Manuscript Editing Service & Prices
The procedure for using our professional editing and proofreading service is very easy:
We offer two different levels of editing
Standard Editing€0.045per 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€0.06per 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 manuscript submission form. The example below shows the level of editing for the standard package.
We also provide a quote calculator to help you estimate the expected cost of your order.
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)
Our graphics experts can create or revise figures and graphics to ensure they meet the target journal's style criteria, are technically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Price per figure.
If you have difficulties condensing your work into a powerful abstract, our experienced editors can help you with the formulation of abstracts and capsules
Our typical turnaround time is about 5 business days. If you require a faster processing of your manuscript, we offer a 72h priority service
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
€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 any missing information such as DOI numbers
€2.00 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
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.
Our typical turnaround time is about 5 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.