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In terms of academic success, staying at the front of the pack is always a challenge. Taking advantage of professional academic editing  can help your work reach its potential and increase your chances of being published in the professional journals in your field. In addition, our experts can help you free up time and energy by formatting your citations and references according to the style guide of your choice.

Our experienced editors will help you to improve the  style, organization, clarity, and tone of your writing. Your subject matter is complex enough—let us help you communicate your ideas so that they remain clear and easy to read. Our editors will correct any errors, and they will highlight potential problem areas in your work and offer suggestions on how to improve it. They will help you to  ensure consistency  and improve your writing . We have editors with experience in every field, regardless of whether your work is in the humanities, sciences, or social sciences. With your edited work in hand, you can move forward  with confidence .

What will you receive? 

  • An edited manuscript in which spelling errors, grammar errors, and typos have been corrected
  • Changes and suggestions to help improve clarity, flow, structure, and readability
  • Tracked revisions so that you can see and review all the changes that have been made
  • Formatting of citations and references to your target journal's guidelines
  • Comments to point out problems and suggestions about how to solve them
  • A short summary of the work that has been done and any major concerns

What types of documents can you use this service for?

  • Assignments
  • Journal articles
  • Research projects
  • Conference proceedings, posters, and presentations 

Rest assured, your work is always secure , and uploads and downloads are safe and securely encrypted . Your personal information is kept strictly private . We handle most major file types , and we are excited to work with you.

We have editorial services designed to meet the specific needs of corporate clients . If you would like us to work on a large amount of academic documents for your organization, please contact us or visit our corporate page to learn more.  

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Academic Proofreading & Editing Services Improve your chances of getting published

Whether you’re writing a dissertation , manuscript, paper, or proposal, you want your ideas and research to shine without your writing getting in the way.

Many writers, especially those whose native language isn’t English, struggle with this. But with our academic proofreading and editing services, you can achieve your goals!

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The perfect academic editor – or editing team – matched to your needs.

Out of our pool of over 600 editors, who all went through a rigorous selection and training process called the Scribbr Academy, we handpick the best academic editor for the job.

We consider your field of study, editing needs, and turnaround time. And in case you’re interested in our document formatting or citation editing services, we’ll create a collaborating team with different experts, all focussing on what they do best.

Academic Editor Patrick

Holds a Bachelor’s degree in English and Classical Studies and a Master’s in English.

Edited over 6,600,000 words as a senior Scribbr editor and previously worked as an academic writing tutor.

Academic Editor Jonny

Holds a PhD in Neuroscience with a background in Biology.

Edited over 4,000,000 words and has extensive experience in the preparation and revision of academic papers for publication.

Academic Editor Shane

Holds an MSc in English Literature with a background in philosophy

Edited over 9,800,000 words as a senior Scribbr editor and has years of experience as a writing tutor.

Customize the kind of feedback you’d like to receive

With the standard Proofreading & Editing service, your academic editor will help;

  • Perfect your punctuation, spelling, and grammar
  • Maintain an academic tone and word choice
  • Ensure consistency in dialect (e.g. American vs. British)
  • Transform passive to active voice
  • Avoid subjective or inflated language

Our editors can use the Scribbr Improvement Model and apply your style requirements or follow the APA 7 Publication Manual.

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With the Structure Check, your editor will help;

  • Organize and focus individual chapters and sections
  • Avoid repetitive and redundant information
  • Perfect transitions between sentences and paragraphs
  • Align titles and heading with the section’s content

You’ll also receive a Structure Check Report giving an overview of elements that are missing or out of place, along with links to helpful articles that will help improve your structure.

With the Clarity Check, your editor will;

  • Ensure your writing tells a clear and logical story
  • Help clearly present concepts and ideas
  • Comment on the logic behind your argumentation
  • Highlight contradictions within the text

With paper formatting, a formatting expert will make sure your paper follows 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

At the moment, we can only offer APA Style formatting.

With Citation Editing, a dedicated citation expert will ensure your in-text citations and reference list meet your style guide’s requirements. This service includes:

  • 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 APA, MLA, and Chicago.

Structure Check

Clarity check, paper formatting, citation editing, professional editing in just 12 hours, "hoped for the best & got it".

“I needed to have a paper proofread that was going to be published. Because English is not my native language, I was unsure about the text’s linguistic quality. I’m all the more grateful that B. & K. from Scribbr took care of my request very professionally, thoughtfully, and above all, quickly. It couldn’t have gone better!” – Liz

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"Quality and professional editing"

“The editors provide detailed and useful feedback that made my manuscripts closer in line with academic standards for journal publication.” – Daisy

How the academic editing process works


Get matched to your editor

We handpick the best academic editor (or team of editors) for the job, based on your field of study and other requirements.

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Receive back your work in time

Your deadline is guaranteed. As soon as your editor is finished, you’ll receive a text message and email.

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Review your editor’s revisions

Use the feedback from your editor to guide your final revisions and submit your work with confidence.

Happiness guarantee

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!

Confidentiality guarantee

Your academic editor will sign a confidentiality agreement, and the documents you share with us will be deleted automatically when they’re no longer necessary.

Your academic editor is ready! Are you?

Scribbr’s academic editors can edit your work within 12 hours, with 100% happiness guaranteed !

Why choose Scribbr?

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100% happiness guarantee

We aim for 100% happiness . If you’re not satisfied with your edit, we will reedit your work or give you a refund—that’s a promise!

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Authority in academic writing

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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2,000-word sample edit

If your document is longer than 30,000 words, we’ll first provide you with a 2,000-word sample edit to ensure the service meets your expectations.

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Scribbr & academic integrity.

Scribbr is committed to protecting academic integrity. Our proofreading service, our AI writing tools ( plagiarism checker , paraphrasing tool , grammar checker , summarizer,  Citation Generator ) as well as our free Knowledge Base content are designed to help students produce quality academic papers.

We make every effort to prevent our software from being used for fraudulent or manipulative purposes.

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Frequently asked questions

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 12 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

Yes, we can provide a certificate of proofreading.

As soon as the editor delivers the edit, you can email us at [email protected] to request a certificate.

Please indicate the following in your email:

  • Your order number
  • Your full name
  • The title of your work

We will create a PDF certificate and email it to you as soon as possible.

The fastest turnaround time is 12 hours.

You can upload your document at any time and choose between three deadlines:

All Scribbr editors are language experts with interests in different subject areas.

You can indicate your field of study when you upload your document . We’ll make sure that the editor who proofreads your work is familiar with your discipline and its specialist vocabulary.

These are the fields of study you can choose from, and examples of the main subjects in each field:

  • Business and Management: Business Administration, Hotel Management, Accountancy, Marketing
  • Economics: Business Economics, Econometrics, Finance
  • IT and Engineering: ICT, Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, Applied Mathematics, Civil Engineering, Industrial Design, Electrical Engineering
  • Natural and Life Sciences: Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Chemistry
  • Geography, Agriculture and Environment: Ecology, Earth Sciences, Environmental Studies, Urban Planning
  • Health and Medical Sciences: Medicine, Obstetrics, Pharmacy, Nutrition, Dentistry
  • Arts and Humanities: Philosophy, History, Literature, Cultural Studies, Theology
  • Law and Policy: Law, Political Science, Public Policy, Human Rights
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences: Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, Communication Sciences

Editors don’t have to be experts in the content of your paper, but they do know how to present it in the best way possible! Our goal is to improve your writing and give you feedback on the readability, structure, logic, and clarity of your text. We know from experience that the most effective editors are specialists in language and academic writing.

We’ve carefully selected and trained all of our editors to proofread theses and other academic documents. Once they’re qualified, we continue to carefully monitor their work to make sure we always deliver the highest quality .

Cambridge Proofreading

Academic proofreading and editing services

Over the past decade, we’ve proudly assisted over 77,000 students and academics in enhancing the quality of their academic work. Our team is made up of seasoned professional editors holding advanced degrees in various academic disciplines. With years of hands-on experience, they are experts in editing and proofreading undergraduate and postgraduate papers as well as journal articles.

Your written work represents your intellect and skills and needs to be presented in the best possible light. Whether you’re working on a thesis, research paper, dissertation, or journal article, our services are designed to help you present your ideas clearly, concisely, and free from errors. Experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your academic work is in the capable hands of diligent professionals who care about your success.

A trusted name in academic proofreading and editing

When it comes to submitting research proposals, journal manuscripts, CVs or résumés, the importance of precision can’t be overstated. With our Cambridge Quality Guarantee , we provide an ironclad assurance that the language of your document will meet the highest standards of academic and professional excellence.

Two-Editor Premium Service: Your key to successful publication

For manuscripts aimed at publication in academic journals, we strongly recommend our exclusive two-editor premium service. With this specialized service, your manuscript undergoes rigorous editing by two seasoned academic editors, each armed with advanced degrees and years of editorial experience. This multi-layered approach ensures the highest possible level of accuracy and eliminates any chance of oversight.

One of the greatest concerns for authors is the risk of manuscript rejection due to language errors or inconsistencies. Our two-editor service guarantees that your work will not be rejected by a journal on the grounds of language alone, offering you peace of mind and increasing your chances of successful publication.

Learn more about our comprehensive academic editing and proofreading services for journal manuscripts .

As a student, you have a lot on your plate, from attending classes and studying for exams to participating in extracurricular activities. In such a busy schedule, writing competitive application materials and quality essays and assignments can be a daunting task. That’s where we come in. Our services are tailored to significantly elevate the quality of your written work, ensuring it meets and exceeds academic standards.

Our seasoned academic editors bring not just expertise but also real-world experience to your project. Our subject-matter experts possess the specialized skills required to refine your manuscripts, focusing on elements such as fluent language, academic register and clarity. Whether you’re working on a short essay, a semester-long project, or even crucial application documents for colleges or scholarships, we’re here to help you present your ideas coherently and articulately.

Experience the confidence that comes from knowing that your writing is clear, concise and free from errors, maximizing your chances of academic success.

A thorough review of your document

Our rigorous and comprehensive academic editing and proofreading service significantly enhances a wide range of documents. By focusing on elements such as clarity, coherence and precision, we add tangible value to your work. Whether you’re submitting an academic paper, research proposal, journal article or dissertation, our services are designed to elevate the quality of your text to exceptional standards.

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“My manuscript was rejected from my target journal due to English language flaws. They requested that I seek professional academic editing to help to fix the issues. After reading positive reviews, I tried Cambridge. The experience was highly satisfactory – after their work, my manuscript was accepted by the journal!”

Jonas, University of Amsterdam

The best proofreading service

“Many thanks to the editors, Suzanne and Kathleen. After spending tens if not hundreds of hours working on my manuscript, I think I would have gone crazy if I had to proofread it. The editors have done a fabulous job of correcting my many mistakes.”

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“I used Cambridge’s academic editing services and was very satisfied with the results. I subsequently used them to edit the manuscript that I developed from the original thesis. Again, they delivered satisfactory results. I will use them again in the future.”

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Subject-matter expertise

When it comes to academic editing and proofreading, there simply is no substitute for subject-matter expertise. That’s why we have a robust team of over 300 editors who come from diverse academic backgrounds. From the sciences and engineering to the humanities and social sciences, our editors cover the full spectrum of academic disciplines.

This expansive range of expertise allows us to thoughtfully pair your document with a professional editor who not only is a proficient writer and reviewer but also understands the specific terms of art and nuances of your particular subject area.

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Experienced academic editors

All of our experienced academic editors hold advanced qualifications from leading global universities. Many are also members of leading industry bodies, such as the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS) and the Council of Science Editors (CSE).

Our rigorous selection process ensures that we work with only the best editors: less than 1% of the editors who apply to Cambridge are invited to join our team.


Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, Creative Writing

5 Years’ Experience

634 Papers Edited


MA Religious Studies, Duke University MFA Creative Writing (Fiction), North Carolina State University BA Jewish Studies, Minors in Middle East Studies and English, Elon University


Physics, Materials Chemistry, Condensed Matter

16 Years’ Experience

1,005 Papers Edited

PhD Materials Chemistry & Condensed Matter, University of Newcastle upon Tyne Master of Physics, MPHYS (Hons), University of Newcastle upon Tyne


Anthropology, Engineering, Civil Engineering

10 Years’ Experience

1,023 Papers Edited

PhD Anthropology, University of Wisconsin MA Anthropology, Colorado State University BS Civil Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis BS Engineering Science, Manchester College


Global Studies, Journalism, Social Sciences

20 Years’ Experience

1,650 Papers Edited

PhD Global Studies, Leipzig University Dual Erasmus Mundus Master’s in Global Studies, Roskilde University and Wroclaw University Bachelor’s in Journalism, Florida International University


Computer Science, Mathematics

36 Years’ Experience

260 Papers Edited

MSc Computer Science, Florida State University BSc Mathematics (Computer Science), Florida State University


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Computer Sciences Editor

11 Years’ Experience

122 Papers Edited

PhD Computer Science, University of Liverpool MSc Computer Science, University of Liverpool BSc Computer Science, University of Liverpool


Jurisprudence, Journalism, Law

3,120 Papers Edited

MA Jurisprudence, University of Oxford MA Journalism, University of Salford


Anthropology, Ecology, Classics

9 Years’ Experience

1,067 Papers Edited

PhD Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London MRes Anthropology, Goldsmiths, University of London MSc Anthropology & Ecology, University College London BA Classics & Anthropology, University of Palermo


Micropalaeontology, Earth Sciences

25 Years’ Experience

1,068 Papers Edited

PhD Micropalaeontology, University College London BSc (Hons) Geological Sciences, University of Aston in Birmingham


Creative Writing, Women's Studies

15 Years’ Experience

700 Papers Edited

MFA Creative Writing, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign BA English (Hons), Minor in Women’s Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Middle Eastern Studies, History

262 Papers Edited

MA Middle Eastern Studies, Lund University BA (Hons) History, University of Cambridge


Education, Curriculum Studies

8 Years’ Experience

110 Papers Edited

MA Curriculum Studies, University of Northern Colorado Post-Baccalaureate Teaching Certification Program in Education, University of Northern Colorado BA Writing, Colorado State University


Mechanical Engineering

500 Papers Edited

ME Mechanical Engineering, Johns Hopkins University BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland BS Mathematics, Frostburg State University


Organic Geochemistry, Geology, Geophysics

6 Years’ Experience

100 Papers Edited

PhD Organic Geochemistry, Imperial College London MSci Geology and Geophysics, Imperial College London


Applied Health Sciences

14 Years’ Experience

1,181 Papers Edited

MA Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo BA (Hons) Applied Health Sciences, University of Waterloo


Law, Psychology

12 Years’ Experience

145 Papers Edited

Juris Doctor, University of California, Davis, School of Law MA, Experimental-General Psychology, The College of William and Mary BA Psychology & History, Pepperdine University


Statistics, Mathematics

2,348 Papers Edited

MS Statistics, Northwestern University BA Mathematics, Northwestern University


Psychology, Criminal Psychology, Child Development, Social Welfare Policy, Prison Reform

210 Papers Edited

Master of Social Work, Aurora University BA Russian, University of Illinois at Chicago


Film Studies, Humanities, Media and Cultural Studies

2,300 Papers Edited

MA Film Studies, Dongguk University BA Humanities, Media, and Cultural Studies, Macalester College


Political Science

459 Papers Edited

MA Political Science, Case Western Reserve University BA Political Science, John Carroll University


TESOL, English, Humanities

430 Papers Edited

MA TESOL, University College London BA English, Haverford College


Marine Biology

856 Papers Edited

MSc Marine Biology, National Taiwan Ocean University HBSc Biology, Trent University


Mathematical Biology, Biophysical Chemistry, Physics

200 Papers Edited

PhD Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry, University of Warwick MSc Mathematical Biology and Biophysical Chemistry, University of Warwick MPhys Physics, University of Warwick


P. H., MPhil

120 Papers Edited

MPhil Philosophy, Robinson College, University of Cambridge BA Philosophy, University of York


Reading and Language Arts, Education

576 Papers Edited

MS Reading and Language Arts, Duquesne University BS Elementary Education, Pennsylvania State University


Education, Political Science

MEd Elementary Education & Spanish, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga BS Political Science & Spanish, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga


L. D., MSci

Biology, Medicine, Surgery

130 Papers Edited

MSci Human Genetics, University College London Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS), University College London

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