Essay proofreading services

  • Efficient correction of all errors.
  • Helpful feedback on essay structure.
  • Write better, more readable essays.

Scribbr benefits

  • Average review score: 9.8.
  • Dedicated, experienced editors always available; no need to book in advance.
  • No hidden costs; completely transparent pricing.

Together we can craft the perfect essay

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Reliable essay specialists

Are you writing a narrative, descriptive, explanatory or a persuasive type of essay? Do you sometimes have trouble knowing exactly where the difference lies?

Rest assured, our editors know precisely how to write each type of essay.

We will ensure that the structure if your essay is clear, logical and fully complies with the most stringent academic specifications.

High quality editing

So much more than just a spell check

Automated spell checkers can be notoriously unreliable.

Friends can sometimes be a little more helpful. The editors on our essay proofreading service, however, locate and correct every single language error, bringing fluency and readability back to your text.

We will correct all errors and fine-tune your essay in the following areas:

  • Spelling
  • Grammar
  • Sentence and paragraph structure
  • Punctuation
  • Academic style

Feedback to improve writing

We not only correct your errors, but also help you become a better writer.

The editor who works on your essay will provide friendly, constructive feedback and offer useful, sound advice on how to improve your essay writing in general.

Even professors often find our service so helpful that they recommend Scribbr to their students.

What other students think of our essay proofreading service

Best academic proofreading service

More and more students know where to find us. Their happy reviews are the reason we work hard every day!

Chu 15 October 2018

Very efficient working and very…

Very efficient working and very detailed instructions. Perfect for international students or ESL learners

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Talaat Al-Alwani 15 October 2018

very accurate

very accurate

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Egon Bech Hansen 14 October 2018

fast efficient and to the point.

fast efficient and to the point. Good service Egon Bech Hansen

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Juan D. 14 October 2018

The best prooreading service in the web

The best prooreading service in the web

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Chenran Zhang 12 October 2018

Everything is good.

Everything is good.

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Stina 11 October 2018


Very quick and super helpful. A real lifesaver!

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Flavia 11 October 2018

excellent and accurate

Te revision was very accurate and with useful hint.

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Farid Chouery 10 October 2018

I think I have a great document now

I think I have a great document now

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Sina 10 October 2018

Sehr professionelle Korrektur meiner…

Sehr professionelle Korrektur meiner BA, die ich nach 4 Tagen bereits zurückbekommen habe. Auch als ich bei der Bearbeitung im Nachgang nochmals Fragen hatte, wurden diese an meine Korrektorin weitergeleitet und zeitnah beantwortet :) Insgesamt kann ich das Lektorat und Korrekturlesen von Scribbr auf jeden Fall weiterempfehlen.Einen Stern Abzug gibt es allerdings für die Plagiatsprüfung, die ich bei meiner Bestellung dazu gebucht hatte. Hier fand ich es schade, dass vorher nicht explizit angemerkt wird, dass die Quellenangaben im Literaturverzeichnis als mögliche Plagiate angezeigt werden (Tipp: die Anmerkung dazu nicht nur in der Anleitung erwähnen, sondern auch in den FAQs). Als Ergebnis erhielte ich nämlich bestimmt über 20 mögliche Plagiate, die sich auf das Literaturverzeichnis beziehen und somit den wahren Ähnlichkeitsscore verfälschten. Hätte man dies nochmal angemerkt, hätte ich mein Dokument ohne Literaturverzeichnis hochgeladen. Als ich mich diesbezüglich an den Service gewandt habe, wurde sich dafür zwar entschuldigt und mir mitgeteilt, dass ich mir bei 7% keine Sorgen machen muss, allerdings habe ich dann wieder auf der Webseite von Scribbr gelesen, dass alles ab 5 % problematisch sein könnte. Ich bin also leider nicht wirklich schlauer als vorher und wüsste gerne den tatsächlichen Score.

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Anonymous 10 October 2018

Exceeded expectations!

Liz really exceeded any expectations I had for copyediting. I've never hired an editor before, and I was a little worried about how much bang I would get for my buck as a native English speaker who has been doing academic writing for a while. But Liz's suggestions SO improved my dissertation proposal. Thank you, Liz!

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SYAHRIL SAUFI 8 October 2018

Great work!

Great work! Thank you scribbr.

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SKB 8 October 2018

Simply excellent

Simply excellent. Starting with the response and the quality of work.

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Tammy 8 October 2018

Great editing work!

Great editing work!

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Ian Wilson 8 October 2018

Tried all the services for the first…

Tried all the services for the first time. Veryolased with the insights into structure and clarity.

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Mario 6 October 2018

Chelsea always the best

Chelsea always the best. I like the fact that for this second project, they assigned me to the same proofreader! Thank you guys for always being on time and meticulous with your job.

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Marina Voellinger 5 October 2018

excellent proofread

Tim provided a very detailed, comprehensive, and helpful proofreading. His advice were very useful and professional. Thank you Tim! :)

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Jade 4 October 2018

Great job!

Great job! The editor got back to me on time, and both corrections and suggestions are absolutely on point. I strongly recommend this service.

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Patrick 3 October 2018

I have received back a thoroughly…

I have received back a thoroughly proof-read work, with many suggestions on how to improve my writing skills in the future, even in spite of a short deadline.

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SS 3 October 2018

The quality of service is perfect

The quality of service is perfect

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Transparent essay proofreading rates

Starting from £0.011 per word.

Price for proofreading 1,000 words

DeadlineProofreading & Editing+ Structure Check+ Clarity Check
1 week£25+ £5.50+ £5.50
72 hours£30.50£8.30£8.30
24 hours£36+ £11.00+ £11.00

Price for proofreading 2,000 words

DeadlineProofreading & Editing+ Structure Check+ Clarity Check
1 week£36+ £11.00+ £11.00
72 hours£47£16.60£16.60
24 hours£58+ £22+ £22

Price for proofreading 5,000 words

DeadlineProofreading & Editing+ Structure Check+ Clarity Check
1 week£69+ £27.50+ £27.50
72 hours£96.50£41.50£41.50
24 hours£124+ £55+ £55

A fast and affordable essay proofreading service

How does it work?

Just follow these simple steps to submit your essay:

  1. Upload your document.
  2. Select your deadline: 24 hours, 3 days or 1 week.
  3. Select the pages you wish to have proofread.
  4. Enter any additional, specific instructions for the editor.
  5. You will receive a text message and an email when job is complete.
  6. Accept all changes easily via Track Changes.

Who will proofread my essay?

Scribbr only works with the most talented English speaking editors from the UK, US or Australia. Our application procedure is strict and all editors are trained in the Scribbr Academy.

To ensure that we continue to deliver to the highest standards we constantly monitor quality and offer all our editors ongoing training.

Because of our high standards students rate us at an average of 9.8/10 on Trustpilot – an achievement we are naturally very proud of.

How do I pay?

Our editor will be keen to begin work on your essay as soon as possible. As soon as your essay is uploaded you can pay the editor directly via Paypal or credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express etc.).

Money back guarantee: if you are not completely delighted and satisfied with the work done on your essay we will refund you in full. We are only happy when all of our customers are satisfied.

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Please contact us

The team is 24/7 available for your questions.

Frequently asked questions

Is the editor specialized in my field of study?

Our editors are all language specialists and not specialists in your field of study. You can select your field of study while uploading and we make sure that the editor who is editing your work is familiar with editing work in your field of study. This means that your editor will understand what is written, but will not be able to give you feedback about the content.

We’ve carefully selected and trained all our editors before they started working with us. Their work is also continuously assessed to ensure that we can deliver the highest quality.

We only work with language specialists because our ultimate goal is to improve the language of your text and not the content. We believe that only those specialized in academic writing can truly improve your writing!

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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How long does it take to have my dissertation checked?

You can choose between three set time periods. The editor can edit your thesis within 24 hours, 72 hours or 1 week. The deadline is set as soon as you have paid.

Do you need to hand in your thesis in four days? Please choose either the 72 hours or 24 hours deadline. All the editing periods include weekends and holidays.

You will receive a notification via text message and email as soon as your thesis has been edited.

Check the How it works page for more information.

How do I receive my dissertation when the editor has finished the edit?

After your document has been edited, you will receive an email with a link to download the edited 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 much by looking at what mistakes you have made.
  • The editors do not only change the text, they also place comments when sentences or sometimes even entire paragraphs are unclear. We therefore advise you to read through these comments and take into account your editor’s tips and suggestions.
  • Because of the many changes, sometimes there may be double spaces, double periods, or other minor mistakes in a sentence. Checking the changes one by one, you can easily detect these minor errors.