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 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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Essay 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.

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. Rest assured that your editor is familiar with your field of study.

Choose proofreading service and deadline

Additional services and deadline

You can add the Structure Check, Clarity Check or Reference Check to your order. Finally, choose your deadline. We have a fast 24-hour service, as well as 3-day and 7-day options.

Starting at $0.016 per word

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9.7
Ghost righter 6 December 2019

My editor was thorough

My editor was thorough, exacting and gave very diligent and insightful feedback that tremendously enhanced the quality of my manuscript. I will certainly be utilizing this service again and recommend it without reservation.

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Jan Mikael Lundmark 5 December 2019

Quick and good feedback

Quick and good feedback. Works well for legal texts dealing with complex legal areas.

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Robert Lefevre 5 December 2019

Maintain your objectivity

It is important for another set of eyes to look at your important work in order to maintain objectivity and ensure positive outcomes. Your friends may spare your feelings, and your professor may not have the time. Do yourself a solid and pay a professional to provide you with the services you need and the peace of mind you require. I could not be happier with Kate at Scribbr. She did an impeccable job with my work. My masters project was accepted and approved by my school in 4 days, rather than the average 14 days.

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Nicole 4 December 2019

Excellent :)

Excellent :) Scribbr really gets my work done. I wrote in a personal note on how I wanted my statements to be engaging and strong, and the editors really did a great job of tailoring my statement. I subscribed to another app that corrects grammar and they also provide human proofreading service, but I was so disappointed about it; it costs less than Scribbr, but they almost didn't correct anything. The money should be well spent anyway, and I would definitely recommend Scribbr.

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Theresa 4 December 2019

Amazing customer service, but mistakes happen

I had a really nice experience working with Scribbr to help with proofreading and editing my Extended Essay (it helped especially because I am not a native speaker). Really promptly after I submitted my order, customer service called me (as well as e-mailed) to clarify questions regarding the essay and to make sure I don't have the wrong expectations (eg. they cannot cut words). The lady I was speaking to was very friendly. Every e-mail I sent was answered quickly. The only problem was that, on the day of the deadline (it was supposed to be three days ending on Wednesday 5pm) I get an e-mail saying that the editor had Hardware problems and that my edited document cannot be accessed anymore. They said they could try and find an alternative editor, who would be able to send it the same day by 11pm. They also offered instead to refund me the amount I paid for the proofreading. In the end it was compromised that they would find me an alternative editor and would refund me 20% of what I paid to make up for my troubles (as I was pressed for time). I actually received the document before the newly agreed to deadline (at 6 instead of 11pm). The edits seem very competent and are explained clearly. Huge thanks to Richard for editing it so extensively in such a short amount of time. I would rather give a "Very Good" instead of just good, but excellent doesn't really apply as it did give me some inconvenience and stress. Overall I must say I have never before encountered a more friendly, dedicated and helpful customer service/staff than I have here with Scribbr. It was a real pleasure, despite everything, and I would therefore recommend Scribbr if you need help with essays or any other documents.

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Oliver Rossmannek 4 December 2019

Great service!

Great service!

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MarcT 3 December 2019

This is my second time using Scribbr…

This is my second time using Scribbr for my academic papers. Again I am impressed by the value I received and the amount of care that Lora, the editor, took in improving on my language and commenting on the logic of my argument. I will certainly continue to use Scribber as I complete my thesis.

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Krysta Gleeson 2 December 2019

doctoral edits

While editing my proposal for my doctoral study, I was at a roadblock in terms of my editing skills. I needed a proofreader/grammar edit in the worst way. Scribbr paired me with a wonderful, thorough editor and I was able to submit my proposal to my chair for review with better confidence than I have in the past. I will surely return! Thank you!!!

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Simon 2 December 2019

Everything was fine

Everything was fine

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Mariam Al-Naser 2 December 2019

Professional work

Professional work , on time , fast reply , thank you very much

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Kate Goldberg 28 November 2019

Dissertation review

Dissertation review: very constructive I asked for proof reading and clarity feedback on my dissertation. It was reviewed by two editors and they not only improved my paper but also provided constructive feedback. They explained their changes so I would learn in the future and asked good questions. I really appreciated the work and will be sending it back again before submitting the final version for my defense. Thank you!

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khaled alahmadi 26 November 2019

Great service and professional

Great service and professional

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Staci Ford 26 November 2019

Fabulous

My editor was fabulous and exceeded my expectations in many ways! I should have used this service earlier in my dissertation process because I learned so much through the editor’s work. Very high quality!!

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seldere 25 November 2019

Amazing service

Amazing service, very helpful team.

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Elizabeth 23 November 2019

Great for international students!

Scribbr is an excellent service for international students, which really helps to deal with the nuances and specific features of English writing. The individual approach and comprehensive comments provided by the editor are lucid and helpful. I recommend the service!

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Francesco Zoffoli 21 November 2019

Both writers were very good

Both writers were very good

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Rebekah 20 November 2019

Worth it!

Great service! I will definitely be using again!

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Abdul 15 November 2019

Excellent service

Excellent service and reasonable price. I was short in time and received really quality service from Scibbr in very short time-frame. Many thanks for Tim, for his useful feedback and advice. I will use this service again and I do highly recommend it to other PhD/Masters student.

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Peter 15 November 2019

Very good

Professional, responsible and impressive editing work with well qualified follow-up service.

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Ehsan Daneshvar 14 November 2019

Excellent service by Scribbr

If you have a document that you need English check/proofreading before submission, I strongly recommend Scribbr team. According to my experience, I can say that they are professional and sincere in their work. They also respect too much your time and return your order on time.

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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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Frequently asked questions

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What type of documents does Scribbr check?

Scribbr is specialized in editing study related documents. We check:

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What is the Clarity Check?

The Clarity Check is an additional service that you can purchase when you have your thesis proofread and edited by Scribbr.

If you select the Clarity Check, then your editor will provide you with useful feedback to help you improve your reasoning and ensure that what you’ve written is comprehensive and clear.

The editor will provide this feedback using two checklists and in-text comments. Our editors never implement this feedback directly, as it often concerns your ideas and argumentation.

Note that our editors can only consider the internal logic and clarity of your text. They are not subject matter experts and can therefore not check your facts or tell you the content is correct.

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Can I upload my thesis in sections?

Yes, you can upload your thesis in sections.

We try our best to ensure that the same editor checks all the different sections of your thesis. When you upload a new file, our system recognizes you as a returning customer, and we immediately contact the editor who helped you before.

However, we cannot guarantee that the same editor will be available. Your chances are higher if

  1. You send us your text as soon as possible and
  2. You can be flexible about the deadline.

Please note that the shorter your deadline is, the bigger the risk that your previous editor is not available.

If your previous editor isn’t available, then we will inform you immediately and look for another qualified editor. Fear not! Every Scribbr editor follows the Scribbr Improvement Model and will deliver high-quality work.

However, every editor has a slightly different editing style, so you may notice small inconsistencies in editing choices. As with every proofreading order, be sure to carefully review your editor’s changes and suggestions as you finalize your text to ensure that everything is as you want it.

What if I am not happy with the edit?

Editing papers is still the work of people. And we, too, can make mistakes. If you’re not 100% happy with the edit, please let us know so we can find the solution that’s best for you, whether that’s a new edit or a refund.

Read more about our 100% happiness guarantee.

How long does it take to have my document checked?

You can choose between three set time periods. The editor can edit your paper within 24 hours, 72 hours or 1 week. The deadline is set as soon as you have paid.

Do you need to hand in your paper in four days? Please choose either the 72 hours or 24 hours deadline. All the editing periods include weekends and holidays.

You will receive a notification via text message and email as soon as your paper has been edited.

Check the How it works page for more information.

Can I have my thesis edited during weekends and holidays?

Yes, our editors also work during the weekends and holidays.

Because we have many editors available, we can check your thesis 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, all year round.

If you choose a 72 hour deadline and upload your thesis on a Thursday evening, you’ll have your thesis back by Sunday evening!

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following payment methods:

Credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Maestro and Diners Club)
Transaction fee of 2% – 3,9%.

PayPal
Transaction fee of 3,5%.

AliPay
Transaction fee of 3,2%.

WeChat Pay
Transaction fee of 2%.

iDEAL
No transaction fee.

What is our Proofreading & Editing service?

Our Proofreading & Editing service entails checking for typographical and linguistic errors, appropriate word choice, academic style and consistency. Additionally, your editor will help you become a better writer by providing you with a personalized improvement letter designed to help you recognize and correct your most common mistakes.

Language use will be improved

Your editor will correct:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Academic style
  • Sentence structure
  • Punctuation
  • Word choice
  • Incorrect and unclear words or sentences

Personal feedback with tips and suggestions

Your editor will give you feedback about:

Your editor will proofread your document using Word’s Track Changes. When you receive your text back, you can simply accept all changes.

 

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