Academic editing rates (ex btw)

For a free quote and an editing level recommendation please email your manuscript/grant directly to or via an upload using the order form (see 'Contact') 

                                     Editing level

Delivery time




Standard (7 days)




Fast (4 days)




Express (48 hours)




Rate are in eurocents per word. Title pages, tables and other incidental text are usually edited for free. References are not edited and are excluded from the word count. Quoted prices exclude 21% sales tax (if applicable).

Delivery times
Medactie can edit your manuscript within 48 hrs, if necessary. Standard editing speeds are either 4 days or 7 days from acceptance of your manuscript

Loyalty discounts
Returning customers will receive a 10% loyalty discount. All you have to do is indicate in the order form that you are a returning customer and you will automatically receive the discount. When you recommend your departmental or other colleagues, they will also automatically qualify for a 10% discount 

Minimum charges
Our minimum charge is €65 excluding taxes

Once your manuscript has been accepted for editing you will receive an e-mail requesting your approval of the exact costs. You will receive an invoice upon completion of the work

Taxes (VAT/btw)
All prices are exclusive of taxes. Whether you will have to pay tax depends on where you are: in the Netherlands you will be charged 21% btw, but if you are in another European Union (EU) member state
you will not be charged if you can provide a valid tax number (contact your institutional financial department for this information). Please remember to provide your tax number before the billing stage otherwise you will be billed for taxes. You will not be charged taxes if you are based outside of the European Union

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