Your path to academic success

When it comes to academic writing, putting your ideas on paper is only the first step. You also need to strike the right tone, convince your readers of your arguments, and follow the standards and conventions of your field.

Luckily, we are here to help! Our team of academic editors can help you express your ideas and respect the rules of academic writing, so you can hand in your paper with confidence.

We can proofread and edit all your study-related documents, with 100% happiness guaranteed

Proofreading & Editing service

With our award-winning Proofreading & Editing service, you can hand in your paper with confidence. The entire review process is confidential and hassle-free.

Using the Scribbr Improvement Model, our academic editors will correct your language errors and ensure your paper is consistent and academic in style.

Professional academic editors

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

All our editors complete the Scribbr Academy, our comprehensive training program.

What will your editor do?

When you select our Proofreading & Editing service, your editor will correct mistakes and provide in-text feedback using Word’s track changes and comments. Your editor will also provide advice to help you become a better academic writer.

Language Academic Style Feedback
Spelling

Typos, spelling mistakes, hyphenation errors and other simple mistakes.

Style and tone

Taboo words, subjective language, inflated and redundant phrases, and overuse of the passive voice.

Queries

Editors leave queries when the meaning is unclear and when you have to make a style- or content-related choice.

Grammar and syntax

Typos, spelling mistakes, hyphenation errors and other simple mistakes.

Academic writing conventions

Acronyms, abbreviations, numbers, equations and Latin abbreviations.

In-text tips and suggestions

Editors use comments to explain nuanced grammatical rules, suggest improvements and offer general advice.

Punctuation

Periods, commas, colons, semicolons, dashes, quotation marks, etc.

Consistency

Consistency in English dialect and in style choices.

Improvement letter

You receive a personalized improvement letter designed to help you recognize and correct your most common mistakes.

Every Scribbr order includes both proofreading and editing. If you’d like a more comprehensive edit, you can also select additional services for your order.

For example, if you’d like line editing, simply combine our standard service with a Structure Check and Clarity Check . We make it easy for you to customize the feedback you receive.

Price

Starting from $0.016 per word.

Structure Check

In addition to our standard Proofreading & Editing service, we can help improve the structure of your paper. The editor checks your paper to make sure that it is well-organized and contains all the important elements. The feedback is provided in the form of in-text comments and a personalized Structure Check Report.

In-text feedback

The editor will make direct changes if the edit doesn’t change the meaning of the text, such as inserting and merging paragraphs and deleting accidental repetition. In addition, the editor will provide in-text feedback about:

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

Structure Check Report

The Structure Check Report is meant to help you easily identify missing elements in each chapter or section and prioritize improvements. After reviewing this report, you should have a clear idea of where your efforts will have the biggest impact.

  • Abstract

    Consider writing an abstract to give readers a concise summary of your research and to help potential readers to decide whether to read the full paper.

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  • Abstract: Relevance of the research

    Make sure the abstract clearly outlines why your research is necessary and/or what gap in the literature you’re seeking to address. Since you’re an expert on this topic, its relevance might seem obvious to you, but remember that it’s important to spell things out explicitly for readers so that they can follow along.

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  • Literature review: Transitions between sections

    Consider introducing transitions to bridge the individual paragraphs of your document. This approach will make it easier for the reader to grasp how each new paragraph fits into your discussion, which will make your writing more cohesive (and therefore more compelling) overall.

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  • Results: Mention of methods

    After a brief introduction to the chapter, it’s best to jump right into presenting the results themselves. In most cases, there is no need to re-review the methods or other elements of the research in the results chapter.

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  • Discussion: Interpretation of results

    The discussion is the place to interpret the results. In this section, you might consider whether and how the results support the literature, address the implications of the results, and generally explore the contribution of the research in more detail.

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  • Conclusion

    A conclusion section is usually relatively short and to the point. It seems like you may have included some unnecessary details in this section. I’d therefore recommend revising this section with an eye on making sure you’re providing information that is relevant and important.

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Price

Starting at $0.007 per word. The Structure Check is an add-on service to Proofreading & Editing and cannot be purchased separately.

Clarity Check

When you select the Clarity Check, your editor will help you tell a clear and logical story. This feedback will focus on the presentation of concepts and the logic behind your argumentation.

What will your editor do?

  • 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

Your editor will provide this feedback using in-text comments and the Clarity Check checklists.

Clarity Checklists

  • The text has a logical beginning, middle and end.

    Feedback editor: Your paper has a clear trajectory with a beginning, middle and end. You’ve done an excellent job of exploring your thesis that democracy always leads to demagogy. Nice work!

  • The argumentation makes sense.

    Feedback editor: You talk about 50 people who disagree with the current political situation, but you do not specify the sources that substantiate this claim. I also recommend that you look at your statement that democracy is the best form of government. The question here is “According to whom?” If this is your own opinion, you need to make that clearer.

  • The information is presented in a logical order.

    Feedback editor: Remember that your readers haven't studied this topic as much as you have. Be sure to give them the information they need to understand your arguments. For example, at the end of the introduction, explain the terms "macropartisanship" and “deterritorialization” to ensure your readers understand these concepts. In addition, I recommend elaborating on the related studies, so your readers have a proper framework for understanding your research.

  • The information seems valid and reliable based on the argumentation.

    The text does not contain any unintentionally contradictory information or arguments.

    Feedback editor: In Section 4.1, you state that no respondents were satisfied with the current situation. However, in your conclusion, you say that three respondents had no opinion. Be sure to reconcile these points or make corrections if necessary.

  • The text has a logical beginning, middle and end.

    Feedback editor: Your paper has a clear trajectory with a beginning, middle and end. You’ve done an excellent job of exploring your thesis that democracy always leads to demagogy. Nice work!

  • The argumentation makes sense.

    Feedback editor: You talk about 50 people who disagree with the current political situation, but you do not specify the sources that substantiate this claim. I also recommend that you look at your statement that democracy is the best form of government. The question here is “According to whom?” If this is your own opinion, you need to make that clearer.

  • The information is presented in a logical order.

    Feedback editor: Remember that your readers haven't studied this topic as much as you have. Be sure to give them the information they need to understand your arguments. For example, at the end of the introduction, explain the terms "macropartisanship" and “deterritorialization” to ensure your readers understand these concepts. In addition, I recommend elaborating on the related studies, so your readers have a proper framework for understanding your research.

  • The information seems valid and reliable based on the argumentation.

    The text does not contain any unintentionally contradictory information or arguments.

    Feedback editor: In Section 4.1, you state that no respondents were satisfied with the current situation. However, in your conclusion, you say that three respondents had no opinion. Be sure to reconcile these points or make corrections if necessary.

Price

Starting at $0.007 per word. The Clarity Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and cannot be purchased separately.

Layout Check

What will your layout specialist do?

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

How does it work?

When you upload your document, you can indicate which items you would like us to help you with.

Price

$0.30 per page per item. The Layout Check is an add-on service to the Proofreading & Editing service and cannot be purchased separately.

APA Layout Check

What will your APA layout specialist do?

Your APA layout specialist will make sure all elements in your paper are formatted according to the 7th edition APA Style guidelines. Note that we cannot make changes to the content of your paper.

We do: We don't:
Make margins, line spacing, font, and indentation consistent.
Set your running head and page numbers. Write or shorten your running head.
Generate an automatic table of contents and check your headings for consistency. Adjust your headings so that they accurately reflect the section’s content.
Format your title page. Adjust your title to make sure it is a concise statement of the main topic.
Format your abstract and keywords . Suggest relevant keywords.
Format your footnotes.
Make sure your table are formatted consistently. Reorganize the content within the table or figure or give feedback on clarity.

How does it work?

In the order process, you can select the APA editing style. By default, this only includes APA Proofreading & Editing. You can choose to select the Layout Check and Reference Check as add-on services.

Price

$1.20 per page. The APA Layout Check is an add-on service to the APA editing service and cannot be purchased separately.

Reference Check

Our reference specialists can improve your reference page and in-text citations. We are experts when it comes to APA Style and numerous other reference styles such as MLA format and Chicago citation style.

What will your reference specialist do?

  • Improve your reference list’s overall layout
  • Ensure that your references meet your style guide requirements
  • Provide feedback on incomplete reference list entries
  • Add missing details to in-text citations (based on the reference list)
  • Crosscheck your in-text citations against your reference list to highlight any missing sources

How does it work?

When you upload your document, you can indicate the number of sources in your reference list and tell us your reference style. We’ll take care of the rest.

Price

$2.50 per source. The Reference Check can be purchased separately or as an add-on service to Proofreading & Editing.