For people searching for online editing and proofreading services, finding a reliable editor can be difficult and somewhat confusing, especially when dealing with limited time. Using an online editing service can help you finalize your written documents quickly and easily. At Editor World, we work with clients from more than 60 countries around the globe and understand how important it is to find the best online editing service for your manuscripts. Choosing the best online editing and proofreading service for you depends on your needs, wants, goals, and budget. A list of the top 10 online editing services is provided below to give an overview of the options for editing and proofreading services in 2023.
1. Editor World
Editor World is an American company that has a panel of native English speakers from the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. Clients can select their personal editor and communicate directly with that editor throughout the editing process. The professional editors who provide editing and proofreading services must pass a stringent test of their editing skills. The cost to edit a document with 5,000 words at Editor World ranges from $105 with a 7-day turnaround to $265 for an 8-hour turnaround. Some editors offer a discount of up to 20% off the price of editing services.
Wordvice was started in 2013 and provides information on some of its editing panel online. The cost to edit a document of 5,000 words at Wordvice is $170 for a 168-hour turnaround, $205 for a 120-hour turnaround, $225 for a 96-hour turnaround, and $610 for a 9-hour turnaround. Additional turnaround times for editing services are offered on the Wordvice website. When prices for online editing services were gathered in 2022, the company was providing a 50% coupon code for up to $50 off of the total price of academic editing services.
Scribendi is located in Canada and has a team of editors from around the world. When clients submit a manuscript for editing services to Scribendi, the company assigns the document to one of its editors. For a 5,000-word document, the turnaround time options range from 12 hours to 1 week. The cost for editing 5,000 words within 1 week is $171.19, and the price for editing and proofreading services increases to $243.88 for a 12-hour turnaround. The company offers a free sample edit to help clients decide if the editing services are right for their project.
Taylor & Francis Editing is a part of Taylor & Francis Online and provides editing, formatting, illustration, and translation services. The editing services provided by T&F include editing and proofreading services. The cost to edit 5,000 words at Taylor & Francis Editing ranges from $320 for advanced editing services with a 5-day turnaround to $755 for premium plus editing services with a 2-day turnaround.
Scribbr has a panel of professional editors, and when clients submit a document for editing and proofreading services the document is assigned to one of the company’s editors. Clients upload their document, select the pages they want edited, choose the service(s) and turnaround time, provide instructions for the editor, and submit payment. As of 2022, the price at Scribbr to edit a 5,000-word document, with a focus on language, style, structure, and clarity, is $115 (USD) for a 7-day turnaround. The price increases to $205 for a 24-hour turnaround.
6. Cambridge Proofreading and Editing
Cambridge Proofreading and Editing has a panel of editors and assigns each client’s document to one of its editors when the document is submitted. The company started in England and has its current headquarters in the United States, but maintains a presence in the UK. The cost at Cambridge to edit a document with 5,000 words is $114.50 (USD) for basic editing by one editor (7-day turnaround). The cost for editing and proofreading services increases to $189.50 for a 24-hour turnaround. Clients have the option to have their dissertation reviewed by two editors rather than one for a higher fee.
Proofreading Services was founded in 2011 and provides editing and proofreading services. The cost to edit 5,000 words at Proofreading Services (as of 2022) is $119.80 for a 7-day turnaround to $234.80 for a 12-hour turnaround. The maximum word count for its 6-hour turnaround time for editing and proofreading services is 4,000 words.
8. Paper True
Paper True has a presence in the United States, India, Singapore, and the United Kingdom. Editors are paid in USD or Indian Rupee. At Paper True, the service includes proofreading for language errors, referencing and formatting, and editing for style, coherence, and clarity. Clients can pay for a plagiarism check for an extra fee. The cost to edit a manuscript with 5,000 words at Paper True ranges from $121 for a 7-day turnaround to $241 for a 12-hour turnaround.
Vappingo provides online editing and proofreading services and also offers premium editing services as well as rewriting and paraphrasing services. The cost to edit 5,000 words at Vappingo is $190 for a 24-hour turnaround time as of 2022. The cost for premium editing and rewriting services is higher, starting at $375 for 5,000 words.
Wordy is a company based in the United Kingdom that provides editing and proofreading services. The company offers standard and express editing services, with a minimum order price of $9.75. The standard delivery time for a document with 1,200 words is 8 hours, and clients can pay a higher fee for a 4-hour turnaround time. The cost to edit a document with 5,000 words with the standard turnaround time is $195, while the cost increases to $260 for the express editing service.