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English Editing Services

English Editing from PhD Experts

We offer a range of English language editing services to help maximise your chances of acceptance and publication, provided by editors with PhDs in your discipline.

Essential Editing

This package provides comprehensive academic editing by our expert PhD editors, including proofreading and a thorough check of grammar, punctuation and spelling, with the option of a 60% reduced fee for re-editing within a year.

Turnaround time:
2 days for up to 6,000 words
3-6 days for longer manuscripts

Advanced Editing

This is our best value academic editing package for authors most likely to need re-editing and direct communication with the reviewer. It includes multiple-round editing and re-submission support for 1 year.

Turnaround time:
2 days for up to 6,000 words
3-6 days for longer manuscripts

Scientific Editing

This market-leading academic editing package includes comprehensive editing with a pre-submission scientific review from our experts. It is ideal for authors requiring an additional peer assessment ahead of submission, and also includes a comprehensive plagiarism check.

Turnaround time:
• 10 days as standard

A comparison of Charlesworth Author Service's standard Academic Editing Packages

Translation + Editing

This combines our translation service with editing your content to suit the style of your chosen journal. It also includes a quality control check before returning your assignment.

Grant Proposal Editing

Our Essential and Advanced Grant Proposal Editing Service includes a comprehensive editing service following your funding body guidelines. Select from a 10% or 25% word reduction. Guidelines must be provided in English.

Cover Letter Editing

Our cover letter services include editing your cover letter to ensure that the key elements in your submission are conveyed clearly, in order to fully support your submission.

Abstract Editing

Our abstract editing service includes reviewing the word count and editing the abstract you have submitted to meet the requirements of your chosen journal.

Figure Formatting and Editing

Our figure formatting and editing service ensures that the text, graphs, tables and diagrams you submit are proofread and correctly formatted.

Our Editors

We only work with native English-speaking editors with advanced or postdoctoral degrees in their disciplines.
Meet Our Editors


Frequently asked questions about our editing services.

All of our editing packages include a high-level English language edit, checking for spelling, grammar, punctuation, style and readability, as well as checking for consistency of content and ensuring that your article complies with journal guidelines.

Each service offers a different level of benefits, depending at what stage your article is in the publishing process.

Essential Editing: Full language check, 60% discount for re-editing your article within one year, and ability to choose your preferred editor.

Advanced Editing: In addition to the services offered in our Charlesworth Essential package, you will also be able to have your article re-edited free of charge within one year and will receive help with your reviewer responses. 

Premium Editing: For articles that may require a greater level of intervention in the scientific content as well as language, this package includes all the benefits of our Charlesworth Essential and Advanced packages, as well as a full scientific review from our expert editors to improve the content and increase the likelihood of peer review evaluation. (Please click here to view an example of the Scientific Review form used by our editors when reviewing your article.) You will also be able to have your article re-edited free of charge within one year.

Yes, if you would like to see a sample of some of our editing work on previous articles then please contact us and we will be happy to provide you with a sample from a similar subject area. If you choose to use our editing service, you will also be provided with a sample of your edited article to check before you are asked to make your payment.

Once you have uploaded your article to our website, it will be assessed by a member of our team before being assigned to an editor. Before your article has been assessed, if you would like to change the package type of your article then please contact us and we will arrange this. Once your article has been assigned to an editor you will not be able to change the package type.

Yes, once your article has been completed, you can download an Editorial Certificate from our website, by clicking on the green tick symbol next to your article.

If you have made significant changes to your paper after we have completed our edit, the certificate may not be valid and you should check with our customer services department at helpdesk@cwauthors.com. (A 'significant change' is regarded as new content being introduced, or a large proportion of our recommended changes for the document not being accepted, and resulting in language errors being left in the manuscript.)

Note: An Editorial Certificate does not guarantee publication. This is the decision of the journal editor.

Yes. If you were particularly happy with the work on a previous paper then you can request to have the same editor work on your next article (subject to availability). Please provide us with the paper number of your previous article and we will make sure that your new article is assigned to the same editor. If for any reason your chosen editor is unavailable, we will let you know and give you the option to choose another editor or wait until the original editor becomes available.

Please note that as part of our Ethics Policy we do not disclose the personal identities of our editors.

To know more about all our Author Services, payment options and quality standards, view our complete list of FAQs here.