The procedure for using our professional editing and proofreading service is very easy:

Step One1. Upload manuscript
Step Two2. Confirm quote
Step Three3. Editing process
Step Four4. Author approval
Step Five5. Payment

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We offer two different levels of editing

Standard Editing
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, sentence structure, comprehension, and terminology
  • Fine-tune manuscript for enhanced readability and logical flow
  • Highlighting of obvious issues

Premium Editing
per word

  • All of Standard editing plus
  • Intensive editing including more substantive rewrites (if necessary)
  • Reduce word count if required by target journal
  • Formatting the manuscript according to the target journal’s “Author Guidelines”
  • Edit cover letter to journal editor
  • The manuscript will be delivered submission-ready

Not sure which plan to choose? You can send us your document for a free evaluation using the contact form on the right. The example below shows the level of editing for the standard package.

Proofreading example Example showing the level of editing for the “standard editing” package.

Optional Extras

Editing the cover letter

We help you write the cover letter before submitting your manuscript to the target journal (this service is included in the Premium editing package)

Improving the layout/pre­sentation

We will go through your manuscript and improve the overall layout & presentation of headings, figures, tables, etc.

Abstract writing

If you have difficulties condensing your work into a powerful abstract, our experienced editors can help you with the formulation of abstracts and capsules

Rush orders

Our typical turnaround time is 5-7 business days. If you require a faster processing of your manuscript, we offer a 72h priority service

% surcharge

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 (included in Premium editing)

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

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 any missing information such as DOI numbers

per reference

Help formulating reviewer responses

If the initial manuscript is returned to you with a request for minor/major revisions, we help you formulate your replies to the reviewers’ comments

€35/€85

Quote calculator

Standard editing
Premium editing
Word count
Basic reference checking
Comprehensive reference checking
# references

Extras

☛ Edit cover letter
☛ Format to Author Guidelines
Improve layout
Abstract writing
Rush service (72h)
Items included in Premium editing package.
Total

Editing certificate

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.

Discounts

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 substantial discounts on the per-word pricing plans shown above. Please contact us to obtain a specific quote for your needs.

Revised manuscripts

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.

Turnaround

Our typical turnaround time is 5-7 business days. Faster turnaround times may be possible, based on the workload of our editors and the size of your manuscript. Surcharges apply. Please ask.