English Medical and Scientific Manuscript Editing

You need to present the very best version of your work to your target journal editors.
We provide comprehensive English language editing of manuscripts before submission to scientific journals at an affordable price. We help authors, including those who are not native English speakers (ESL authors): 

  • Clearly convey their ideas and research with the written word
  • Improve their chances for acceptance in high-impact scientific journals

Peak Medical Editing’s editorial service includes substantive and ESL medical editing, copyediting/proofreading, plagiarism detection, reference checks, and AMA writing style tips from our native English-speaking medical editor.

Ethical, Affordable Comprehensive Service

Many other editing companies offer different levels of editing service, asking you to pay more for added quality and review. We believe that no amount of errors is acceptable before submission to your target journal, so all manuscripts undergo a comprehensive, constructive edit and review that includes substantive editing, proofreading, plagiarism detection, and proper reference formatting.

Everything we do is guided by our Core Values. We do not offer (nor do we condone) unethical publishing services such as ghostwriting, fraudulent and/or paid peer reviews, or "paper brokering." We do not recommend the engagement of such services.  

We are a language editing service, pure and simple. 

Simple Pricing

Our standard service starts at $57, and our express service starts at $86. All you need to choose is how soon you need your work edited.  


Who We Are

Peak Medical Editing, LLC was founded by John Essex, an award-winning medical writer, AMA style expert, and former Editor in Chief of two U.S.-based scientific journals—American Pharmaceutical Review and Pharmaceutical Outsourcing.  

It’s unfortunate that so many potentially helpful scientific manuscripts are rejected due to poor writing. Peak became the way for me to make a difference—both for those authors and the greater scientific community.
— John Essex, owner/consulting editor, Peak Medical Editing
John Essex, consulting editor and owner of Peak Medical Editing.

John Essex, consulting editor and owner of Peak Medical Editing.

All edits are performed by John, our full-time medical editor.  Several other editing services will outsource your document to a stable of part-time medical editors for a meager wage, asking them to find time in their busy schedules to attend to your manuscript when they have a moment.

Your Manuscript Is Our Sole Focus

Your research manuscript is our number one focus. Your draft receives diligent care and attention because our reputation depends on your success. In fact, you can get to know us by having your abstract edited completely free

To learn more about John Essex, see About the Editor. For a list of articles edited, see our Select Bibliography.

A timely and professional editing service. I’ve really appreciated your help. Thank you.
— OR, Italy
Thank you for your excellent work. I enjoyed the grammatical and language advice.
— Dr. Augustin Lecler, Assistant en Neuroradiologie, Fondation Ophtalmologique Rothschild, France
Thank you very much for your comments and corrections. They have made the text much better overall.
— Eduardo Motti, Clinical Research Consultant, Brazil
Thank you, sir, for your wonderful editing service and valuable suggestions.
— Dr. Eswaran Arumugam, Prosthodontist, Thai Moogambigai Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India
I agree with all of your grammatical edits (normally my downfall!) and the suggested title and subheadings...Thanks for your excellent editorial review.
— Dr. RD, Life Science Consultant, France
Thanks for performing a thorough review of our article which has greatly enhanced it.
— Phil Borman, Quality by Design (QbD) Lead Analytical, UK
Thank you so much for your help. The work was extremely professional and completed in a very timely manner. The editing shows a great attention to detail and thoughtfulness. It has been a pleasure working with you.
— AM, Professor, Dean of Psychology and Allied Health, USA

Thank you very much for your diligent work on the article. I think your revisions have clearly improved the clarity of the manuscript...
— Dr. RL, USA
Thank you for the very quick turnaround!
— R. Shane Tubbs, PhD, PA-C, Chief Scientific Officer, Seattle Science Foundation, USA
Thanks for your attention to details to help make my article the best it can be. I’ve enjoyed working with you.
— Dr. JM, Chemist, USA