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Abdul R.

Environmental and Sustainability Specialist
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BS Environmental Science
Pakistan

As an environmental specialist, I offer a range of services to help businesses and organizations reduce their environmental impact and increase...

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Minhaj R.

Market Research, Business Strategy, B2B Solutioning, & Competitive Intelligence Expert | Creative Writer & Edito...
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Content Marketing
India

A Market Research Analyst, Editor, LinkedIn Trainer, and Creative Writer with experience across a wide genre....I have a deep understanding of the scholarly publications industry, excel in gathering competitive intelligence...

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Mehran A.

Precision and Perfection: Elevating Scientific Manuscripts with Expert Editing and Proofreading
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PhD
United Kingdom

Welcome to the World of Immaculate Precision in Scientific Communication! Are you looking to publish groundbreaking research? Seeking to presen...

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Juma M.

Research & Data Analyst (Statistician) and Medical Writer / SPSS and Microsoft Excel Expert, 5+ years of Experienc...
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Certificate in Data Analytics
Kenya

I am very passionate, flexible, and committed to delivering quality work within the defined timelines. I love research activities, data analysi...

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Dr. Alex B.

Scientific copy-editor in environmental and agricultural sciences
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PhD Soil Science
United Kingdom

I am a freelance scientific copy-editor with four years of experience in editing, proofreading and reviewing pre-submission academic journal ma...

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Dr. Rajesh G.

Medical Researcher and Journal Editor | Expert in clinical data analysis
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MDS
Nepal

I am working in a medical institute for 9+ years as faculty orthodontist. Currently, I am Associate Professor with responsibility including aca...

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Harshal R.

Dermatologist, Medical Writer, Scientific Consultant
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DNB
India

Hello, I am Dr Harshal. I am a Consultant Dermatologist and medical writer. ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ Services I provide: - Medical content writing pertaining ...

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Asif N.

Virologist | ASM Country Ambassador | King Fahad Medical City | University of Tokyo | World Health Organization |
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PhD
Saudi Arabia

With more than 14 years of extensive experience in virology research and diagnostics, I am fully skilled in different aspects of the virus infe...

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Dr Brijesh P.

Expert Formulation Scientist with 12+ years of experience in developing pharma OTC & personal care products
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PhD
United States

Expert in developing formulations for skincare, personal care, OTC and medicated products. Developed and assisted in launching 100s of haircare...

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Sean L.

Development Engineer | Technical Writer
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Switzerland

I am a mechanical engineer with a Master's degree in Robotics, Systems and Control. I currently develop experimental medical devices for mi...

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Gosia F.

Science editor, writer and illustrator with 10+ years of biomedical research experience
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Cardiovascular Medical Research
Netherlands

I'm a biomedical scientist with 11 years of research experience, including 6 years postdoctoral....In this time I have completed 6 in vitro research projects and authored 10 highly cited publications...

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Polina V.

PhD, Dr.Sci, Biology Consulting, Biostatistics, Scientific Translation, Scientific Writing, 15+ years in academia
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Master of Biology
Belgium

As a qualified and experienced scientist, I offer a range of freelance services related to my extensive knowledge and expertise in the fields o...

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Saloni K.

Consultant at WBG | Econometrician | Statistician || Expert in Stata, R, E-Views, SPSS || Professional Writer & ...
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M.A. in Economics
India

I am an active researcher with data plumbing skills. Key attributes: ♀Active Researcher handled wide-ranging projects sponsored by DFID, UNU-WI...

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Alban K.

Experienced scientific writer, proof-reader, Editor, in field of: energy, hydrology, hydraulic, environmental science
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Ph.D
Portugal

Interested in interdisciplinary research, scientific writing, scientific editing, science communication, teaching, and offering consultancy for...

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PhD
Germany
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Hello! I'm Hezi, a doctor of biology, a linguistic scholar, and a veteran writer and editor. Since 2011 I've proofread, edited, review...

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Dr. Kanika S.

Certified Medical/Scientific Writer and editor
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Medical Writing
United States

I am a PhD-trained medical writer copyeditor with over 4 years of experience. I hold a graduate-level certification in Medical writing and edit...

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Dr. Matt J.

PhD chemist + biotech, IVD, oncology | Freelance comms + marketing, branding, white papers, grants, research, analysis
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Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry
United States

History // Freelancer | since 2019 \\ Biotech | 1 year, staff scientist | sequencing startup // KU Chemistry | 4 years, project manager | bio c...

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Izabella O.

Medical Statistician | Experienced in STATA & SPSS | Medical Writer & Editor
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MSc Medical Statistics
United Kingdom

LSHTM graduate with 5+ years experience in the commercial, academic, and charity sectors. With a passion for captivating yet clear content, I h...

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Andrew L.

Freelance native English proofreader and scientific writer with 10 years of experience in scientific research
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Masters of Science (MSc) Sport & Exercise Science
Luxembourg

Since completing my Masters degree from the University of Glasgow in Scotland,...I have more than 9 years of experience in proofreading and editing various texts such as scientific publications...

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Dr. Swayamsiddha K.

Organic chemist, expert in Natural Products and Spectroscopy | Experienced modeler in drug design
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
India

Scientific researcher with a PhD in Synthetic organic chemistry with expertise in Natural Products and computational chemistry. Experienced in ...

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Dr. Jasmien R.

PhD and postdoctoral experience in craniofacial genetics, experience as commercial translation consultant
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PhD
United States

Experience in craniofacial genetics, medical imaging on postdoctoral level. Experience in market research, intellectual property landscape and ...

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Dina K.

Pharmaceutical consultant, Food and Biotechnology research,Scientific writing and edition of articles, Translation
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PhD in food biotechnology
Canada

• Seasoned researcher with a proven record in the use of bioinformatics and genome-wide approaches for identifying gene expression of probioti...

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Abdelaziz A.

Medical Writer/ Literature Review Expert/ Proofreader and Editor
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Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
Egypt

A Medical Writer with a Publication in Lancet Journal! I can help you with: • Literature review, screening research studies, data extraction,...

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Dr. Rae Yunzi T.

Ivy League-trained professor, researcher, and consultant with expertise in Social and Organizational Psychology
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MPhil in Social-Organizational Psychology
United States

University professor, researcher, and organizational consultant, with graduate degrees in Social and Organizational Psychology from Columbia Un...

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Dr. Mica S.

Postdoctoral Research Associate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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PhD
United States

I am a postdoctoral scientist with more than nine years of laboratory research experience. My scientific expertise centers around physical chem...

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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.