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Native editors

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

Proofreading and editing beyond the basics

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 £1.95 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.

Customers rate our proofreading service excellent!

Scribbr’s proofreading and editing services are rated 4.7/5 based on 3,486 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.6
RR 23 February 2024

Scribbr was an amazingly valuable…

Scribbr was an amazingly valuable experience! The team of editors tackled formatting, word choice, and flow within a one-week timeline. Their expert comments and suggestions were delivered with rationale and options for me to consider. Thank you for your speedy, quality service!

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Anna Kas 22 February 2024

Great tool

This saved me, honestly!

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Nehaluddin 22 February 2024

Excellent

The Work is done promptly and meticulously. Thanks

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Natalie 20 February 2024

Super schnelle und gewissenhafte Korrektur

Super schnelle und gewissenhafte Korrektur. Dazu hilfreiche Tipps.Bin sehr zufrieden. Vielen Dank.

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Dr lobaina 18 February 2024

The recommednded changes and editing…

The recommednded changes and editing are excellent and i would like to thanks Allison for help

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Hannah 16 February 2024

Sehr präzise Korrektur und gute Vorschläge!

Sehr präzise Korrektur und gute Vorschläge!

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KW 15 February 2024

Mir hat die Korrektur von Anna von…

Mir hat die Korrektur von Anna von Scribbr sehr geholfen. Vielen Dank dafür!

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Luke 15 February 2024

I had a great experience with Kayla

I had a great experience with Kayla, who reviewed my journal article. I would welcome any opportunity to work with her again!

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Heidi 14 February 2024

So worth the money

So worth the money! Joan was the editor for my dissertation and she did an amazing job! Edits were personalized and easy to understand, and she caught so many little things that I never would have found. She also gave feedback that gave me guidance on different options I could choose for formatting. I would highly recommend Sribbr for your editing needs.

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Federica 13 February 2024

Richiesta revisione linguistica di un…

Richiesta revisione linguistica di un articolo scientifico. Lavoro trasparente, pulito e puntuale.

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Birgit 13 February 2024

Toller Service

Nachdem die Erstkorrektur nicht so hilfreich war, wurde mir eine kostenlose Zweitkorrektur angeboten. Die war richtig gut. Sie wurde auch drei Tage vor dem vereinbarten Termin fertiggestellt. Toller Service - bin jetzt wirklich begeistert! Vielen Dank für die Unterstützung! Vergebe gerne und überzeugt die fünf Sterne!!!

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Jenny 12 February 2024

Die Korrektur war sehr akkurat und…

Die Korrektur war sehr akkurat und gewisse Stellen wurde mit Kommentaren zur genauen Erläuterung versehen. Ich bin sehr zufrieden!

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Steffi 12 February 2024

Vielen Dank Isabella (=

Vielen Dank Isabella für die sehr professionelle Korrektur! Es betrifft nicht nur die Änderungen/Anpassungen der Texte sondern auch die Kommentare, welche von dir abgegeben wurden. Du hast mir gute Inputs geben können. Ich wünsche dir alles Gute.

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Jan 12 February 2024

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tiptop. gute korrektur und nützliche hinweise

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Karen 12 February 2024

Response time was fantastic and…

Response time was fantastic and provided an updated document with comments that wee helpful.

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Rosmely 12 February 2024

spectacular assistance!

I had a very next experience while getting 2 of my papers revised. All the comments and revisions very clear and extremely helpful. The citation help was also spectacular and it took even less of the time that it originally had said. I'm very satisfied and thankful for all the assistance and will definitely use this service more in the future. Thank you Tracey!

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Great timely service

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Waardevolle feedback en adviezen

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Fatima 11 February 2024

Beste Ingrid

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Top Service

Auf Scribbr ist jederzeit verlass. Pünktlich, schnell und professionell

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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!

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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.

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If your document is longer than 20,000 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

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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 20,000 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.

Read more about how the sample edit works

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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