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Receiving your document: As per your deadline, we will send you by email the proofread or edited article in two copies: a marked-up version (using the Track Changes function in Microsoft Word) and a clean version where all required language changes and improvements have been implemented.
Shall I get my journal article copy-edited or just proofread?
Elsevier, a prestigious journal article publisher, warns that hard work and research efforts can all be wasted for "language" issues.
The peer-review journal advises that if you were to submit an article, you need to get it checked thoroughly for any "language-related errors".
The terms "proofreading" and "editing" are very often used interchangeably, but there are clear differences between the two. Again, Elsevier also provides a very succinct definition of the difference between both.
Let's also take a look at what Elsevier peer-reviewed journal advises authors regarding having their articles proofread or edited before submission.
Finally, Elsevier concludes that "poor language" is one of the key reasons for the rejection of articles.
One of the key challenges that academic or scientific article authors face before submission is plagiarism. If the paper you are submitting to the peer-reviewed journal has an excessive amount of plagiarised content or lifted text, your paper will most likely be rejected by the journal. This is because many journal publishers are getting tougher on articles including plagiarised content.Let's see what Nature - another major peer-reviewed journal - says:
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Commentary on Journal Proofreading & Editing
It is an admirable achievement to have professional knowledge of a subject and academic qualifications in that subject. However, to explain a topic to others and to arouse their interest can be another matter. This is, of course, the purpose of professional writing, which can take the form of an essay, a thesis, an article, a journal or even a book. This short commentary is mainly concerned with the importance of editing a journal once it has been written up.
If any reputable publisher is prepared to publish a journal, then it needs to be professional, accurate and attractive to the reader. It also needs to be clear, error-free and written in a good academic style, neither too complicated nor too simple. Today, few, if any, academic publishers will edit a journal for a writer; they will simply read it and then either accept it or reject it. Furthermore, if a publisher rejects a writer’s work, then they are unlikely even to consider any further work submitted by the same writer. However, if they accept a writer’s work and are impressed by it, then are likely to encourage the writer to submit further work.
When writers read through their own work, it is a known fact that they ‘see’ what is in their mind, or what they ‘think’ they have written rather than what they have actually written. This is where professional proofreading services come into the picture. The editor sees the text as the reader sees it, and detects grammar and spelling errors, but in fact does much more. The professional editor is able to ensure that the article has a professional feel to it and that it clearly explains the topic and expresses the writer’s opinion in a way that impresses the reader. In such case, it is more likely to impress the publisher too. Therefore, it is always wise to obtain the services of a professional editor or editing service when writing an article or a journal which is intended for publication.
The Ultimate Proofreader is a UK-based proofreading services provider. At the Ultimate Proofreader, we also provide a professional paraphrasing and rewriting service performed by human editors, not software or tools. This service will be of the most benefit to you if you have cited in your article from other sources and you are worried you did not nail your rewrite.
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