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Dr. Dorian R.

Biomedical Research Consultant
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Ph.D., Pharmacology
United States

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Dr. Zaki U.

Expert in Life Sciences Research | Data analysis SPSS | Medical Write-up | RCT & clinical study design | PCR
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Pakistan

17+ Years University Teaching & Research Experience in life sciences, medical / clinical research, Research Projects as Principal Investiga...

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Dr. Nischal M.

Experienced Medical Communications Professional and Healthcare specialist
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India

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Dr. Barbara B.

Freelance Scientific writer, medical researcher and data analyst |Expert in SAS
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Phd in Public Health
Botswana

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Dr. Naveed M.

Expert Academic Writer | Content Writer | Researcher | Editor and Proofreader
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Pakistan

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Clark J.

PhD Pharmaceutical Scientist | Expertise in drug discovery/development | Molecular Biology | Scientific Writing
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Pharmaceutical Sciences
United States

I am a pharmaceutical scientist with experience in the fields of oncology, molecular biology, and chemistry. My expertise centers around the mo...

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Dr. Maartje W.

Experienced Medical and Science Writer and Editor - Specialized in Oncology, Immunology, Gynecology, and Healthy aging
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PhD
Canada

I am a freelance medical and science writer with over 10 years of biomedical research and medical writing experience in oncology, immunology, a...

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Dr. Oscar M.

Associate professor with interests in scientific research, zoonoses, food safety, animal health and welfare
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D)
Namibia

Over 20 years experience in university lecturing and research, and as a veterinarian. Design and implementation of training courses/modules. Pr...

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Dr. Bastien M.

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France

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Dr. Valerio E.

PhD professional - Drug Discovery, Cell, DNA, RNA and Protein Assays, Bioinfomatics RNA-seq Analysis, Technical Writing
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PhD in Cellular Biology
United States

With 18 years of experience in the biomedical field, I've navigated diverse roles in clinical settings, academia, non-profit organizations,...

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Dr. Jodi B.

Science and Medical Writer/Editor [PhD MPH RD] - Manuscripts, Abstracts, Grants
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PhD Nutritional Sciences
Canada

I provide assistance with manuscript or grant writing, English-language editing, and scientific reviewing for academics, medical device compani...

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Dr. Veronica Hael Conrad P.

Scientific Writer, Editor and Translator │ Biotech and Academic Consultant
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PhD in Biological Science
Argentina

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Dr. Eugene S.

Freelance Academia Research Writer, Data Analyst, Creative Writer, and Medical Writer with over 10 years experience.
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Masters of Science
United States

Am an academic research and content writer with over 13 years experience and capable of handling various topic and subjects, and delivering hig...

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Dr. Herman S.

Global Change Agent | Multi-University Instructor | Consultant: System Optimization Using Unorthodox Holistic-Thinking
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Doctorate - Metaphysical Psychology
United States

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Dr. Ryan M.

Molecular Biology, Immunology, and Oncology Research Expert with Extensive Science Writing and Editing Experience
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PhD | Immunogy
United States

With a PhD in Immunology from Yale University and Postdoctoral experience at Novartis in the Oncology department, I am well-equipped to conduct...

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Dr. Ahram Q.

Expert Life Science's Researcher, writer, and Consultant
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MPhil in Bioinformatics
Pakistan

My professional background is to technically write the Scientific content, assess the researcher in research work related to Bioinformatics and...

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Dr. Stephen H.

Sensor Developer | PhD | MEMS | Scientist/Engineer with 20+ years of engineering and R&D experience
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PhD - Electrical Engineering
United States

I have over 20 years of engineering and research and development experience in sensors, instrumentation, and MEMS including physical modeling, ...

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Dr. Anna A.

Scientific writer and neuroscientist with 10+ years of experience in research with a passion for writing.
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PhD in Neuroscience
Netherlands

I am an author and invited reviewer of numerous scientific papers in leading peer-reviewed journals with over 10 years experience in writing an...

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Dr. Liane Siu S.

PhD in Chemistry | Writer | Editor | Consultant | Coach | Subjects: Nanotechnology, Biotechnology, Diversity & Inclu...
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Ph.D.
Hong Kong

A dynamic and resourceful scientist, writer, and consultant with a Ph.D. in chemistry and nanoscience, and work experience in biotechnology, im...

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Dr. Tin L.

Expert in Machine Learning, Robotics, and anything Computer Science related.
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Computer Science
Australia

I am an enthusiastic individual who persuades to exceed expectations. Collaboration and working as a team always help me to think from a new an...

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Dr. Barbara L.

Expert in Animal Reproduction and Molecular Biology. Statistician & Data Analysis.
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Brazil

PhD in Animal, Molecular and Cell Biology at University of Flórida. Statistical analysis with SAS. Reviewer for Elsevier journals. 10+ yea...

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Dr. Tamyres M.

Biomedical Scientist, PhD in Genetics | Academic and Medical Writer with +300 medical articles
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PhD in Genetics
Brazil

My background encompasses extensive expertise in medical writing, including disease summaries, therapeutic strategies, and the latest medical n...

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Dr. Nelson K.

Medical Writer with 5+ years of experience
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PhD in Molecular Medicine
Kenya

I am a highly skilled and dedicated Professional Writer and Researcher with over 6 years of extensive experience in Medicine, Nursing, Biologic...

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Dr. Priyanka G.

PhD Health Sciences | Researcher Genetics, Epigenetics, Molecular biology
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PhD Health Sciences
India

I am a researcher with experience in genetics, epigenetics,health science and molecular biology. * Experience with Molecular Biology...techniques * Research Proposal writing * Designing studies for scientific research * Scientific writing and publication...

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Dr. Dewan Md. S.

Evidence synthesis enthusiast | Academic Researcher | Freelance Systematic Reviewer | Outcomes researcher
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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.