Editing by academics, for academics


"Publish or perish" - the pressure to constantly publish work in order to further or sustain a career in academia whilst also fulfilling contractual teaching obligations.

Welcome - let Clark Scientific Editing lessen your workload and become a virtual member of your group during the manuscript preparation process.

Clark Scientific Editing is a United Kingdom-based consultancy which offers an expert scientific editing service using the Internet. As publishing in prestigious journals is becoming increasingly important in securing funding support for research projects, it is essential that data are presented clearly and in a grammatically correct, cohesive, and easily readable format. Unfortunately, manuscripts prepared by non-native English speakers may be rejected by peer reviewers if they are poorly written in English. Clark Scientific Editing can assist you to optimise the accuracy and impact of your manuscript to enhance your scientific publication and fund-raising efforts.

In order to provide high-quality scientific editing, a combination of a strong scientific background and an excellent command of English syntax in a scientific context is essential. At Clark Scientific Editing no subcontractors or external editors are used - all editing is done in-house by a member of the European Association of Science Editors, Dr. Catherine Clark, thus ensuring every manuscript received is in expert hands (Profile).

Clark Scientific Editing will:

¨  correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation

¨  ensure verb tense and formatting consistency

¨  enhance readability by improving sentence clarity and the flow of ideas  

¨    look for any discrepancies from a scientific viewpoint a particular expertise not normally included in scientific editing processes

Clark Scientific Editing also offers simultaneous editing and condensing of manuscripts if a specific word/character count is required.

Clark Scientific Editing is recommended by Taylor & Francis (a world-leading publisher of academic journals with over 200 years' publishing experience and over 1,100 titles), Cambridge University Press (publisher of over 300 peer-reviewed academic journals for the global market), Oxford University Press (publisher of over 300 journals in the humanities, social sciences, law, science, and medicine), and Life Sciences Scotland (the body representing the entire life sciences community in Scotland, from industry and academia to healthcare and government).

Clark Scientific Editing is a truly international scientific editing service which has edited manuscripts for authors in 52 countries worldwide (Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela).

Although non-native English speakers form the majority of Clark Scientific Editing's clients, native English speakers can also benefit from this service.   


"As an Editor of a respected journal I am very aware of the need to have papers written in plain and lucid English. A well written paper will be published more quickly than one poorly written. I can vouch for Dr Clark's exceptional expertise in the preparation of papers for publication, in particular her meticulous attention to detail." Professor Stephen Phillips, Editor-in-Chief of Parasitology (Please click here to view Professor Phillips' letter of recommendation.)

"As an Editor of a Journal I am fully aware that well-presented manuscripts have a much higher chance of being accepted than those that are poorly written or presented. Dr Clark provides an invaluable resource regarding the presentation of manuscripts and I recommend her to you without any reservation." Professor John Connell, Editorial Board Chairman of Clinical Endocrinology (Please click here to view Professor Connell's letter of recommendation.)

"I was delighted with Dr Clark's detailed corrections and conscientious effort. I am, therefore, particularly anxious that colleagues worldwide in Parasitology and other biological sciences avail themselves of this excellent editing service." Emeritus Professor John Kusel, University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (Please click here to view Professor Kusel's letter of recommendation.)

"I was extremely pleased with the quality and consistency of the service provided. Language editing work was a particularly valuable service for many of our international authors with English as a second language. High quality editing was delivered within a fast-paced workflow, I was very impressed with the service." Holly Ahern, Scientific, Technical and Medical (STM) Group Editor, SAGE Publications Ltd

"I must congratulate Clark Scientific Editing on editing my papers in a very professional manner." Client from United States of America, Materials Science

"Three manuscripts edited by Clark Scientific Editing in the last year have been published. Thank you so much for your kind correction of English for my manuscripts." Client from Japan, Parasitology

"We thank Dr Clark for superb editing." Client from United Kingdom, Parasitology

"Thank you very much, your editing looks very thorough. I also appreciated the rapid turn-around." Client from United Kingdom, Cell Biology

"Thank you very much for your edits. It was a real pleasure to interact with you. I am really glad that I chose Clark Scientific Editing." Client from Poland, Chemistry

"I think you are doing a fantastic job, I can't tell you how much it has now motivated me. Believe me, your help was critical for this paper." Client from Germany, Molecular Biology

"Thank you for the edited manuscript. We are very pleased with the work. We'll count on Clark Scientific Editing for upcoming projects." Client from Spain, Psychiatry

"We were very pleased with your work and will recommend your service to others." Client from Germany, Cell Biology

"Thank you very much for your eminent comments." Client from Iran, Water Purification

"Thank you for your help and your precious collaboration." Client from Italy, Organic Chemistry

"I will for sure come back to you if I will need editing." Client from Italy, Neurobiology

"Thank you for your careful editing. You were able to find things we didn't after ten times of reading the text." Client from Poland, Sports Sciences

"We are very pleased with your work and will certainly send a next manuscript soon." Client from Switzerland, Neuroscience

"Thank you so much for this great work and the fast and uncomplicated processing. I will definitely send to you our next manuscript." Client from Germany, Genetics

"We were very pleased with the quality and level of your service and will surely contact you again when we have another manuscript ready for submission. Once more many thanks for your collaboration and effort." Client from Czech Republic, Plant Sciences

"Thanks a lot for this rapid and excellent work you have done on the proposal!! Looking forward to sending the next manuscript." Client from Germany, Genetics

"Thank you! We are very pleased with your editing and quite impressed with some of the occult mistakes you found. It was pleasure to work with you." Client from Denmark, Bioinformatics

"Thank you very much for the very comprehensive and swift work!!" Client from Germany, Molecular Genetics

"Thank you very much for the changes and improvement to the text, this was very helpful." Client from Germany, Genomics

"Thank you for your excellent work." Client from Chile, Agricultural Sciences

"Thank you very much for the rapid and unproblematic processing of our assignments. I've now received your highly valuable suggestions regarding language and am working on the implementation of your improvements." Client from Germany, Neurology

"Thank you very much for your excellent work on editing the book chapter! I am absolutely thankful about your improvements and comments. I am looking forward to future co-operations!" Client from Germany, Neuroimmunology

"Thank you very much for this fantastic work! I am so thankful for your detailed and fast revision, and always the many excellent ideas on improving the text." Client from Germany, Neuroimmunology


Selected journals in which manuscripts edited by Clark Scientific Editing have been published:

Acta Neuropathologica
Acta of Bioengineering and Biomechanics
American Journal of Translational Research
Annals of Botany
Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
Applied Catalysis A: General
Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention
Behavioral Neuroscience
Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
BMC Medical Genetics
Brain Research
Cell Metabolism
Central European Journal of Medicine
Chemical Communications
Crop and Pasture Science
Cytometry Part A
Epidemiologia e Psichiatria Sociale
European Journal of Human Genetics
European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
Frontiers in Oncology
Iranian Journal of Parasitology
Journal of Aging Research
Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism
Journal of Helminthology
Journal of Molecular Biology
Journal of Molecular Endocrinology
Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy
Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System
Journal of Wildlife Diseases
Lipids in Health and Disease
Livestock Science
Matrix Biology
Medical Science Monitor
Microvascular Research
Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
Nature Cell Biology
Nature Communications
Nature Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Aging
Neurobiology of Disease
Neurorehabilitation & Neural Repair
Neuroscience Letters
Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
Parasitology International
Parasitology Research
Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture
Plant Molecular Biology
PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America)
Progress in Neurobiology
Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience
RSC Advances
Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences
Scientific Reports
Tetrahedron Letters
Textile Research Journal
The American Journal of Human Genetics
The Journal of Neuroscience
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
The Journal of Parasitology
The Journal of Supportive Oncology
The Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
The Open Virology Journal
Trends in Parasitology