Scientific Copy-Editing

Our scientific copy-editing service goes the extra mile in ensuring that your work is not only fault-free but significantly improved in terms of style, tone, and diction. We pride ourselves on our exacting, accurate copy-editing, which is provided by expert editors with PhDs in the relevant domains (and subdomains) of research.

Our Most Popular Editing Service

Our copy-editing service is favoured by scholars worldwide owing to its basis in deep, textual engagement. Our subject experts focus keenly on your data and ideas, bringing to the foreground the most important and original aspects of your research.

Through careful and considered interventions, our scientific copy editors work to clarify your ideas, refine your writing style, eradicate repetition or redundancy, thereby dramatically enhancing the readability of your scholarship. We will comb through your text on a granular level, ensuring your scientific writing is not only error-free, but stylish and elegant. Our copy-editing service queries and amends all awkward sentences, phrasing, and expressions. We relish working with complex data and can offer detailed feedback should parts of the text need revising for content or argumentative soundness.

Our bright, intuitive copy editors impart your work with the elegance of English at its finest, selecting words, phrases, and expressions that effectively convey your meaning without any compromises in scientific clarity or accuracy.

Our copy editors are assigned to manuscripts based on expertise. This facilitates deep engagement with your work, enabling your ideas to shine. Through our careful interventions, we can elevate the scholarly register of any manuscript, helping to engage your reader as effectively as possible with your ideas, whether you are working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, or a STEM-adjacent discipline. We also relish editing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research, bringing to bear our extensive expertise in fields such as Bioethics, AI, and the Philosophy of Science.

Scientific copy-editing is for those clients who are hoping to improve the overall style and clarity of their writing, making a guaranteed impression with academic journals.

As part of scientific copy-editing, we render your work consistent with regard to formatting and referencing style. To this end, we are conversant with the dominant citation styles for all STEM subjects (including ACS, AIP, AMA, APA, ASA, Chicago, CSE, Harvard, ICMJE, and IEEE). Furthermore, we readily familiarise ourselves with the peculiarities required by different university faculties for the sake of Ph.D. and DPhil submission. Just let us know your referencing style and spelling conventions (e.g., American or British English) and we can begin transforming your manuscript into clear and compelling prose.

We take formatting extremely seriously, and we work systematically to ensure your tables, figures, and other graphical materials are presented clearly and consistently. We are adept in a wide range of software packages to facilitate the building of figures and reworking of graphics that need proofreading or reformatting, including Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel.

All changes to your work are logged through Microsoft Word’s Track Changes facility. This enables you to keep tabs on our interventions, giving you autonomy over the final draft of your work. All copy-edits are finished by our professional Quality Controller from the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, who provides the seal of approval to all work, guaranteeing client satisfaction.

We can work directly with TeX files for those composing work in LaTeX. We also provide file conversion services and are able to edit LaTeX documents in Overleaf and PDF.

Can we help with anything else?

Ensure your entire manuscript is submission-ready with our extraordinary scientific Proofreading, Copy-Editing, and Substantive Editing. Our impeccable author services include correcting all typographical, spelling, and grammatical errors. Where desired, we can make stylistic and substantive changes to your work that promise a powerful first impression with major publishers. Our authors have published with all of the top-tier publishing houses, including Bloomsbury, Brill, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Penguin, Peter Lang, Princeton University Press, and Routledge.

Authors or publishers interested in our services should get in touch with our Managing Editor detailing their editorial requirements and publication ambitions.

Scientific Proofreading

Proofreading is for those clients who need the peace of mind of knowing that their manuscript is absolutely error-free.

Substantive Scientific Editing

Substantive editing is our white-glove service for those clients who require heavier editing that renders scholarship into a native-sounding style, with the tone, diction, and clarity of scholarly English.


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Scientific Indexing Services

We craft dedicated indexes for scientific textbooks and monographs. These can include page references for boxes, figures, and tables.

Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics

“I have used the services of Lex to proofread several of my papers: for example, for the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Economics and for the Journal of Behavioral and Experimental Finance. Since I am not a native speaker, I repeatedly use unclear, incorrect, or outdated expressions in English. The editors at Lex have done a perfect job cleaning up the texts so that they are much easier to understand. I think this has helped a lot in getting the journals to accept the articles. Therefore, I recommend all non-native speakers to use the services of Lex before submitting their papers.”

Dr Philipp Chapkovski, Institute for Applied Microeconomics, University of Bonn