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Submission Process

The editors at San Francisco Edit are Ph.D. scientists with considerable experience in writing and editing manuscripts submitted for publication in peer-reviewed journals. Our editors will edit and polish your manuscript as needed so it presents your research in the best possible manner. This includes correcting the English, style, vocabulary, and flow, and ensuring that it meets the guidelines of the targeted journal. We edit in both US and UK English. We also make comments and suggestions regarding aspects of the manuscript that need improvement.

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Submission Procedures

Manuscripts sent to San Francisco Edit need to be completed by the author in English in a format that is ready for submission to the intended journal or grant review board.

The fastest and most effective way of sending and receiving documents is electronically as a Microsoft Word email attachment to [email protected]. In addition, the following information should be included:

  1. Name and email address of person submitting manuscript.

  2. Complete business address including department, organization, telephone and fax numbers of the person submitting the manuscript.

  3. A second email address or an email address of another author. This is to ensure you receive the edited manuscript. There have been problems due to some authors' email.

  4. If the manuscript is intended for publication, the targeted journal and the society publishing the journal. If you are not targeting a specific journal, we will edit the manuscript using general acceptable rules. Please also indicate the type of manuscript you are submitting.

  5. If you are able, please include the list of references. It helps us in editing your manuscript.

  6. If you are able, please include the figures and tables. It helps us in editing your manuscript. Please let us know if you want us to include them in the edit. We can ensure they meet the guidelines of the journal and conform to your manuscript. If you do not want them edited, we will only use them as a reference.

  7. If you have already submitted your manuscript to a journal, please send us the reviewer's comments. It will help us in editing your manuscript. We can ensure that your manuscript addresses all of their suggestions. There is no extra cost to review their suggestions. Also, if you have a response letter to the reviewers, we can edit the letter and ensure the letter corresponds to the edited changes made in the manuscript. The cost to edit the letter will be included in the quote.

  8. Other pertinent information we should know to edit your manuscript to your satisfaction.

To save you money we do not edit the references or author information unless you request it.

Once we have received the documents we will contact you to confirm receipt of the manuscript, which will include a quote. We usually complete the editing of a manuscript in 6-8 days from the acceptance of the quote; 3-4 days for rush jobs. Weekend days are included in the number of days.

The process of working with San Francisco Edit is always simple but varies slightly depending on the type of work you are requesting.

In general, you make a request or submit a document by email as an attachment. We acknowledge your request by email and either ask for additional information and provide a quote and delivery time.

If you accept the quote and delivery time, you reply with an email authorizing us to proceed with the work.


Click Here to Submit a Manuscript for Editing

If the above link does not open, you can just send us your manuscript via ordinary email. Please be sure to include the information listed above.

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Submission Steps
  1. Manuscript received by San Francisco Edit.
  2. We send you a quote and delivery time.
  3. You accept quote and delivery time.
  4. We do the edit and send it for your review with an invoice.
  5. You accept edit.
  6. You make payment by check, credit card, or bank transfer.
  7. Edit complete.

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File Formats
Most of our work is done in Microsoft Word, either for Windows or for Macintosh.

One advantage of using Microsoft Word for editing is that changes can be shown using the revisions, or track changes, feature. This shows removed material and added material in different formats and colors. The revisions feature offers several ways for you to review and accept changes.

Other formats will also be accepted so please contact us for more information or any queries you may have.

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