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English Language Editing

Improve your written English with editing from our experts.

We can improve the language in all of your research-related documents: for example, research papers, grant proposals, theses, reports, and news articles. We also edit documents from all disciplines – from engineering and medicine to humanities and social sciences.

Upload your document for English Language Editing

Nature Research Editing Service Choose Silver or Gold

English Language Editing: Silver

Silver provides a reliable edit to correct English language errors.

  • We will correct errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation and will polish English language usage.
  • We will also rephrase sentences that sound unnatural, use subject expertise to point out sentences that are confusing, and make your style sound more professional.
See English Language Editing: Silver pricing

English Language Editing: Gold

Gold provides a more-detailed edit with a greater emphasis on the overall flow of the sentences.

  • We will correct fundamental language errors and rephrase or point out awkward and confusing sentences.
  • We will focus on the finer points of style and on improving the phrasing.
  • You will receive a summary of the English language editing performed on your document.
See English Language Editing: Gold pricing

Note: Our editors will not comment on research content, restructure or format the document, or translate text from another language. If you require formatting or translation, please see our Manuscript Formatting and Academic Translation services.

Our Editors

When you submit work for English Language Editing, your document is matched with an editor who specializes in your subject area. The editor understands the terminology and the challenges that are unique to your discipline.

Each of our subject-expert editors:

  • has completed or is completing a Master’s, PhD or MD qualification
  • is affiliated with a top US university or research institute
  • has undergone substantial editing training and is continually reviewed for quality

Our editors are held to the high standards we expect at Nature Research, to ensure you receive the highest quality of editing.

These policies relate specifically to Nature Research Editing Service. Please see also our Terms of Service for other core principles, for example regarding the confidentiality of your documents.

  • Our aim is to serve the interests of authors and institutions, not the editorial and publishing interests of Springer Nature journals.
    • We openly and clearly declare to potential and current customers that we are part of Springer Nature, and we inform potential customers about our independence from the publishing process.
    • We aim to be publisher-neutral in our editing and advice, and especially in our journal recommendations (where applicable). We take steps during the editing process, when giving advice, and when recruiting and training editors to help us achieve this aim.
    • Nature Research Editing Service does not measure its success in terms of the publication of edited documents by Springer Nature journals.

  • We do not involve ourselves in the publishing process.
    • We do not guarantee publication of papers or funding of grant applications. We expect journal editors and grant review panels will make these decisions entirely independently of Nature Research Editing Service and other author services providers.
    • Draft journal articles and their scientific content are not shared with professional editors who make decisions on research papers at Springer Nature journals.
    • Any comments that we make regarding the suitability of specific target journals are explicitly presented as opinion and not as a definitive prediction of the outcome of submission.
    • If an author indicates that they mainly want to know whether or not their paper is acceptable to a specific Springer Nature journal, or has any other query for which a Springer Nature journal editor is the most appropriate contact, we will suggest that the author contacts the journal directly.
    • We do not suggest peer reviewers.

  • We do not infringe on authorship.
    • When editing documents, wherever possible, we provide our edits and comments in an easily reviewable format. We encourage authors to review our input critically, rather than accepting all of our edits and suggestions without review.
    • We never confirm that any document is ready for submission, submit anything to a journal or funding body, or correspond with journal editors or peer reviewers on behalf of authors.
    • We do not ghostwrite or completely rewrite large passages of text, and we do not directly introduce ideas that are not already present in the documents submitted to us. Our editing focuses on improving how the existing research is communicated.

  • General policies
    • We do not engage in or encourage practices that contravene relevant ethical guidelines.
    • For Scientific Editing, if we suspect unethical practice in a submitted document or correspondence, we will point it out and explain it. If we suspect severe infringement of ethical requirements or laws (particularly unacceptable harm to humans or animals), we act on this where possible.
    • We review these policies on a regular basis and keep up-to-date with issues arising in the publication ethics landscape.
    • We train editors to follow these policies, we monitor adherence to these policies, and we take action in the event of any failure to follow them.

Our Quality Guarantee and Certificate

Our Quality Guarantee

We are so confident of the quality of our English language editing that we offer a Quality Guarantee.

We guarantee that if your language-edited paper is rejected by a journal because of the English alone, and we believe that you have made a good-faith effort to incorporate our changes, we will re-edit your paper once for free.

We cannot extend this guarantee to papers that have been rewritten after our revisions. Therefore, we recommend that you submit your paper for language editing as the final step before submitting it to a journal.

Our Certificate

We will provide a certificate confirming that your document was edited by native English speakers with expertise in your field of study.

You will be able to download the certificate from your account, along with your edited document.

You can then provide the certificate to the journal of your choice to demonstrate that the language in your paper has been professionally edited and verified.

Note that the certificate does not cover changes made after our editing.

Read more about our certificates.

See an example certificate.

What Customers Say

Thank you for your excellent work on my manuscript. I am very satisfied with the revision and this manuscript has been published in a highly respected journal. Thus, I highly recommend your extremely skilled and careful editing.

C. Chang · Taiwan

The editing services have a high-level of professionalism, and the work comes with some suggestions that are very helpful to make a manuscript that reads very well. Using the gold service, we have received a detailed description of common errors found and some ideas for future manuscripts.

D. Sato · Japan

It was really helpful to improve the quality of my publication. Thank you.

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