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.

editors

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.

Discover the Structure Check »

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.

Discover the Clarity Check »

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.

Discover the Reference Check »

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 9.8 rating from thousands of satisfied students.

Starting at $0.016 per word

Calculate the costs

What students are saying about us

All our 1,714 reviews are verified and collected on the independent review platform Trustpilot.

9.8
Sofia 7 July 2020

An excellent work - beyond expectations

Our editor did an excellent work. It was great to get feedback on the manuscript, understand what were the most common mistakes and have comment tabs throughout the document. Any ambiguous sentence or correction was highlighted to ensure that the changes preserved the meaning of the sentence. It was beyond my expectations.

Read review on TrustPilot
Daniel Choe 30 June 2020

Scribbr is an excellent website.

Scribbr is an excellent website.

Read review on TrustPilot
Chris Hopper 28 June 2020

My editor exceeded my expectations

My editor exceeded my expectations and not only fixed my grammar but also suggested word choice options which made the work more professional. She then called me personally to see if I had any questions. Well worth the price.

Read review on TrustPilot
Michelle Robertson 28 June 2020

The editor who helped with my paper…

The editor who helped with my paper provided a lot of helpful comments. The comments were structured in away that I understood what they were talking about and what I needed to do in order to make the argument I was making in my paper stronger.

Read review on TrustPilot
Yara Salama 27 June 2020

AWESOME!

AWESOME! The best editing service ever! I'm 100% satisfied with the work done and I highly recommend it to researchers and to everyone who wants to get their writings polished.

Read review on TrustPilot
Mike Kolala 27 June 2020

Excellent job

The editing was excellent and precise. The paraphrasing of some parts was properly done without losing the meaning of edited parts. It was a job worth paying for. I am putting down my thoughts to write a book and will surely need your services. Thank you once more.

Read review on TrustPilot
Anthony Braaten 27 June 2020

You guys are cheap and do an…

You guys are cheap and do an exceptional job thank you

Read review on TrustPilot
Chris Lee 26 June 2020

I have received a reviewing service…

I have received a reviewing service that was greatly professional and seemed very carefully reviewed my manuscript. I sincerely and greatly appreciate the reviewer and after then, I requested another two more manuscripts. I was greatly satisfied with the service. Highly recommend!

Read review on TrustPilot
shane morand 25 June 2020

good to see you

good to see you

Read review on TrustPilot
MY 20 June 2020

Helpful!

Scribbr has been very helpful. The editors are very professional. I highly recommend everyone who are looking for and need editors/ proof readers! cheers

Read review on TrustPilot
Christoph 18 June 2020

Reviewers and Editors appreciated the…

Reviewers and Editors appreciated the proposed changes and still my style of writing was not broken. Thanks a lot!

Read review on TrustPilot
Haydar Alsaaidy 17 June 2020

Highly recommended

Hello everybody I experienced the proofreading and plagiarism check of scribbr team for four times and I found that the team members are very supportive and kind, the language expert are highly skilled. In my Ph.D. dissertation I highly appreciate the efforts of the team and Jordan and Shane to sort out the issue with my supervisor. I would never think again about my publications because I have scribbr. Therefore, I highly recommend my colleagues and friends to make use of scribbr language services. Regards

Read review on TrustPilot
Chester Carter 17 June 2020

Great feedback

Great feedback. It has helped me as a writer and a student

Read review on TrustPilot
Viviane 16 June 2020

Emily was fantastic in provided tracked…

Emily was fantastic in provided tracked changes and comments in the paper that helped me get on the right track to graduate. Thanks so much Emily!

Read review on TrustPilot
Caterina 15 June 2020

100% satisfied

Kindness, professionalism, and celerity: in my opinion, these three words define the Scribbr proofreading service. The text has been sent back to me within the established time, the reviewers are very prepared and meticulous with the corrections without being rude, on the contrary, adding many suggestions to improve it. I highly recommend it!

Read review on TrustPilot
Aarushi 15 June 2020

THE BEST WEBSITE EVER!!!

It has to be one of the best academic websites I have ever discovered. If you need to cite and maintain different reference lists for a lot of subjects, Scribbr is here to save your day. I struggled with many useless free citation generators and then I came across scribbr and my life changed forever.

Read review on TrustPilot
cedric daniels 13 June 2020

Thanks for the fast and reliable…

Thanks for the fast and reliable service to proofread my papers. Will be going back again. Thanks!

Read review on TrustPilot
Anna P 13 June 2020

Excellent service!

Very fast, very reliable service. The editor left very useful comments on my document that not only helped me improve the document itself, but will be useful for me in the future. Also it is very safe in terms of plagiarism , as you csn delete your document any time from the database, and the editors follow very strict guidelines.

Read review on TrustPilot
Chioma Jane Agwuncha 13 June 2020

The editor did a very good job

The editor did a very good job, and i am very pleased and satisfied with what the editor did

Read review on TrustPilot
Jaqueline Santos 13 June 2020

The staff is very attentive and does a…

The staff is very attentive and does a great job.

Read review on TrustPilot

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.

Take your paper to the next level

Edit my paper How does it work?

Questions?

Ask our team

Want to contact us directly? No problem. We are always here for you.

Frequently asked questions

See all
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.