Lynn M.L. Lauerman

Ph.D Marine Biology

University of California, San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography


Jacqueline R. Wyatt

Ph.D. Biophysical Chemistry

University of California, Berkeley


Hourly rate for industry clients is $125. Academic rate is $90 per hour. Turn-around time depends on the document, but documents are usually returned within three business days. We do charge a rush rate for rapid turn-around; the hourly rate is $155 for industry clients and $115 for academic clients.

Our rates reflect our scientific expertise. We read critically for scientific content as we edit. Essentially, we provide a first-round peer review of your manuscript.

We offer a free trial. Send 200-250 words to A new version of the text with suggestions for improvement will be returned to you by e-mail. Estimates can be provided after review of the entire document. An average manuscript of ~2000 words can usually be edited in 1 hour.


We bill by sending an invoice to the client via U.S. mail or e-mail. Checks should be written directly to the editor who will pay all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. If the total annual payment exceeds $600, the client must provide a 1099-Misc tax form.