Scientific proofreading & editing

 

• Journal Articles | Reports | Research Proposals •

• Funding Applications | Conference Papers | Covering Letters •

 

Which level of service?

Proofreading

At the proofreading level, your document will be checked for spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors, with one of our editors working through the whole document twice to resolve all typographic issues. This service is recommended for authors who feel confident about their English language usage, but would like a second pair of eyes to review their paper without making any fundamental changes to either their syntax or writing style.

The proofreading process:

  • Removes typographic errors ✓
  • Repairs spelling, grammar and punctuation ✓
  • Ensures consistency of abbreviations ✓
  • Adjusts in-text and final references ✓
  • Reviews and adjusts table and figure labels ✓
  • Free revision of changes due to comments ✓

Editing

At the editing level, your document will not only be proofread for inaccuracies in spelling, punctuation and grammar, but will also be developed from a style and readability perspective. Therefore, repeated terms will be substituted with appropriate synonyms, short sentences will be combined using linking structures, sentences will be rephrased where necessary, and the overall written standard of the document will be enhanced to the level of a native English reader’s expectations.

The editing process:

  • Removes typographic errors ✓
  • Repairs spelling, grammar and punctuation ✓
  • Ensures consistency of abbreviations ✓
  • Adjusts in-text and final references ✓
  • Reviews and adjusts table and figure labels ✓
  • Free revision of changes due to comments ✓
  • Enhances sentence structure and syntax ✓
  • Inserts more appropriate/academic vocabulary ✓
  • Replaces repeated words with direct synonyms ✓
  • Offers suggestions regarding content ✓

What will I receive back from you?

Version 1: the markup

The first document contains Student proofreading sample - Version 1 all the changes marked in red. Therefore, you can review and keep a record of all the edits made to the original document.

Version 2: the clean copy

The second version has all the Student proofreading sample - Version 2edits accepted and functions as the working copy. Therefore, you will only need to check the comments and take action where necessary.

 

I want to submit my document

If you would like us to proofread or edit your document, then please contact us or send the file in Microsoft Word format to info@englishlc.com. In the email indicate the speed of completion required, whether you want scientific proofreading or editing, and whether you want the proofreading/editing process to follow British or American English spelling conventions. Once we have received your document we will send you confirmation by email stating the fee, and detailing the date and time for return of the completed document.

 

* Specialised terminology

Please note that for either scientific proofreading or editing, we will be unable to adjust or substitute any specialised scientific terminology (other than recommending obvious spelling inconsistencies). The assumption is that you have a strong understanding of the unique terminology associated with your specific field.

 

* Vivisection Policy

Due to the ethical stance of our editors, we cannot extent scientific proofreading or editing services to support any articles or research that involve experiments on animals.