• Tel: +81-50-5809-6442 / +81-50-5532-9550 (Monday–Friday, 09:30–18:00)
  • Tel: +81-50-5809-6442 / +81-50-5532-9550
    (Monday–Friday, 09:30–18:00)

English Editing

Different levels of service, to meet your needs and budget

English Editing

Our goal when editing your manuscript is for readers to understand your work clearly and easily. This allows them to focus on the importance of your message, rather than on the language in which it is written.

Most of our native-speaking editors have advanced degrees (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, MEng, MSc, and MA) or professional licenses and are published authors themselves. All are excellent writers, and you can request that a specific editor or proofreader handle your work. This ensures your manuscript will have the right 'look and feel' for readers in your specialist field.

To meet your needs and your budget, we offer different levels of editing service. Opt for our EXPRESS service if you are in a hurry.

Our goal when editing your manuscript is for readers to understand your work clearly and easily. This allows them to focus on the importance of your message, rather than on the language in which it is written.

Most of our native-speaking editors have advanced degrees (e.g., MD, PhD, PharmD, MEng, MSc, and MA) or professional licenses and are published authors themselves. All are excellent writers, and you can request that a specific editor or proofreader handle your work. This ensures your manuscript will have the right 'look and feel' for readers in your specialist field.

To meet your needs and your budget, we offer different levels of editing service. Opt for our EXPRESS service if you are in a hurry.


Comprehensive editing

  • Your specialist native editor will correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, upgrade vocabulary, correct unclear or awkward phrases, remove redundancies, and improve the overall readability and logical flow of the manuscript as necessary.
  • Your editor will also place any comments or questions relating to specific text directly in the manuscript for you to address.
  • You have the opportunity to clarify specific aspects of the edited text with your editor during a free proof check before submitting your paper.

Recommended for authors who are:
Writing up research for an international readership
Seeking funding or career advancement
Promoting their research group, institution, company, or professional society
Communicating with colleagues and collaborators


  • 4 working days

  • 12.5 JPY per word

Abstract


Delivery in 3 working days

8000 JPY per abstract

EXPRESS services

Same day +50%
1 day +30%
2 days +25%

Savings

+ Volume discount for 2 or more abstracts ordered at the same time
+ Members reward 10% off, one time per year
+ FREE proof checks

Research paper


Delivery in 4 working days

12.5 JPY per word

EXPRESS services

Same day +50%
1 day +30%
2 days +25%
3 days +20%

Savings

+ Volume discount for more than 8000 words
+ FREE proof checks

Proofreading

  • Your native proofreader will correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors and reword phrases that are unclear.
  • Your proofreader will not remove redundancies, take extra steps to improve the overall readability of the manuscript, or comment on the text unless absolutely necessary—these improvements are made as part of our Comprehensive Editing service.
  • You have the opportunity to clarify specific editorial changes with your proofreader during a free proof check before submission.

Recommended for authors who are largely proficient in writing up their research in English and require the text to be "grammar-checked" only.


  • 4 working days

  • 8 JPY per word

Abstract


Delivery in 3 working days

5500 JPY per abstract

EXPRESS services

Same day +50%
1 day +30%
2 days +25%

Savings

+ Volume discount for 2 or more abstracts ordered at the same time
+ Members reward 10% off, one time per year
+ FREE proof checks

Research paper


Delivery in 4 working days

8 JPY per word

EXPRESS services

Same day +50%
1 day +30%
2 days +25%
3 days +20%

Savings

+ Volume discount for more than 8000 words
+ FREE proof checks

EditingPLUS

  • Your specialist native editor will (1) comprehensively edit your manuscript (abstract or paper) PLUS (2) annotate the text while editing to highlight how you could improve specific aspects of your writing (e.g., structure, grammar, style, vocabulary, and adherence to writing conventions and publication practices in your field). (3) You then have the chance to ask your editor questions.
  • Comprehensive Editing: Your editor will improve correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors, upgrade vocabulary, fix awkward phrases, remove redundancies, and improve the overall readability and logical flow of the manuscript as necessary. If your editor has any comments or questions relating to specific text, these will be inserted directly into the manuscript for you to address before submission.
  • Annotation: While editing your paper, your editor will also explain selected revisions to your abstract or paper and offer guidance for you to write more effectively.
  • Q&A: During a free proof check, you can ask your editor to explain certain editorial changes that were made and to answer any questions you have about specific aspects of your writing on the submission or publication process.
  • Choose between two levels of EditingPLUS service: Mini Report and Full Report.

Recommended for authors who are interested in improving their English writing skills.
Our EditingPLUS service can be helpful because it’s not always easy to learn how to improve your writing skills. General English classes will not cover the unique aspects of writing in your specialized field, and most textbooks on scientific, medical, technical, or academic writing explain how best to structure papers and some of the writing conventions to follow but do not provide specific grammar instruction.


  • 4 working days

  • 12.5 JPY per word

Full paper: Your native editor will point out 5 aspects of your writing that you can immediately focus on to improve your writing. You then have the chance to ask your editor up to 5 questions about the edited text or about the submission, review, and publication process.

Abstract: Your native editor will point out 3 aspects and you can ask up to 3 questions.

Translation of some or all of your editor’s comments is available as an additional service

Payment options

For customers outside of Japan:

Visa, Mastercard, Amex, PayPal, or bank transfer
  • You will receive an accurate quotation from us by email. In that email, you will find details about how to place your order. When ordering, just tell us how you would prefer to pay and we will give you the details.
  • Once we confirm that payment has been received, we will begin working on your project. We will also confirm the delivery date for your project with you in an "Order Received" email.

For customers within Japan:

Bank transfer, Visa, Mastercard, Amex, or PayPal
  • You will receive an accurate quotation from us by email. In that email, you will find details about how to place your order. When ordering, just tell us how you would prefer to pay and we will give you the details.
  • When paying by the preferred method of bank transfer, simply return the quotation email to us and provide payer details where indicated. Once we receive this email, we will confirm the delivery date for your project in an "Order Received" email. We will issue the invoice to the payer within 7 days of delivering the project, and payment must be received in full within 28 days.
    For credit cards or PayPal: When you order with us, we will give you details about how to make payment before your project is delivered. At that time, we will confirm the delivery date for your project in an "Order Received" email.

Questions about payment:

Please call us at +81-3-554-4400 or contact us.

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