Editing

Edits are generally completed within 5-10 business days.

 


Accentuate Impact, Enhance Significance, Improve Clarity


Scientific Editing:

By leveraging our unique insights and experience as former journal editors, grant writers and reviewers we can enhance the impact of your manuscripts, grant proposals, job applications etc

Our scientific editing is tailored to your needs and budget. The rate for a Scientific Edit is $130/hr (academia) or $200/hr (biotech), with a 10% discount for new clients.

Manuscripts: We can help at all stages of the process. Our edits may include: highlighting key results, rationalizing the work to accentuate impact, ensuring the story is complete and the data are sufficient, rearranging the flow to improve readability, logic and interest, preempting referee and editor concerns, developing the cover letter to encourage review, strengthening revisions to fully address issues raised by the editor and referees. We typically allocate 7-9 hours to edit a full manuscript. We can also just edit abstracts, cover letters, rebuttals, or point-by-point responses.

Grant Proposals: We edit grant proposals for all funding bodies including NSF, NIH (e.g., Research Grants and Program Project/Center Grants), and ERC. Our edits emphasize the significance and innovation, accentuate the potential impact, verify that the aims support the hypothesis/objective of the proposal, ensure that the proposed experiments fully address the aims, and clearly state the predicted outcomes, pitfalls and alternatives. We typically spend 10-15 hours on a 13-page proposal (i.e. R01 Specific Aims and Research Strategy) or 18-22 hours for a 20-page proposal (ERC B1 and B2).

Language Editing:

Our Language Editors have extensive researcher and editing experience. They focus on improving readability, clarity, spelling and grammar. This service is $0.10/word (academic) or $0.14/word (biotech).


Notes on process:

Your manuscript will be returned with edited changes and comments tracked in Word. editing-process