Types of Editing
Our services include several forms of editing. Among them is proofreading, involving reviewing the paper only for typos, spellings, and grammar mistakes, as well as formatting inconsistencies.
- Line Editing
In line editing, the sentences are rewritten. The style of the language, the flow of the article, and word choice are also addressed. The editors who provide this service edit the articles more thoroughly than others.
- Developmental Editing
Developmental editing includes all of the above as well as rewriting your manuscript to make it more clear and give it a logical flow from the beginning to the end. In this service, the editors will usually first go through the text and look for ways to improve the flow and structure before going back through it again to do the final editing.
Our editors go even further. In addition to doing all of the above, they assess the content of the manuscript as well. They use their expertise in this evaluation, as a peer reviewer, to provide comments and feedback about the content of each section of the article.
Why Should Your Paper Be Edited?
Every writer, regardless of the level of their professionalism, needs an editor. Accordingly, academic writers should have their papers edited before journal submissions. Expert editors can find and correct mistakes in word choice, grammar, and punctuation. Moreover, they can improve the structure and flow of the text and much more than that.
DoNotEdit provides editing services only for authors whose first language is not English. However, any researcher who has decided to submit their work to a journal or a grant committee for review can benefit from such editing services. Some of the things that our editors do as part of their editing process are as follows:
- Identification of the selected journal, review of its style and formatting guidelines, and provision of the necessary changes to the manuscript in order to make it comply with those guidelines. These include abstract structure, usage of abbreviations, and heading styles.
- Removal of the redundancies and correction of inconsistencies that might exist between the text and tables or figures.
- Revision of the text to avoid passive sentences in order to strengthen the writing.
- Ensuring that the text meets the word limit suggested by the journal; if the word count exceeds this limit, the editors should reduce it if possible with regard to the usual course of editing, or that can note where the authors can cut down material if they decide to do so.
- Examination of the abbreviations that are used in the article to make sure that they all are expanded the first time they are used.
- Making sure that the figures and tables are numbered correctly regarding their order of citation in the text.
- Place tables and figures according to the guidelines of the journal, so that figure legends are placed at the end of the text.
- Making sure that the material is in the right place in the text. For instance, results are first introduced in the Results section and not the discussion.
- Identify places in the manuscript that could benefit from more explanation or information, or where analyses seem to have gaps.
- Focus on the clarity of the content and a logical flow of information.
These were only some brief examples of what our editors do.
Regardless of your native language, you can use these services of deep editing and have your article comprehensively reviewed before you submit it to a journal or grant review committee. Our editors with their expertise in linguistic and scientific editing can help reduce your submission-related anxieties. Our editors try their best to make your paper meet the standards of your target journal.e