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9.8
Daniel 5 August 2020

I can totally recommend Scribbr

I can totally recommend Scribbr. Comprehensive proofreading and detailed feedback on my article. Probably the best academic Proofreading I had so far.

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Milica Jovetic 4 August 2020

they are very willing to help customers

they are very willing to help customers

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Ladislav 3 August 2020

In my previous status I have already…

In my previous status I have already expressed my highly positive appreciation for editor of my paper. She did the excellent job. The only request which I would like to underline is possibility to chat, at least shortly, directly with editor of my paper. This would help significantly with solving some not clearly understood comments.

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Yanal Fakhoury 30 July 2020

Outstanding Services

I would like to thank Scribbr and specifically Natalie for there amazing work. They're so professional and genuine. They did a great job helping me out with my work. I would most definitely seek out their services again. Thank you

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Joel zhou 29 July 2020

It helps

It helps, however sometimes it’s too vague to simple label “please verify” or just highlight the phrases. A clear and simple guideline would be extremely helpful to compare with the charges.

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Heshu 29 July 2020

Excellent

The editor Ben did proof editing my paper. Every change was clear and I even got explanation and tips to get better in writing. I got my paper back before the deadline and I received a message. I am very happy with the quality of the proof reading and the service of scribbr. They even work 24/7!

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Nudez 25 July 2020

Echt nice.

Ihr seid echt klasse. Auch an dieser Stelle noch einmal: Vielen Dank! Ich bin froh, dass ich mich als ich damals hin und her überlegte, ob ich den Service überhaupt in Anspruch nehme, mich letztlich dafür entschied!

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Mohsen Veysi 24 July 2020

Great job!

Great job! I recommend it to everyone, you will have your paper perfectly edited, and you will learn how to write!

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sercan alturk 23 July 2020

Good review!

Good review!

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yv 21 July 2020

Great for proofreading, did not add much to strengthen my work

The service is trustworthy and helpful for proofreading purposes, but a bit expensive given that I don't think the service goes beyond that. The editor did *not* help to make my dissertation stronger and overall the service is less than what I had hoped for. The editor provided a lot of helpful general comments on grammar, structure and spelling. For some of the comments I didn't understand what they were talking about or how to fix the problem raised. I would give 3 stars, because for example I did not receive feedback to fully address structure & clarity (e.g. What will your editor do?: "Make sure your text tells a clear and logical story", "Comment on the logic behind your argumentation" or "Whether or not each individual chapter supports your document’s main goal") as promised on the website. In addition, it seems the editor did not review my university-specific / supervisor’s guidelines that I uploaded during the order process. Also, I think it would be helpful to have more information on the background of the editor and limited correspondence opportunities with the editor to clarify certain elements in the review. It was unclear how to make contact and time for me was limited. I give 4 stars because there was no argument about my feedback and I got about 1/8 of the total service price refunded. So they stick to their word about customer satisfaction guarantee.

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Yanory Matus 21 July 2020

Perfecta

Perfecta, si hua algunos detalles pero ayuda mucho.

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Tahani Ali 19 July 2020

The best

The best editing website 👍👍👍

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Marcin 18 July 2020

Great job!:-)

Great job!:-)

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MarcT 13 July 2020

I have come back to Lora again and…

I have come back to Lora again and again as I complete my master's papers and thesis.Scribbr has served as an excellent resource to ensure my writing is clearer and points come across with academic rigor.

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luis martínez rubio 13 July 2020

Very Useful

Very useful and sometimes a great help to fill some references.

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Susan 11 July 2020

Thank you for taking off some of the…

Thank you for taking off some of the pressure of research writing. I have had so much success with this resource!

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Abdulaziz Alsalem 10 July 2020

Wonderful editing

Wonderful editing . Thank you so much Really, I am happy.

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Ulrika 10 July 2020

Great proofreading service

Great proofreading service that helped me to really improve my paper. Also great delivery that was well within the time frame given. Will use again.

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Sergio Barría 10 July 2020

Excelent APA generator

I have been complicated many times about APA norm, but this page has saved me many times this year

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Sophia Mosby Lance 9 July 2020

This was fast, highly recommend!

This was fast, easy, and stress free. When working on homework and research, the last concern should be whether or not references are properly cited. After using this free service I feel relief with the results of my final paper!

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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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Reference Check

Our reference specialists 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 reference specialist also checks your in-text citations against your reference list to make sure they match.

The Reference Check costs £2.00 per source.

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The team is 24/7 available for your questions.

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% – 3,9%.

PayPal
Transaction fee of 3,5%.

AliPay
Transaction fee of 3,2%.

WeChat Pay
Transaction fee of 2%.