Why is manuscript editing important for successful publication?

Like you, thousands of other researchers and academics are aiming to get their manuscript published in the journal of their choice. Journals, in turn, have become very stringent about the criteria for accepting manuscripts. In such a scenario, even if your research is of value, poor English could result in initial rejection and publication delays. That’s where manuscript editing fits in. It works as the bridge between language and science, helping researchers submit research written in flawless English, present their manuscript in the best possible light, and thus increase their chances of getting published.Our professional editing services enable authors to confidently present their science to the world.

What do our manuscript editing and proofreading services offer?

In short, experience and skill. Journals and peer reviewers look out for well-structured, well-written, and well-formatted manuscripts that present good research. Having edited more than 280,000 manuscripts across 515 disciplines, we know exactly what makes for good research. And we can help you eliminate language and structural issues, so that you can submit a manuscript that reflects high standards of academic and scientific writing.

Professional editing services are the only way for authors to be confident of the language of their manuscripts. Professional proofreading services are available in combination with all of our editing services.

What happens when you send us your manuscript for editing?

We follow a best-practice-based manuscript editing process that ensures perfect language and formatting.

Manuscript Editing Process step 1
To begin with, we match your manuscript to an editor who specializes in your subject.

Our editors work within 20 subject-specialized editorial Centers of Excellence. Your manuscript will be assigned to an editor with experience and skill in editing research from your specific subject area. Thus, your paper will benefit from the nuanced review of an editor who has expertise in your subject and its specific writing conventions.

Manuscript Editing Process step 2
Your editor then edits your manuscript across the following key aspects:
  • Academic conventions
  • Tone, coherence, flow, and clarity*
  • Presentation and style*
  • Sentence structure and word choice
  • Paragraph structure*
  • Redundancy, wordiness, and repetition
  • Redundancy, wordiness, and repetition
  • Punctuation and spelling
  • Typographical errors
  • Formatting and referencing
  • *Part of our Premium Editing service

    Your editor will not alter content or change the meaning of any text within your manuscript.

Manuscript Editing Process step 3
You receive your edited manuscript, review it, and contact us if you need any further help.

If you need any clarifications or would like further revision,+ your editor will remain available to you even after your manuscript has been edited.

+Second and subsequent rounds of editing are eligible for a discount under Advanced Editing and are available free under Premium Editing.

We are certain that your edited manuscript will meet the highest standards of written English. That’s why we back our editing with a 100% quality guarantee

Three distinct manuscript editing and proofreading services

Not every author requires the same kind of editing help. That’s why we offer three service levels to match your specific manuscript editing and proofreading needs.

  • Advanced Editing

    Advanced Editing

    If you are confident about the organization of your document but would like us to check the language thoroughly, go for this level.

  • Premium Editing

    Premium Editing

    Use this service if you would like a thorough check for language and the overall structure, clarity, flow, logic, and coherence of your document.

  • Premium Editing PLUS

    Premium Editing PLUS

    Choose Premium Editing PLUS when you need an expert for both communication with journal editors and accurate manuscript revisions. This service includes journal response letter editing. Your editor will also edit your response to reviewers and crosscheck it with the revised manuscript.

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