Frequently Asked Questions


Who should use our services?

U.S. and foreign physicians, scientists, and other members of the biomedical community use our proofreading, copyediting, and substantive editing services (see Manuscript Editing Services) in preparing academic manuscripts (e.g., journal articles, abstracts, posters, lectures, grants) for publication or presentation. Non-native English speakers find our medical editing services and scientific editing services particularly helpful when publishing their work in English-language medical journals and scientific journals.

How do I submit a manuscript for free price and time estimates? How do I order your editing services?

You may send us your manuscript (saved as a Microsoft word document) by email as an attachment. Please be sure to also send the information requested on the Prices & Quotes page, including the desired service(s) (see Manuscript Editing Services). Following a brief review of your manuscript, we will email you free price and time estimates. If these terms are acceptable to you, Contact Us and we will begin work on your manuscript.

Who will edit my manuscript?

An editor who is a medical doctor (M.D.) or a biomedical scientist (Ph.D.) who has experience writing for the designated audience will edit your manuscript.

How is the manuscript edited?

Authors should email us their manuscript saved as a Microsoft (MS) Word file. Editing is done using the Track Changes feature of MS Word. Each revised manuscript is accompanied by a letter to the author(s) that describes important changes and related queries (questions) about the manuscript.

Do you have a minimum fee for services? How do I arrange for payment?

We are happy to take on projects of all sizes, but we do have a minimum charge of $75 (US dollars) for all work. Payment is due by 20 days after return of your revised manuscript and may be made by PayPal (use your credit card), MoneyGram, Western Union, money order, cashier’s check, check drawn on U.S. funds, or wire transfer (client pays transfer fee).

What about confidentiality?

The content of all documents and correspondence is treated as confidential information.