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Dr. Mehrbod V.

Medical writer with 10+ years of experience in clinical research and expert in data analysis
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Medical Doctorate Diploma
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Dr. Dr. Sushil Kumar T.

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India

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Dr. Andrea B.

Medical/Science writer/editor
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Hungary

Freelance medical writer & editor | 10+ years of academic research experience PhD in Bioengineering | Creative writing, presentation, i...

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Dr. Surbhi G.

I am a post-doctorate researcher at University of Delhi, specifically working on Molecular biology and microbiology.
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MSc Microbial Biotechnology
India

I am a post-doctorate researcher in Biomedical Sciences and worked as a researcher for more than 9 years .I have a skill set that is utilized ...

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Dr. Muhammad A.

Dr. Muhammad Afzaal (Asst. Professor) is a Food expert and Specialist in Food safety ,Product development &Marketing
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PhD
Pakistan

Dr.Muhammad Afzaal is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Food Science, Government College University Faisalabad Pakistan. Addition...

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Dr. Cameron R.

Doctor of Analytical Chemistry, Expert in NMR spectroscopy applications for Industry.
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PhD Analytical Chemistry
United Kingdom

Currently working with multiple industry partners to incorporate NMR spectroscopy into their work flows. Partnerships are with consumer health,...

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Dr. Bhaswati C.

Freelance Medical and scientific writer, Cancer biologist and drug discovery, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology expert
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Ph.D.
India

I am a Ph.D. in Biotechnology with 6 years of research experience in cancer biology, therapeutics, Natural product drug discovery, molecular bi...

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Ph.D. Genetics
United States
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I am a life scientist with 19 years of post-Ph.D. experience in research on cancer signalling finding novel functions of oncogene and tumor sup...

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Dr. Christopher D.

Analytical Chemist, Data Analyst and Technical Writer
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PhD Chemistry
Australia

For the past ten years, I have worked in the biotechnology industry performing a wide range of duties that include production, quality assuranc...

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Dr. Ágatha Cristhina F.

Freelancer Medical Writer and Scientific Consultant | Expert in Genetics, Molecular Diagnosis and Biotechnology
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M.B.A. in Business Management
Brazil

I am a scientist with a passion for marketing and business. I love to communicate dense technical and scientific knowledge in a clear, accessib...

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Dr. Akhtar N.

Research, and Grant Writer, Proofreader, Biostatistician
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Doctor of Philosophy
Pakistan

I am Dr. Akhtar Nadhman Shams, a Biotechnology PhD with a rich background in nanobiotechnology, bacteria, and infectious diseases, backed by 13...

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Dr. Paula V.

Phd candidate in Science (Psychobiology) | Academic writing | Scientific communication
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Brazil

B.Sc. in Biology. Master's degree and Phd candidate in Science (Psychobiology). Experience in ethology research, academic writing, and scie...

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Dr. Bright O.

Senior Data Scientist
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PhD in Data Science
United Kingdom

Seasoned data scientist with expertise in natural language processing, computer vision, time series analysis, and a vast range of machine learn...

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Dr. Lindsay M.

Freelance Medical Writer/Manuscript Editor | 10+ years of experience in Neuroscience Research
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience
United States

I am currently a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at UCSD. In this position, I study the transcription...

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Dr. Finbarr H.

Manuscript editing by native English speaker and experienced academic with extensive publication record
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PhD
United Kingdom

• 30 years post-PhD experience in laboratory research in the UK and USA. Extensive background in manuscript writing, preparation and editing. S...

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Dr. GUIOMAR FARID T.

General Physician MD /Surgical Assistant/Researcher/Medical Writter
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Medical Degree (MD)
Mexico

General Physician with experience in addressing multiple pathologies through Evidence-Based Medicine. Published researcher in multiple scientif...

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Dr. Sameer Ul H.

Skilled Medical Professional Focused on Delivering Quality Healthcare
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MBBS
Pakistan

As a recent medical graduate and a licensed practicing doctor in Pakistan, eagerly awaiting a residency position in the US, I am excited to bri...

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Dr. lia p.

Biotechnologist & PhD in translational neuroscience | Experience in scientific consultan and writer
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MSc Translational Biomedical Research
Brazil

I am a biotechnologist with a PhD in neuroscience, with focus on neuropharmacology. I have experience as scientific reviewer, writer and consul...

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Dr. Irfan K.

Life sciences researcher, statistician, data analyst, formating and referencing expert
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Epidemiology and Public Health
Pakistan

5 years of experience in life sciences research, academic writing, data analysis, formating and referencing

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Dr. Naomi O.

Materials chemist with technical and academic writing experience
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PhD in Chemistry
United Kingdom

I am a recent PhD graduate with strong experience in academic writing and editing. This year as a freelancer I have written and edited over 86 ...

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Dr. Márcia M.

Ocean governance, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development | Researcher and Scientific management
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Postgraduate course on Administrative Law of the Sea
Portugal

Experienced Ocean Governance and Sustainability Specialist with 15+ years of expertise in shaping policies and strategies for sustainable marin...

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Dr. Shivasankari G.

Ph.D. in Biochem with 10 yrs cross-cultural experience; Adaptive communicator and Science Writer; Published 5 papers
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Ph.D.
United States

Hands-on experience in proteomics, genomics, structural and cellular studies, and microscopy techniques. Peer reviewer and Editor for journals...

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Dr. Sumana B.

Freelance science editor
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United Kingdom

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Dr. Işıl T.

Bioinformatician and Computational Biologist, Data Analyst
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Dr. Vidyanand A.

Clinical Research Scientist & Scientific Writer * Expert in Data Analysis & Preclinical research * Immunologist
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Ph.D
Canada

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Who Is a Scientific Editor?

A scientific editor is someone who has a strong background in science and equally adept at writing and editing. They use their skills in order to help ensure that scientific material published in magazines and journals adhere to the appropriate rules and guidelines, such as AMA, APA etc This also includes ensuring that the language used is appropriate, and that the information and facts provided in the reviewed article are scientifically accurate. 

What Does a Scientific Editor Do?

A scientific editor’s main responsibility is to perform the dual role of a scientific content or copy editor as well as a scientific domain expert, in order to ensure that any scientific article published in a journal, magazine or manuscript is both grammatically correct as well as scientifically accurate.  This is a diverse job, and encompasses several different duties such as,

  • Proofreading, editing and refining the tone and language of the article
  • Assessing the science mentioned in the article and making changes if necessary
  • Critically assessing the article and making recommendations.
  • Ensuring the article adheres to editorial guidelines, standards and policies.
  • Identify and recommend topics for the journal or magazine to commission new topics around.

Apart from these, scientific content and copy editors need to keep themselves updated with industry guidelines, and periodically establish these standards for the writers they collaborate with. They also need to set the tone and narrative of the magazine they work with, which includes deciding the topics of discussion and providing literature references for these topics.

Qualifications for a Scientific Editor

Scientific editors typically have a bachelor’s degree in a particular discipline of science, alongside a minor in either media writing, english or journalism. The latter is particularly important for scientific content and copy editors, in terms of equipping themselves with the skills needed to proofread and edit an article or manuscript effectively.

Scientific journal editors may also equip themselves with additional skills that can help enhance their all-round game within the publishing industry, such as 

  • Publishing techniques and editing skills.
  • Graphic designing and computer software. 
  • Communication skills, both verbal and written.

This helps editors for scientific journals offer a diverse range of skills to their organization, complementing their scientific knowledge effectively.

Eventually. scientific editors may also choose to pursue a masters or a PhD. This tops up their extensive writing and editing experience, and provides them with a niche knowledge of the particular field they operate in.

Benefits of Hiring Freelance Scientific Editors

Whilst bigger organizations work with in-house scientific editors and proofreaders, this might not be economically feasible for smaller organizations. Here’s where freelancers who offer scientific proofreading services or manuscript editing services come in handy,

With most scientific publications requiring scientific journal editors on-demand and on a flexible basis, freelancers can offer multiple benefits, such as

  • Cost-effective scientific editing skills on a pay-as-you-go basis.
  • Time-effective collaboration, as these scientific editors can be hired as and when the demand arises
  • Wider range of options, with most freelance networks typically hosting a large number of independent freelance scientific editors and proofreaders.

Companies can build up a pipeline of these on-demand scientific editing experts by accessing them via freelance platforms, helping them avail the best scientific editing and proofreading services at reasonable rates, and churn out a regular stream of high-quality scientific articles for their audience. 

Cost of Hiring a Scientific Editor

The cost involved in hiring a scientific editor varies according to the exact requirements of the project. A scientific content editor or copy editor, for instance, will quote different prices compared to someone offering scientific manuscript editing services or journal services.

On average, freelance scientific editors are less expensive than in-house ones, especially since onboarding charges, employee benefits and other hiring costs can be eliminated.

A qualified scientific editor charges upwards of $100/hour up to $25-300, based on the exact skillset required. If the expert is charging by the word, expect to pay around $5 for 1000 words of proofreading, writing and editing.

Freelance scientific editors on Kolabtree are available for as low as $35 per hour, going all the way up to $150 - $200/hour. This varies according to their expertise, years of experience and project scope. 

How to Post a Project to Hire Scientific Editors

Before posting a project, spend some time to consider the following factors

  • The precise nature and scope of the project, and the niche skills required
  • The budget and duration of the proposed project
  • The experience you want the scientific editor to possess

Now, post a project on freelance platforms like Kolabtree, and use the factors mentioned above to shortlist experts successfully. Mentioning the exact skills and experience required will help you avoid irrelevant proposals and make sure you attract bids from scientific editors matching your niche requirements.