still had some notes on grammar/sentences after the corrections of this service

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Kathleen Benjamin 19 June 2022

Highest praise and gratitude for this service

I cannot remotely begin to adequately express how grateful I am that this service is available and for the hard work of the editing team. The customizable options are absolutely phenomenal; the 24hour option is truly live saving. The user friendly website, process of looking at information for what services I needed, information to understand how the process would work, uploading my documents, options to add notes, timely emails, and ease of accessing the revised documents was truly an impressive service. The comments on my 'most common mistakes' is a resource I will be able to use going forward to improve my writing skills, so helpful! I would highly recommend this service to anyone and everyone (maybe don't wait until your project deadline is 2 days away, but if that does happen to you like it did me, you will be so thankful for choosing this service!)

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Vivian 17 June 2022

It was amazing!

It was amazing!! The feedback improved my PhD thesis to a great extend & I am extremely happy with the great feedback & input. It was all very transparent & comprehensible.

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Celia Mok 16 June 2022

Professional editing service!

The feedback is really helpful. The editor has corrected my grammatical mistakes and made my structure clear and smooth. Overall, the editor is very professional and I recommend the service to everyone who wants to improve their writings.

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Sjaan 12 June 2022

Great competence

Great competence, 100% recommendation!

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Tiger 12 June 2022

Editing was 5-Star but overall experience is 4-Star.

The editing, proofreading, structure checks, etc. was excellent as usual and deserved a 5-star rating. But due to the mistakes in the citation checks which was partly my fault as I did not provide the required Harvard Referencing Guides, thinking that it would be the same. But apparently, Scribbr's Harvard Referencing Guide is different from what we were provided by our university. So I rate this experience as 4-Star instead. 14/06/2022 - Updates Scribbr contacted me to understand my concerns. I have to admit that in this case, the faults lies with me as I checked several Harvard Referencing Guides which most of them, if not all have slight differences from the guide provided by my university. I have to admit that despite that, Scribbr was actually very meticulous and detailed explaining each and every edition. Had I given them my guide, they would have done a perfect job. Thus I feel that it is only fair that they deserve a 5-Star.

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Om Prakash Tripathi 10 June 2022

The manuscript was improved a lot

The manuscript was improved a lot. The flow of the text improved. Grammar corrected. Overall it was excellent job done.

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Sabrina Willme 9 June 2022

Assignment was delivered way ahead of…

Assignment was delivered way ahead of time. Good advice and fantastic work

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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.