Manuscript Editing

We offer two levels of manuscript editing. Each service level differs in terms of the scope of edit and post-submission support. If your manuscript is rejected due to English language errors after we've edited it, we will offer you a free re-edit until you're satisfied or a full refund.


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Spelling, punctuation, & grammar Blauer Haken Grauer Haken
Sentence structure & terminology check Blauer Haken Grauer Haken
Letter from your editor & editing certificate Blauer Haken Grauer Haken
Journal-specific formatting Blauer Haken Grauer Haken
Re-editing support for 365 days Free 60%
Formatting per your target journal Free for one journal Free for one journal
Word reduction Up to 20% Up to 10%
Reference check Consistency and Accuracy Consistency only
Presentation check (logic, clarity, & flow) Blauer Haken Kreis
Journal cover letter & manuscript assessment report Blauer Haken Kreis
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Manuscript Formatting

Making sure that your manuscripts are formatted according to rigorous journal standards can be a time consuming and frustrating. You have to adhere to the guidelines for title page information, abstract structure, reference style, font size, line spacing, margins, layout, and paragraph style. Don’t worry, help is at hand.

Our editors have deep experience in working with formats like CMS, APA, MLA, ACS, and AMA. We ensure consistency in the document, matching your article to your target journal’s instructions for authors.


Book Editing

We offer two levels of English Book Editing services based on your requirements. Consultative Editing covers not only a language edit but also text restructuring and guidance through comments on the strengths of the book and opportunities it poses for improvements. On the other hand, the focus of Standard Editing is on language improvements that lend a native English writer’s tone to the book.

Consultative Book Editing

Standard Book Editing

Detailed language check (grammar, punctuation, spelling, and terminology)
Language editing (grammar, spelling, phrasing, and punctuation)
Intensive edit for organization (rephrasing and restructuring)
Editing for style-consistent and error-free language in references
Customized cover letter
Editor comments that explain revisions and suggest improvements
Feedback on original writing
Multiple rounds of editing at a discounted rate
Editing certificate (upon request)
Free sample edit up to 1500 words
Unlimited re-edits for 365 days
Subject area experts ensure accuracy of terminology and conventions
Journal-specific formatting
Substantive restructuring for a logical and impactful presentation
Journal response letter editing
Expert analysis and suggestions on the book’s strengths and weaknesses
Comments on revisions you make based on peer review feedback
Checking accuracy of references and flagging discrepancies

Book Indexing and Citation Formatting

Book Indexing

We specialize in book indexing for publications across subject areas. Important topics are systematically arranged so that readers may have easy access to relevant content. Every index is created based on author and/or publisher preferences. Quality and on-time delivery are guaranteed.

Citation Formatting

Getting the citations and references right can be tricky. Ensure that your academic book’s manuscript follows your publisher’s citation guidelines thoroughly -be it contributor information, reference article title, or publication details.

Common Ground’s Book Citations Formatting has been designed to help you organize bibliographic details of different kinds of sources - papers in journals, chapters in multi-author volumes, books, conference proceedings, etc. efficiently in different referencing styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and so on). This ensures that you meet all necessary publication requirements to avoid being penalized for plagiarism, or even being barred from submitting to a particular publisher for a while.

Translation with Editing

Don’t get lost in translation! Our academic translators and editors offer subject-specific expertise and superior editing skills to ensure that your manuscript accurately conveys every nuance of your research in perfect scientific English to a global audience. Our aim is simple: deliver a manuscript that journal editors, reviewers and readers find indistinguishable from those written by native English speakers.

We offer subject-specific translation with English Editing for the following language pairs.

  • Traditional and Simplified Chinese to English
  • Japanese to English
  • Spanish to English
  • Brazilian Portuguese to English
  • Korean to English
  • Turkish to English
  • Highly qualified and experienced publication experts, many with degrees from leading universities such as Harvard, MIT, and Oxford
  • Free manuscript formatting according to target journal guidelines
  • Choose from features like removal of grammatical errors, expert recommendations on improving manuscript flow, increasing readability, etc.
  • Guaranteed on-time delivery within just 24 hours to 3 business days

9.5 out of 10

customers rate this service an
average of 9.5 out of 10

(as of June 2018)

Why Choose Us

We promise excellence, expertise, responsiveness, and confidentiality in all our services. Our team will work with you until you are 100% satisfied with every dimension of our service, be it quality, on-time delivery, or response time. If you feel we haven’t delivered as per your expectations, we won't charge you. No questions asked!

99.9% is not good enough. Our mission is to ensure 100% client satisfaction at every interaction for all our clients.


Quality guarantee

Two-Editor Check

Each document is checked by two language specialists from our global team of editors and peer reviewers, to ensure that we miss nothing. The end result will meet the highest quality standards of international journals.



24-Hour Response Time

Whether you are sending in a submission or query, our customer support managers will respond to you within 24 hours, with solutions customized to your needs. If your document submission is even a second late, we offer a full fee refund, No questions asked!



128-bit SSL encryption

Our ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified IT security management systems and processes mean that researchers worldwide can submit their papers with complete confidence that their intellectual property is safe with us.



Easy, secure payment gateways

Pay via credit card: We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, and Discover, and have partnered with two payment gateways—PayPal and CC Avenue.

Pay via bank transfer: You can make payments directly into our bank account and email the bank wire transfer receipt to us.

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