Your path to academic success

When it comes to academic writing, putting your ideas on paper is only the first step. You also need to strike the right tone, build convincing arguments, and follow the conventions of your field.

Luckily, we’re here to help! Our team of academic editors help you express your ideas and respect the rules of academic writing, so that you can hand in your essay or dissertation with confidence.

We can edit any academic or study-related document, with 100% happiness guaranteed.

 

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Proofreading & Editing service


Take your academic writing to the next level with our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service. The entire process is quick, confidential and hassle-free.

Following the Scribbr Improvement Model, our editors correct all language errors and polish your style, ensuring that your paper meets academic standards.

 

Professional academic editorsUK proofreading editors

  • Native speakers
  • University graduates
  • Academic writing experts
  • Knowledgeable in various fields of study

All our editors complete the Scribbr Academy, our comprehensive training program.

 

What will your editor do?

When you select our Proofreading & Editing service, your editor will correct mistakes and provide in-text feedback using Word’s track changes and comments. You’ll also get personalised advice to help you become a better academic writer.

Language Academic style Feedback
Spelling

Typos, spelling mistakes, hyphenation errors and other simple mistakes.

Style and tone

Taboo words, subjective language, inflated and redundant phrases, and overuse of the passive voice.

Queries

Editors leave queries when the meaning is unclear and when you have to make a style- or content-related choice.

Grammar and syntax

Word order, sentence structure, verb tenses, agreement, prepositions, articles and more.

Academic writing conventions

Acronyms, abbreviations, numbers, equations and Latin abbreviations.

In-text tips and suggestions

Editors use comments to explain nuanced grammatical rules, suggest improvements and offer general advice.

Punctuation

Periods, commas, colons, semicolons, dashes, quotation marks, etc.

Consistency

Consistency in English dialect and in style choices.

Personal note

You receive a personalised letter from the editor and an overview of your most common mistakes.

Every Scribbr order includes both proofreading and editing. If you’d like a more comprehensive edit, you can also select additional services for your order.

For example, if you’d like line editing, simply combine our standard service with a Structure Check and Clarity Check. We make it easy for you to customize the feedback you receive.

 

How much does it cost?

Our basic rates start from £0.013 per word. You can calculate the exact price based on your deadline and requirements.

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Structure Check


When you order a Structure Check, as well as proofreading and editing your text, the editor checks that you’ve included all the necessary elements in the right order. You’ll receive direct feedback in the in-text comments and a personalised Structure Check Report tailored to your document type.

 

In-text feedback

The editor will make direct changes, such as inserting paragraph breaks, merging paragraphs, and deleting accidental repetition. In addition, the editor will provide in-text feedback about:

  • Whether each chapter or section supports your document’s main goal
  • The organization and focus of individual chapters and sections
  • Repetitive and redundant information
  • The content and weight of titles and headings
  • The numeration of figures and tables
  • Paragraph structure

 

Structure Check Report

The Structure Check Report is designed to help you identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritise improvements. After reviewing this report, you should have a clear idea of where your efforts will have the biggest impact.

Abstract Add

Consider writing an abstract to give readers a concise summary of your research and to help potential readers decide whether to read the full paper.

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Literature review: Transitions between sections Revise

Consider introducing transitions to bridge the individual paragraphs of your document. This approach will make it easier for the reader to grasp how each new paragraph fits into your discussion, which will make your writing more cohesive (and therefore more compelling) overall.

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Results: Mention of methods Remove

After a brief introduction to the chapter, it’s best to jump right into presenting the results themselves. In most cases, there is no need to re-review the methods or other elements of the research in the results chapter.

Discussion: Interpretation of results Add

The discussion is the place to interpret the results. In this section, you might consider whether and how the results support the literature, address the implications of the results, and generally explore the contribution of the research in more detail.

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Conclusion Shorten

A conclusion section is usually relatively short and to the point. It seems like you may have included some unnecessary details in this section. I’d therefore recommend revising this section with an eye on making sure you’re providing information that is relevant and important.

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How much does it cost?

From £0.0055 per word. The Structure Check is an add-on service to Proofreading & Editing and cannot be purchased separately.


Clarity Check


When you select the Clarity Check, your editor will help you tell a clear and logical story. The feedback will focus on the presentation of concepts and the logic behind your argumentation.

 

What will your editor do?

  • Make sure your text tells a clear and logical story
  • Check that you’ve clearly presented concepts and ideas
  • Comment on the logic behind your argumentation
  • Highlight contradictions within the text

Your editor will provide this feedback using in-text comments and the Clarity Check checklists.

 

Clarity Checklists

Clarity: Checklist Text Logic

  • The text has a logical beginning, middle and end.

  • The argumentation makes sense.

  • The information is presented in a logical order.

  • The information seems valid and reliable based on the argumentation.

  • The text does not contain any unintentionally contradictory information or arguments.

  • No information that is relevant for further understanding of the text seems to be missing.

  • The examples used are relevant.

  • You take into account that the reader might not know everything about this topic.

Clarity: Checklist Text Clarity

  • The subject of the document is clear.

  • The purpose of the document is clear.

  • The most important question to be answered in the document is clear.

  • The answer to the above question, namely the conclusion, is clear.

  • The methods used to arrive at this answer are clear.

  • Terms are explained in a clear and precise manner.

  • Further important information, such as the study’s limitations and recommendations, is described clearly.

 

How much does it cost?

From £0.0055 per word. The Clarity Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and cannot be purchased separately.

 

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Layout Check


What will your layout expert do?

  • Generate an automatic table of contents
  • Generate lists of tables and figures
  • Ensure consistent paragraph formatting
  • Insert page numbering

 

How does it work?

When you upload your document, you can indicate which items you would like us to help you with.

 

How much does it cost?

£0.25 per page per item. The Layout Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and cannot be purchased separately.


Citation Editing


Our citation experts can improve your reference page and in-text citations. We are experts in a wide range of reference styles, including APA, MLA, Chicago, Harvard and Vancouver.

 

What will your citation expert do?

  • Improve the overall layout of your reference list
  • Ensure that your references meet your style guide requirements
  • Provide feedback on incomplete reference list entries
  • Add missing details to in-text citations (based on the reference list)
  • Crosscheck your in-text citations against your reference list to highlight any missing sources

 

How does it work?

When you upload your document, indicate the number of sources in your reference list and tell us which reference style to follow. We’ll take care of the rest.

 

How much does it cost?

£2.20 per source. The Citation Editing Service can be purchased separately or as an add-on service to Proofreading & Editing.

What do our customers say?

So far, 2,060 students have rated us on the independent review platform Trustpilot.

4.8
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

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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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Frequently asked questions

Can I choose between American English, British English and Australian English?

Yes, as you upload your document you can fill in your preferences at step 4.

If you do not know if you wish to write in American, Australian, or in British English, the editor will choose American, Australian, or British English based on the English you currently use. If the editor has any questions about this, we will contact you.

Can I upload my document in sections?

Yes, you can upload your document in sections.

We try our best to ensure that the same editor checks all the different sections of your document. 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 lower the chance 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.

What if I am not happy with the edit?

Editing documents 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.

What is the Clarity Check?

The Clarity Check is an additional service that you can purchase when you have your document proofread 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 have my document 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 document 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, all year round.

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

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.

 

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!

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!
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.

What is our Proofreading & Editing service?

Proofreading & Editing entails checking for errors and inconsistencies in language and academic style. Your editor corrects:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Punctuation
  • Sentence structure
  • Word choice
  • Verb tenses
  • Academic conventions
  • Style and tone

Your editor will also pay attention to your recurring mistakes, leave comments with suggestions for improvement, and give feedback to help you become a better writer.

Our editors work with Word’s Track Changes feature. When you receive your text back, you can choose to accept or reject each edit, or accept all the changes at once.

 

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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% – 4%.

PayPal
Transaction fee of 3,5%.

AliPay
Transaction fee of 3,2%.

WeChat Pay
Transaction fee of 2%.