Essay checker

Specialized in correcting academic essays

We’ve been editing academic essays for 10+ years. With permission, we’ve used 1000s of essays to train the tool specifically to correct essays.

Scribbr editors Engels

Trained by top-notch native English editors

2% of editors are accepted at Scribbr. That’s a lower acceptance rate than Harvard (3%). These editors have trained the tool to look for common errors in academic writing.

Near human accuracy in minutes

High accuracy guaranteed

Because it’s specialized in essays, Scribbr’s proofreading tool offers higher accuracy than other tools. It goes beyond checking grammar, identifying spelling, punctuation, and other common mistakes in academic writing.

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How it works

Upload, check, and correct unlimited essays

Upload your Word document

1. Upload your .docx file

Upload your Word document (only .docx files are accepted at the moment)

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2. The Essay Checker processes your document

This won’t take longer than 10 minutes

Accept corrections

3. Accept or reject tracked changes

Download your edited document and decide which changes to accept and which to reject

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4. Earn higher grades on your essays

Enjoy the peace of mind that comes with submitting a flawlessly written essay

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Frequently asked questions

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How accurate is the essay checker software?

Our Essay Checker can detect most grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes. That said, we can’t guarantee 100% accuracy. The Essay Checker performs especially well on academic texts, but it can only check US English at the moment. If you want your document edited in other languages or with 100% accuracy, we recommend our Proofreading & Editing service.

What kind of documents can I upload?

You can only upload .docx (Word) files to the Essay Checker.

Is the essay checker suitable for people who don’t speak English as their first language?

Absolutely! The Essay Checker is particularly useful for non-native English speakers, as it can detect mistakes that may have gone unnoticed.

Can I review and approve the changes made by the Essay Checker?

Yes—you’re in control. Every change suggested by the Essay Checker is indicated as a tracked change in Word. You can decide which changes to accept or reject in your document; you can also accept all of the changes with just one click.

How much does the Essay Checker cost?

The cost is $9.95 for unlimited documents for 1 month, regardless of the length of your document(s).

How long does it take for the Essay Checker to process my writing?

The exact time depends on the length of your document, but, in most cases, the proofreading will be completed within a maximum of 10 minutes.

Will the Essay Checker also edit my citation list?

If you format your list of citations as a reference list in Word, the Essay Checker will make no changes. However, even if it does make changes to your references, you can easily select the entire list and simply undo the changes.

Is there a free trial available?

No. However, you can check out a demo video or download an example edit to get some idea of what to expect.

How does ‘Track Changes’ work?

The editor uses ‘Track Changes’ in Word when editing your thesis.

Don’t know how this works? Then read the following guide in which we explain step by step how ‘Track Changes’ works.