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*

*Please note that we offer the postpay option only to returning clients or clients from the EU. For all remaining orders we may ask for advance payment or the provision of an official purchase order from your institute/company.


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We offer two different levels of editing

Standard Editing€0.045
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

Premium Editing€0.06
per word

  • 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

There is a minimum charge of €25 per order.

Not sure which plan to choose? You can send us your document for a free evaluation using the manuscript submission form. We will then recommend a level of editing depending on the amount of corrections required. 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

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 to the target journal editor (included in the Premium editing package for manuscripts >3000 words)

€25.00

Artwork preparation

We can create figures from your data or revise existing graphics to ensure they meet the target journal's style criteria, are technically accurate and aesthetically pleasing. Price per figure

€35.00

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

€75.00

Rush orders

Our turnaround time depends on the length of your manuscript (see "Turnaround" section below). If you require a faster processing of your manuscript we do offer a rush service which carries a

30% 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

€80.00

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 can help you formulate your replies to the reviewers' comments. Hourly rate:

€65.00


Turnaround

Our turnaround times depend on the length (word count) of your document. To find out the turnaround time for your document, please enter the word count below (note that rush orders carry a 30% surcharge). Please contact us directly for a specific quote if your document is very large (> 25,000 words). Thank you.

Word Count:       Normally: ?     Rush orders: ?

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 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.


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