Complementary Editing Services

I provide the following add-on services especially useful for the editing of manuscripts to submit for publication.


Journal formatting requirements

The text and references of the research paper are formatted according to the specifications of the journal you wish to target (word count reduction is not included in the service). 

Future revisions

All manuscripts undergo revision, no matter how well they are written. I provide revisions of your manuscript, at competitive rates, giving you the chance to make additional changes or additions to the paper prior to submission or following review. See also My Discounts for more details on the policy adopted by The Smart Octopus to favour the publication process and manuscript resubmission.

Bibliography check

I check that the bibliographic citations in your manuscript correspond to those listed in your bibliography list (cross-reference check) and also make sure (if requested) that they are written correctly, according to the premier scientific research platform in academic citation indexing (i.e. ISI Web of Knowledge).

Cover letter editing

I check spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax of your cover letter and also improve the text (if necessary) to make sure it effectively introduces the paper to the journal editor. This service is provided at NO EXTRA CHARGE as part of the Substantive editing service.

Response letter editing

I check spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax of your response letter to the editor and reviewers as well as making sure that your responses are sufficiently robust and precisely address the reviewers doubts or questions.