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Our team of experienced PhD editors helps thousands of authors from top-tier universities and research institutes publish their work in high impact journals.

Your publishing goals come first! We remain involved throughout your editing and journal submission process and give you the support needed to achieve success.

Assisting Academics Since 1994

High Impact Journal Editing Service

Get YOUR Research Published in High Impact Journals

It is difficult for authors to publish their work in high impact journals, such as Springer, Taylor & Francis, and Elsevier. Global competition is intense and growing among researchers and scholars.

Journals reject manuscripts for three reasons:

  • the reviewers think the subject is not well-suited for publication in their journal 
  • the manuscript is poorly written and lacks coherence
  • the manuscript is not properly formatted in accordance with the journal’s strict requirements

Get professional help!

FirstEditing helps authors overcome both challenges, as we have a proven history of enhancing manuscripts to impress journal reviewers.

Get Professional Recommendations from Subject Matter Experts

Our Subject Matter Experts help you select one or more target journals. You also receive a report that ranks the journal(s) and explains how they evaluate submitted manuscripts. This helps you overcome the threshold.

As part of your pre-submission process, our editors provide professional recommendations which significantly increase the production value of your work, such as

  • changing the title and abstract
  • improving the presentation of visual elements.
  • generating a persuasive submission letter
  • showing a clear understanding of the journal’s aim and scope
  • highlighting compelling reasons for publication

Most times, following an evaluation of your submission, journal reviewers issue a conditional approval that requires you to address certain issues.

In such cases, FirstEditing’s experts specialize in responding to such difficult comments and questions from journal reviewers. This personalized service significantly increases your chances of receiving final approval for publication.

Three Levels of Manuscript Editing Services for Scientists

Get professional academic editing from successfully proven researchers and PhD editors.

Need help to decide which is best for you? We will gladly review your manuscript and offer a professional recommendation. Contact  us now!


Technical Copy Editing

Order a Technical Edit as your LAST REVISION before submitting publicly or distributing your manuscript.

Technical Copy Editing is your ideal choice during the final revisions of your research. We recommend this only if you are fluent in the English language.

Your Technical Copy Editor corrects your grammar and improves the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript.

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Developmental Impact Editing

Order a Developmental Impact Edit if you are looking for research collaboration, consultation &  coordination for high impact results.

Developmental Impact Editing is the most comprehensive editing service for researchers and academically publishing authors.

You receive consultation with a qualified subject matter expert and technical editor early in your writing process to create a higher impact with your research.

Multi-Round Edits and Final Proofread before submission included.

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More Details: Standard Technical Copy Editing

Technical Copy Editing is your ideal choice during the final revisions of your research. We only recommend this if you are fluent in the English language.

Your selected technical copy editor correct your manuscript’s grammar and improve the organization, style, readability and tone of your manuscript. The Copy Editor provides you with valuable editorial insights, corrections, remarks, suggestions, and explanations throughout your manuscript.

Technical Copy Editing includes:

  • Enhancing and correcting your English language
  • Formatting to journal style guidelines (e.g., APA, MLA)
  • Fixing spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Improving and remedying word use
  • Eliminating jargon, repetition, and redundancy
  • Reworking sentence and paragraph structure
  • Verifying style and terminology consistency
  • Correcting citations and reference format
  • Providing a final proofread and quality check
  • Using Tracked Changes to show all modifications
  • Reducing up to 10% of your word count as necessary
  • Issuing a free Editing Certificate upon request

ONE FREE “Final Proofread” of prior manuscript submission’s corrections.


More Details: Premium Substantive Content Editing

Advanced Substantive Content Editing is your ideal choice when you need honest research feedback, an expert academic evaluation, and thorough professional guidance on overall concept and presentation.

This level is necessary when your manuscript requires additional writing support. ESL authors with limited English language proficiency and inexperienced authors require this service.

We recommend Substantive Content Editing for a manuscript that requires extensive formatting to comply with journal submission guidelines.

Advanced Substantive Content Editing includes all of Level 1 Technical Copy Editing services plus the following advanced services:

  • Assignment of your manuscript to a scientific editor with expert knowledge and understanding of your subject matter
  • Comprehensive English language corrections and modifications
  • Confirmation that your intended meaning and the substance of your manuscript communicate accurately
  • Critique of the presentation, flow, continuity, and consistency of thoughts
  • Evaluation of evidence provided to support claims, assertions, and conclusions
  • Validation of technical accuracy
  • Direct Communication with your editor during and after your edited manuscript is returned


  1. “Editing Certificate” upon request
  2. ONE FREE Multi-Round Edit required before the final proofread
  3. ONE FREE Final Proofread of prior manuscript submission’s corrections

More Details: Impact Developmental Impact Editing

Developmental Impact Editing is the Comprehensive Editing Service for researchers and academically publishing authors.

You receive consultation with a highly qualified subject matter expert and technical editor early in your writing process to create a higher impact with your research.

Increased competition makes it difficult to publish research in the world’s premier journals.

Our expert academic editors collaborate closely with you throughout your drafting stage to create a compelling manuscript that distinguishes your important work and impresses high impact journal editors.

Developmental Impact Editing includes ALL Level 1 Standard Technical Copy Editing AND Level 2 Premium Substantive Content Editing services PLUS the following Level 3 Developmental Impact Editing premium services:

  • Collaborating with an expert HIGH IMPACT EDITOR with extensive subject matter knowledge and production value expertise
  • Implementing a professional content review and  online CONSULTATION at an early stage to ensure high-quality documentation is compiled for later use in manuscript preparation
  • Optimizing your Abstract to improve exposure via searches conducted by other researchers CRITIQUING and recommending improvements to your supporting visual elements, such as tables, images, figures, diagrams, and schematics


  1. “Editing Certificate” upon request
  2. “High impact English LANGUAGE ENHANCEMENT” to highlight the core elements of the manuscript in a compelling, persuasive, and convincing manner
  3. “Expert Content Assessment Report” (ECAR) to clarify content-based strengths and weaknesses
  4. UP TO FIVE Multi-Round Edits required before the final proofread (within 6 months)
  5. ONE Final Proofread of prior manuscript submission’s corrections

Get Expertise From Professional Academic Editors With Outstanding, Proven Results

Your editor is an expert! FirstEditing only hires highly qualified scientific and technical editors with a proven history of successful publication. All of our Academic Editors have had their work published in premier journals.

Your editor has experience! Since 1994, our management team has led an exceptional team of experienced, Academic Editors, PhD editors and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in a wide range of academic and scientific disciplines.

Your reputation is valuable. We guarantee that an expert in your field of study edits your important work professionally. You focus on the research while we make it shine!

Beware other editing companies which advertise their services on the internet without proven success. You need qualified experts and professional Academic Editors who know how to get you published in high impact academic and scientific journals.

Avoid other editing companies which hire inexperienced English language editors without post-graduate degrees. They are not familiar with complex academic subjects.

Steer clear of editors from India which claim “native English” speakers. This is not your ideal choice.

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Global Reach - Serving Researchers on All Continents

High Impact English Editing Services

First Editing provides English Academic Editing worldwide!

For 25 years our editors have assisted over 50,000 authors globally.

Our PhDs are successful Subject Matter Experts that help you get published in a high impact journal.

Check out a few of our universities, corporations, and organizations that we have served.



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How does the editing process work?

Upon submission of your manuscript, our project team carefully reviews each manuscript and assigns it to the editor with the most experience in your subject matter.

Your English Academic Editor then reviews your writing, makes a professional editing level recommendation, and responds with questions. With your approval, they begin editing.

Once your editor finishes, they return your revised manuscript with detailed comments.

Unlike our competitors, our editors do NOT send the manuscript to an Indian editor for further editing where errors can be added due to language and comprehension concerns.

Communicate directly with your editor

If you have questions or problems with our service, communicate directly with your editor via email or telephone consultation.

After you revise the manuscript, you can send it back for a final proofread prior to submitting it to your target journal.

How is First Editing different from other editing companies?

Other well-known editing companies use a similar approach but have some critical differences.

First, authors place an order by choosing a service and sending their manuscript along with simple editing instructions to their Asian headquarter (often in India).

They then post your manuscript on a back-end electronic job board. There they offer your manuscript to hundreds of freelance editors. The first editor to accept the job edits the manuscript.

FirstEditing is NOT outsourcing editors from India

The random freelancer returns the finished job back to the company in India, where a non-native English speaker completes the editing.

Finally, your edited version returns.  If you are unhappy or have questions, you can contact the other company. However, you will not talk to your original editor.


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6 Jul

“The editor I worked with, Rob was thoughtful and dedicated to my project. He was devoted to working with me directly which I found incredibly helpful. At the outset, he took the time to learn about my research and where I wanted it to go. In the end, he knew almost ...”
Kevin Stamford, USA

28 Jun

“Thanks for the great support Robert! His professionalism helped me a lot to turn my thesis into a very good shape. Thanks a lot!”
Gergo Woking, United Kingdom

16 Jun

“The quality of the edit was very professional, in-depth and really helpful. I tried two other editing services with this exact paper, and by far your service was more critical, had a large amount of changes, and the edits seemed more professional. Natasha even gave me advice and told me ...”

14 Jun

“I loved the feedback.”
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