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 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
(€0.054 per word)
Premium Editing
(€0.072 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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(Please note that between 22-31 December the turnaround time may be slightly longer (ca. +2 days) than usual due to a higher order volume at this time.)
*There is a minimum charge of €35 per order.
 Optional Extras 
Rush service
Abstract writing
Edit cover letter*
Format to Author Guidelines
*included in Premium editing package for ms>3000 words
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 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