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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Singapore
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I am a postdoctoral researcher currently engaged in drug discovery for oncology targets. I have a Ph. D, in biological sciences focusing on che...

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Dr. Rachna D.

Medical Writer . Continuing Medical Education . Patient education materials . Lay summaries . Science Consultant
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Ph.D. in Neuroscience
Canada

• Biologist with a doctoral degree in Neuroscience. • Over 10 years of experience conducting research on neuroimmunology, the molecular mechani...

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Dr. Stephanie D.

Genome assembly expert ‣ PhD in Bioengineering ‣ Scientific writer Eng/Nl/Fr ‣ Bioinformatician 15+ years of experience
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PhD in Bioscience engineering
Belgium

I currently work for Thinkubate, a life sciences consultancy specialised in: genomics, scientific writing, agriculture and aquaculture -->&...

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Dr. Sean D.

Medical writer. General surgeon. Residency - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. MD - Texas A&M University.
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General Surgery Residency
United States

Medical writer experienced in peer-reviewed publications, poster presentations, and oral presentations at a variety of settings. General surgeo...

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Dr. Ken B.

Physical and Materials Chemist with 25+ years experience in research, project and team management.
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Doctorate in Experimental Physical Chemistry
Canada

With 25 years of experience in scientific research and 5 years in a formal leadership role, Ken is a well-rounded professional who is keen to t...

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Dr. Irina P.

Medical Writer & Communicator | Data Analyst (7+ years of experience in academia)
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Post-graduation Course in Herbal Medicines and Health Products
Portugal

I have a robust academic foundation in health and life sciences coupled with 7 years of experience as a Research Fellow in the field of nanotec...

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Dr. Harshad P.

Cytology, Genetics, Taxonomy, Authentication of Plants, Ethanobotany Freelance
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Ph.D. Science in Botany
India

Plant cytogenetics, Plant taxonomy, Authentication of plants or part of plant, anatomy, histology, ethanobotany My area of interest is Genetics...

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Dr. Adriana P. M.

Freelance Scientific writer | Copywriter | R&D | Biomedicine | Life Sciences
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PhD, Biochemistry
Portugal

BSc in Biochemistry, MSc in Forensic Chemistry and PhD in Biosciences. As a PhD student, I worked as a data research analyst, collecting and pr...

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Dr. Iren B.

Cognitive neuroscientist and data analyst
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PhD in Cognitive Psychology
Hungary

I am a researcher with over 10 years experience in the field of cognitive neuroscience. I have been involved in scientific research focusing o...

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Dr. Adam K.

Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering| Proofreader and Editor | 12 years experience
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PhD
Pakistan

With my extensive knowledge of electronic engineering and proficient editing abilities, I offer thorough proofreading and editing services. I p...

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Dr. Aparna C.

Freelance Scientific Consultant | Ph.D. (Life Sciences) | Immunologist | Vaccine R&D | Biosimilar R&D | Cancer B...
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Ph.D. (Life Sciences)
India

Experienced Life Sciences research professional, with 7 years of academic research experience and 7 years of Biopharmaceutical industry R&D...

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Dr. Ilias A.

Scientist with 9 years of R&D experience in materials science and engineering, nanotechnology, and scientific writin...
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Ph.D. in Materials Engineering
United Arab Emirates

Dr. Ilias Ait Tayeb is a highly accomplished researcher in the field of Materials Engineering, specializing in electronics, electronic material...

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Dr. Showkat Ahmad Z.

M.Phil, Ph.D (Botany), Scientific Writer and Reviewer, Freelance Statistician & Data Analyst | Expert in R &...
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Ph.D., Botany
India

I am a plant Researcher with expertise in Morphological, Cytological, and Molecular diversity analysis besides Phytochemical studies. I have e...

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Dr. Joanna S.

PhD Chemistry with Diverse Experience
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Chemistry PhD
United States

I am a seasoned quality control and inventory management professional with a Ph.D. in Inorganic Chemistry from the University of Wyoming and a ...

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Dr. Sanjukta S.

Biotechnologist, nutraceutical and therapeutical values of foods, microbial and bioprocess technology development.
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PhD. Biotechnology
India

Have both academic and industrial experiences on microbial handling, food and feeds fermentation, molecular and biochemical analysis.

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Dr. Maithili J.

Freelance educationist
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Ph. D
India

Freelance educationist

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Dr. Utsarga A.

Scientist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute/Harvard Medical School with 9+ years of biomedical research experience
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PhD
United States

As a Scientist at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, I lead and manage pre-clinical R&D projects aimed at identifying novel therapeutic stra...

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Paul S.

Scientific Editor | Medical Editor, Python Programmer, Data Analyst | Data Scientist
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Python Programming
United Kingdom

I bring over a decade of professional writing, copy editing, and medical editing expertise. Since 2008, I've meticulously edited thousands ...

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Dr. Richard M.

Editing and Writing. Specialising in Neuroscience and Neurology.
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PhD
Guadeloupe

I retired recently from a career in the Neurosciences in the UK, US and mostly France. Over 25 years as s group leader, I gained experience in...

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Todd P.

Scientific Writer with over 70 Pubmed Indexed Publications and multiple posters and podium presentation...
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M.D.
United States

I am currently completing my residency in orthopaedic surgery at Saint Joseph's University Medical Center in Paterson, NJ. I have spent a ...

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Dr. Aparna R.

Freelance science writer with 8+ years of experience in Immunology, Oncology, manuscript preparation, scientific editing
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PhD
Canada

I hold a Ph.D. in Immunology from a leading university in the United States, and my expertise is in tumor immunology, cell biology, and genetic...

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Luana A.

Biologist | Editor | Proofreader | Formatter
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Master degree in Sciences (Microbiology)
Brazil

Hi, I'm Luana! I have a degree in marine biology, a master's degree in Sciences and currently work as an editorial assistant in the Sc...

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PhD
United States
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My recent research interests center around coastal ecology, fisheries, and ecosystem services. I also have experience and expertise in water qu...

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Dr. Katherine A.

PhD-Trained Medical and Scientific Writer and Editor | Systematic Reviewer | Expert Literature Searcher
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PhD Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience/Quantitative Methods)
United States

I have authored over 80 journal articles in leading peer-reviewed journals, including Science, Nature Communications, and PNAS; helped hundreds...

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Dr. Arianna F.

Medical writer | Experienced biomedical scientist | Enthusiastic science communicator
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PhD in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
United Kingdom

Hello! My name is Dr Arianna Ferrini and I am a medical and scientific writer. My science qualifications: - PhD in Clinical Research Medicine ...

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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.