Generally, if you are a scientist or clinician attempting to publish your article to a journal for example, you will encounter a vast array of scientific editing companies through Google searches and journal links. There are three main routes you can take as to which company you choose:
- Door #1. Go with the cheapest. If you are a self-funded author, this might be an attractive option, on the surface. The rates for such services generally range from $0.015/word to $0.05/word. The main quality that defines this group is anonymity. You pay a fee at the website and someone, somewhere with unknown credentials changes your manuscript as they feel is appropriate. If that is what your research is worth to you, then by all means, go with the cheapest.
- Door #2. Go with the credentials. This group of editing companies has solid editors with credentials, and possibly a specialization in your field, if it is a popular specialty. You can be guaranteed who the individual is working on your paper and take comfort that they at least have some kind of experience with your type of manuscript. These companies will often also have knowledge of the appropriate general style guide to use for your paper. The rates for this group are generally $0.05 to $0.08/word or equivalent.
- Door #3. Go with ScienceDocs. Although we have modest rates, our depth of specialization and service far exceeds other editing companies. With over 170 seasoned, credentialed editors, you can be assured there is an expert editor here in your field. Editors currently available for your paper may be found at our About Us page, and include physicists, radiologists, engineers, chemists, ecologists, geneticists, and countless other specialties. All manuscripts undergo a thorough copyedit that matches to your journal guidelines, and we are regularly in touch with journal editors to ensure that our authors’ manuscripts adhere to the specifications for which they are looking. Furthermore, your editor will be in contact with you throughout the project and available to you after the editing is finished.
ScienceDocs is a unique, collaborative organization that is known for the finest quality. Our breadth of specialties is complemented by our depth in services. We also offer translations into and out of 50 languages and English and we work hourly or collaboratively in assisting researchers with statistical or study design support.
After all of the time and energy you have poured into your research, we urge you to think carefully about what kind of company is best for you and investigate the options. We believe your research deserves no less than the very finest editing available at reasonable rates. We also believe the more you investigate the options, the more you will realize that we are the perfect choice for you.
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