Manuscript editing services, Manuscript proofreading

Manuscript Editing Services

"Publish or perish" is a classic phrase that highlights the intense pressure on researchers. While authors compete to write and submit their papers on time, journals and peer reviewers are getting increasingly selective with the papers they accept and publish. The most common stumbling block for research and its publication is the poor quality of written English and the lack of manuscript proofreading. Poor English detracts from the quality of the research, which leads to delays in publication and, sometimes, rejection of papers, particularly those written by non-native English-speaking authors (ESL authors).

At Enago, we understand the pressures of the academic world and the challenges of being an ESL author. Our editors are not only native English speakers but also Ph.D. graduates who understand the value of having papers accepted by and published in prestigious journals. As subject area experts, they understand the content of your manuscript and tailor their editing to achieve the desired impact on the intended audience. As quality providers of English manuscript editing and scientific proofreading services and contributors to the scientific research community, we take it upon ourselves to ensure that every edited manuscript gets the best chance of being published in your target journal.

 

OUR EDITING LEVELS

We offer three levels of editing: Proofreading, Copyediting, and Substantive Editing.

Copyediting—our most popular service—has helped over 40,000 Authors publish their work in reputed journals.

 

Services: Proofreading, Copyediting, Substantive Editing
Proofreading
  • Our manuscript proofreading service helps authors to finetune documents that have been edited earlier for language and content and are at the final stage of the submission process.
  • The focus is on consistency, format, style, punctuation, and basic grammar.
When to choose this service

When to choose Proofreading

Under the Proofreading service, our expert proofreaders focus on correcting technical errors related to grammar and punctuation that will improve the overall presentation of the paper.


When should you choose our Proofreading service?
This service is apt for you if

  • You are confident of communicating in the English language in the context of your academic domain.
  • You have extensive experience in writing papers in the English language.
  • You want us to check whether you have used grammar and punctuation correctly and consistently.
  • Your paper is already formatted according to the guidelines of your target journal.
Important Notes
  • Free formatting is not available under the Proofreading service. Formatting can be opted for as an additional paid service under Journal Style Check. Free formatting is available only under Copyediting (Double Check) and Substantive Editing.
  • Assignments edited under Proofreading should not be considered publication ready unless stated otherwise.
  • Assignments edited under Proofreading do not qualify for Certificate of Editing. When evaluating papers written by non-native English-speaking authors, some journals require a Certificate of Editing which states that the paper is edited by native professional editors and may include a standard recommendation for English checking in the absence of one. Please note that this certificate is available only for assignments edited under Copyediting (Double Check) and Substantive Editing.
CopyeditingBest Value
  • Our Copyediting service helps authors who have some experience in writing, but want native-like English proficiency in their manuscript.
  • The focus is on correcting errors related to grammar, syntax, word choice, and sentence construction.
Choose between
Single Check 1 Editor +
Senior Editor Review
Double Check 2 Editors +
Senior Editor Review

When to choose this service

When to choose Copyediting Service

 

  • Single Check
  • Double Check

Under the Copyediting (Single Check) service, our expert editors focus on correcting errors related to grammar, syntax, word choice, and sentence construction, which play a huge role in improving logical flow and the final presentation of the paper.


When should you choose our Copyediting (Single Check) service?
This service is apt for you if

  • You are comfortable with communicating in the English language in the context of your academic domain.
  • You have moderate experience in writing papers in the English language.
  • You are nevertheless not sure whether you have used the correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, verb tenses, and the like.
  • Your paper is already formatted according to the guidelines of your target journal.
Important Notes
  • Free formatting is not available under the Copyediting (Single Check) service. Formatting can be opted for as an additional paid service under Journal Style Check. Free formatting is available only under Copyediting (Double Check) and Substantive Editing.
  • Assignments edited under Copyediting (Single Check) should not be considered publication ready unless stated otherwise.
  • Assignments edited under Copyediting (Single Check) do not qualify for Certificate of Editing. When evaluating papers written by non-native English-speaking authors, some journals require a Certificate of Editing which states that the paper is edited by native professional editors and may include a standard recommendation for English checking in the absence of one. Please note that this certificate is available only for assignments edited under Copyediting (Double Check) and Substantive Editing.

Under the Copyediting (Double Check) service, our expert editors not only focus on correcting errors related to grammar, syntax, word choice, and sentence construction, which play a huge role in improving logical flow and the final presentation of the paper, but also provide inputs and make changes that amount to an enhanced output.


When should you choose our Copyediting (Double Check) service?
This service is apt for you if

  • You are more or less comfortable with communicating in the English language in the context of your academic domain.
  • You have some experience in writing papers in the English language.
  • You are nevertheless not sure whether you have presented your information in a format attractive to the academic community and readers in your field.
  • You are uncertain about continuity, sentence construction, word choice, and paragraph flow.
  • Your paper is long, and you feel you might not have used consistent terms or expressions throughout.
  • Your paper is somewhat or not formatted according to the guidelines of your target journal.
Important Notes
  • Apart from the scope and checkpoints mentioned above, we also offer free formatting under this service! Your edited paper will therefore comply with styles such as APA or MLA. Custom formatting guidelines specified by journals are also taken care of under formatting.
  • If choosing this service, you can also avail of a Certificate of Editing for your document. This certificate is useful especially for non-native English-speaking authors, because some journals require a Certificate of Editing which states that the paper is edited by native professional editors and may include a standard recommendation for English editing by native professional editors, in the absence of one.
Services: Proofreading, Copyediting, Substantive Editing
Substantive Editing
  • Our Substantive Editing service helps not only ESL authors who intend to publish their work in international English journals but also authors submitting a paper for the first time.
  • The focus is on both language and content components, in addition to structure and overall presentation, which significantly increases the manuscript's chances of acceptance and publication in international peer-reviewed journals.
When to choose this service

When to choose Substantive Editing

Under the Substantive Editing service, in addition to copyediting, our expert editors will address issues such as structure, content gaps, and the overall style of the document, thereby ensuring that the document achieves its underlying objectives in a consistent and engaging manner.


When should you choose our Substantive Editing service?
You should choose this service if

  • You are not at all or only mildly comfortable with communicating in the English language in the context of your academic domain.
  • You have minimal or zero experience in writing papers in the English language.
  • You don't have the time to check and/or haven't reviewed the structure and the overall organization of the paper.
  • You are not sure whether you have used the correct spelling, capitalization, punctuation, verb tenses, article usage, and the like.
  • You are uncertain about continuity, sentence construction, word choice, and paragraph flow.
  • Your paper is long, and you feel you might not have used consistent terms or expressions.
  • Your paper is not formatted according to the guidelines of your target journal.
Important Notes
  • Apart from the scope and checkpoints mentioned above, we also offer free formatting under Substantive Editing! Your edited paper will therefore comply with styles such as APA and MLA. Custom formatting guidelines specified by journals are also taken care of under formatting.
  • If choosing this service, you can also avail of a Certificate of Editing for your document. This certificate is useful especially for non-native English-speaking authors, because some journals require a Certificate of Editing which states that the paper is edited by native professional editors and may include a standard recommendation for English editing by native professional editors, in the absence of one.

Each service is designed to check and correct different aspects of the written document, thus raising the overall quality of the original document. A brief overview of such aspects or Service Checkpoints is given below:

  Proofreading Copy editing (Single Check) Copy editing (Double Check) Substantive Editing

STYLE AND FORMAT REVIEW

Style Subject to quality of input Subject to quality of input Language Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Substantive Editing Editing Checkpoints: Copyediting, Substantive Editing
Journal Format (If Formatting = “Yes”) Language Check Points: Copyediting Services, Manuscript Editing Editing Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Proofreading, Copyediting Check Points: Substantive Editing, Manuscript Proofreading

LANGUAGE REVIEW

Grammar, Punctuation, and Spelling Language Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Substantive Editing Editing Checkpoints: Copyediting, Substantive Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting Check Points: Substantive Editing, Manuscript Proofreading
Words and Phrases Editing Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting Language Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Substantive Editing Editing Checkpoints: Copyediting, Substantive Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting
Sentences Enago Services: Manuscript Proofreading, Substantive Editing Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Proofreading, Copyediting Language Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Substantive Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting
Paragraphs Enago Services: Manuscript Proofreading, Substantive Editing Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting Language Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Substantive Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting

TERMINOLOGY REVIEW

Scientific nomenclature etc Editing Check Points: Copyediting, Substantive Editing Editing Checkpoints: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting Enago Services: Manuscript Proofreading, Substantive Editing Editing Check Points: Copyediting, Substantive Editing

STRUCTURAL REVIEW

Title, Abstract, Keywords etc Editing Check Points: Copyediting, Substantive Editing Editing Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting Editing Check Points: Manuscript Editing, Copyediting Enago Services: Manuscript Proofreading, Substantive Editing

To find the service that is most suited to your needs, visit these Service Checkpoints in detail.

 

For an accurate pricing and turnaround time for manuscript editing, please fill out the quotation form below,
and we shall get back to you within 2 working hours.

 

OUR EDITING MODEL - THE TWIN EDITOR MODEL

Our manuscript editing services are based on the Twin Editor Model, which guarantees high quality and a quick turnaround time. Under this model, every manuscript benefits from the expertise of two editors. Unlike other editing models prevalent in the industry, we do not detach science editing from the English check as it often leads to content-related gaps. The uniqueness of our model is that in each round of editing, language and subject are reviewed simultaneously.

paper evaluation Subject expert editor Senior editor review Second expert editor Check for assignment-related details, decide further course of action, and plug gaps if any. Edit as per service definition (punctuation, grammar, language, content, style, structure, etc.), inform the author about the changes made, and provide helpful tips and suggestions Check if the quality of edit meets academic and service standards. Through a final round of manuscript proofreading, bring in enhancements where applicable, proofread for eliminating minute errors, check for consistency, and fine-tune the final manuscript.
Copy Editing Check Points: English Editing of Scientific Manuscripts Copyediting (Single Check) includes steps Copy Editing Check Points: Manuscript Proofreading, Substantive Editing, Copy Editing Check Points: English Editing of Scientific Manuscripts, & Copy Editing Check Points: Manuscript Proofreading, Copyediting
Copyediting (Double Check) & Substantive Editing include all the above steps.

 

QUALITY ASSURANCE

Experienced Subject Editor
Quality Checker
  • MS or Ph.D. degree from top universities of the world like Harvard, Yale, and MIT
  • Native English speaker (from US, UK, Canada, and Australia)
  • Published author
  • 5 to 25 years of experience in editing for ESL authors
  • BS, MS, or Ph.D. degree from top universities in IIT, India
  • Trained Academic Editor with 95% pass grade in our internal exhaustive training program
  • Knowledge about ESL writing and common errors

To know more about our quality assurance policies, refer to the Editing Quality Management System (EQMS) section.

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DOCUMENT TYPES

Right from ideation to publication, authors are involved in creating several types of report. Through our manuscript editing services, we help authors with all types of documents in different stages of their academic career.

Research
  • Grant Proposals
  • Discussion Lists
Present
  • Conference Proceedings
  • Conference Posters
Report
  • Dissertations
  • Research Reports
Publish
  • Journal Articles
  • Cover Letter
  • Response to Reviewer Comments
  • Editorials
Popularize
  • Magazine Articles
  • Books
Generalize
  • Encyclopedias
  • Annual Reviews
  • Monographs
  • Reference Books
  • TeX Books

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EDITING FORMATS

We can handle almost any document format for the written word. If your format is not listed here, please do not hesitate to send your document across.

  Word, HTML Editing: Manuscript editing, Substantive Editing PDF Editing: Copyediting, Substantive Editing LaTeX Editing: Enago copyediting services, Copyediting, Substantive Editing
Filetype MS Word (DOC), RTF Format, TXT Format, HTML MS Excel (XLS), MS Power Point (PPT), PDF File, Image File (GIF, JPEG, TIFF) TeX File (TeX)
Mode of Editing Track ChangesTrack Changes: English Editing Services, Copyediting, Substantive Editing Hard copy editing Direct changes to .TeX file + Track Changes version in MS Word

 

For an accurate pricing and turnaround time for manuscript editing, please fill out the quotation form below,
and we shall get back to you within 2 working hours.

 

Expert Editors: English editing, English proofreading Editing Expertise

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  • Average experience of our editors is 19.4 yrs
  • MS, MD or PhD degree from top universities of the world like Harvard, Yale, and MIT etc.
  • Native English speakers (from US, UK, Canada, and Australia)
  • A number of editors at Enago are published authors and former peer-reviewers
  • Enago editors have held reputed positions in various scientific societies and research publication industry

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Editing Subject Areas: Medical Editing, Chemistry EditingSubject Areas

The vast experience of our editors and stringent quality-driven processes enable us to offer expert academic editing in the disciplines of Medicine, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, Economics, Business, Management, Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences.

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Marcelo Ricardo Vicari, Brazil

Author review: English editing, editing proofreadingEnago makes non native speakers of English to feel more confident when submitting a paper to English or American journals. My paper is in analysis for publication in a highly competitive journal after having used Enago’s English editing services. I am very satisfied with the overall editing quality and the editor made necessary changes without influencing my original thoughts. Thank you team Enago! Soon I hope to use the Enago services again.

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