Ten Reasons Why Every Scientific Writer Needs An Editor

Scientific information will always be of great importance, which means scientific editing services have to provide optimum output. We at Enago pride ourselves on taking our scientific editing services very seriously to ensure that our authors, peer reviewers, journal readers, owners/publishers of journals and the public, whether or not they are non-native English speaking, are presented with a positive experience at the end of the day.


Listed below are ten reasons why you need a scientific editor:

  1. Scientific findings are often buried in obscure language. To share this with a wider audience, scientific editors help make researchers’ findings clear and concise–this is specifically relevant to an eminently interdisciplinary field like neuroscience.
  2. Scientific editing services constantly assess and reassess hypotheses to make sure researchers have covered every possible conclusion and angle. A scientific editor will assess your manuscript to decide whether it will impact on the scientific community. This expertise is very valuable in the publishing industry and requires a scrupulous work ethic and an astute character–something that is found in most PhDs.
  3. Scientific editors read, discuss and digest scientific literature across all scientific fields. Accordingly, they are able to indicate where data can be found and share data or material needed to replicate an experiment.
  4. If you are a non-native English speaking researcher you need an editor who has a vast editing experience, able to speedily and accurately check a manuscript for persisting issues.       
  5. For authors wishing to share their experimental materials and information, scientific editors are able to give them clear guidelines regarding acceptable practices, especially for those wishing to replicate their research before and after publication.
  6. Scientific editors can cite references and provide relevant published work, or work that has been submitted, to the author.
  7. Scientific editors also have experience in writing and reviewing grant proposals. They expertly review typos, word choice, sentence structure, and other common writing errors.
  8. An editor can adapt a manuscript to the style guidelines of a specific publisher.
  9. Researchers need to work with an editor who upholds the author’s voice and is able to see the reader’s point of view.
  10. The goal of an editor is to provide the author with a high-quality scientific editing service so that they can accomplish their goal.

An academic author should look for a scientific editing service that is empathetic to their requirements. At the end of the day, after communicating with an editor, an author should be thinking “That is exactly what I am looking for.”