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Meet Scribbr’s carefully chosen academic editors

Scribbr’s editors go through a rigorous selection and training process called the Scribbr Academy. Only 5% of applicants are good enough to become qualified editors.

You can rest assured that only the best academic editors will edit your work.

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

What your editor will do

Every Scribbr order includes both proofreading and editing. Your editor will make direct changes using Word’s Track Changes feature and provide feedback in comments to help you become a better academic writer. See an editing example.

Language

Your editor will directly correct errors related to:

  • Spelling (e.g., typos and hyphenation)
  • Punctuation
  • Grammar and syntax (e.g., sentence structure and prepositions)

Academic style

They’ll make sure your work meets academic writing standards.

  • Style and tone (e.g., avoiding subjective language and overuse of passive voice)
  • Academic writing conventions (e.g., abbreviations and equations)
  • Consistency (e.g., dialect and style choices)

Feedback & suggestions

They’ll leave thoughtful comments and queries to:

  • Indicate unclear text
  • Suggest improvements
  • Offer general advice

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Your editor will make sure that your document is well organised and contains all the essential elements.

You’ll receive in-text feedback about:

  • Whether or not each individual chapter supports your document’s main goal
  • The organisation 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

You’ll also receive a personalised Structure Check Report meant to help you identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritise improvements.

Price

The Structure Check starts at £0.0055 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Structure Check

Your editor will make sure that your document is well organised and contains all the essential elements.

You’ll receive in-text feedback about:

  • Whether or not each individual chapter supports your document’s main goal
  • The organisation 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

You’ll also receive a personalised Structure Check Report meant to help you identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritise improvements.

Price

The Structure Check starts at £0.0055 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Clarity Check

Your editor will help you tell a clear and logical story with feedback on your presentation of concepts and the logic behind your argumentation.

Through in-text comments and the Clarity Check checklists, your editor will:

  • 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

Price

The Clarity Check starts at £0.0055 per word and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Formatting

Our formatting experts can format your document according to APA guidelines or customise the format of your document.

APA Style formatting

Your APA formatting expert will make sure all elements in your paper are formatted according to the 7th edition APA Style guidelines.

  • Make margins, line spacing, font, and indentation consistent
  • Set your running head and page numbers
  • Check your headings for consistency
  • Format your title page
  • Format your abstract and keywords
  • Format your footnotes
  • Make sure your tables are formatted consistently

Note that we cannot make changes to the content of your paper.

Price

APA formatting costs £1.00 per page and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Customised formatting

Your formatting expert can:

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

Price

Customised formatting starts at £0.25 per page per item and can only be purchased in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

Citation Editing

A dedicated citation expert will ensure your in-text citations and reference list meet your style guide’s requirements. This service includes:

  • Applying the correct page formatting (e.g., margins and indentation)
  • Ensuring that your in-text citations and references meet your style guide’s requirements
  • Providing feedback on incomplete in-text citations and reference entries
  • Cross-checking your in-text citations against your reference list to highlight inconsistencies and missing sources

Our experts are familiar with all common citation styles, including Vancouver and APA.

Price

Citation editing costs £2.20 per source and can be purchased separately or in combination with Proofreading & Editing.

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Sharky Shark 1 December 2021

Use if you need citation credit!

Pretty good, helped me not lose points for incorrect citations.

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Honestly this site gave me a lot of…

Honestly this site gave me a lot of knowledge about research methods and special terms in the world of research. As a graduate student, I really recommend this site for any small researcher. Let us stand on the shoulders of the giants. Good luck

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T- Chip 30 November 2021

GREAT ARTICLE

GREAT ARTICLE Perfect explanation and illustration of theoretical framework. I was stuck but now l understand

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Tiger 25 November 2021

An Excellent Job

I just had another assignment proofread with all the add-ons. I must say that Ben is outstanding with his editing and feedbacks, comments, etc., and I'm really learning from him too. I wonder when I will be able to write without so many mistakes. Although there are some issues with the referencing, I don't fault them as even the same referencing are different in different universities so I'm not too concern as knowing Scribbr, they will correct/revise them effectively for me. As such, I can safely give them 6 stars.

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Emily 23 November 2021

A pleasant paper improvement service

The team is very professional and the job they have done was detailed and serious. Hope to cooperate again.

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Dan 23 November 2021

Overall a quite good experience

Overall a quite good experience. The comments were helpful and helped me improve the academic language, structure, and clarity of my writing. Suggestions were left for confirmation or dismissal. Due to a technical glitch in merging documents on the editor's end, the citation review had to be redone before I could use it. Then however the results were absolutely within expectations. Most importantly, once given deadlines were held.

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Jan Hoffmann 23 November 2021

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

Very thorough Proofreadingservice.

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LaTasha Woodard 21 November 2021

Great service

I used the citation editing service; it was very helpful. I know there's several citation generators out there, but it's always good to have a live person check your work. Will use this service in the future.

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My experience

Very kind team, very easy service, very competent and professional editor, and perhaps, an improvable correction interface. I think pdf correction tools offer an enhanced user-editor experience than microsoft word ones.

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Great service

The service was provided on time and delivered some great suggestions for improvements

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Omg thank you SO much to Scribbr for help. I would DIE if I had to cite something in MLA format 18 times. It’s so helpful, would definitely recommend it! They fill in everything except for the website for you! SO helpful - can't express my gratitude for it! It's free and convenient! (lol now i dont have to manually do everything and watch billie eilish ads for 30secs to continue) ~Student

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Lars Mandelkow 15 November 2021

Great

Great, fast service!

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Sherry 14 November 2021

Wonderful experience of proofreading &…

Wonderful experience of proofreading & editing! Scribbr is user-friendly, and the proofreading & editing and plagirism checker services are of high quality. Ready to explore more services. Thanks a lot for the help from the expert. Truly benefit a lot from their opinions. I'll recommend Scribbr to more classmates and friends.

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Very good help.

Very good help.

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Really improved my writing

Really improved my writing

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Tiger 11 November 2021

Very Professional Service

Very Professional Service I requested for some checking as I thought that some sentences and words didn't gave the correct meaning. I did revised the conclusion as I was told that it was weak. They told me to raise another order for them to take a look. So forget it. I started to source for alternative proofreaders. Anyway, other works by them were good. 16/11/2021 Sorry for the late Update. Scribbr responded immediately within an hour of my post. We had a good discussion and they were agreeable to what I have stated. We came to an amiable solution although I think it is too generous of them. But whatever initial "grievances" (for lack of a better word) I had, I cannot deny the fact that Scribbr is very good in their work and I seriously haven't found any other company that I would go to.

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Awesome and thorough editing

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Marianna Licking 8 November 2021

Final Paper Proofing Pros

I asked the team at Scribbr to give my Comp Exam Paper a final look for grammar, punctuation, format, and citing. The provided me with no less than3 knowledgeable people who together tightened up a paper and gave me the confidence to turn in paper days early! I have every confidence that with their help I have produced not only a good paper but one that will see my master's degree conferred. Thank you Scribbr Team!

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Why choose Scribbr?

100% happiness guarantee

We aim for 100% happiness. If you’re not satisfied with your edit, we will re-edit your work or give you a refund – that’s a promise!

Authority in academic writing

With over 250 free articles on academic writing and 5 million monthly visitors, the Scribbr Knowledge Base is the starting point for many students writing their papers.

2,000-word sample edit

If your document is longer than 30,000 words, we’ll first provide you with a 2,000-word sample edit to ensure the service meets your expectations.

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Frequently asked questions

What type of documents does Scribbr proofread?

Scribbr is specialised in editing study related documents. We check:

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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
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 for the service.

Can I get a sample edit?

Yes, if your document is longer than 30,000 words, you will get a sample of approximately 2,000 words. This sample edit gives you a first impression of the editor’s editing style and a chance to ask questions and give feedback.

How does the sample edit work?

You will receive the sample edit within 24 hours after placing your order. You then have 24 hours to let us know if you’re happy with the sample or if there’s something you would like the editor to do differently.

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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 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!

Can I choose between the 6th and 7th editions of APA Style?

Our APA experts default to APA 7 for editing and formatting. For the Citation Editing Service you are able to choose between APA 6 and 7.

What types of editing does Scribbr offer?

Every Scribbr order comes with our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service, which combines two important stages of the revision process.

For a more comprehensive edit, you can add a Structure Check or Clarity Check to your order. With these building blocks, you can customize the kind of feedback you receive.

You might be familiar with a different set of editing terms. To help you understand what you can expect at Scribbr, we created this table:

Types of editing Available at Scribbr?
Proofreading
Correction of superficial mistakes, such as typos, misspellings, punctuation errors and consistency errors.
Yes!
This is the “proofreading” in Scribbr’s standard service. It can only be selected in combination with editing.
Copy editing
Focus on grammar, syntax, style, tone and the conventions of the field. The editor also considers the internal logic of the text and flags any obvious contradictions.
Yes!
This is the “editing” in Scribbr’s standard service. It can only be selected in combination with proofreading.
Line editing
Focus on language, style, concision and choices. The editor helps you strengthen your story, polish your sentences and ensure that your use of language drives home your ideas.
Yes!
Select the Structure Check and Clarity Check to receive a comprehensive edit equivalent to a line edit.
Developmental editing (i.e. content editing, substantive editing)
This is the first step of the editing process and applies to very early drafts. The editor helps you structure your ideas, decide what story to tell and find direction for your writing.
No.
This kind of editing involves heavy rewriting and restructuring. Our editors cannot help with this.

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