Academic proofreading

Your Scribbr editor proofreads and edits your dissertation, thesis or essay. Choose services tailored to your needs.

Plagiarism Checker

Learn how to become an original writer. Use our Plagiarism Checker to understand, detect and avoid plagiarism.

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The easiest way to generate your APA style reference list and in-text citations – for free!

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What students write about us
Anon 29 July 2021

My editor did a good job on language…

My editor did a good job on language but if you are looking for someone to approve your thesis, you need to communicate better with your supervisor. I was super excited because my editor suggested a lot of changes, but he was not an expert in the field I was writing. He JUST knew about grammar and sentence structure. My supervisor rejected my thesis draft anyway. So don't expect any miracles and communicate primarily with your supervisor, Scribbr will just help you make your sentences grammatically correct. I asked Scribbr to help me with the suggestions my supervisor made but they said that wasn't a part of their service.

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JB 27 July 2021

Nice experience.

I needed a document proofread in order to submit it to a journal. The feedback came quickly and were very relevant. I recommend!

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Majed 26 July 2021

Thank you very much

Thank you very much. Your revision helped me a lot.

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anon 25 July 2021

very professional and meticulous work

very professional and meticulous work, plus useful tips for improving the article. top class!

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Jennifer Menden 24 July 2021

Scribbr ist mein bester Studi-Freund

Leider habe ich diese super Plattform zum Quellen formatieren erst in meinem letzten Semester entdeckt. Aber zum Glück rechtzeitig zur Bachelorarbeit. Das kostenlose, automatische APA Literaturverzeichnist ist einsame Spitze, einfach DOI eingeben und wie aus Zauberhand hat man seine akademische Quelle. I LOVE IT

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Dona Azizi 20 July 2021

Very thorough work

Very thorough work. I am happy with the results. The editor also worked very quick, which I appreciate. She also delivered extensive details about the errors in my text. I definitely recommend this service.

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KAPSA ELZBIETA 14 July 2021

fast and efficient help.

Thank you very much for fast and efficient help. very careful analysis of the text and comments .

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Anna T. _ 13 July 2021

Top !!

Top !!! Sehr zu empfehlen !

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Tam 9 July 2021

Kaitlyn on the chat feature stayed with…

Kaitlyn on the chat feature stayed with me for an entire hour when I was unable to upload my paper as the screen froze. She uploaded for me and completed each step. She went above and beyond, give the girl a raise!!

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customer 7 July 2021

Incredible editing service!

I consider myself a good writer. When I sent my dissertation to Scribbr, I hoped I would get something back that was worth the investment. My editor Ben was incredible. He went above and beyond anything I expected. I was concerned that my editor would not understand my topic well and therefore would only make surface-level editing or revising suggestions. I felt like Ben not only understood good writing, he also seemed to understand my topic. He not only made many editing suggestions - following APA 7 AND my university's dissertation guide - but he also suggested ways to make my writing sound more professional. He found places in my paper where I needed to add transition paragraphs or reword sentences to make them clearer. I would highly recommend Scribbr to anyone needing professional editing services!

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Maria 7 July 2021

I was very happy with the work done by…

I was very happy with the work done by the editors! I handed in my Bachelor´s thesis in different parts and although different editors worked on the different parts, they turned out cohesive. Moreover, the editors added useful feedback and links regarding the mistakes make and how to prevent them in the future. Thanks a lot for your help!

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Mlad 6 July 2021

Great

Sehr ausführliche Korrektur und Feedback.

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Katie L. 6 July 2021

Scribbr copyedited my dissertation and…

Scribbr copyedited my dissertation and did a wonderful job. The editor gave wonderful suggestions and insights. I appreciate all of her hard work!

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John Schmidt 6 July 2021

Super Service

Die Software zur Plagiatsprüfung ist übersichtlich und einfach anzuwenden. Das Ergebnis hat nicht meinen Erwartungen entsprochen, weshalb ich dem Service eine Mail geschrieben habe - nach kurzer Rücksprache wurde der gezahlte Betrag zurückerstattet. Einfach super Service und Unterstützung!

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Beatriz 3 July 2021

I owe a debt of gratitude to Scribbr

I owe a debt of gratitude to Scribbr, in particular to editor Kristin! Her copyediting work is excellent! Indeed, editor Kristin's insightful comments and helpful feedback helped me to bring my doctoral dissertation to a higher level. I am forever grateful!

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Jordi 1 July 2021

Thesis checked on language and grammar

I sent my thesis for checking language and grammar. My editor Ben made really useful changes throughout my entire thesis, it lifted my thesis up to a way more professional and academic style, can't thank you enough, great service!

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Maria 1 July 2021

I got an English language edit on my…

I got an English language edit on my research paper. Very satisfied with the result.

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Diana Maria Contreras Mojica 29 June 2021

I already thank Alexandra for their…

I already thank Alexandra for their great job. She went through the document, not only checking English but also doing excellent suggestions. Thanks for allocating my manuscript to her. I am very grateful for that.

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Gregory Timmons 27 June 2021

Definitely was worth it

Definitely was worth it, Edited everything and gave awesome critiques. Will be using again.

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camille 26 June 2021

Amazing critical feedback and helpful editing for thesis proposal

The editors for my lit review and APA referencing helped me a lot! The critical feedback in writing and suggestions helped a lot in my writing and I was able to narrow down themes and questions for my thesis proposal! I was able to then pass and get accepted into the thesis programme. Thank you Scribbr! Worth the money and would definitely use again for my final thesis :)

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Help you achieve your academic goals

Whether we’re editing dissertations, checking for plagiarism, generating APA references or writing useful Knowledge Base articles, our aim is to help students graduate.

We believe that every student should have the right tools for academic success. We pave the way to your academic degree.

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Frequently asked questions

Will my document be published on a (public) database?

No, the Scribbr Plagiarism Check does not result in your document being published in any public database (unlike many other free plagiarism checker services).

As soon as you’ve received the result from the Plagiarism Checker, you can directly delete all details and documents from the Scribbr server.

Which sources are used for the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker?

The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker, in partnership with Turnitin, compares your document against the largest and fastest-growing content database in the world:

  • Over 70 billion current and historical web pages.
  • Over 69 million journal articles and books from more than 1,700 publishers such as Springer, IEEE, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell and Taylor & Francis.

The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker does not have access to Turnitin’s global database with student papers. Only your university can add and compare submissions to this database.

In your plagiarism report you can see the database in which the original source is found.

Turnitin Similarity Report

When should I use the Own Sources Checker instead of the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker?

The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker compares your document against the largest plagiarism database in the world. It will detect any similarities with documents in that database.

However, you might be unsure if all of the sources you used are in that database – for example, because some of your sources are unpublished. In this case, you can make use of our Own Sources Checker. Here you can add all the sources you want to a private database and compare them with your own document.

How long does the Scribbr Plagiarism Check take?

The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker needs approximately 10 minutes to process your document. This time is needed to compare your paper with a massive database with billions of web pages and publications. Documents larger than 35.000 words can take a bit longer.

We will send you an e-mail when the check is finished!

Can I check my document for plagiarism multiple times?

The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker will only check your document for plagiarism once. Don’t worry – if you have followed our guide, as well as our articles on preventing plagiarism and citing sources, there is no need to perform a second plagiarism check.

Keep in mind that if you try to avoid plagiarism by paraphrasing, you still need to include a reference to the original source.

If you still want to perform a second plagiarism check, you’ll have to buy a new check at the regular price.

Will I get a 100% match at my school when I use the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker?

We understand this concern. However, since the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker does not store any documents that it checks in a shared database, it’s impossible for this to happen.

As an added precaution, you can also personally delete your details and documents from Scribbr’s own server as soon as you’ve received the results of your Plagiarism Check.

Will the results be the same as the results of the check used at my school?

The Scribbr Plagiarism Checker is optimized for students, which means that you will receive a detailed report with extra information to fix and avoid plagiarism, similar to the report received by your school.

Minor difference

Universities often have their own database of (prior) theses. Scribbr has no access to those databases. When you copy data from another thesis that is not publicly accessible, the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker will neither be able to detect plagiarism nor identify the source of this data.

However, most papers are actually publicly accessible since many universities and schools have public databases. This means that the Scribbr Plagiarism Checker is able to find these papers.

What payment methods do you accept?

We accept the following payment methods:

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