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 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, 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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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.

Starting at $0.017 per word

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What students are saying about us

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4.8
Consumer 30 July 2021

Recommendable service

The editor red through the paper carefully and gave some valuable inputs. Furthermore the editor was super efficient and I got the paper much faster than expected. Really can recommend this service. 👍🏼

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Anon 29 July 2021

My editor did a good job on language…

My editor did a good job on language but if you are looking for someone to approve your thesis, you need to communicate better with your supervisor. I was super excited because my editor suggested a lot of changes, but he was not an expert in the field I was writing. He JUST knew about grammar and sentence structure. My supervisor rejected my thesis draft anyway. So don't expect any miracles and communicate primarily with your supervisor, Scribbr will just help you make your sentences grammatically correct. I asked Scribbr to help me with the suggestions my supervisor made but they said that wasn't a part of their service.

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JB 27 July 2021

Nice experience.

I needed a document proofread in order to submit it to a journal. The feedback came quickly and were very relevant. I recommend!

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Majed 26 July 2021

Thank you very much

Thank you very much. Your revision helped me a lot.

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anon 25 July 2021

very professional and meticulous work

very professional and meticulous work, plus useful tips for improving the article. top class!

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Dona Azizi 20 July 2021

Very thorough work

Very thorough work. I am happy with the results. The editor also worked very quick, which I appreciate. She also delivered extensive details about the errors in my text. I definitely recommend this service.

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KAPSA ELZBIETA 14 July 2021

fast and efficient help.

Thank you very much for fast and efficient help. very careful analysis of the text and comments .

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Tam 9 July 2021

Kaitlyn on the chat feature stayed with…

Kaitlyn on the chat feature stayed with me for an entire hour when I was unable to upload my paper as the screen froze. She uploaded for me and completed each step. She went above and beyond, give the girl a raise!!

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customer 7 July 2021

Incredible editing service!

I consider myself a good writer. When I sent my dissertation to Scribbr, I hoped I would get something back that was worth the investment. My editor Ben was incredible. He went above and beyond anything I expected. I was concerned that my editor would not understand my topic well and therefore would only make surface-level editing or revising suggestions. I felt like Ben not only understood good writing, he also seemed to understand my topic. He not only made many editing suggestions - following APA 7 AND my university's dissertation guide - but he also suggested ways to make my writing sound more professional. He found places in my paper where I needed to add transition paragraphs or reword sentences to make them clearer. I would highly recommend Scribbr to anyone needing professional editing services!

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Maria 7 July 2021

I was very happy with the work done by…

I was very happy with the work done by the editors! I handed in my Bachelor´s thesis in different parts and although different editors worked on the different parts, they turned out cohesive. Moreover, the editors added useful feedback and links regarding the mistakes make and how to prevent them in the future. Thanks a lot for your help!

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Katie L. 6 July 2021

Scribbr copyedited my dissertation and…

Scribbr copyedited my dissertation and did a wonderful job. The editor gave wonderful suggestions and insights. I appreciate all of her hard work!

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Beatriz 3 July 2021

I owe a debt of gratitude to Scribbr

I owe a debt of gratitude to Scribbr, in particular to editor Kristin! Her copyediting work is excellent! Indeed, editor Kristin's insightful comments and helpful feedback helped me to bring my doctoral dissertation to a higher level. I am forever grateful!

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Jordi 1 July 2021

Thesis checked on language and grammar

I sent my thesis for checking language and grammar. My editor Ben made really useful changes throughout my entire thesis, it lifted my thesis up to a way more professional and academic style, can't thank you enough, great service!

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Maria 1 July 2021

I got an English language edit on my…

I got an English language edit on my research paper. Very satisfied with the result.

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Diana Maria Contreras Mojica 29 June 2021

I already thank Alexandra for their…

I already thank Alexandra for their great job. She went through the document, not only checking English but also doing excellent suggestions. Thanks for allocating my manuscript to her. I am very grateful for that.

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Gregory Timmons 27 June 2021

Definitely was worth it

Definitely was worth it, Edited everything and gave awesome critiques. Will be using again.

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camille 26 June 2021

Amazing critical feedback and helpful editing for thesis proposal

The editors for my lit review and APA referencing helped me a lot! The critical feedback in writing and suggestions helped a lot in my writing and I was able to narrow down themes and questions for my thesis proposal! I was able to then pass and get accepted into the thesis programme. Thank you Scribbr! Worth the money and would definitely use again for my final thesis :)

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Tove 22 June 2021

The editor of Scribbr that checked my…Alexandra R.

The editor of Scribbr that checked my document really helped me out. Especially, I appreciated the comments inform me about confusing and uncompleted sentences. The feedback was excellent and enabled me to improve my writing and finish my work. Thank you!

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Xiangyang Mou 21 June 2021

Nice Job

Elaborate work on editing and proofreading!

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Manal Idrees 21 June 2021

I like the work

I like the work, thank u so much,

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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.