Accentuate Impact, Enhance Significance,
Our scientific editing is tailored to your needs and budget. The rate for a Scientific Edit is $139/hr (academic) or $225/hr (biotech).
Our language editing rate is $0.11/word (academic) or $0.20/word (biotech).
Edits are generally completed within 10 business days. Rush requests of <3 days can sometimes be accommodated, but add 20% to the base rate. (All prices indicated in USD)
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.
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, pre-empting potential concerns from referees and editors, developing the cover letter to encourage review, strengthening revisions to fully address issues raised by the editor and referees. We typically take 7-12 hours to edit a full manuscript, depending on the length and the extent of edits required. We also edit cover letters, rebuttals, and 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 take 1-2 hours/page (e.g. of an R01 proposal).
Our Language Editors have extensive research and editing experience. They focus on improving readability, clarity, spelling and grammar.
Notes on process:
Your manuscript will be returned with edited changes and comments tracked in Word.