Our Top 15 Research Paper Editors

Your Source for Rated and Reviewed Research Paper Editors

Why finalize a research paper on your own when you can work with a professional editor? ServiceScape makes it easy to find an editor who will thoroughly understand both your subject and your style guide, such as APA, MLA, AMA, and CMS. Our editors will add the right touch to make your research paper the very best it can be.


1. ProseTechnician

2,119 Client Reviews
81,997 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in English from the University of Nebraska

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


2. AcadConsult

1,300 Client Reviews
79,153 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island

Starting at $8.99 USD per page


3. XpertEditor

7,104 Client Reviews
265,724 Pages Edited

M.A. in TESOL Education from the University of North Carolina

Starting at $9.95 USD per page


4. ProfessorH

479 Client Reviews
19,445 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Communications from Pennsylvania State University

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


5. jmelton

464 Client Reviews
21,214 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois

Starting at $8.50 USD per page


6. GlassPhoenix

554 Client Reviews
17,112 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from Duke University

Starting at $11.00 USD per page


7. Ponder1

1,914 Client Reviews
65,753 Pages Edited

M.S. in Chemical Engineering from Clemson University

Starting at $14.00 USD per page


8. YourProfessor

4,415 Client Reviews
237,248 Pages Edited

Ph.D. in History from the University of Virginia

Starting at $8.95 USD per page


9. WriteWatchman

4,618 Client Reviews
136,969 Pages Edited

Professor of Composition at Cincinnati State University

Starting at $9.75 USD per page


10. EditrixJD

2,351 Client Reviews
100,754 Pages Edited

B.A. in English from Brigham Young University

Starting at $9.95 USD per page


11. LexEditor

2,210 Client Reviews
52,777 Pages Edited

J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law

Starting at $11.00 USD per page


12. DoctorWord

2,305 Client Reviews
50,124 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at Intergroup Japan

Starting at $9.50 USD per page


13. Acey

1,301 Client Reviews
45,896 Pages Edited

Copy Editor at McGraw-Hill Publishing

Starting at $7.95 USD per page


14. ErrorProof

778 Client Reviews
26,844 Pages Edited

B.S. in Psychology from Rutgers University

Starting at $8.00 USD per page


15. EditingWithExperience

251 Client Reviews
12,710 Pages Edited

Editor at Elsevier Inc.

Starting at $5.95 USD per page


16. AndyD

369 Client Reviews
12,531 Pages Edited

Professor of History at the University of Memphis

Starting at $6.50 USD per page


17. maxedwards

969 Client Reviews
62,238 Pages Edited

B.S. in Print Journalism from Emerson College

Starting at $6.00 USD per page


18. S.Edwards

602 Client Reviews
16,507 Pages Edited

J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Starting at $12.95 USD per page

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What makes us the best at editing research papers

Some editors focus on the basics, like grammar, spelling, punctuation, and syntax, while others place writing fundamentals on the back burner to concentrate on content recommendations.

Research paper editor

ServiceScape editors give you the best of both worlds by taking a holistic approach to editing research papers, improving everything that can be improved to the fullest extent possible. Our experienced editors will not only spot mistakes you may have missed but also enhance your research paper so that it conveys your ideas in a compelling manner. Our number-one priority is to ensure your research paper is a well-structured document with a consistent flow and message throughout. When the edited version is delivered, the paper’s grammar and mechanics will be flawless while also maintaining your personal voice and perspective. Logic, flow, and readability will all be enhanced, and we guarantee that you will be completely satisfied with our work.

Specifically, our research paper editors will:

  • Correct errors in spelling, grammar, syntax, tense, and sentence structure
  • Ensure that your format and citations adhere to any required style guide, including APA, MLA, AMA, and CMS
  • Improve readability, clarity, and flow
  • Ensure tonal consistency
  • Enhance your word choice and vocabulary
  • Check for consistency in regional English spelling conventions, including American, British, Canadian, and Australian
  • Remove redundant and unnecessary content to focus your writing
  • Review your reasoning, challenge your assertions when necessary, and ensure that your ideas are fully developed

Need it done fast? Our Express Delivery editors will deliver your edited research paper in a matter of hours with no compromises on quality. Everything that needs to be done to make your research paper shine will be done to perfection — it will just be done faster than usual!

Browse our editing experts to find the right match for your research paper project today.

Finding your research paper editor is easy

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We understand that you need more than just an editor. You need a teammate — someone who can work with you effectively and be a reliable source of insight throughout the process. ServiceScape is here to help you find the right research paper editor who will be with you every step of the way.

Our editors are rated and reviewed by clients just like you, making it easy to understand the level of service you can expect. Many of our research paper editors have been reviewed hundreds or even thousands of times, and some also offer edited document portfolios, giving you a complete picture of their overall capabilities. With access to your editor’s past performance and ability, you can feel confident that the editor you choose will be the best match for your research paper editing needs.

We are experts in every research paper subject and citation style

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From psychology and education to economics, our editor directory offers more than 20 academic categories to choose from, and each category contains professionals who are experts in their respective fields. Do you need an editor with a chemical engineering background or a Ph.D. in history? No matter your research paper is about, chances are we have an editor who specializes in your subject and will understand your terminology and analysis.

Need in-text citations and references formatted? How about tables, figures, graphs, and charts? Whatever formatting your research paper needs, we have editors who knows the ins-and-outs of your required style guide, including APA, MLA, AMA, and CMS. All you have to do is hire a style expert, and your chosen editor will make sure that your research paper adheres to your style guide.

We guarantee that the following will be checked and corrected:

  • Elements
    • Title page
    • Titles
    • Table of contents
    • Abstract
    • Keywords
    • Introduction
    • Body
    • Conclusion
    • Reference list
    • Works cited
    • Parenthetical citations
    • Footnotes
    • Endnotes
    • Appendices
    • Supplemental materials
  • Format
    • Headers
    • Running head
    • Page numbers
    • Page order
    • Page length
    • Typeface
    • Font type
    • Font size
    • Special characters
    • Alignment
    • Margins
    • Line spacing
    • Paragraph indentation
    • Paragraph spacing
    • Spacing after punctuation
    • General paper formatting
    • Running head and page numbers
    • Citation
    • Accessibility
  • Organization
    • Headings
    • Subheadings
    • Sections
  • Grammar and mechanics
    • Verbs
    • Verb tense
    • Pronouns
    • Punctuation
    • Spelling
    • Hyphens
    • Uniformity of spelling and references
    • Capitalization
    • Italics
    • Abbreviations
    • Acronyms
    • Numbers
    • Statistics
    • Mathematics
    • Lists
    • Quotations
    • Paraphrases
    • Tense
    • Adjective choice and limitation
    • Concise writing
    • Showing vs. telling
    • Believability
    • Worldbuilding
    • Dialogue
    • Sentence construction
    • Word choice
    • Pacing
    • Voice and mood
    • Subject-verb agreement
    • First, second, third person
    • Anthropomorphism
    • Logical comparisons
    • Singular "they"
  • Reporting standards
    • Abstract standards
    • Introduction standards
    • Conclusion standards
    • Standards for quantitative research
    • Standards for qualitative research
    • Standards for mixed methods research
  • Tables
    • Components
    • Numbers
    • Alignment
    • Labels
    • Titles and captions
    • Headings
    • Source and bibliographic information
    • Body
    • Notes
    • Abbreviations
    • Confidence intervals
    • Borders and shading
    • Long or wide tables
    • Relation between tables
    • Use of color
  • Figures
    • Components
    • Numbers
    • Labels
    • Titles and captions
    • Images
    • Legends
    • Relation between figures
    • Photographs
    • Electrophysiological data
    • Radiological data
    • Genetic data
    • Other biological data
    • Illustrations
    • Citations
    • Notes
    • Use of color
  • In-text citations
    • Citation level
    • Parenthetical
    • Narrative
    • Block quotations
    • Annotations
    • Paraphrases
    • Source medium
    • Multiple works
    • Specific parts of a source
    • Unknown or anonymous author
    • Multiple authors
    • Primary sources
    • Secondary sources
    • Works with the same author and date
    • Authors with the same surname
    • Multivolume works
    • Indirect sources
    • Non-print sources from internet
    • Miscellaneous non-print sources
    • Transcripts, plays, screenplays, music scores
    • Websites, periodicals, common software, and apps
    • Multiple citations
    • When no citation is needed
  • Reference list
    • Author
    • Date
    • Title of source
    • Title of container
    • Other contributors
    • Version
    • Number
    • Publisher
    • Publication date
    • Publisher location
    • Source location
    • Format and order
  • Bias and label-free language
    • Age
    • Ability
    • Gender
    • Pronouns
    • Historical context
    • Intersectionality
    • Precision in research terms
    • Racial and ethnic identity
    • Sexual orientation
    • Socioeconomic status
  • Other
    • Clarity
    • Coherence
    • Conciseness
    • Continuity
    • Literary devices
    • Logical flow
    • Sentence structure
    • Redundancy
    • Repetition
    • Qualifying language
    • Modifiers
    • Active and passive voice
    • Wordy sentences
    • Filler words
    • Consistent tense and tone
    • Adverbs
    • Clichés
    • Parallelism
    • Jargon
    • Hedging
    • Use of slang
    • Tautologies
    • Target audience
    • Topic sentences
    • Transitions
    • Attributions
    • Readability
    • Plain language
    • Purpose and significance
    • Signal phrases

ServiceScape research paper editors use their extensive knowledge and skills to ensure that your format and style is correct and that your writing is the very best it can be.

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Do you want to interview each prospective editor to find the right fit for your research paper project? Would you like to brainstorm with the editor you have selected and have an ongoing dialogue?

In the process of having your research paper professionally edited, you might have questions for your editor before, during, or after the project. Likewise, if your editor needs any clarification from you, you will want to be able to communicate with the professional you hired. Here at ServiceScape, we prioritize open and free communication, allowing you to work with your editor though messages and teleconferences. All you need to do is visit the editor's profile and click on a button to start a conversation about your research paper.

Take a look around to find the right editor for your research paper. We guarantee that you will be happy with the results.

Frequently asked questions

How do I hire an editor?

You can hire an editor in just four steps:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you want to hire.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Hire Me" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

You will have the option to either select a predefined service or create a custom project. If you select a predefined service, you can pay for your project immediately by using a credit card, U.S. bank transfer, or PayPal®. After your payment method has been approved, the editor will start working on the project as soon as possible and will deliver it by the due date you selected. If you select a custom project, the editor will provide you with a service proposal that will have a unique price for the unique service you require.

Can I have a free sample edit?

Sure! Many ServiceScape editors provide free samples. You can submit a free sample request by doing the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to ask for a free sample.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Free Sample" button.
  4. Upload your writing and enter your project details.

If the editor accepts your free sample request, you will receive the sample edited version within a couple of days.

How do I contact an editor?

To contact an editor about your project, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find the editor you'd like to contact.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Send Message" button.
  4. Write and send your message.

We will email you a notification as soon as your editor replies to your message.

How do I set up a teleconference with an editor?

If you would like to speak with an editor directly, just do the following:

  1. Browse our directory to find an editor you'd like to speak with on a teleconference call.
  2. Click the "View Profile" button to see additional information.
  3. From the profile page, click on the "Teleconference" button.
  4. Enter the date and time you would like to have your discussion.

We will contact you right away about availability and set up the teleconference for all parties involved.

Where can I find ratings and reviews for editors?

You can find ratings and reviews from past clients within most editor profiles. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to see them. You can also read ServiceScape ratings and reviews on eKomi and Truely. In addition, ServiceScape has been featured in several publications and websites, including The Wall Street Journal, UpWork, HuffPost, Indeed, and The Ladders.

Can I see examples of work the editors have done in the past?

Many editors have portfolios which feature their editing. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button to view these edited versions.

Where can I find price and due date information?

A list of prices and due dates can be found within each editor's profile. Just find your editor and click on the "View Profile" button.

Do you provide editing certifications?

Yes, we provide editing certifications. Simply request the document when you hire an editor. When your project is delivered, you can download the editing certification by clicking on your project and clicking on the "Certification" button. These signed declarations certify that a document has been professionally edited by a ServiceScape editor.

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