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 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.

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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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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

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9.8
Yanal Fakhoury 30 July 2020

Outstanding Services

I would like to thank Scribbr and specifically Natalie for there amazing work. They're so professional and genuine. They did a great job helping me out with my work. I would most definitely seek out their services again. Thank you

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Joel zhou 29 July 2020

It helps

It helps, however sometimes it’s too vague to simple label “please verify” or just highlight the phrases. A clear and simple guideline would be extremely helpful to compare with the charges.

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Heshu 29 July 2020

Excellent

The editor Ben did proof editing my paper. Every change was clear and I even got explanation and tips to get better in writing. I got my paper back before the deadline and I received a message. I am very happy with the quality of the proof reading and the service of scribbr. They even work 24/7!

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Mohsen Veysi 24 July 2020

Great job!

Great job! I recommend it to everyone, you will have your paper perfectly edited, and you will learn how to write!

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sercan alturk 23 July 2020

Good review!

Good review!

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yv 21 July 2020

Great for proofreading, did not add much to strengthen my work

The service is trustworthy and helpful for proofreading purposes, but a bit expensive given that I don't think the service goes beyond that. The editor did *not* help to make my dissertation stronger and overall the service is less than what I had hoped for. The editor provided a lot of helpful general comments on grammar, structure and spelling. For some of the comments I didn't understand what they were talking about or how to fix the problem raised. I would give 3 stars, because for example I did not receive feedback to fully address structure & clarity (e.g. What will your editor do?: "Make sure your text tells a clear and logical story", "Comment on the logic behind your argumentation" or "Whether or not each individual chapter supports your document’s main goal") as promised on the website. In addition, it seems the editor did not review my university-specific / supervisor’s guidelines that I uploaded during the order process. Also, I think it would be helpful to have more information on the background of the editor and limited correspondence opportunities with the editor to clarify certain elements in the review. It was unclear how to make contact and time for me was limited. I give 4 stars because there was no argument about my feedback and I got about 1/8 of the total service price refunded. So they stick to their word about customer satisfaction guarantee.

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Tahani Ali 19 July 2020

The best

The best editing website 👍👍👍

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Marcin 18 July 2020

Great job!:-)

Great job!:-)

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MarcT 13 July 2020

I have come back to Lora again and…

I have come back to Lora again and again as I complete my master's papers and thesis.Scribbr has served as an excellent resource to ensure my writing is clearer and points come across with academic rigor.

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luis martínez rubio 13 July 2020

Very Useful

Very useful and sometimes a great help to fill some references.

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Susan 11 July 2020

Thank you for taking off some of the…

Thank you for taking off some of the pressure of research writing. I have had so much success with this resource!

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Abdulaziz Alsalem 10 July 2020

Wonderful editing

Wonderful editing . Thank you so much Really, I am happy.

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Ulrika 10 July 2020

Great proofreading service

Great proofreading service that helped me to really improve my paper. Also great delivery that was well within the time frame given. Will use again.

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Sergio Barría 10 July 2020

Excelent APA generator

I have been complicated many times about APA norm, but this page has saved me many times this year

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Sophia Mosby Lance 9 July 2020

This was fast, highly recommend!

This was fast, easy, and stress free. When working on homework and research, the last concern should be whether or not references are properly cited. After using this free service I feel relief with the results of my final paper!

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JK 9 July 2020

Research article

My research article improved a lot thanks to the Scribbr reviewer.

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Hiep Hoang 8 July 2020

Higly recommend.

Higly recommend. Very professional work and fast delivery. The reader checked very detailed error and grammar mistake.

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CATHRINE BANGA 8 July 2020

Book chapter Proofread

I have not yet received feedback from the editor on the document, but what i read after the proofread is just amazing and no doubt that my paper will successfuly go through the publishers. Thank you kindly.

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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.

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Daniel Choe 30 June 2020

Scribbr is an excellent website.

Scribbr is an excellent website.

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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.