Chris Gatti

The Academic Acrobat

Manuscript Preparation Services

I assist authors with the preparation of their manuscript for journal publication. These services are ideal when the manuscript is in either the pre-submission phase or in the revision phase following a review. These services include: editing for grammar and English, full manuscript review, figure generation, and journal-specific manuscript formatting. Details on each of these services are outlined below, and additional terms are outlined at the bottom of this page.

My research experience has spanned a number of topics, including: biomechanics, orthopaedics, sports medicine, sports science, machine learning, and data analysis. I have been a reviewer for journals or conferences since I was in graduate school.

Contact me if your are interested in any of the services below.


This is a basic service that includes editing the manuscript for grammar and punctuation, readability, and English.

Cost: $75
Turnaround time: 7 days

Manuscript Review

This service provides a full manuscript review, and which includes the editing service above. This service is ideal for authors that would like quick feedback on the quality of a manuscript prior to submitting it to a journal for publication. The manuscript review will include:

  • General comments on the main strengths and weakness of the manuscript
  • Specific comments on readability, writing style, consistency, presentation, formatting
  • A critical assessment of the thoroughness, validity, and significance of the work
  • Suggestions on how to strengthen the manuscript for clarity, completeness, and impact

This service does not include manuscript formatting, but these services can be combined for a discounted rate.

Cost: $250
Turnaround time: 10 days

Figure Generation

This service includes two different levels that differ based on the amount of work required. Most commonly, I create/reproduce figures for presenting numerical data, though I also create figures for presenting processes and concepts (which are more involved). Most data-related figures are generated with R, and conceptual figures are generally created using LaTeX (TikZ).

  • Figure reproduction: Creating a simple, clean reproduction of an existing figure (way better than Excel). Additional costs will apply for conceptual figures.
    Cost: $30 and up
    Turnaround time: 7 days
  • Novel figure generation: Generation of a new figure with non-standard data presentation methods. Additional costs with apply for conceptual figures.
    Cost:  $75 and up
    Turnaround time: 14 days

* Prices are listed as 'and up' because the level of involvement in creating figures can vary greatly depending on the content.

Manuscript Formatting

This service turns an unformatted manuscript into a formatted manuscript that adheres to the formatting of the specific journal of your interest. Authors are responsible for all content (especially reference information).

Cost: $125
Turnaround time: 7 days

Additional details:

  • Editing, review, and formatting services are for manuscripts of up to 30 pages (excluding references). Services for longer manuscripts and supplemental material can be discussed.
  • Additional fees may apply for the editing and review services if the manuscript requires extensive assistance with the English language.
  • Services can be combined with a discounted rate. Discounts are also available if multiple figures are required.
  • Services can be expedited for additional costs.
  • Confidentiality of your work is guaranteed. Your work will not be shared or discussed with anyone.
  • Authors are responsible for the final works that are submitted for publication, and any errors and/or mistakes are those of the authors.
  • Questions often arise during the completion of these services, and I will be in communication with the author(s) of the manuscript should questions arise.