To Polish Your Manuscript


YOU email

  • Attach your manuscript text, figures, legends, tables, and cover letter

  • Name your target journal (if known)

  • Provide the date you would like your manuscript finished

I reply to your email within a few hours, offering:

  • A quote for the cost of editing, which depends on the complexity and length of the manuscript and how soon you would like it completed

  • The date I can return your edited manuscript with suggested revisions

YOU email

  • Agree to cost and timetable

YOU pay using one of three methods

(Described in more detail under Payment)

  • Bank Wire Transfer

  • Bank Cashier’s check

  • PayPal

I complete the first edit

  • I edit your manuscript using track changes in Microsoft Word so that you may accept or reject each suggested edit

  • I return the first edit to you via email

YOU review the suggested edits

  • Accept or reject each edit

  • Answer any questions in the comment bubbles

  • Ask your own questions

  • Return the manuscript to me via email, usually within 48 hours

I polish the manuscript

  • I answer your questions

  • I incorporate your suggestions

  • I clean up the text

  • I return the polished manuscript to you via email by the agreed date

YOU submit your polished manuscript!



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