We welcome the opportunity to assist Ochsner authors with manuscripts. Our services run the gamut: substantive copyediting, formatting manuscripts, checking proofs, manuscript submission, and more. Not only will we edit for grammar, spelling, punctuation, organization, and mathematical errors—we’ll also verify references and check for consistency across figures, tables, and text. We’re professionals at maintaining your voice and the medical integrity of your text while suggesting improvements in language and clarity. We aim to return your reviewed materials within a week. Contact us to discuss the level of help you need and to set up an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions - Services
I’m submitting an article/chapter/abstract to a journal/book. Can you help me?
I received a proof from a book/journal that will publish my work. Can you look at it?
Any Ochsner author is welcome to contact us for proofreading. We’ll review your proof/galley and make annotations for your consideration. Please be sure to provide us with all review instructions from the publication’s editor. We aim to return your reviewed materials within a week. Contact us for proof assistance.
I’m presenting at a conference/meeting. How can you help me?
Congratulations! We’re pleased to help you prepare for your presentation by reviewing your PowerPoint or poster for typos and grammatical errors. If you need PowerPoint or poster templates, look here. We aim to return your reviewed materials within a week. Contact us for help. If you need help creating a poster, please contact Ochsner’s medical illustrator Barbara Siede at email@example.com/504-842-3757.
Can you help me with my CV?
Absolutely! Whether you need a final pair of eyes to check for typos or in-depth help with word choice and structure, we’ll make sure your CV presents your best self. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Can you help me with my personal statement?
Certainly! We can proofread, copyedit, and suggest ways to improve your personal statement. Please have a typed draft of your personal statement ready for review. Contact us to schedule an appointment.
Can you fill out my online ERAS application?
We’re happy to proofread or copyedit your CV and/or personal statement before you submit your ERAS application. We cannot, however, help upload or complete your online ERAS application.
English isn’t my first language. Can you still help me?
Yes! We’re proud of Ochsner’s international dynamics and have extensive experience working with writers from different countries. Contact us to arrange a meeting.
Where is your office?
We’re on the first floor of the Center for Academic Excellence building–across from the main hospital on Jefferson Highway in New Orleans, LA.
What’s the best way to contact you?
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 504-842-3761 and let us know how we can help.
How much do your services cost?
Ochsner Clinic Foundation is proud to offer our complimentary publishing services to all Ochsner-affiliated health and research professionals, including students of Ochsner’s graduate medical education, clinical education, and continuing medical education programs. If you have found our site but do not have an Ochsner affiliation, we unfortunately cannot provide our services at no cost, but we are happy to discuss a fee-for-service arrangement.
Are you doctors?
No, but we’re a highly skilled team of professional editors, writers, and critical thinkers. We care for your words with the same dedication and commitment you have for healing.