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Medical and Science Editing Services

Science Editing to Suit Your Needs and Budget

Your main goal as a scientific author is to convey your message clearly to your readers. My goal as a biomedical editor is to provide high-quality medical and science editing services to help you accomplish your goal.

Think of me as your writing ally. You use your expert knowledge to describe complex information. I use my editing experience and English-language skills to help you present that information such that your audience will not misunderstand any part of it.

Flexible Science Editing Services

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Four editing services are available. You may combine services or select the tasks you need. You gain access to expert help, yet enjoy complete flexibility, fast turnaround time, and lower costs.

1. Advanced Science Editing (stylistic/substantive editing)

Improves clarity, coherence, and readability: Improves language style and flow; clarifies meaning; eliminates wordiness; checks completeness, logic, and organization; may involve condensing or reorganizing. Includes Standard Science Editing and Journal Formatting (see below). Details

2. Standard Science Editing (copy editing)

Corrects errors and inconsistencies: Corrects errors in spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage; ensures internal consistency of facts; maintains consistent overall style. Journal formatting may be added on request. Details

3. Journal Formatting

Checks style: Adapts a manuscript to suit the style guidelines of a specific publisher. Details

4. Proofreading

Corrects indisputable errors: Compares the current document with a previous one, or corrects final errors in the proofs of a previously edited document. Details


All services are backed by my satisfaction guarantee.

I refrain from making unnecessary corrections, preferring to maintain your style and voice whenever possible. In addition, I make every effort to avoid error.

However, as the author and expert in your field, you are responsible for the content and final structure of your document.

Turnaround Time

Standard turnaround time varies by project, but manuscripts of up to 9000 words (36 pages) can usually be returned within 5 to 10 business days. For longer or heavier editing, the turnaround time may increase. Rush service (return within 3 business days or when evening or weekend work is necessary to meet your deadline) may be available on request.

Services Included at No Extra Charge

When you send your document to me for science or medical editing, the following services will be free of charge:

   - Explanations of corrections: I explain the editing corrections directly in text or in a separate file whenever possible. These notes may help you save time and expense should you require editing services again. Authors whose first language is not English may find this service especially valuable.

   - Review of minor changes: After receiving your edited document and making your changes, you may want me to check them. There is no charge for reviewing your minor changes. However, if your changes are extensive, or if you have added a substantial amount of material, a small charge may be applied.

   - Answers to questions: You are welcome to ask questions at any time–even after editing services have been completed to your satisfaction.

Style Guides

Your medical, biological, or social science document can be styled to meet the requirements of many style guides, including American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychological Association (APA), Council of Science Editors (CSE), and others.

Document Types

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Editing services are available for most subjects in the biological and medical sciences, as well as for psychology and subjects in the social sciences.

I have experience working with the following types of medical and scientific documents:

  • Journal articles
  • Textbooks
  • Technical reports
  • Letters
  • Slides
  • Theses*
  • Web pages
  • Sales collateral
  • Course materials

*Please note: Doctoral dissertations and master's theses are accepted with written permission from your supervisor. Undergraduate essays are not accepted for editing services.

File Formats

Editing corrections are done in MS Word with Track Changes turned on. Author queries are added by using the Comment feature in MS Word or by highlighting them within brackets in the text (your choice).

Proofreading corrections are done by annotating PDF files in Adobe Acrobat or marking up paper printouts. See Sample Proofreading Marks for more information.

To request an estimate, send a document for science or medical editing, or inquire about pricing, please contact me online. For details about each editing service, please see Science Editing and Proofreading Tasks.

The Power in a Word

The difference between the almost-right word & the right word is really a large difference – it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.

~Mark Twain, 1888

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