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PhD in Biomedical Sciences
United States
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Dr. Dr. Joshua G.

Scientific editor and chemistry consultant specialising in synthetic chemistry, polymer science, and energy research
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United Kingdom

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Chinese Postdoctoral Certificate
Taiwan
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Scientific Editor/Writer I am a professional scientific editor with over ten years of experience in preparing academic work for publication. I ...

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Dr. Adrià G.

Medical writer / Scientific writer
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PhD Molecular Biology
Spain

I have a PhD in Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology. Afterwards, I started working as a content editor in Thomson Reuters and, then, I moved t...

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Dr. Biswadeep D.

Freelancer (Pro) at Kolabtree; Expertise in assay development, CRO, PM, biological evaluation
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Postdoc
India

I am a biomedical researcher having: 1.Expertise in the vector biology: epidemiology, evolutionary biology, and genetics of Aedes and Anopheles...

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Salman A.

Freelance computational Biochemist Scientific Consultant and Writer | Expert in Molecular Dynamic Simulation &am...
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PhD
Pakistan

Currently PhD Computational Biochemistry student, my academic expertise is in bioinformatics, cheminformatics , molecular modelling and simula...

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Dr. Nicola H.

Freelance Medical Writer
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Molecular Cell Biology
United Kingdom

I am an excellent written communicator with six years of experience in scientific research and ten years of experience as a software engineer f...

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Dr. Khrystyna Z.

Advanced research in oral health, translational medicine. Medical writer, statistical analysis for medical research.
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PhD
Italy

Master's degree in Dentistry, PhD course in Translational medicine and food. Expertise in conducting clinical research studies, systematic ...

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Kimia S.

English-first language medical writer with 5+ years of clinical and public health knowledge translation
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Masters of Science
United States

I am an English-first language medical writer and consultant with a Master's in Health Services Research from the University of Toronto. Pu...

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PhD in Food Chemistry
Switzerland
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I am a highly motivated and passionate scientist and project manager with more than 10 years of professional experience in Food Science and Nut...

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Dr. Alan W. J. M.

Freelance Scientific Editor, Writer & Publishing Consultant with 9+ years of experience in clinical research
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Ph.D. Clinical Neuroscience
United Kingdom

I have over 5 years experience as a professional editor for Nature Reviews Endocrinology, Nature Reviews Neurology & Nature Reviews Nep...

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Dr. Jak G.

PhD Biophysicist | Expert in Advanced Microscopy & Receptor Biology | Commercial instrumentation selling
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PhD Biophysics - Single-molecule microscopy study of G-protein coupled receptors
United Kingdom

PhD in Biophysics using advanced microscopy to study membrane proteins, with a Masters degree in Immunology and experience in top pharmaceutica...

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ANATH L.

Founder/CEO at DADYMINDS
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NATIONAL TVET CERTIFICATE V
United States

5 years in research and writing as an influential author| Expert in business management and mental health services| Plus expertise in Global Br...

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Syed Muhammad S.

Technical and General Research Expert | Research Editor | Academic Content Writer
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MSc Mechanical Engineering
Pakistan

Phd candidate for the degree of PhD Engineering Management at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Engineering and Technolog...

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Dr. Gene C C K.

Experienced PhD Research Associate in Cancer Genomics, DNA damage/repair, CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing; Freelance editor
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PhD in Biological Sciences (Genomics)
United Kingdom

Gene worked as a licensed Biomedical Scientist before he obtained his MSc from Universität Heidelberg with a major in Systems Biology and ...

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Desmond A.

Consulting Engineer, Thermal Engineering Specialist, Heat-Exchanger Designer, Brazing Furnace Expert, Heat-Pump Designer
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PhD Engineering (Candidate)
Laos

o Advanced Heat-Transfer Technologies o Advanced Brazing Technologies o Nearly 40 years experience o 36+ countries o Leader of Composite D...

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Dr. Rachel S.

Enthusiastic science communicator | Freelance scientific editor | Cell biologist with 8+ years experience
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PhD in Cell Biology
United States

Hi there! I am a cellular and molecular biologist and expert science communicator with over 8...years of experience in crafting scientific writing and illustrations appropriate for academics, the public...

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Omnia T.

Expert Medical Writer | M.Sc. in Medical & Molecular Oncology | Medical Communications | Academia
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Masters in Medical Biotechnology
Egypt

My name is Omnia and I am an Assistant Lecturer & Medical Writer with 6+ years of experience in the academic and professional sectors. I ho...

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Jose de Jesus S.

Biomedical Engineer and Clinical Scientist experienced in Clinical Research, Biomechanics and Rehabilitation Engineering
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Ph.D. (Biomechanics)
United States

José de Jesús Salazar-Torres obtained a Bachelor’s degree with honors in Biomedical Engineering from Universidad Iberoamericana in M...

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Dr. Nohely A.

Medical writer, experienced biomedical scientist, and enthusiastic science communicator
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Ph.D. Molecular Neuroscience
United States

Dedicated and highly motivated biomedical scientist with medical writing experience. I have about 8 years of biomedical research experience. As...

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Vinay S.

Medical Writer and Editor with 6+ years of rich manuscript publications experience
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Master of Pharmacy
India

I have completed my post-graduation in Pharmacology and am certified by the International Society for Medical Publications Professional and Boa...

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Dr. Sachin R.

Ayurveda Expert, Senior Consultant, Business Consultant, Expert Speaker, Product Development, Content Expert
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BAMS (Bachelor of Ayurvedic Medicine & Surgery)
India

Work Experience: Cumulative experience of treating more than 2 lakh patients and trained more than 2000 Ayurvedic Doctors. Believe in Integrat...

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Sara Ahmed Z.

Freelance Medical and Health Writer with previous experience of working as Oncology and Hematology Clinical Pharmacist
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Bachelor of Pharmacy
Egypt

I am a Freelance Medical and Health writer with previous experience of working as Oncology and Hematology Clinical Pharmacist. I have excellent...

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Nalin D.

Experienced materials scientist with extensive industry expertise in textiles, rubber, and water purification sectors.
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PhD in Physical Chemistry
Sri Lanka

As a highly accomplished chemist with a First-Class degree in Chemistry from the University of Colombo and a Ph.D. from the prestigious Univers...

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Daniel C.

Radiation Physicist & Software Developer. Ph.D. Candidate
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MSc
South Africa

I am a dedicated Physicist with a strong foundation in Applied Mathematics, Mathematical Physics, and Mechanical and Mechatronic Engineering. E...

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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.