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Language and Copy Editing Services
Roger Brown FIMMM
Why use my
Unless you have the ability of a native English speaker with high language skills, the odds are that your manuscript will require editing. If a large amount of editing is needed, your paper stands a poor chance of getting past peer review. Not only will editors favour papers with better English, but problems with the language can result in the technical aspects of your work not being understood, increasing the chance of rejection. Apart from that, correct English creates a good impression of your ability and enhances your reputation. The best way out of this situation is to have the assistance of an English language expert who also has technical knowledge in your field before you submit the paper.
I am English by birth
worked in the polymer industry for more than 50 years. I have written
technical books and published more than 70 papers, plus I have
editing experience through having been editor of Polymer
since 1980. You are unlikely to find a better pedigree. See a resume of my experience
How does it
You send me a copy of
paper (pdf is OK at this stage). I provide a quotation for the cost
scale. If this is accepted, you send the text in Word format for
the track change feature. The edited file with changes marked is
you to check and consider any queries. Depending on the difficulty of
there could be one or more iterations where I ask for clarification of
intended to convey until we reach a satisfactory product.
Correct faulty spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
Ensure correct and consistent use of tense.
Ensure consistency in spelling, hyphenation, numerals, fonts and capitalization.
Fix incorrect word usage.
Modify text where meaning unclear and to improve readability.
Eliminate wordiness and inappropriate jargon.
Apply consistency to headings to achieve logical structure.
Letter to certify editing by a native English speaker.
All work is undertaken in accordance with our terms and conditions. Terms
Some papers need a
great deal more
work than others and this has to be reflected in the charge rate. For
requiring simple proof editing, the cost is US$40 per 1000 words, which
to US$50 per 1000 words for a paper with considerable difficulties.
There is a
minimum charge of US$40. Formulae are assumed to be accurate and are
normally edited. These prices include checking after you have answered
queries and accepted the first round of editing. Where the
problems are such that
is necessary following your attention to substantial queries, there
will be an
additional charge advised in advance. Papers resubmitted
for editing after technical revision will be
charged only on the revised portions.
The first draft of
the edited paper is normally available within 7 working days of
receiving the order.
Quotations will be in
GB Pounds with
equivalent in US$. Payment must be in GB Pounds, preferably by bank
alternatively by credit card, PayPal or cheque.
Telphone +44 (0)1939 261 121