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Price & Payment

Please compare my service and price with the large well-known editing companies, and you will see I offer a more personal, agile, inexpensive, and responsive service. This is what customers say in their testimonials, and this is what keeps them coming back to my service for many years now.

For one-time editing jobs such as editing a scientific journal article, PhD dissertation, academic monograph or grant application, I charge $50 per hour for copyediting. The cost for editing the average 12-page scientific journal article (approximately 5,000 words, not counting references) takes between 3 to 5 hours ($150 to $250). Some take more, some take less time, but most (95%) fall in this range. For longer manuscripts, such as books, dissertations, and grant applications, please use this general figure to estimate the cost or send me your manuscript for a more specific assessment and estimate. The final price for a job typically reflects the number of revisions and corrections I make, which affects the final total time and cost. In other words, the more revisions I need to make, the higher the final price. I typically read all manuscripts twice.

For new customers, I ask that they pay a down payment before I start the work. Generally, I can accommodate last-minute urgent deadlines, but on rare occasions, if your deadline causes me to rearrange my work schedule or work beyond my normal work hours, including working late at night, on weekends, holidays, and vacation time, I may need to charge an additional $15/hour. So it helps if you can send papers two weeks in advance of your deadline when possible to avoid this scenario. For more details, please click on the following list of my holidays and vacation time: US holidays and vacation times

For longer texts such as dissertations, books, and grant applications, I divide the work into sections of 3-5 hours each, and after I send you the revisions for each section, I ask that you pay for that section before I start the next one. For short texts such as abstracts or one page cover letters, I have a minimum fee of $40.

For long-term contractual work, please contact me so we can discuss a contract and payment.

If you revise my paper, and the journal requests additional changes to the paper, do you charge for another round of editing? 

Yes, I charge for an additional round of editing when a journal requests the authors to modify and improve a paper they submitted. Yet the cost will be a fraction of the original revision since most of the issues will have been corrected in the initial reading, and the changes requested by the journal are typically limited to minor modifications involving only a few sentences or paragraphs. I also do one more reading of the entire manuscript just to catch any minor typos or issues that my still remain in the manuscript.
For customers in the United States, I can accept a check or other payment arrangements. For international clients, I use, which is fully private, safe and secure transaction at the PayPal site. I can customize invoices to include the names of funding agencies, grant numbers, author institution affiliation, etc. I ask that you make payments within two weeks of receiving your revised papers. 

To get a free quote for an editing job or to ask any questions you may still have, please contact me at this email address:

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