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Dr. Sanet A.

Experienced clinical research and health consultant providing consulting, training and medical writing.
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Certificate in Leadership & Performance Management
South Africa

I provide clinical research and health consulting, medical writing and training services to Pharma, Biotechnology Companies, CROs, NGOs, Founda...

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Dr. Juliana O.

Hello! My name is Dr Juliana and I am a medical and scientific writer.
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Brazil

My science qualifications: - PhD in Nutrition - Area of Study: Hematology and Iron Disorders (State University of Rio de Janeiro - UERJ) - MSc ...

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Dr. Daniela B.

Medical & Science writer | 10+ years of experience in Biomedical research
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
France

Hello, My name is Daniela, and I am a PhD-trained biomedical scientist and medical & science writer. For the last 10+ years, I acquired re...

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Dr. Ali N.

Freelance Bioinformatician, Molecular Biologist, Data Analyst, and Full Stack Developer
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Graduate Student
Canada

I am a multi-talented professional with expertise in computational biology, molecular biology, data science, machine learning, and full-stack d...

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Dr. Manel L.

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing expert, experimental design and application of gene editing approaches with 5+ years experience
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PhD in Systems Medicine
Austria

5+ years experience in CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing for therapy of rare inherited diseases, including a PhD in Systems Medicine. Extensive experien...

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Dr. Ilana G.

Medical and Scientific Writer with Broad Research and Writing Experience
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PhD - Chemical Biology
United States

I have over 7 years of experience as a medical and scientific writer. I hold a PhD in Chemical Biology from Harvard University, and since compl...

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Dr. Alenka G.

Data visualization and visual communication expert. Cell biologist with 10 years+ experience.
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PhD
Slovenia

10 years+ experience in patch-clamp, fluorescence microscopy (live cell TIRF, STED, SIM, confocal, two-photon), focused on molecular mechanisms...

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Dr. Kimberly B.

Medical Science Writer: 20+ years of neuroscience research experience (and a proclivity for statistics)
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PhD
United States

Neuroscience PhD offering expert assistance in medical/scientific conference presentations, peer-review writing/editing, biostatistics (un...

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Dr. Allysson A.

Senior Bioinformatician | Expert in human evolution, medical and population genetics
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Msc in Archaeology
Brazil

I have a strong background in bioinformatics with experience in next-generation sequencing (WGS, WES, Metagenomics). Some tools that I used onl...

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Dr. Débora B.

Scientific Writer/Proofreader | Postdoctoral researcher at Federal University of Afenas
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Postgraduate certificate in Text Proofreading
Brazil

Débora is a scientific writer and proofreader with +11 years of experience in the agricultural field, focused on soil science, plant physi...

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Dr. Renato G.

Efficient academic editing and reviewing for life sciences.
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PhD in Biological Sciences
Brazil

Hi! I am an MD, PhD with vast experience in conducting rigorous scientific work. Here I can help you with editing a research paper, grant, diss...

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Dr. Imtiaz A.

Reaction kinetics and thermodynamics expert
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Mécanique des fluides, Energétique, Procédés
Saudi Arabia

Dr. Imtiaz Ali is an Associate Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia, with a research focus on resource recovery, waste-to-energ...

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Dr. Tiago V.

An enriching journey from Academia to industry, from Infectious Diseases further to Heart Valve diseases and Hemostasis.
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Portugal

BSc in Biology and a PhD in Life Sciences - Microbiology and Infection. I have > 10 years of experience of research in Infectious Dise...

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Dr. Daria C.

I am a Plant Physiologist and Scientific Illustrator, always ready to spread science into the world :)
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PhD
Sweden

I have done a PhD in Plant Physiology and started my own company DC SciArt after that to work as a scientific illustrator. At the same time I ...

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Dr. Ijaz U.

I am PhD In CS, and i work in mobile health,Context Aware Rule Based Systems on small devices(Android) - 10+ Experience
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PhD Computer Science
Pakistan

Hi, I have been in computer science studies since 2002. I graduated from Nottingham University with securing a fully-funded PhD scholarship und...

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Dr. Edna N.

Experienced Food and Nutritional Scientist with a strong Research and Application Background
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PG Dip - Applied Sports Nutrition
United Kingdom

Experienced Nutritional Scientist within the food and sports industries, with a demonstrated history of working in the food production industry...

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Dr. Miriam B.

Medical and Behavioral researcher and writer with 30+ years in R&D, evaluation, grant procurement and publishing
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PhD. Psychiatric Epidemiology (Suma Cum Laude)
Israel

I am a Medical Doctor by training, have a Masters degree in Public Health and a Doctorate in Psychiatric Epidemiology. I have more than 30 year...

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Dr. Saša Đ.

PhD in Pharmaceutical Engineering and highly experienced in proofreading and editing.
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PhD
Serbia

I am highly experience in the analytical chemistry, concretely in application of analytical techniques (GC/MS, HPLC, ICP) and method developmen...

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Dr. Katherine H.

Professional Medical Writer | Scientific Editor | Manuscripts/Abstracts, Grants, Posters, Presentations, Critical Review
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PhD | Neuroscience
Canada

Through my scientific editing, writing, and review services, I will help you represent your science in a compelling and clear manner • • • Over...

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Dr. Hiroki K.

Founder of STAN. UChicago PhD. Featured in Nature, the Guardian, The Atlantic, +
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United States

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Dr. Mohammad Rifat H.

PhD-trained Health Services Researcher with experience in writing, study design, data analysis, grant-writing, editing
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PhD
United States

My research interests are in HIV/AIDS, substance use, mental, social and behavioral health. At present, I’m working on projects to understand t...

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Dr. Zarrin B.

Academic writer | editor | data analyst | illustrator with 5+ years of research experience
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Pakistan

PhD in Biosciences. Member of 14 learned societies, Published 70+ research papers in good impact journals, 5 chapters in Scopus indexed books, ...

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Dr. Matthew E.

Materials Chemist and Reliability expert with 10+ years of experience in Research, Production, and Operations.
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Doctor of Philosophy - Materials Chemistry
United States

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Dr. Zelio F.

Post-Doctoral Fellow | Freelancer Researcher and Writer | Nanotechnology, Optics and Material Science Expert
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Master Degree in Applied Physics
Australia

After obtaining Master Degree with distinction in Applied Physics in October 2015, a life-changing journey has brought me to Australia, almost ...

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Dr. Vladimir J.

Scientific writer and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in writing, research and project management.
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PhD
Germany

After obtaining my PhD from the University of Heidelberg, Germany in 2004, I have spent more than ten years doing groundbreaking research in mo...

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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.