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Customers rate our proofreading service excellent!

Scribbr’s proofreading and editing services are rated 4.9/5 based on 2,275 reviews on Trustpilot.
4.9
Chris 16 May 2022

Excellent work / cover letter and resume

Excellent work and advice for cover letter and resume. Thank you Diane!

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Francois Niyonsaba 14 May 2022

Extremely satisfied with the edits

Extremely satisfied with the edits, comments and suggestions made!

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Om Gulia 13 May 2022

Work Cited just works

Work Cited just works. Use it for all my school work and it cites properly. Also Free. Everything you want so why wouldn't you use it.

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Carlos Juárez Montilla 11 May 2022

Herramienta muy útil

La he empezado a utilizar ahora pero creo que la voy a seguir usando, es un buen descubrimiento. Es intuitiva y completa

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Gioia 11 May 2022

Soddisfatta

Soddisfatta, team serio e professionale.

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Ki 11 May 2022

Strong

Strong! very powerful and user-friendly when it comes to citing numerous sources.

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M.E. 9 May 2022

Reliable, precise and friendly

I had a great experience and couldn't be happier. It's seriously hard to imagine that such a thorough job was possible in just 3 day. Thanks!

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Sylvia 7 May 2022

Erwartung übertroffen

Der Dienst hat meine Erwartungen übertroffen. Sehr gutes Preis-Leistungsverhältnis.

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Marcus Haynes 5 May 2022

Excellent feedback for my capstone…

Excellent feedback for my capstone paper with links for learning to be a better writer. I got an "A" on my final report. I've used Scribbr twice, and it has been worth every penny!!

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Kooban Naidoo 4 May 2022

My thanks for out to the Scribbr team…

My thanks for out to the Scribbr team for doing an excellent job on all aspects of my dissertation. The feedback was excellent and clear, allowing me easily fix the areas that needed attention. Good job with fixing my citations and formatting too

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H. F. Chan 29 April 2022

James is an exceptional editor

James is an exceptional editor. Excellent edits, efficient delivery, and useful tips. Scribbr staff are helpful throughout. Worth every penny for PhD students struggling with finalizing their theses.

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Maurica Chablal 28 April 2022

The work done has been very detailed…

The work done has been very detailed and professional and of the standard required. The experts who dealt with my order knew their work and kept me updated and helped me to deal with any outstanding matters that would have ensured that my order was done on time.. The communication was of a high standard and I was extremely happy with the service.

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Sam 28 April 2022

Attentive proofreading and helpful feedback

The editor have really made efforts proofreading my paper and have given suggestions for improving my English writing in the future. The feedback is helpful for me.

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Skye Pardini 28 April 2022

Fantastic service!!

Excellent review of a paper that was deciding my grade. I appreciate both the edits and the feedback to increase my knowledge of correct APA formatting and accurate citations. I needed the paper returned quickly, and the team worked hard to make sure I had what I needed. I just got my grade back, A+. I would 100% use this service again, it was worth every penny!!!!!!

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Iain 26 April 2022

Scribbr is great, don't second guess!

Scribbr is great, I had a long break (9 years) between completing my undergraduate and my postgraduate degree, so was extremely rusty when it came to academic writing. The Scribbr team always give excellent feedback regarding your writing and areas where you can improve. I highly recommend!!

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YAO XIAO 25 April 2022

非常好的修改经历 Una experiencia muy buena

非常好的修改经历,他们真的改的很专业,并且性价比很高:)值得信任。 El corrector es super profesional y os recomiendo 100%. ¡Una plataforma confiable!

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Om Prakash Tripathi 24 April 2022

Quality of work done ie resulting…

Quality of work done ie resulting improvement is par excellent. I would suggest, there should be an interaction by the expert proof reader and the author, to exchange verbal communication with each other.

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Yosra 23 April 2022

I highly recommend their proofreading, editing, and formatting services!

The editors did an amazing job with my thesis editing and formatting. I received thorough and constructive feedback that I will keep in mind for future works. I will definitely use their services again and recommend them to everyone I know. Keep up the good work!

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Gloria 22 April 2022

Have used the service many times and it…

Have used the service many times and it is excellent.

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Fiona 22 April 2022

super Service!

Ich war sehr zufrieden mit den Korrekturen und Feedbacks.

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Easily select and deselect pages

To make the process as smooth as possible, simply upload your whole document and select only the pages that you want us to proofread and edit.

You’ll only be charged for the number of words on the pages you selected. To save you some money, we will automatically deselect your table of contents and reference list!

Additional Proofreading & Editing Services

Structure Check

Your editor improves the overall organisation of your document. Are the headings clear and do they fit well with the content of each paragraph? Does every section contain the right information?

In addition to direct changes and comments, our editors use checklists for the abstract, introduction, discussion and conclusion.

The Structure Check starts at £0.0055 per word.

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Clarity Check

Your editor reads your thesis as a normal reader would. Does the story make sense? Is it clear and logical? A fresh pair of eyes can notice things you tend to overlook yourself.

Using checklists our editors will check for contradictions, a logical order of sections, and the clarity of your arguments, concepts and ideas.

The Clarity Check starts at £0.0055 per word.

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Citation Editing

Our citation experts check your reference list, in-text citations and footnote citations to make sure you consistently follow the guidelines of your citation style.

We are experts in APA Style, but we can help you with almost all citation styles. The citation expert also checks your in-text citations against your reference list to make sure they match.

Citation Editing costs £2.00 per source.

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How can I contact Scribbr?

We are here to help you daily via chat, WhatsApp, email or phone between 9:00 to 23:00 CET.

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.

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 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.

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.

 

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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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 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 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.