+1-860-761-6332 [email protected]


Expert scientific editing for cell & molecular biology

My editing service covers punctuation, spelling, vocabulary, and grammar (all in American-style English) as well as logical flow. I will edit:

  • Journal articles
  • Grant proposals
  • Book chapters
  • Cover letters
  • Responses to reviewers

Since 2009 I have been editing for clients in the USA, Puerto Rico, France, Italy, Taiwan, China, and Japan.


The editor

Paul Todd

Paul Todd

Scientific Editor

  • PhD in Physiology (UC Berkeley)
  • Postdoc in biophysical chemistry and neurobiology (UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Davis)
  • Technical Writer (Qiagen GmbH) responsible for writing and editing short scientific articles in collaboration with non-native English speakers
  • Marketer of genomics research tools (12 years experience)
  • Author of grant proposals funded by the American Chemical Society and the NIH (SBIR)


To name a few


Process, pricing, and turnaround

Having your document edited is this simple:

  1. Attach your draft document in Microsoft® Word along with any figures and figure legends to an email and send to [email protected]
  2. I will return the document with suggested changes, which you can each accept or reject using Track Changes.
  3. When you are satisfied with the result, I will send an invoice.


I will keep your work confidential and will sign a non-disclosure agreement if requested.


5 cents (US$) per word


Manuscript turnaround

2–3 business days

Grant turnaround

3–4 business days

For a typical 5000-word manuscript, I would charge ~$250. (I do not edit references, and these are not included in the word count.) The actual turnaround time varies and depends on the document and my availability.


PayPal • Check • Wire transfer

How to pay

After editing is completed an invoice will be sent by email. In addition to credit card and check, I also accept wire transfers.


By email or phone

Paul Todd
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1-860-761-6332
US Eastern Time, GMT–05:00