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, double spaced, minimum 10 pt font (excluding references, tables, and figures). 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.