Research Manuscript Editing Service & Prices
The procedure for using our professional editing and proofreading service is very easy:
*Please note that we offer the postpay option only for orders below €500 and returning clients or clients from the EU who can provide an official purchase order from their institute/company.
We offer two different levels of editing
The Standard package is intended for manuscripts that already have a relatively good level of English. If your paper requires many and/or more substantial corrections, please choose the Premium package instead.
Not sure which plan to choose? You can send us your document for a free evaluation using the manuscript submission form and we will recommend the appropriate package for the amount of corrections required.
Standard Editing€0.054per word
- Eliminating errors in grammar, spelling, and punctuation
- Checking for accuracy in language, structure, and rhetoric expressions as well as consistency in tense
- Improve word choice, style, academic tone, sentence structure, comprehension, and terminology
- Direct line to your editor
- Highlighting of obvious issues
- Free Editing Certificate
Premium Editing€0.072per word
- All of Standard editing plus
- Intensive editing including more substantive rewrites (may be required depending on the level of English of your manuscript)
- Reduction of word count if required by target journal or funding agency
- Fine-tune manuscript for enhanced readability and logical flow
- Edit cover letter to journal editor (free for ms with >3000 words)
*Please note that there is a minimum charge of €35 per order.
Do you find our prices too high?
Our prices are calculated based on an experienced editor correcting about 1100-1500 words per hour in a Standard edit, i.e., in a document that only requires minor to moderate corrections, and ≤1000 h-1 in a Premium edit, i.e., in a document requiring more substantial corrections and rewrites. If you have seen prices elsewhere that seem too good to be true, then they most likely are. Unlike some of our competition, we neither employ automated AI systems nor undergraduate students from low income countries to edit your manuscript.
All our editors are experienced academics with PhD degrees from highly regarded universities who will take the time needed to correct not just simple spelling and grammatical errors, but, more importantly, improve logical flow, awkward phrasing, word choice, and academic tone. These types of corrections are more time consuming and require an editor who not only understands the science but who possesses the necessary experience and abilities to be able to suggest improvements at this level. The many positive client testimonials show that our approach is the right one.
Some of our clients
Below is a (non-exhaustive) list of our most commonly requested optional extras for our editing services. You may use our quote calculator to estimate the expected cost of your order.
We offer additional services such as help formulating the reply to reviewers, synthesise internal reports into a publishable manuscript, perform statistical analysis, prepare posters or artwork/tables from your data, etc., as part of our scientific consulting.
Our turnaround time depends on the length of your manuscript (see "Turnaround" section below). If you require a faster processing of your manuscript we do offer a rush service which carries a
Direct line to your editor
Unlike our competitors, we provide you with a direct Q&A line to your editor. You can provide supplementary information or ask questions regarding the corrections.
This service is included free of charge in the Standard and Premium packages.
Help formulating reviewer responses
We can help you respond to reviewer comments through language and general scientific advice (e.g, performing additional statistical analyses).
Consulting job w hourly rate:
Formatting to "Author Guidelines"
We format the manuscript according to the target journal's Author Guidelines. This includes headings, margins, indents, tables, captions, etc., but excludes the references (see Reference Checking)
Reducing your word count
If you manuscript or abstract exceeds the maximum allowed length by your target publication, we can help you eliminate superfluous phrases and reduce verbosity.
This service is included in the Premium package.
We can create figures from your data or revise existing graphics to ensure they meet the target journal's style criteria, are technically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Price per item starting at:
Editing the cover letter
We help you write the cover letter to the target journal editor (included in the Premium editing package for manuscripts >3000 words)
If you have difficulties condensing your work into a powerful abstract, our experienced editors can help you with the formulation of abstracts and capsules
We can turn your text and graphics into a powerful and visually appealing poster for presentation at scientific meetings. Consulting job w prices starting at:
Basic reference checking
We verify that all citations in your text are listed in the references, and vice versa. In addition, we check for correct ordering both in the text citation and the reference list
€1.00 per reference
Comprehensive reference checking
This includes everything from the "Basic" package. In addition, we adapt your references to the target journal style; we thoroughly check each reference for errors and add missing information (e.g., DOIs)
€2.00 per reference
Our turnaround times depend on the length (word count) of your document. To find out the turnaround time for your document, please enter the word count below (note that rush orders carry a 30% surcharge). Please contact us directly for a specific quote if your document is very large (> 25,000 words). Thank you.
Word Count: Normally: ? Rush orders: ?
Upon request, we are happy to provide you with a free proofreading certificate to confirm that a document has been proofread and edited by one or more of our expert editors.
These certificates can be used when you submit your paper to academic journals and publishers. In order to obtain a certificate, please simply include the request at the time of submitting your manuscript to us.
Group or volume discounts
If you would like to use our services to edit a large number of papers (e.g., for your entire research group or department), subscription plans are available which provide discounts on the per-word pricing plans shown above. Please contact us to obtain a specific quote for your needs.
For revisions (i.e., manuscripts that have been sent back to the authors for revision), we offer up to a 30% discount, provided that the original submission was already edited by us.