The Edit My Paper "Proofread the Paper" Scholarship



Edit My Paper is pleased to announce that we will be awarding scholarships to three successful students who have proven their ability to proofread other published works. We aim to recognize those students who are not only great at polishing their own work, but excellent at reading and multitasking by identifying potential issues within published texts. Many newspapers, journals and other widely distrusted texts get published without being properly proofread. For the purpose of this scholarship, 'the paper' will refer to newspapers or any other published material either online or offline.


Applicants must currently be enrolled at an accredited high school, college or university in either Australia, Europe or North America. Students may be required to provide proof that they meet the aforementioned requirements. Please note that applicants do not need to be a citizen of the country in which their academic institution is located.

How to Apply

Applicants must identify a minimum of one published text that contains at least one of the following 1) a grammar mistake, 2) a missing word / improper sentence, or 3) a spelling mistake or improper use of punctuation. You must provide a link (URL) to the document or clearly explain where we can locate the text (a photo of a page in a book is also sufficient), where the error is and explain why you believe there is an error in the text. Please take special care to proofread your entry since we are a global editing and proofreading service that values high quality, well-polished writing.

Please submit your entry in .docx or .doc format to us via along with your first and last name, country of residence, academic institution, and mailing address. The deadline to enter via email is August 31, 2016 at 12:00AM EST. All successful applicants will be announced on September 10, 2016 and will be contacted via email prior to September 3, 2016 in order to confirm their acceptance of the scholarship terms, prior to releasing any personal information.

Essays will be judged on:

  • Rhetoric: Argument as to why the error is invalid and how it could be corrected
  • Uniqueness of the error(s)
  • Spelling and grammar

The prizes

  • Three prizes will be awarded. The top high school entry will receive an award of $500. The top university and college student entries will receive awards of $500 (USD) each. Names and countries of residence of successful applicants will be revealed on our website. You will be contacted prior to publication.


  • Congraulations
  • High school: Richard Kraft, USA
  • University: Tiffany Tseng, UK
  • College: Ahmed Al. Saleh, USA

Please note that our support colleagues cannot answer questions about our scholarship via live chat. If you have questions, please email us at

We look forward to reading your entry!