Specialists in Scientific & Medical English Editing and Author Services

Experienced Editors

Our editors are published authors in their own right, have higher academic degrees and extensive experience of editing work written by international authors.

Premium Services

We provide a premium service by editing all parts of your manuscript, including the references, tables and figures to ensure it is in the best possible state for submission.

Our Tools

We use the latest tools and software including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Endnote.

Our Work is Guaranteed

Your manuscript should be considered by the journal based on the merits of the science, not the language. If your manuscript is rejected only because of language issues, we will re-edit the manuscript for free.

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We are an email away. We are based in New Zealand and we aim to respond to all emails and request for quotes within 1 working day.

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About scientific-writing.net

The growth of scientific and biomedical research worldwide is placing a massive strain on the editorial resources of scientific journals. Journals commonly reject manuscripts if the language is unclear, manuscripts that are not formatted according to the journal’s instructions for authors, or manuscripts that do not comply with established guidelines/recommendations. Manuscripts with these issues are rarely sent for editorial or peer review, and must be resubmitted once these issues have been corrected.

Scientific-writing.net employs experts in providing scientific and medical English-language editing services for authors in many fields. We know the challenges faced by authors publishing scientific and medical work, and that the quality of written English is a common barrier to publication in journals. We also know about the current guidelines/recommendations of relevance to clinical and scientific research, and that some authors may not fully understand how they might influence the writing process. We help authors overcome these barriers and ensure the journal focuses on the presented content and quality of the research.

All of our editors undergo an extensive screening process to ensure they have the skills needed to transform your manuscript into a submission-ready draft. Our editors also sign confidentiality agreements to safeguard your privacy.

Nicholas D. Smith BSc, PhD

Managing Editor

Nicholas brings a wealth of experience to scientific-writing.net as the Managing Editor.

He has worked for over 10 years as a medical writer for two international agencies, Edanz Group and Medicus International, where he helped pharmaceutical and academic authors develop manuscripts for publication in peer reviewed journals together with congress-related publications. He provided medical writing services to a number of local and international pharmaceutical companies based in Japan, Europe and the USA. His input included assistance with developing manuscript outlines and full drafts in collaboration with the authors using clinical study reports and protocols as a foundation.

Nicholas has also provided expert English language editing services to authors writing in English as a second language via Stallard Scientific Editing, Edanz Group, and personal contacts. He has also provided expert advice to authors on the scientific content of manuscripts, selecting appropriate target journals, statistical issues, and how to address peer review comments. Nicholas has worked in a number of clinical and scientific fields, including diabetes, oncology, endocrinology, orthopedics, cardiology, and nutrition.

Before commencing in the field of medical writing, Nicholas completed a BSc in Physiology from the University of Bristol, a PhD in Diabetes/Endocrinology from Queen Mary, University of London, a postgraduate certificate in biochemistry (protein structure) from Birkbeck College, University of London, and a certificate in Sub-Editing and Design from the London School of Journalism. He has co-authored 12 peer-reviewed articles in published in international diabetes, endocrinology and biochemistry journals. He also worked as a research assistant at the London Sport Institute, where he was involved in sports science research and epidemiology of overweight/obesity in relation to physical activity in children and adolescents in Europe.

Throughout his career, Nicholas has gained valuable understanding of the medical writing process and the needs of authors writing in English as a second language. Nicholas has also gained complete understanding of the ICMJE and COPE recommendations in relation to authorship and conflicts of interest.