Squirrel Scribe Editing, Inc.

Editing Services for the Biological and Medical Sciences

Create your best possible papers and grant proposals with editing services offered by Squirrel Scribe.

Research Manuscripts, Medical Case Reports, and Review Articles

At Squirrel Scribe we are proficient writers of technical English in science and medicine. If writing in English is not one of your strengths, but you desire to have your work published in the best journals possible, then let Squirrel Scribe improve your manuscript before you subject it to peer review.

For a free, no-obligation price quote, send us your 'finished' manuscript including the title page, abstract/summary, main text, and all figures, figure legends, tables and references, as if you were submitting the manuscript to a journal’s editorial office. We will endeavor to respond by the next business day.

Here’s what Squirrel Scribe will do to ensure your manuscript is coherent and clear, and ready for peer review:

  • Edit spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Check word choice and usage
  • Remove superfluous words and other redundancies
  • Reorganize to improve coherence, if necessary
  • Be watchful for scientific discrepancies
  • Review all tables, figures (including labels) and figure legends
  • Review the title and abstract and suggest improvements if needed
  • Help you compose a cover letter

We will make every effort to return your manuscript, fully edited, within 4-5 business days. Longer times may be required for lengthy manuscripts or where extensive rewriting is needed. If we require clarification from you, we may return your (partially) edited manuscript for your specific comments and then have you return it to us for a final edit, at no additional charge to you.

Grant Proposals: Consulting and Editing

Faulty presentation can transform excellent research concepts into a poor grant proposal, which is unlikely to be funded. At Squirrel Scribe, we are specialists in addressing these issues.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01, Transformative R01 (T-R01), R15, R21, SCORE; National Science Foundation (NSF); and California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) are just some of the grant awards we’ve helped our clients obtain. We have also aided researchers in Europe to secure both large and small grants from funding agencies there.

For a free, no-obligation price quote, send your 'finished' proposal to quote@squirrelscribe.com. Please include all parts of the proposal pertaining to science. You need not include, but may do so, the budgetary and administrative parts of the grant application. We can accept PDF files for price quote; however, for editing we require a Word document. We will endeavor to respond by the next business day. See Rates for approximate pricing.

At Squirrel Scribe, we improve the funding of grant applications by:

  • Structuring the application to emphasize testable hypotheses
  • Organizing the presentation for maximum impact
  • Revising language to ensure clarity
  • Reducing text to concise phrases
  • Identifying and excluding redundancies

Applications undergo a two-tiered review process involving primary and secondary editors to achieve the best possible results.

Turnaround time is approximately 7 days.

Copyediting and Proofreading of Specialty Documents

We offer copyediting and proofreading services for a variety of specialty documents in the life sciences and academia. We can edit to AMA style.

Specialty documents we have edited include monographs, medical brochures, dissertations, lecture materials, applications for academic positions, tenure packages...

For the highest standards of editing and proofreading of your important documents, contact Squirrel Scribe for a free price quote without obligation.