PhD level proofreading
Over 30 scientific specialisations
Strong track record
Native English speakers
For Scientists By Scientists
eCORRECTOR is a specialised proofreading service for academics intending to submit their work to international peer-reviewed journals. Our expert proofreaders are all native speakers of English, hold a PhD (or equivalent, e.g. Doctor of Medicine) and the majority are actively publishing scientists. We are well aware of the rigorous standards placed on language during the publication process; these can be a key factor when reviewers evaluate texts.
Proofreading in over 30 areas of science
- Biomedical Science (molecular and cell biology, molecular therapeutics, biochemistry, pharmacology, immunology, genetics, neuroscience, microbiology)
- Clinical studies (medicine, psychology, emerging infectious diseases)
- Ecology (environmental science, botany, wildlife and fisheries)
- Engineering (industrial, civil, chemical and bioengineering)
- Physics, mathematics and geology
- Chemistry (organic, materials and chemical engineering)
- We also accept sociology and management papers
Our Specialist Proofreaders
Many journals require that manuscripts are proofread by a native speaker of English. In our experience, good proofreading of technical academic texts can only be carried out properly when the proofreader is both a native speaker of English and a person familiar with the manuscript content. For this reason we are very selective over our proofreaders and strive to provide only excellent proofreading. Our proofreaders are PhD’s and Doctor’s of Medicine who have received their qualifications from prestigious universities, mainly in the UK and USA. Many are active researchers who continue to publish their work and therefore remain familiar with the challenges of the publication process.
Our proofreaders and editors hold a PhD (or equivalent) and are not Master’s or PhD students.
Our proofreaders have received their qualifications (PhD or equivalent e.g. Doctor of Medicine) from internationally-recognised Universities.
Mission statement: to provide language support to academics, whose first language is not English, and to break down any language barriers so that the results speak for themselves.”
Mark J Hunt, PhD, Hab.
- BSc (Pharmacology) King’s College London
- PhD (Pharmacology) Trinity College, University of Cambridge
- Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, M. Nencki – Polish Academy of Sciences
- 15 years experience in scientific proofreading
We operate a strict selection procedure for our proofreaders and carry our continuous assessment to ensure we provide the highest level of proofreading. We have a strong track-record of regular and successful work with individual authors, journal editors and publishers and are aware of the strict language conditions required from international peer-reviewed journals. Our business has grown largely through word of mouth and recommendation to colleagues.
Our head of proofreading, Dr. Hab. Mark Jeremy Hunt, author of over twenty publications and journal reviewer, oversees quality assurance at eCORRECTOR.
How We Work
All manuscripts are treated individually. We determine the most suitable proofreader. We typically charge 0.03 GBP per word for specialist proofreading. References are not usually included unless specifically requested by the author. Typical turnaround is 4 working days for a standard length manuscript (4000 words). You will receive a tracked-changes version and a final version, often with helpful comments aimed to strengthen the paper.
If you have any queries at any stage or post submission, our dedicated customer care team are happy to help and usually reply within 1 hr during normal office hours.
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- We provide the necessary edits to improve the English language of your submission expected by reviewers and journal editors.
- Our proofreaders hold a PhD (or equivalent, e.g. Doctor of Medicine) in an area directly related to the content of the text.
- Continual quality assurance at every level of the proofreading process ensures your file is carefully proofread.
- Unlike many other sites, we do not cooperate with Master’s or PhD students – our proofreaders hold a PhD or an equivalent qualification.
- Many of our proofreaders are active scientists with their own publication records and history of reviewing manuscripts.
- We provide high quality proofreading in over 30 areas of science.
- We have a strong track record of helping numerous authors and academic journals. What is more, a growing number of research institutions and universities use our services.
Journals and Institutes:
eCORRECTOR has provided proofreading services for many journals and individual scientists. These include:
- Acta Neurobiologiae Experimentalis (Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw)
- Scientific Journals of Maritime University of Szczecin (Maritime University of Szczecin)
- Medical Science Pulse (Opole Medical School)
- Human Movement (University School of Physical Education in Wroclaw)
- Meteorology Hydrology and Water Management (Institute of Meteorology and Water Management)
- Annual Reports (Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology)
- Journal of Automation, Mobile Robotics & Intelligent Systems (Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements)
Our services have engaged over 50 universities and research institutes in Poland and abroad, including scientists from:
- Jagiellonian University
- University of Warsaw
- University of Gdańsk
- Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
- Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań
- Warsaw University of Technology
- Silesian University of Technology
- Gdańsk University of Technology
- Medical University of Warsaw
- Poznań University of Medical Sciences
- Medical University of Białystok and Medical University of Silesia
“The Department of Dairy Technology (Poznań University of Life Sciences) highy values cooperation with eCORRECTOR. We are satisfied with the quality of services (proofreading). All proofread papers are published in prestigious international journals with Impact Factor. The certificate you issue proves that the publication has been checked by a native speaker. As the Chair, we strongly recommend using your services.”
– Msc Lukasz Kaczynski, Poznan University of Life Sciences
“We would like to thank eCORRECTOR, especially the proofreader and other people working on our paper for their valuable comments concerning the content, style and language. Our cooperation has been very satisfactory, as so far no editor has suggested any modifications of the English text you provided. Thank you very much. Please give our thanks to the native speakers’ team, especially to Mark for such an excellent selection of experts.”
– prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Sierota, Forest Research Institute – IBLES
“I have used eCORRECTOR services many times. I come back most of all for the high quality of translations, but also kind and professional staff. They always establish a good rapport, react quickly and ensure a top quality service”
– dr Magdalena Czałczyńska-Podolska, The West Pomeranian University of Technology, Szczecin
“Let me start by saying that the previous text you proofread has been published and the reviewers had no reservations about the language. If possible, I would like to maintain our cooperation and use your language services again.”
– dr Karol Bronisz, Warsaw University of Life Sciences WULS – SGGW
“Now I understand the sensation you stirr at our Faculty – almost everyone I ask about good proofreaders recommends you. Thank you very much, I have no remarks or questions – the proofreading is perfect. Thanks to you at least one complaint of reviewers – my English – has been considered…”
– dr Mirosław Szydłowski, Forest Research Institute