Scientific editors and English language experts rework your manuscript to meet international publication standards.

English Language Editing

At Sage Author Services, get your manuscript edited and formatted by subject matter experts who provide you an error-free and grammatically correct manuscript, along with feedback and suggestions on your writing, thereby delivering a document meeting the international standards of publication

Advanced Editing
Premium Editing
Premium Editing Plus
What does this service offer?
Proofreading and a final grammar check is the best choice if your manuscript is well-organized
Advanced Editing Features + Publication-focused editing is the best choice if you need editing and feedback regarding the language and organization of your article
Premium Editing Features + Post-submission support is the best choice if you require thorough revisions and post-submission guidance


Editing by a Ph.D., MD, or BELS-certified & subject-matter expert
Detailed language check (spelling, punctuation, grammar, and terminology)
One round of FREE journal-specific formatting
A thorough check of presentation, logic, clarity, and flow
Extensive revisions, including rephrasing and restructuring
Word count reduction
Upto 10%
Upto 20%
Upto 20%
Reference check
Consistency only
Consistency and Accuracy
Consistency and Accuracy
Editing certificate recommended by publishers globally
Customized journal cover letter & manuscript assessment report
Letter from the editor

Special Features

Unlimited Q&A with the editor
Re-editing support
60% discount
For 365 days
For 365 days
Formatting for multiple journals
Allows you to submit to different journals with ease
For 365 days
Editing the response letter for language
Helps you create a good impression among the journal editors
For 365 days
Crosschecking the response letter with the revised manuscript
Ensures that you have incorporated all the journal feedback
For 365 days
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Frequently Asked Questions
Only a professional document editor who is also a subject-matter expert with several years of experience in research and scholarly editing will edit and review your paper. You can also consult these experts after the edit is complete and utilize the Client Questions service to clarify any doubts that you might have.
We prioritize subject-area expertise. Our editorial team includes physicians, PhDs, MDs, postgraduates, engineers, and even journal peer reviewers. Depending on academic qualifications and professional experience, our editors work with one of our 20 varied editing Centers of Excellence (CoEs) and have an in-depth understanding of your subject, relevant writing conventions, and terminologies.
All our manuscript editors and writers go through the Basic Editor Training (BET) program, that comprises five standard modules and various customized programs. Our medical writers receive specific training in ICH–GCP, CONSORT, and ICMJE guidelines. In addition, all our editors also receive intensive English language training. They attend external training programs and workshops that offer updates on grammar, punctuation, and style for American and British English.
We can edit as per two English language styles – American English and British English. You can specify your preferred language style.
At Sage Author Services, we respect the confidentiality of research. All our employees are sensitized to the highly confidential nature of the documents they handle and are required to sign indefinitely binding confidentiality agreements. Moreover, only the editor working on your job and your client manager will have access to your information. If required, we will also sign confidentiality agreements with you before we embark on any professional relationship. Additionally, our data security processes have been ISO 9001:2008 certified.
Yes, we do edit documents in Latex and Tex file formats. After editing, we deliver the final document as a Tex File. In addition, we send a Word document that shows the changes we have made to the text and contains your editor’s comments and suggestions. Please note that we do not accept LyX files for editing.
We accept PDF documents only for our Advanced Editing services. We do not accept PDF files under Premium Editing as the format does not support the content restructuring offered under Premium Editing.
When submitting a PDF file for editing, please ensure that the text is double-spaced. PDF documents are edited using specialized software, and the text to be inserted is usually placed just above the original text. Therefore, the double-spacing will help you to easily recognize and understand the editor’s suggestions. The final files show the editor's changes and suggestions; however, you will have to incorporate those changes in your source file(s) manually.
Note that as PDF editing involves a few additional processes, the turnaround time is a little longer than for editing an MS Word file. Moreover, a 15% premium is applied to the fee. (If you need a faster turnaround time, or if you wish to avoid the premium fee, please submit an MS Word version of your document.)
We do not accept software-translated documents for editing. We request you to have your document translated by a professional before sending it to us for editing. You may alternatively opt for our translation services.
Once you have received the edited file, you can raise an unlimited number of questions with the editor via the CQ feature available in your Sage online account. Alternatively, you can also write to us with queries at, and we will send them to the editor.
We provide you with an error-free manuscript giving 100% quality assurance. However, we do not guarantee publication because publication depends solely on the journal, Sage or otherwise.

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