-Tell us a few words about yourself, field of study, where are you based, etc.
My name is Maria. I am a postdoc at the Institute of Biochemistry, Biological Research Centre, Hungary. My
research interest is mass spectrometry-based lipid analysis of
different species from yeast to human with special emphasis on
alterations in response to stress and disease.
-How was your overall experience finding & contacting an expert through Peerwith?
I heard about Peerwith from a collegue who already used and
recommended this service. I found the Peerwith website very
user-friendly where you are driven through clear steps to request the
desired service which takes not more than a few minutes. After my service
request, I received expert quotes within 24 hours.
-What was the main benefit for you using this platform and getting directly in touch with expert? How did it help to achieve your goals?
As non-native English speakers, we usually ask for language editing
for our research papers. The use of Peerwith not only speeded up this
process but made it more flexible by offering the possibility to
choose the “right” expert.
Based on CVs, research activities, skills and experience, I was
convinced that Peerwith pays special attention to work with “high
Since the field of my interest is still a relatively narrow research
area in biology, I did not expect to find a lipidomics expert. Finally
I chose Carville Bevans from Frankfurt. And he turned out to be a very
good choice! Besides the English language polishing skills, as an
active biophysicist he knows very well the “scientific writing rules”.
He gave valuable help not only in language editing but also in better
phrasing and highlighting the main messages of the article. I found it
even more adventageous to consider the opinion of somebody who comes from
another field, and thinks maybe in a different way but is scientifically
intelligent – thanks to the direct contact we could actually “discuss”
the weaker points. And we were very happy with the final improved
version of the paper.
-Would you recommend Peerwith to others?
Definitely yes. This is a very easy and good possibility to improve your work
for a reasonable price within a short time. When you are non-native
English speaker (at intermediate level), language editing helps a lot.
After Carville’s corrections I could really “feel” the difference. And
this is something you cannot learn easily.
On the oher hand, whether a text reads well or not is not simply the
question of language knowledge. I believe, based on my own and
collegue’s experience, that Peerwith experts are very good at
formulating a message which requires much more than language polishing
When you do your best in your research but maybe you cannot report
your findings in the best way, the service provided by Peerwith
(experts) offers a reliable solution to achive this very conveniently.
-Do you have any suggestions for us (Peerwith) to further improve
No. I found it flexible, safe and easy to use.