Academic Communications

Journal Manuscript Editing

“We make your journal manuscript have the highest level of academic English.”

The quality of the language and expression in a journal manuscript submission is often the deciding factor in determining whether or not it is accepted for publication. The data or other content in your manuscript may be relevant, important to the field and cutting-edge, but if it is presented in an unclear or confusing manner, the reviewers may not recognize the manuscript’s true value.

We have edited a vast number of manuscripts that have been published in high-impact journals, including Nature and Science. We also work directly with top professors in almost all fields, including the 2012 Nobel Prize winner for Medicine and Physiology.


“Have confidence that your writing will be perfect for submission.”

The perception and experience of a reading book, manuscript, dissertation, or thesis is largely determined by the quality of the writing itself. The content or data in the work may be brilliant and relevant to the reader, but if the language level is mediocre, inconsistent or unclear, its value may be substantially diminished. Thus, it is critical that the language be of the highest level throughout the work.

We have edited top published fiction, textbooks, instruction manuals, dissertations, and theses. We will edit your book, manuscript, dissertation, or thesis and raise it to the level of an English native-speaker, Ph.D.-level Ivy League university graduate.

Grant Applications and Proposals

“Increase the probability that your grant or proposal will be accepted.”

With increasing levels of competition for public and private funding, the quality of grant applications and proposals has to be the best in order to receive serious consideration from funding organizations. We will edit your grant application or proposal for the highest level of English, expression, and persuasiveness. We may also suggest ways that it could possibly be improved.

We have edited numerous successful large- and small-scale grants and proposals, including U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), and Ford Foundation grants.

Jake Carpenter

Jake Carpenter received his B.A. degree in Psychology from UCLA in 2004. Jake began his academic writing and editing career at UCLA, working as a publications assistant for Dr. Michelle G. Craske, UCLA Professor of Psychology. He next worked as an editor for a large UCLA research project, where he helped to edit several multi-million dollar U.S. National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) grants, high-impact journal manuscripts, and book articles.

Jake opened his own academic editing, writing, and consulting service, Academic Communications, in 2006. Since beginning Academic Communications, Jake has edited and written for top universities, professors, scientists, and publications in the U.S. and globally.