Is ChatGPT as good as a human editor?

Based on our ChatGPT vs. human editor experiment, ChatGPT performs worse than a human editor when asked to proofread and edit a piece of academic writing.

While ChatGPT’s changes do improve the text overall, they are less consistent and comprehensive than the changes of a human editor. ChatGPT also can’t accurately list and explain the changes it has made. And it’s only able to deal with a small amount of text in one go due to word-limit issues.

ChatGPT can be useful for quickly checking the grammar of your text, but it doesn’t provide the kind of detailed feedback that a human editor can, and it sometimes inserts errors into your text that you may not notice. For a thorough edit, we recommend our Proofreading & Editing service.