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?

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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 $0.014 per word

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Valerie 13 October 2019

Great review with useful suggestions…

Great review with useful suggestions and comments

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Kate Sherman 10 October 2019

Very pleased with outcome!

My Scribbr editor did an excellent job correcting my personal statement for graduate school! He gave me many suggestions that helped strengthen my paper. Although it is a little pricey, I am more than pleased with the results!

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TheTenor 9 October 2019

This is from my own personal experience…

This is from my own personal experience of having my Master's dissertation proofread. The deadline was tight and initially, I was unsure of what to expect. However, my concerns were soon allayed and my editor Janet did a fabulous job in getting my dissertation turned around in just 48 hrs and at the weekend. She provided supportive and constructive comments over and above what she was being paid for and the whole process ran extremely smoothly. To be honest I am not sure about how I feel at asking for the structure and style to be edited as that in my mind is the responsibility of the postgraduate in my case and the relationship with the dissertation supervisor. I am fairly comfortable with proofreading however as it is easy to become word blind and desensitized when you have been working so intensely on a dissertation for such a long period and another pair of eyes is always a good measure before submission in my opinion. I would recommend Scribber and I was very grateful for the service provided by my editor. I received my grade yesterday and got a 1st so I am more than happy that I chose to invest in having the work proofread and very grateful to Janet for her support.

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sermet OGUTCU 7 October 2019

The overall feedbacks and the…

The overall feedbacks and the corrections were excellent.

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Poeny McDowell 2 October 2019

David has given me some excellent…

David has given me some excellent suggestions regarding the structure of my essay.

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Caterina 2 October 2019

Great editing service

I really suggest the Scribbs service. The revisors are professionals, they help you to correct the mistakes and they also give you advice to make your work better. The service consists in the work corrected carefully, the comment of the revisor about the entire work and a sheet with your most common mistakes to pay attention for further works!

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aurelia Muller 1 October 2019

Very thorough proofread service

Very thorough proofread service

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Chijioke Olisah 1 October 2019

Manuscript accepted for publication after english language editing

I submitted my manuscript to scribbr for English Language editing and other professional grammatical cleanup. The language editing by the scribbr editor was very thorough and he gave suggestions on how to improve my writing skills. After effecting the changes the manuscript was accepted in a Journal of IF - 3.78. The service was relatively cheap. Thanks Scribbr

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Souzi deutschland 1 October 2019

Great experience very professional team…

Great experience very professional team and work I am very satisfied and planning to work with you in the future. Thanks

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Helena 28 September 2019

Excellent and fast service

Excellent and fast service. My paper has been accepted after a revision by an editor of Scribbr. I recommend it.

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Natalie 25 September 2019

This is an amazing service

This is an amazing service. I desperately needed help to edit an application in French and my editor was kind, prompt, and incredibly helpful and I learned a lot from all her comments that I can use next time I need to write something in French. I will definitely be using this service every time I need some copy editing help.

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Lee Smith 25 September 2019

Excellent service

Excellent service, with realistic estimates in terms of turnaround times. Highly recommended

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jp_sonic 25 September 2019

The editor did a great job.

The editor did a great job.

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2021 23 September 2019

Lisa is the best

Lisa is the best

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Cherylanne 22 September 2019

Heaven sent

The edits were easy to accept when using Microsoft Word track changes. What I was most impressed with were the suggestions to help with clarity. It gave me very clear guidance on how to better achieve my objective. Very impressed and will continue to use.

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raz godelnik 21 September 2019

great work

great work. I was very satisfied with it!!

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Kr 19 September 2019

Very good

Very good service

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most wanted 17 September 2019

Excellent editors

Excellent editors with exceptional abilities. I had a document of 17000 words; they were able to proofread it in 24 hours. Don't hesitate to ask their help to get higher marks.

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Jun-Li Liu 17 September 2019

High quality professional service

High quality professional service

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Lahari Sengupta 15 September 2019

Helpful editing.

I liked their editing. It helped me a lot. My text has been more compact and correct.

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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 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.

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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