Lindsay Reese, PhD, ELS, as a professional copyeditor, has been always working with us from 2012 and has copyedited over 200 academic papers in medicine, biology and related fields with high assured quality and timely delivery. As a result, Lindsay has successfully help us to establish solid cooperation relationship with many academic clients.

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Lindsay has not only significant experience of medical copywriting but excellent creative writing skills as well, everything you would want in a writer or editor. She has great ideas, she’s a great writer, original and efficient. She meets or files before deadlines. It is a privilege to recommend her.

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I am very grateful to Dr. Lindsay Reese for her valuable comments and edits. Her cooperation and swift responses helped me complete this dissertation on time. Thank you, Lindsay.

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“Dr. Reese is the first person I recommend for writing and editing of proposals and manuscripts. Her ability to skillfully navigate a wide range of documents and topics both quickly and efficiently is unmatched. And, her rates cannot be beat!”

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My name is Lindsay Reese, and I am a bench-trained neuroscientist with a passion for writing and editing. I obtained a B.S. in Biopsychology & Cognitive Science with high honors from the University of Michigan and completed my doctoral work in Neuroscience at the University of Texas Medical Branch. I also worked as a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health & Science University.

Of all the hats that scientists wear, I enjoy writing and editing most. I pursued this by copyediting manuscripts for peers and colleagues while in graduate school. As a postdoctoral fellow, I contracted my services to large editing companies.

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Proofread ($0.04/word)


  • Check for misspellings, incorrect punctuation, and inconsistencies
  • Verify correct verb tense and article use

Recommended for
Papers that need light polishing prior to submission, especially appropriate for manuscripts written by multiple authors

Copyedit ($0.06/word)


Proofread level PLUS

  • Check formatting and parallel construction in lists and headings
  • Fact-check commonly understood scientific information
  • Suggest improvements for clarity and logical flow without substantively changing content

Recommended for
Non-native English speakers

Substantive ($0.08/word)

Copyedit level PLUS

  • Recommend sections to delete, reword, or rearrange
  • Point out contradictions or possible additions
  • Suggest clear phrasing to ensure smooth flow
  • Make minor and major changes to improve scientific tone

Recommended for
Perfectionists who want a light peer review in addition to a polished manuscript

Dissertation ($0.05/word)

Copyedit level PLUS

  • Specific formatting (e.g., APA, Chicago, AMA, etc.)

Recommended for
Anyone preparing to defend

Grant Writing

Drafting compelling grant applications is increasingly important as research budgets continue to shrink. I have personally obtained funding from the NIA, NINDS, and Alzheimer’s Association and have assisted researchers with SBIR, DoD, NIH, and NNMI applications.

Available grant services include consultation, research, writing, editing, and submission. If you are struggling with identifying funding sources and submitting competitive grants to the wide range of federal agencies and foundations, SciReviser can help.

Costs for these services are determined on a per-project basis and charged at an hourly rate.

Creative Writing

Well-crafted prose can set your writing apart from the pack. Creative writing isn’t limited to poetry or novels; in fact, it is one of the most effective and engaging ways to convey information. In the past 10 years I have edited and written slide decks, lectures, book chapters, white papers, and website copy.

Available services include consultation, writing, and revision of existing text. If you want to find your unique voice or are looking to bring dry technical text to life, SciReviser can help.

Costs for these services are determined on a per-project basis and charged at an hourly rate.


Reference check with formatting $40
Journal-specific formatting $60

Please e-mail info@scireviser.com for questions about services, rates, and turn-around times.

Frequently Asked Questions

When you send a paper off to a large editing company, it is not always clear who will be doing the work. If you are uncomfortable with the idea of an unknown graduate student editing your text, consider directly contracting a professional scientific editor.

1) Email me at lindsay.reese@scireviser.com regarding availability. I will edit your manuscript abstract (or a short section of text) free of charge before you decide to hire me.  

2) Send the document (preferably in .doc or .docx format) and select the service tier. If you are unsure, I can make a recommendation. I will perform a count with Microsoft Word to determine your cost. Note: If you do not want a specific section edited, I will not include it in the word count. References are not included unless specifically requested ($40 charge).  

3) I will email you a price (in U.S. dollars). Half payment is requested immediately with the balance is due immediately upon completion. I use PayPal for all transactions.

4) The edited document is returned to you (usually within a week, but rush services can be requested). All work using Microsoft Word. The Track Changes feature allows you to accept or reject my edits. Comments along the margin are inserted if there is something in the text that is unclear and the meaning could be changed with an edit. These comments might include options for you to choose from.

A Note on Confidentiality: Your research is valuable, and you fear being scooped prior to publication. It might feel uncomfortable to send your manuscript off to a stranger!  Please know that:

All correspondence is confidential  

Your files are for my eyes only and are deleted within 1 month of completion

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We will estimate the time and cost of the editing project and send you an invoice. As soon as payment is received, we will begin the English editing.

Our confidentiality and privacy are completely secure.

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No one will see your document except our editors and our staff.

We can delete your files if you request us to do this once you have confirmed receipt of your edited document.

All our editors and staff have signed confidentiality agreements.

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I will estimate the time and cost of the editing project and send you an invoice. Editing will begin when half payment is received.

Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process of a piece of writing and should only be carried out once all other revisions and edits have taken place.

Copyediting verifies that text is correct in terms of spelling, grammar, jargon, punctuation, terminology, semantics, and formatting. It ensures that the writer’s meaning is clear and easy to understand.

I offer three levels of services.

Proofreading catches surface errors, such as grammar, spelling and punctuation mistakes.

Copyditing is a more comprehensive service. Editing catches surface errors too, and also improves the language, word choice, sentence structure and expression.

Substantive editing is the highest level. This tier includes suggestions for major reworks of sentence and paragraph structure, as well as in-depth comments for improving your manuscript.

Some clients ask whether they need proofreading AND copyediting. All they need to do is to order the copy editing service, which includes proofreading.

We accept online payment via credit/debit card or Paypal. Customers can also deposit money into  bank account.

Our prices are based on US dollars (US). However, we can invoice you in any major currency.

I edit Microsoft Word files using the track changes function. Clients retain creative control over their work, with our changes clearly visible and comments made in the margin.

We can also edit PDF files on request, with “sticky notes” in place of track changes.jor currency.

You will receive two documents from us. One will have all the changes clearly visible in the body of the text (and comments made in the margin where appropriate) and the other a clean copy with changes already incorporated. However, we encourage you to review the changes.

We have developed a quality assurance process to ensure client satisfaction. However, if you feel that the level of service has not been up to the high standard we have set, another editor will review the work performed and, if necessary, re-edit the document at no extra cost.

Yes. The website is secured by GeoTrust, and our GeoTrust SSL Certificate provides up to 256-bit encryption. As a result, communication and document submission through our website is confidential and secure.

Use our Get Started form to place your order. We will reply by email with confirmation of the price and return date, and then we will send an invoice with payment options.

Yes. SciReviser uses the Stripe and Paypal systems to process credit/debit card payments, the two leading payment processing systems in the world. This means we that we never have access to your card data.

Yes, we usually require upfront payment for our services. However, for larger jobs we can accept half up front and half before the work is returned.

Yes! Clients can choose their preferred return date. However, we will be upfront if we cannot meet your preferred time and an alternative will be suggested. Rush jobs requested within 48 hours will cost 20% more.

Absolutely. The confidentiality procedures we have developed help guarantee client confidentiality. We can even sign a non-disclosure agreement upon request.

Work Samples

Hong et al 2017

Zhang et al 2017

Li et al 2017

Ni et al 2017

Ke et al 2016

Ni et al 2015

Sengupta et al 2014

Yarrow 2012

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