The raw manuscript has the intrinsic value; editing is the polish
Every piece of writing—from a journal paper abstract to nonfiction book—can benefit from the review of a professional editor.
For academic editing, I specialize in editing the English-language professional papers of engineers whose native language is other than English.
correction of punctuation;
correction of grammar;
subject-verb agreement; parallelism;
proper word usage;
rewriting for clarity, flow, and transitions;
scrutiny of figures and callouts;
suggested changes in organization;
suggested changes in logical flow;
check for omission of references; and
generation of table of contents, list of figures, list of tables.
You will receive
a fully edited manuscript with with change tracking enabled and with embedded comments,
a separate editing memo discussing generalized concerns and more detailed concerns, and
by request, formatting of the reference list to the style of the target journal.
Quote and fee calculation
Authors are invited to send a three- to five-page excerpt to firstname.lastname@example.org. I will return three edited pages to demonstrate the level of editing you can expect, along with a quotation. The editing fee is based on the following formula: (Number of edited words)/(2400*English proficiency variable) * 50. The English proficiency variable range is 0.5 to 1.0.