Use this calculator to estimate the cost for editing your manuscript. You can find the price list and a description of all available editing options on our editing service page.
Do you find our prices too high?
Our prices are calculated based on an experienced editor who can correct about 1100-1500 words per hour in a Standard edit, i.e., in a document that only requires minor corrections, and about ≤1000 h-1 with a Premium edit, i.e., in a document requiring more substantial corrections and rewrites. If you have seen prices elsewhere that sound almost too good to be true, then they most likely are. Ask yourself how much such an editor would earn by the time the company has paid its overhead and taxes. Then, consider whether you or any of your colleagues (or even PhD students) would be willing to work for rates as low as €7 per hour. Most probably not.
While we may not be the cheapest service, our prices are still considerably below the €0.20+ per word that the industry's top earners charge. Also bear in mind that unlike some of our competition, we do not employ undergrad students from low wage 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 much more time consuming and require an editor who not only understands the science but who has the necessary experience and abilities to be able to suggest improvements at this level - an expertise that comes at a price. The many positive testimonials from our clients show that our approach is the right one.
Some of our clients