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.

Standard Editing  
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The Standard package is intended for manuscripts that already have a relatively good level of English. If your manuscript requires many and/or more substantial corrections, please choose the Premium package instead.

Standard Editing
(€0.046 per word)
Premium Editing
(€0.065 per 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
  • Highlighting of obvious issues
  • Free Editing Certificate
  • 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)

Premium Editing
Word Count
TurnaroundThe turnaround time depends on the length (word count) of your manuscript. The times here are based on the word count your entered above. You may choose between our normal (no surcharge) and our rush service (30% surcharge).

For very large documents (>25.000 words) the turnaround time will be shown in your PDF quote. Please indicate possible deadlines in the comment field.
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*There is a minimum charge of €25 per order.
 Optional Extras 
Rush service
Abstract writing
Edit cover letter*
Format to Author Guidelines
*included in Premium editing package for ms>3000 words
Artwork Preparation
Basic reference checking
Comprehensive reference checking
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Do you find our prices too high?

Our prices are calculated based on an experienced editor who can cover about 1200-1500 words per hour in a Standard edit, i.e., with a document that only requires minor corrections, and about ≤1000 h-1 with a Premium edit, i.e., with a document requiring more substantial corrections and rewrites. So if you have seen prices elsewhere that sound almost too good to be true, 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 say €7 per hour. Most probably not.

While we may not be the cheapest of services, our prices are still considerably below the industry's top earners, who charge up to €0.20 per word. 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 has the necessary experience and abilities to detect inconsistencies to be able to suggest improvements at this level - an expertise that does have its price. The many positive testimonials from our clients show that our approach is the right one.

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