|Who uses San Francisco
|What type of manuscripts do you
edit besides manuscripts for peer reviewed journals?
|What file formats are
|Do you edit LaTeX documents?
|Are weekends and
holidays included in the turnaround
your editing include formatting?
|Who are your edtiors?
reedit my manuscript if changes are
include tables, figures, and references in the
|How do you guarantee quality
|How do I pay for your services?
|How long will you take to answer
|What do I need to know about
turnaround (delivery) times?
|How can I schedule
guarantee my manuscript will be accepted for
|What is San Francisco
|Who uses San
|Scientists and academicians from around the world use
our services in preparing their manuscripts (e.g.,
journal articles, abstracts, posters, lectures, grants, theses).
Non-native English speakers have indicated they find
these services particularly helpful when attempting
to publish in English-language scientific journals.
Our success rate is excellent. Most of the papers
we have edited were accepted and published in the
targeted journal. These journals are widely considered
as among the best in the world.
International Corporations and small businesses use
our services to proofread, edit and rewrite white
papers, annual reports, business plans, marketing
material, owners manuals, websites, and other documentation.
The Principals have over 50 years of combined experience
in publishing and editing documents for scientific
journals. They also have an equal experience in writing,
editing and proofreading grant applications, manuscripts,
professional manuals, marketing material, and other
Our staff has over 250 years combined experience writing,
editing and proofreading academic and non-academic
Our clients acknowledge that San Francisco Edit:
See the testimonials
page for more reasons to use San Francisco Edit
- provides the highest quality work available.
- has a substantial team of thoroughly trained editors
- can respond to projects of any size with as many
people as needed.
- has a diverse scientific and technical experience.
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type of mansuscript do you edit besides manuscripts for peer reviewed journals? |
|We edit all types of
- Book Chapters
- Grant Applications
- Ph.D. Theses
- Training Manuals
- Policy Papers
- White Papers
- Business Documents
- Marketing Collateral
- Consumer Documentation
- User Manuals
file formats are supported?
|Our work is done in Microsoft
Word, either for Windows or for Macintosh.
One advantage of using Microsoft Word for editing
is that changes can be clearly shown using the revisions,
or track changes feature. This function allows deleted
material and inserted material to be presented in
different formats and colors and offers several ways
for you to review and accept changes. This is especially
important for small changes which otherwise would
very likely be missed, such as the insertion of different
Other formats will also be accepted so please contact
us for more information or any queries that you may
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you edit LaTeX documents? |
|It is more efficient for us to
edit manuscripts in Microsoft Word. It also
allows you to manage the edits better too. If
you are able, please save the manuscript as a
.rtf, .doc, or .docx file before submitting it
LaTeX allows you to save
your manuscript as a .rtf file with a program
like: latex2rtf. If you can save it as a .doc
or .docx file, even better. If not we can work with a .pdf
If you send a .pdf file, please
save the manuscript with and without the
equations, tables and figures. Therefore, you
will be sending us two .pdf files one with
only the text and one with text plus all the
equations, tables, and figures. Without the
equations, tables, and figures, we should be
able to convert the "text" .pdf file to a
Microsoft Word file. We will return the text
file edited to you in Microsoft Word.
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|Are weekends and
holidays included in the turnaround (delivery)
|Yes. Our editors work 7
days a week, 365 days a year. If you submit
your manuscript on a Friday, it will be returned
to you edited with our normal service by the
following Thursday to Saturday (6-8 days) and
with our rush service by the following Monday to
Tuesday (3-4 days).
|Does your editing
|Yes. We will edit your
manuscript so it adheres to the targeted
journal's guidelines. If for some reason we
cannot format it directly in the manuscript,
we will provide comments on what needs to be
are your editors?
|All our editors are native
English speakers and Ph.D. and/or M.D.
scientists. They all have considerable
experience in writing and editing all kinds of
documents including grant proposals, theses,
and manuscripts submitted for publication in
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you reedit my manuscript if changes are
|This will depend upon the
amount of changes you have made to the
manuscript. If you are able, you should
highlight only those sections which have
changed and we will edit only those sections
and proofread the rest of the manuscript. If
it is a lot, we will charge you for only those
sections. If the changes are few, there is no
you include tables, figures, and references in
the word count?
|It is up to you. Our normal
policy is to include tables, table titles,
figures, and figure legends in the word count.
If you do not want them edited, just let us
know and we will not include them in the word
To save you money, we do not edit the
references and the author information unless
you request it.
||How do you
guarantee quality of service?
|While no editing service can honestly
guarantee acceptance for publication, San Francisco
Edit has a proven track record of consistently high
success. We use a team of professionals with years
of experience, and have processes that ensure the
quality of our work. Once we accept a deadline, we
We also take responsibility for any comments by referees
and/or editors for the quality of the final product
in the case of non-English speaking scientists publishing
in English. If you get comments that there are problems
with the English writing of a paper, we will edit
the paper again for no charge.
|How do I pay for
|We accept payment by credit card, check,
or bank transfer. For more information see pricing.
|How long will
you take to answer my emails?
|Our typical time to reply to
your email is on the same day we receive it. You may
receive a response in as few as five minutes,
or it may take up to a day, but never longer
than 24-hours upon receipt of your email.
|What do I
need to know about turnaround (delivery) times?
|San Francisco Edit is one of the fastest
providers of editing and document services. The average
time for turning around a manuscript is 6-8 days;
3-4 days for rush jobs.
We have a first-come first-serve policy. Jobs are
assessed and committed in the order in which they
arrive. The only exceptions to this are formal requests
for rush orders. Rush orders are moved up in the queue.
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|How can I
|If you have a mission-critical, time-sensitive
request, we recommend that you schedule it with
us as far in advance as possible. By scheduling
in advance, you guarantee that editing or support
capacity will be there when you need it, and that
your turnaround time will be as fast as possible.
While we are usually able to provide prompt service
even without advance notice, we cannot guarantee
a delivery time until you submit your manuscript
and confirm the terms of your request.
To make your scheduling request, email us.
you guarantee my manuscript will be accepted
|Our goal and obligation is to
provide you with a manuscript that is
correctly written in English and presents your
research in the best possible manner. It is
not our practice to judge the merit of the
research presented in the manuscript.
Acceptance of your manuscript is dependent
upon the peer review group and/or Editor of
the publication where you have submitted your manuscript.
Besides editing for clarity, grammar, etc., we
do make conceptual comments as needed
regarding the manuscript.
Research shows that you have a better chance
of having your manuscript accepted if it is
well written and the English is correct.
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|What is San
|San Francisco Edit takes all reasonable
care in ensuring the privacy of its customers and
the confidentiality of materials that are submitted.
Customer information is never released or sold to
any third party. Customer credit card information
is collected via a secure website and is never stored
on any open system. Documents that are submitted are
kept in a secure form once they reach San Francisco
For more information, see our privacy
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