Kibin Offers Free Editing And Proofreading

Kibin Offers Free Editing And Proofreading

Want feedback on a paper, business document or other writing? Kibin is an editing community where volunteer editors will proofread and offer unbiased feedback for free.

The service is very easy to use. Upload your (doc, rtf, or txt) file and in about 24 hours you’ll get your paper returned with edits/comments in the Kibin dashboard. (If you’re in a hurry and need a guarantee that your editing will be done in 24 hours, you can opt to pay the $US0.01 per word, but otherwise the service is free.) You can become a volunteer editor yourself.

In my simple four-paragraph test, the Kibin editor made some helpful suggestions. It’s nice to have another pair of eyes check your writing.

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  • So what’s in it for the volunteers? What’s to stop people from stealing your work or distributing it without your permission? How is Kibin going to monetise this, beyond paying for a “hurry up” service?

    • What jjokin just said. Especially the bit about what’s in it for the volunteer editors. Looking at the incredibly light-on FAQ page reveals this very unhelpful piece of information:

      >>”Where can I get more information on all these levels and credits thingies?

      Login to your Kibin account and click on your review level or your credits area. We’ve written out a separate FAQ for each of these. If you have any more questions, feel free to drop us a note”<<

      I have to sign up before they tell me what I'm getting into? Um, no. No no no no no.

  • The people who asked this question are probably gone by now, but I just wanted to say that I’ve been editing on Kibin for a while. People edit because it gives them points they can use to have their paper edited later, or so that they can move up levels in order to eventually get paid to edit.

  • Recently Kibin has changed. I had accumulated a lot of credit, that would later allow me to get appr 40,000 words of text proofread. All that credit has suddenly been cancelled, because I am judged to be primarily an editor.

  • Don’t use them for “hurry up” services. The editors are not professional. Many times they don’t know the editing styles like APA or MLA. At the same time, it is not guaranteed that you will get it back in 3 hours. I had bad experience with them.

  • From my past experience, it’s obvious that they have no experience ( or at least my editor had none) editing university essays. I’d go out on a limb to say that they outsource most stuff to India, and I’d rather just edit my own if I’m not going to have someone who has experience editing my paper. Just a thought. First and last for most things.

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