What does the editing service include?
Depending on your requirements, there are two levels of editing available:
- Standard Editing involves proofreading and copy-editing to improve the language, along with detailed checks of the structure of the document.
- Premium Editing involves developmental editing of the manuscript, which includes the same services as Standard Editing, plus extensive work to improve the narrative flow and coherence of the document as a whole.
|Improve language & style|
Essential language editing to guarantee that the level of English in the manuscript is suitable for publication.
|Improve the flow, clarity, conciseness and consistency of the text|
|Ensure consistency of spelling (UK or US style)|
|Check that abbreviations are defined and are used appropriately|
|Correct punctuation errors, including in-line symbols|
|Check article structure|
Detailed checks of the manuscript structure, based on the target journal requirements. If an issue is found, it will be highlighted with a Comment in the manuscript.
|Check: Are all the necessary sections present?|
|Check: Is the manuscript and each section within the word limits?|
|Check: Is each section correctly formatted?|
|Check: Does the title page include all of the necessary information?|
Substantial reworking of the text to strengthen its narrative flow. Cross-checking to highlight important omissions.
|Improve the logic and strength of scientific explanations and arguments by rearranging or reordering paragraphs as necessary|
|Offer detailed comments and advice on how to improve the narrative flow of the document (e.g. suggesting additional topics to discuss, or ways to make existing arguments clearer)|
|Strengthen the clarity of the manuscript and avoid repetition by removing paragraphs as appropriate|
|Suggest terminology and wordings which are best suited to the target audience|
|Highlight any significant omissions of information |
For example: missing information in the Methods, or in figure or table captions.