Academic Editing

I edit and format journal articles, responses to reviewers, cover letters, abstracts, technical reports, grant proposals, book chapters, theses, dissertations, and more, in subject areas across the biological, medical and agricultural sciences.

I offer three levels of editing services – Basic, Standard, and Premium – to suit your needs and budget. You can also Add-On Services to ensure that your manuscript is publication-ready. A 40% discount on editing services is available to students and members of AuthorAid.

I offer a FREE TRIAL EDIT to new customers. You may submit an excerpt of your manuscript (not exceeding 500 words), and I will return the fully edited text to you to demonstrate the quality of my editing service, free of charge. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this offer.

Editing Packages

  • Basic

  • Aimed at work that is well-written and is on the verge of publication. It is most appropriate for authors with a strong command of the English language or manuscripts that have been accepted for publication pending minor revision for grammar/spelling. This service does not rewrite, reorganize, or reinterpret the meaning of the text. This service includes the following:

Spelling mistakes and incorrect word usage

Grammatical errors

Punctuation mistakes

Sentence structure errors

  • Standard

  • Suitable for any academic text written by researchers who are non-native speakers of English. It comprises a thorough edit by a PhD-qualified editor, and aims to produce an error-free, logically-structured and well-written manuscript. This service does not reduce word count. I recommend this service to authors who are looking for text that is publication-ready. This service includes the following:

Spelling mistakes and incorrect word usage

Grammar, punctuation, and syntax check

Rewriting sentences to improve clarity

Edits to improve the logical flow of ideas

Comments suggesting how to improve clarity or to highlight the impact of the study/work

One FREE complete re-edit of the paper to check any changes you make after it is edited*

  • Premium

  • Ideal for authors requiring substantiative editing and support throughout the publication process. This is a comprehensive service – in addition to the expert editing offered by the Standard service, papers undergo comprehensive table and figure checks, word count reduction, FREE cover letter editing and UNLIMITED free revisions until publication. This service includes the following:

Spelling mistakes and incorrect word usage

Grammar, punctuation, and syntax check

Rewriting sentences to improve clarity

Edits to improve the logical flow of ideas

Comments suggesting how to improve clarity or to highlight the impact of the study/work

Word count reduction, if necessary

Comprehensive table and figure checks

Formatting for journal requirements

Reference formatting

FREE cover letter editing

Unlimited FREE revisions

*this offer is designed to assist the author with necessary additional changes made directly in response to the editor’s changes and comments. Papers revised extensively beyond the reasonable scope of this policy will be considered new submissions.

*for additional revisions, please see “Add-On Services” below.

Add-On Services

Journal formatting ensures that the main text and table/figure headings are formatted according to the requirements of the target journal or publisher. This includes:

Margins and line spacing/numbering

Title page (word limits, capitalization, author information)

Abstract (including word count reduction, if necessary)

Key words

Style/notation (e.g. numbers, abbreviations, units)

In-text citations (order, format)

Formatting of tables and figure headings ensures correct use of abbreviations, style, notation and punctuation.

This service includes formatting of all references (including in-text citations) to the requirements of the specified target journal. This includes:

Use of numeric name/date citation style

Correct order of references in the reference list (numeric or alphabetical)

Correct placement, spacing, and punctuation of author initials

Correct punctuation and spacing of journal volume and page numbers

Use of abbreviated journal names in the reference list, if required

Correct formatting of non-journal references

References will be edited for spelling and for correct use of italics, capitalization, and en dashes. I will also verify that all references cited in the text appear in the reference list, and vice versa.

After receiving your final edited document from RPJ Scientific Communications, you may make additional changes or additions before submitting it for review. Additionally, reviewers often require a round of revision before accepting a manuscript. If you use the Standard editing service, you may resubmit your paper for a re-edit at a 40% discount. If you have selected the Premium editing service, I will re-edit your work until your manuscript is published, at no additional charge.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my Editing Packages or Add-On Services.