Our academic editing and proofreading services

Dissertation Proofreading

Your dissertation can be carefully and sensitively proofread by one of our talented, professional editors, ensuring that your written English is clear, fluent and precise.

A piece of work that you can take immense pride in.

Dissertation Proofreading

Thesis Proofreading

Writing your PhD thesis invariably takes great time and effort.

By using our thesis proofreading service you can be sure that all your endeavours to build an original, persuasive argument will be fully recognized and appreciated.

Thesis Proofreading

Essay Proofreading

Essay writing can be a major challenge, requiring language that is concise, vigorous and engaging.

Our experienced editors can offer invaluable advice on producing winning essays so that eventually you will no longer even need our essay proofreading service.

Essay Proofreading

Why academic proofreading?

Writing an academic essay or dissertation can be difficult and challenging. When you submit your work or prepare your essay for publication you need 100% certainty that it is completely free of errors, inconsistencies and grammatical muddle.

By using the Scribbr Academic Proofreading Service all mistakes are corrected and with our friendly feedback you will learn how to be a better writer.

We’ve already proofread over 10,000 academic documents!

What do our customers say?

So far, 1.404 students have rated us on the independent review platform Trustpilot.

9.9
Jason 15 July 2019

Frank did an amazing job

Frank did an amazing job, which greatly exceeded my expectations! He caught over five-times the number of errors that I thought may have existed. I accepted nearly all of his proposed changes, and the few that I did not, I seriously considered.He had many ways to better word things, which greatly improved the clarity of my writing. He corrected many subject-verb agreement flaws, which I am weak at, and he separated compound sentences with commas, which I rarely forget. Frank has an incredible eye for detail; for example, he even caught missing spaces within a couple formulas and tables.Frank was familiar with the subject matter—economics—down to the technical level. For example, he knew that economists conventionally write price elasticities of demand as positive numbers, although they are technically negative numbers. As I did not mention this in my text, he knew it would confuse my readers, and he recommended I explain this technicality in more detail. I was very impressed! Frank also gave advice on how to present graphs/equations more clearly, and he caught a few labeling errors between these and the body of the text, which is well beyond what traditional proofreaders do.These are only a few examples of how Frank has improved my writing. I give Frank five out of five stars—he is truly a master in his field. Without question, I will use Scribbr’s services again, and I will recommend them to my friends, colleagues, and students. Thank you!

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Rafael Licursi 15 July 2019

I had the impression that the editor is…

I had the impression that the editor is not quite familiar with the field of study of my article. Besides that, in my last Scribbr review, almost every sentence was reconstructed in a more direct way, differently from this review. Or my English has really improved from that time to today (since I learned with the corrections from the last review), or the review was this time made in less detail. As I do not know, I will give 5 stars to avoid being unfair. However, I will think twice in ordering Scribbr again.

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Phuong-Thao Tran 15 July 2019

excellent service :)

excellent service :)

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NoName 13 July 2019

Perfect service

Scribbr is a fantastic service for students that need help on editing their works. Excellent customer service, very responsive and reliable. I have worked with two editors so far (Katie and Lora), and both are amazing in their works. Really appreciate all their help. I look forward to sending in my next essay for review.

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W. Craig Gilliam 12 July 2019

Great job

Great job! Excellent resource. Thanks

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Olav 11 July 2019

Service works excactly as advertised

Service works excactly as advertised, and with high quality.

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Tammy 11 July 2019

Excellent work!!

Excellent work!!! so fast (I've reached to it only now...) smart and easy to follow! Thank you so much!

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Aino 11 July 2019

Fantastic and timely response with a…

Fantastic and timely response with a lot of helpful tips! Would definitely recommend Janneke, and Scribbr in general!

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A. Kallstrom 10 July 2019

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I had very good experience. My reader Megan was super and she gave me very important tips to improve my article. I will use service again.

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Ash Port 10 July 2019

Quick and will help you understand your…

Quick and will help you understand your mistakes so you can improve.

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Mingzhu Liu 8 July 2019

good and fast editing work~

good and fast editing work~

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Gerry Campbell 8 July 2019

This is my first time using Scribbr

This is my first time using Scribbr, but it won't be my last My editor was very thorough and I could the compassion that she had just by reading her comments. Now I don't feel unsure about turning in my final copy to the anthologist; thanks to Robyn.

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Alicia 8 July 2019

Christina did a great job on my essay…

Christina did a great job on my essay and providing it with the cohesiveness it needed. Even just the little word or grammatical changes that were suggested completely transformed my essay! Would absolutely use this service again! Thanks Christina!

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Danielle Sutherland 6 July 2019

Reasonable cost and stuck to their…

Reasonable cost and stuck to their deadline!

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Tatjana Domnina 5 July 2019

The Best Editor

Lora Milan was very helpful, very prompt, giving always an excellent feedback to all my papers. I have worked with Lora for the last 8 months and never been disappointed, her editing work has been done in timely manner, with detailed feedback and high quality.

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David Peterson 3 July 2019

I highly recommend this service!

The editor was patient and thorough in the proofreading and restructuring of my PhD dissertation. He provided detailed feedback so I understood why certain suggested changes were made, and was particularly helpful with reorganizing and trimming my abstract so it fit general formatting and content standards. I now feel more confident about how my dissertation will be evaluated through my institution's external review process.

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Megan P 2 July 2019

Don't hesitate to use this service

Don't hesitate to use this service! It's amazing and the editing was so much better and more in depth than I thought it would be. I am very pleased and am so glad I tried it out! Will definitely be using Scribbr again.

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Dulcidio de la Guardia 2 July 2019

This service is of great assistance

This service is of great assistance in making your essays more professional with clearer flow. They will make changes on your paper and explain why the change makes sense. Then you can decide if you want to accept the change or not.

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Stein Kolsto 2 July 2019

I found the proofreading very…

I found the proofreading very satisfactory

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Alberto Rodriguez 1 July 2019

Very helpful and prompt

Very helpful and prompt

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Submit a completely error-free document

If you are an ESL student whose English skills leave room for improvement, or just wish to ensure there are no language mistakes in your document, then why not use the Scribbr Academic Proofreading Service?

By using our proofreading service all mistakes will be corrected via Track Changes in Microsoft Word. Our editors will also provide friendly, helpful feedback on how to improve your writing.

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Academic documents

Scribbr specializes in proofreading academic documents. All our editors have themselves written a dissertation or thesis and have first-hand experience of all the struggles that this entails.

Why not allow these willing specialists to help to improve your own writing?

Helped over 10.000 students and academics

Scribbr has many satisfied customers and has already proofread over 10,000 documents.

We would love to help you improve your document too.

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academic proofreading service mission

Scribbr is an academic proofreading service founded in 2012. The company has grown to include over 400 editors, and is now one of the largest academic proofreading companies.

We deliver premium quality work at a fair and competitive price. Both students and academics value our quality and our prompt service, rating our service at 9.9.

Questions?

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The team is 24/7 available for your questions.

Frequently asked questions

Is the editor an expert in my field of study?

When you place an order, you can specify your field of study and we’ll match you with an editor who has familiarity with this area.

However, our editors are language specialists, not academic experts in your field. Your editor’s job is not to comment on the content of your dissertation, but to improve your language and help you express your ideas as clearly and fluently as possible.

This means that your editor will understand your text well enough to give feedback on its clarity, logic and structure, but not on the accuracy or originality of its content.

Good academic writing should be understandable to a non-expert reader, and we believe that academic editing is a discipline in itself. The research, ideas and arguments are all yours – we’re here to make sure they shine!

Can I contact my editor directly?

You won’t have direct contact with your editor, but if you have questions before, during or after the editing process, you can always contact them via the Scribbr support team. We’ll make sure the editor answers your questions.

The editor will also see full details of your order. If your supervisor has given you specific instructions, if you have language questions for the editor, or if there’s a particular area of concern you’d really like them to focus on, you can include these at the ordering stage and we’ll pass them on.

English is not my first language. Can you fix all my mistakes?

Yes! Our editors are all native speakers, and they have lots of experience editing texts written by ESL students. They will make sure your grammar is perfect and point out any sentences that are difficult to understand. They’ll also notice your most common mistakes, and give you personal feedback to improve your writing in English.

What is our Proofreading & Editing service?

Proofreading & Editing entails checking for errors or omissions, whether typographical, linguistic, coding or positional; wrong usage of words and expressions; and inconsistencies. On top of that, your editor will help you become a better writer in the future with a personal improvement letter.

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:

  • Verb tenses
  • Writing numbers
  • Introducing abbreviations
  • Taboo words
  • And some basic language rules!

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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I have a tight deadline. Can you edit my document in time?

You choose the turnaround time when ordering. We can return your dissertation within 24 hours, 3 days or 1 week. These timescales include weekends and holidays. As soon as you’ve paid, the deadline is set, and we guarantee to meet it! We’ll notify you by text and email when your editor has completed the job.

Very large orders might not be possible to complete in 24 hours. On average, our editors can complete around 13,000 words in a day while maintaining our high quality standards. If your order is longer than this and urgent, contact us to discuss possibilities.

Always leave yourself enough time to check through the document and accept the changes before your submission deadline.

How do I receive my document when the editor has finished proofreading?

After your document has been edited, you will receive an email with a link to download the document.

The editor has made changes to your document using ‘Track Changes’ in Word. This means that you only have to accept or ignore the changes that are made in the text one by one.

It is also possible to accept all changes at once. However, we strongly advise you not to do so for the following reasons:

  • You can learn a lot by looking at the mistakes you made.
  • The editors don’t only change the text – they also place comments when sentences or sometimes even entire paragraphs are unclear. You should read through these comments and take into account your editor’s tips and suggestions.
  • With a final read-through, you can make sure you’re 100% happy with your text before you submit!