• Expert English language editing for scientists

  • Communicating good science in clear, well-written English can be challenging.

    Bacon Editing can help you meet the challenge of writing good science in English. I can transform the final draft of your paper into a polished text – well-structured, easy-to-read and free of errors in spelling, grammar, and punctuation – that is ready for submission to your journal of choice.


    I have helped many scientists and medical professionals get their work published. Read on to find out what I can do for you.

  • How can I help you?

    I offer all levels of professional language editing – at competitive rates – to meet your individual needs. For starters, I can help you decide the level of editing your text requires. At Bacon Editing, I respect the author’s voice and will make sure that your writing remains your own during the editing process. Please feel free to contact me for a free personalized quote or to discuss your individual editing requirements.


    Copy editing

    Copy editing removes all errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and consistency from your text. I also suggest minor improvements to word choice and sentence structure to improve readability.

    Substantive editing

    Substantive editing involves much deeper editing, with stylistic improvements to enhance readability. Often drawing on the expert knowledge I gained in my time as a research scientist, in addition to comprehensive copy editing, at this level of editing I consider the overall structure, argumentation and cohesion of your text. The result will be a clearly presented report of your research.

  • Who am I?

    My name is Dr. Claire Bacon. I am a former research scientist and trained language editor who is committed to helping scientists get their research published.

    Getting research published is essential for a successful academic career. This is why I am passionate about my work. I have a strong scientific background, including a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, a Master’s degree in biology from the AO Research Institute in Davos, Switzerland, and a PhD in neurobiology from the University of York.


    After completing my PhD I moved to Heidelberg, Germany, where I worked for eight years as a postdoctoral research scientist and project leader at the Institute of Human Genetics. During this time I published numerous research papers in peer-reviewed journals and started helping my German colleagues write their own papers. I realised that many talented scientists need help getting their results and ideas down on paper: it was time for a career change.


    I completed professional training in English-language editing and founded my own editing business, Bacon Editing. With my writing skills, sound grasp of English-language mechanics, and deep scientific background, I have the necessary knowledge and skills to help you get your work published.


    Your manuscript is in safe hands: I am an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading and adhere to their code of practice.


    Let’s talk! Contact me today and learn what I can do for you.

  • What my clients say...



    Claire came highly recommended by her clients, and I have been working with her for four years now. She is a true professional in every sense of the word and exactly knows what a well-written manuscript needs. Her work is thoroughly well written, and always on time. It’s been a pleasure working with Claire, and I can highly recommend her.


    Dr. Giovanni Frongia

    Division of Pediatric Surgery, University Hospital of Heidelberg, Germany


    Claire Bacon performed a very quick and thorough editing including grammar, spelling and wording, readability, style as well as evaluation of scientific terms and abbreviations, logical issues, consistencies and plotholes. She is very confident with the scientific style and paper structure in a medical and biomedical journal. She was of great assistance including specific issues of journal style, author guidelines and requirements of this specific journal we chosedto submit the manuscript to. All corrections and comments were clearly written, consistent and comprehensible. In case of unclear and mistakable terms in the manuscript, comments included the note to check for the intended meaning. Furthermore, her service included a final approval of the manuscript right before submission. To sum up, I was perfectly satisfied with the editing service and assistance of submission. I can highly recommend her editing service for scientific manuscripts.


    Dr. Stefan Schlabe

    Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Bonn, Germany


    Dr. Claire Bacon edited my two grant applications within only one day. Her suggested changes substantially improved the comprehensibility of the text and helped to make them more concise. I was perfectly satisfied with her very professional and constructive work and I would definitely recommend her to others.


    Dr. Henning Fröhlich

    Institute of Human Genetics, University of Heidelberg, Germany


    It was a pleasure to work with Claire! She was always quick to reply and did a splendid job on my manuscript. I particularly appreciated that she answered all of my remaining questions free of charge. I wholeheartedly recommend her editing service!


    Nicole Schmidt

    Institute of Political Sciences, University of Heidelberg, Germany


  • Looking for help with your research writing?

    Publish or perish – the mantra that tortures every young academic trying to make a successful career. Sounds a bit dramatic, but as an ex-academic myself, I know only too well that the pressure to publish is very, very real. And that sending a manuscript out for peer review can be a daunting experience. That’s where I can help. I spend my days making sure that manuscripts are clear and easy to read before they are sent to the peer reviewer. Why is that important? Well, peer reviewers usually work for free and are not obliged to review every manuscript that lands on their desk. And nothing says ‘don’t bother with me’ more than a badly written manuscript. In this blog, I share my experiences as a language editor (and sympathetic scientist) to help you write a winning manuscript. Happy reading! 

  • My portfolio

    I have helped researchers to publish their work in the following journals:


    American Journal of Medical Genetics Part B: Neuropsychiatric Genetics

    Annals of Medicine and Surgery

    Annals of Transplantation

    Behavioural Brain Research

    Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications

    Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Proteins and Proteomics

    BMC Surgery

    British Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

    Canadian Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

    Cell Biology International

    Circulation Research

    European Journal of Craniomaxillofacial Surgery

    European Journal of Human Genetics

    European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery

    Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience

    Human Molecular Genetics

    Human Mutation

    Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities

    Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part B: Applied Biomaterials

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology

    Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery

    Journal of Immunology Research

    Journal of Investigative Surgery

    Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders

    Journal of Personality Disorders

    Journal of Surgical Education

    Molecular Carcinogenesis


    Photodiagnosis and Photodynamic Therapy

    PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases

    PLoS One

    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

    Scientific Reports

    Stem Cell Research

    The American Journal of Surgery

    Transplant International


    World Journal of Gastroenterology

    World Journal of Pediatrics

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My name is Dr Claire Bacon and I am the owner of Bacon Editing, a freelance scientific language consulting business registered with the German Chamber of Commerce (business number: 201500001187).

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How and why do we collect data from the people that visit our website?

We will collect your personal data to issue a quotation, perform editing/consulting services, and to provide an invoice. Personal information may include your name, email address, and mailing address. Personal information will not be shared with other parties without your consent.

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We may use your information for the following reasons:

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You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us the address below if you have further questions about your privacy and data. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities (see below).

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Dr Claire Bacon, owner of Bacon Editing, is responsible for processing data on this website. She can be contacted at the following address:

Langgewann 30
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Telephone: 0049(0)17663879605
Email: info@baconediting.com

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Last Edited on 2018-06-05