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9.7
Ghost righter 6 December 2019

My editor was thorough

My editor was thorough, exacting and gave very diligent and insightful feedback that tremendously enhanced the quality of my manuscript. I will certainly be utilizing this service again and recommend it without reservation.

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Jan Mikael Lundmark 5 December 2019

Quick and good feedback

Quick and good feedback. Works well for legal texts dealing with complex legal areas.

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Robert Lefevre 5 December 2019

Maintain your objectivity

It is important for another set of eyes to look at your important work in order to maintain objectivity and ensure positive outcomes. Your friends may spare your feelings, and your professor may not have the time. Do yourself a solid and pay a professional to provide you with the services you need and the peace of mind you require. I could not be happier with Kate at Scribbr. She did an impeccable job with my work. My masters project was accepted and approved by my school in 4 days, rather than the average 14 days.

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Nicole 4 December 2019

Excellent :)

Excellent :) Scribbr really gets my work done. I wrote in a personal note on how I wanted my statements to be engaging and strong, and the editors really did a great job of tailoring my statement. I subscribed to another app that corrects grammar and they also provide human proofreading service, but I was so disappointed about it; it costs less than Scribbr, but they almost didn't correct anything. The money should be well spent anyway, and I would definitely recommend Scribbr.

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Theresa 4 December 2019

Amazing customer service, but mistakes happen

I had a really nice experience working with Scribbr to help with proofreading and editing my Extended Essay (it helped especially because I am not a native speaker). Really promptly after I submitted my order, customer service called me (as well as e-mailed) to clarify questions regarding the essay and to make sure I don't have the wrong expectations (eg. they cannot cut words). The lady I was speaking to was very friendly. Every e-mail I sent was answered quickly. The only problem was that, on the day of the deadline (it was supposed to be three days ending on Wednesday 5pm) I get an e-mail saying that the editor had Hardware problems and that my edited document cannot be accessed anymore. They said they could try and find an alternative editor, who would be able to send it the same day by 11pm. They also offered instead to refund me the amount I paid for the proofreading. In the end it was compromised that they would find me an alternative editor and would refund me 20% of what I paid to make up for my troubles (as I was pressed for time). I actually received the document before the newly agreed to deadline (at 6 instead of 11pm). The edits seem very competent and are explained clearly. Huge thanks to Richard for editing it so extensively in such a short amount of time. I would rather give a "Very Good" instead of just good, but excellent doesn't really apply as it did give me some inconvenience and stress. Overall I must say I have never before encountered a more friendly, dedicated and helpful customer service/staff than I have here with Scribbr. It was a real pleasure, despite everything, and I would therefore recommend Scribbr if you need help with essays or any other documents.

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Oliver Rossmannek 4 December 2019

Great service!

Great service!

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MarcT 3 December 2019

This is my second time using Scribbr…

This is my second time using Scribbr for my academic papers. Again I am impressed by the value I received and the amount of care that Lora, the editor, took in improving on my language and commenting on the logic of my argument. I will certainly continue to use Scribber as I complete my thesis.

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Krysta Gleeson 2 December 2019

doctoral edits

While editing my proposal for my doctoral study, I was at a roadblock in terms of my editing skills. I needed a proofreader/grammar edit in the worst way. Scribbr paired me with a wonderful, thorough editor and I was able to submit my proposal to my chair for review with better confidence than I have in the past. I will surely return! Thank you!!!

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Simon 2 December 2019

Everything was fine

Everything was fine

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Mariam Al-Naser 2 December 2019

Professional work

Professional work , on time , fast reply , thank you very much

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Kate Goldberg 28 November 2019

Dissertation review

Dissertation review: very constructive I asked for proof reading and clarity feedback on my dissertation. It was reviewed by two editors and they not only improved my paper but also provided constructive feedback. They explained their changes so I would learn in the future and asked good questions. I really appreciated the work and will be sending it back again before submitting the final version for my defense. Thank you!

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khaled alahmadi 26 November 2019

Great service and professional

Great service and professional

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Staci Ford 26 November 2019

Fabulous

My editor was fabulous and exceeded my expectations in many ways! I should have used this service earlier in my dissertation process because I learned so much through the editor’s work. Very high quality!!

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seldere 25 November 2019

Amazing service

Amazing service, very helpful team.

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Elizabeth 23 November 2019

Great for international students!

Scribbr is an excellent service for international students, which really helps to deal with the nuances and specific features of English writing. The individual approach and comprehensive comments provided by the editor are lucid and helpful. I recommend the service!

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Francesco Zoffoli 21 November 2019

Both writers were very good

Both writers were very good

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Rebekah 20 November 2019

Worth it!

Great service! I will definitely be using again!

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Abdul 15 November 2019

Excellent service

Excellent service and reasonable price. I was short in time and received really quality service from Scibbr in very short time-frame. Many thanks for Tim, for his useful feedback and advice. I will use this service again and I do highly recommend it to other PhD/Masters student.

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Peter 15 November 2019

Very good

Professional, responsible and impressive editing work with well qualified follow-up service.

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Ehsan Daneshvar 14 November 2019

Excellent service by Scribbr

If you have a document that you need English check/proofreading before submission, I strongly recommend Scribbr team. According to my experience, I can say that they are professional and sincere in their work. They also respect too much your time and return your order on time.

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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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Frequently asked questions

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!

Can I contact my editor directly?

You won’t have direct contact with your editor, but if you have questions before, during or after the editing process, you can always contact them via the Scribbr support team. We’ll make sure the editor answers your questions.

The editor will also see full details of your order. If your supervisor has given you specific instructions, if you have language questions for the editor, or if there’s a particular area of concern you’d really like them to focus on, you can include these at the ordering stage and we’ll pass them on.

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 is our Proofreading & Editing service?

Proofreading & Editing entails checking for errors or omissions, whether typographical, linguistic, coding or positional; wrong usage of words and expressions; and inconsistencies. On top of that, your editor will help you become a better writer in the future with a personal improvement letter.

Language use will be improved

Your editor will correct:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Academic style
  • Sentence structure
  • Punctuation
  • Word choice
  • Incorrect and unclear words or sentences

Personal feedback with tips and suggestions

Your editor will give you feedback about:

  • Verb tenses
  • Writing numbers
  • Introducing abbreviations
  • Taboo words
  • And some basic language rules!

Your editor will proofread your document using Word’s Track Changes. When you receive your text back, you can simply accept all changes.

 

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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.

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!