Here at Scientific Editing, we expertise in academic copy editing services and provide the perfect copy-editing services that your academic paper deserves.
We have a group of experienced native-speaking editors who expertise in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, Microbiology, virology, Medicine, Biotechnology, Genetics, Immunology, Physics, Chemistry, Ecology, and other disciplines.
There is a vast difference between academic skills and writing skills. Being a good researcher doesn’t necessarily make you a good writer. If you can’t express your research progress and outcome with the target audience, you might as well don’t work on that research in the first place. To say the least, the primary goal of a research paper is to make people aware of a fact or matter. If people cannot grasp the impact of your research then all your laborious effort goes to waste.
To get a proper assessment of your academic paper, you should edit your draft paper. Unfortunately for most people, editing only means correcting some spelling and grammar mistakes. We cannot stress enough how important editing is for an academic paper. Editing is vital to the success of your academic paper. In fact, most prominent universities encourage students to edit their masters or Ph.D. thesis by a professional editor.
Scientific Editing provides you the perfect copy editing services for your academic paper.
With our copy editing services, you can rest assured that your paper will have clarity, consistency, proper formatting, zero grammar and punctuation error, and proper reference. Let’s take a look at the details of these aspects of our copy editing services.
Clarity is the readability of your text. If your writing has clarity, the reader will understand it easily. You should treat your paper as teaching material to your reader. The reader shouldn’t have to read between the lines to get what you are saying. Writers and editors put clarity at the highest value as it is harder to achieve.
There is no hard and fast rule for achieving clarity in a paper. The more you put your time to have clarity in your paper the easier it will be to comprehend the message of your paper. Scientific Editing ensures that the clarity of your paper is uninterrupted. There are two steps in achieving clarity for your paper-
- Clarity of argument
- Clarity of words.
The clarity of arguments reinforces your research agenda. If you don’t have clarity of argument, readers will lose their focus and your paper’s theme will get blurred. The clarity of words ensures your article is comprehensible without any jargon and big words. Our copy-editing service will check the clarity of your paper in terms of argument and words. Our experts will gauge the clarity of your paper in an objective way.
- Consistency and Uniformity
Consistency and uniformity suggest that your entire writing should express a theme as a whole. No part of it should stand out as an unnecessary part. All your arguments should gradually lead the reader to the same conclusion and thus validate it. Uniformity also refers to the cohesion of your writing style. As English is a rather adaptive language, it can be easy to mix up a number of different styles in your writing; especially, if you are not a native English speaker.
The task of maintaining both the consistency of arguments and the consistency of writing style is quite hard for the writer. Here at Scientific Editing, we put our best effort to make your paper uniform and consistent. With the careful editing from our experts, you can rest assured your paper would pass the hurdle of consistency in terms of arguments and writing style.
Formatting is important for the perfect presentation of your writing. If you use unusual format or make a jumble of it, readers might get distracted and following your writing might be a struggle. Think of formatting as a common language that the readers of your field of interest will understand.
There are standard formats that writers and editors must follow. The three standard school of style generally followed by writers and editors are the APA (American Psychological Association) style, MLA (Modern Language Association) Style, and CMS Style (Chicago Manual of Style). These styles get updated several times a year. Many journals have their own set of formats that must be followed by the writers. Here at Scientific Editing, we check the formatting your writing by ticking these points-
- Document margins
- Paragraph Spacing
- Document Spacing
- Page Number
- References and quotations
- Grammar Error
An error of grammar can ruin the credibility of your academic writing. In creative or experimental writing you can tweak the rule to some extent but in academic writing, you always have to follow the rules. The most common error that can be found in academic writing is the inconsistency of tense. In English, there are 12 different tenses and non-native speakers often get them mixed up. This inconsistency of tense can occur at sentence level or at passage level.
Another common mistake is the improper use of the possessive form. For example- ‘Darwin’s theory of evolution’ suggests singular possessive and it is expressed as apostrophe s. there are cases where we don’t use the possessive form, such as years- 1980s instead of 1980 ‘s, Plural acronym- CEOs instead of CEO’s. At Scientific Editing we provide you editing without any grammar error which will increase the credibility of your academic paper.
- Punctuation Error
Punctuation is important for the proper understanding of writing. It tells us how words and sentences relate to each other. A common punctuation error is the inappropriate use of the apostrophe. We use an apostrophe for possessive form and for contractions. For example, Steve’s paper was published (apostrophe in the possessive form), you shouldn’t write it (apostrophe in contraction). Another common mistake is using the quotation mark when you are not quoting.
If you want to emphasize something you should use bold or italic font for it. The comma is very poorly handled punctuation in an academic paper. Some writer uses too many of it, some doesn’t even bother putting one. If you are not mindful of the position of commas the meaning of your sentence can alter.
The use of it’s and its is often confusing to many. It’s is used when we are writing in contraction- it is or it has. One simple way to distinguish the use of it’s and its is to check if you can replace them with it is or it has. If it is replaceable with it is or it has use the apostrophe version it’s.
- Reference Check
Referencing is an important part of any academic paper. It helps you avoid plagiarism and your readers to access your source information easily. Unfortunately, many authors act a bit carelessly while referencing source materials as it comes as the final part of their writing. Incorrect reference and format might reduce your chance of getting published.
At Scientific Editing, we check your paper has the proper format of reference. We also check all the sources cited in your writing are mentioned in the reference. There can also be some rules regarding references in the publishing journals. For example, they might set a limit to the number of references you can put in your reference list. Scientific Editing ensures the proper maintenance of these rules.
Why should you seek academic copy editing services
- To Get Objective Feedback from a Fresh Pair of Eyes
Writers often overlook common mistakes and errors in their paper as they go through the work regularly and develop a familiarity with their work. This familiarity often causes them to think of a wrong as right and go along with it. Another fact is judging our own work is always tough for us.
We tend to judge partially and discount any mistake. For these reasons, it is wise to get your academic paper to have checked by a professional. A second opinion from a professional will give you objective feedback and any hidden mistake will be evident to a fresh pair of eyes. Our experts can give you objective feedback and suggest any necessary alterations.
- To Boost Your Chance to Get Published
Many papers face rejection from publishers for poor editing. At scientific Editing, we value your hard work and effort for your paper. Our editing team ensures that your efforts are paid off. We take your draft and edit it to the proper format and style which in terms boost your chance of publishing.
With our editing, you don’t have to worry about the minor but important changes in your paper. Getting professional help to revise your grammar, word choice, spelling and format will certainly put you in a better position for publishing. Many of our clients have informed us that our editing services have helped them in publishing while they were struggling before.
- To Get Superior Quality Editing
Our editing service covers every aspect of your academic paper. We make sure that you have structured your paper properly, with clarity, consistency, uniformity, and compactness. We check the flow of your arguments and their validation. We edit any errors in your writing style and formatting. Any trivial grammar or punctuation error that might be overlooked by you, are scrutinized. With our services, you can rest assured of the editing and focus on the content of your academic paper.
- To Get Professional Editing from the Experts in your Field
Our editing team consists of a number of reliable, qualified and expert editors. We have a team of editors specifically expertise in your field of interest. They are native English speakers who possess knowledge and experience in the language. In addition to the regular editors, we also have collaborative editors. We reach out to them if we are handed with a task that is out of fields for our regular editors.
Scientific Editing is graced with editors with PhDs in Biology, Microbiology, Medicine, Molecular biology, Immunology, Physics, Chemistry, Physiology, Genetics, and Biotechnology, etc. Our editors have published peer-reviewed papers in their field. You can rest assured that your paper will get the proper editing from an expert.
- To Keep Track of your Paper’s Editing through Ms Word Tracker
At Scientific Editing, we provide you the opportunity to track the editing of your paper. In MS Word document, you can track all changes through Track Change Feature. For PDF and other file formats, you will get a separate word file explaining all the details and changes. This transparency of editing will help you understand your shortcomings and build up your writing skills.
- To Get a Customized Service
We understand that sometimes you might need specialized editing. For example, you might request the editing of particular passages instead of the whole paper. Or your content is small and you want it edited. We offer customized copy editing services well within your price range for these circumstances. If you are in a rush and need some last-minute editing done, we can offer you the service. You can rest assured that running against a short deadline won’t compromise the quality of our work.
As an academic writer, the very last thing you want to do is to fix little grammar mistakes and formats that can take up your valuable time. Time, which you should spend on enriching your content. You can leave your editing task to our expert editors. Here at Scientific Editing, we value your effort and we understand the importance of your academic paper. Our team is very dedicated to their editing services and we strive to deliver the best to you. Get professional help from our editors and get the best of your academic writing.