I help Chemistry and Physics researchers to get published and to successfully communicate their research
scientific editing - why?
Are you struggling with getting your paper in shape or do you want to increase your chances to get published in a high-impact journal? That's where I can help. Together we can create a clear and coherent manuscript that reveals the significance of your findings and gets your message across.
You're happy with your publication record but find it hard to engange your audience when giving a talk or presenting a poster? We can work on finding the best structure and story for your presentation slides and poster too.
Just need another pair of eyes? I assess your written work impartially and critically.
As an academic you are expected to figure out everything by yourself. That's usually the case for writing too. But you have probably many things to juggle and time is limited, so why don't get some help?
I have both a strong scientific background and excellent editing skills. My comprehensive edits have been greatly beneficial for both experienced and early-career researchers.
Substantive editing of research manuscripts, grant proposals, presentation slides, conference abstracts and posters
- One-on-one guidance and consultancy via Skype, on the phone or in personal meetings
- You've got something else in mind? Just drop me a line and we can confidentially discuss your project idea!
- Excellent scientific editing and English language skills
- Profound expertise in subjects within Chemistry, Materials Science, Nanotechnology and Applied Physics
- Vast experience in communicating science to diverse audiences
- Great attention to detail
What is substantive Editing?
Most scientific editing agencies offer copy editing, where the focus is only on accurate spelling and grammar. In contrast, substantive editing delves deeper into the content and structure of your work. That means that the emphasis of my edits lies in creating a consistent story based on your scientific findings, which the reader will experience as easy to read.
This can involve reordering of words, sentences and paragraphs to ensure a perfect flow of the information you want to convey. In a substantive edit, I also check whether the presented ideas are clear and succinct, and flag any logical gaps in the argumentation. In addition, I point out general language errors and when required suggest more suitable turns of phrase. Of course, I will always regard the specific requirements of the intended journal, and make sure that the level of complexity and jargon matches their audience - or perhaps suggest alternative publications.
My substantive edits include the whole of the main text, title, abstract, headings and sub-headings as well as figures and tables including their captions. I use the MS Word "Track Changes" and comment functions so that you can easily trace the edits made and review my suggestions.