Writers upload their work for free proofreading and feedback from a community of editors in under 24 hours. Launched by Travis Biziorek, CEO and Jim Nguyen, CTO Kibin automatically converts the file into HTML on its proprietary platform so editors can easily add suggestions, corrections and edits. High-ranked reviewers can get paid for editing. When the paper is ready, Kibin emails the author to review it. Kibin is an editing community where volunteer editors will proofread and offer unbiased feedback for free. Kibin allows users to remain anonymous so that you benefit from an honest critique. Getting feedback has never been easier. Instead of asking friends for favors, upload your work to have another user give you feedback.
“Frustration trying to get my friends to proofread and provide feedback on my law school applications’ personal statement,” Travis told LAUNCH.
Kibin works on freemium model. 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. Most users opt for the free service, which requires editing another user’s paper to earn credits. If users need a guarantee that editing will be done in 24 hours or less, Kibin charges $0.01 per word (1,000 word essay costs around $10). Users can accumulate points for editing other people’s work, and use those points to get their own work edited. If you don’t have the time to edit other people’s work, you can pay 50 cents for a Kibin credit.
The Kibin user profiles show individual reviewer levels six in total and current credits. Each document is assigned a credit value based on the number of words and cannot be edited if the user does not have enough points. Users can earn credits by reviewing papers in the “Earn Credits” tab. There, users see a list of the three highest priority papers. To use Kibin’s editing application, editors highlight the text and then can comment, modify or strike out the text.