The raw manuscript has the intrinsic value; editing is the polish

Every piece of writing—from a journal paper abstract to nonfiction book—can benefit from the review of a professional editor.

For academic editing, I specialize in editing the English-language professional papers of engineers whose native language is other than English.

Editing services

  • correction of punctuation;

  • correction of grammar;

  • subject-verb agreement; parallelism;

  • proper tense;

  • proper word usage;

  • rewriting for clarity, flow, and transitions;

  • consistency check;

  • scrutiny of figures and callouts;

  • suggested changes in organization;

  • suggested transitions;

  • suggested changes in logical flow;

  • check for omission of references; and

  • generation of table of contents, list of figures, list of tables.

You will receive

  • a fully edited manuscript with with change tracking enabled and with embedded comments,

  • a separate editing memo discussing generalized concerns and more detailed concerns, and

  • by request, formatting of the reference list to the style of the target journal.

Quote and fee calculation

Authors are invited to send a three- to five-page excerpt to I will return three edited pages to demonstrate the level of editing you can expect, along with a quotation. The editing fee is based on the following formula: (Number of edited words)/(2400*English proficiency variable) * 50. The English proficiency variable range is 0.5 to 1.0.