How many times have you just finished an important document – such as a thesis, book, Ph.D. or even a presentation for a client – and immediately worry about the quality of the text? How many times have you felt that your writing style and grammar haven’t reached the optimal level you need, despite endless hours of proofreading, either by yourself or reliable friends or colleagues?
Maybe it’s time to consider professional language editing services. Not only is the grammar in your document checked, you can be 100% sure that important content is richly and clearly conveyed, with no misspellings or misunderstandings.
Leaving your text to professional proofreaders and editors, like our Elsevier team, has several benefits:
- Get a second opinion by language professionals outside the project/research.
- Communicate clearly: convey any complex ideas or messages in a clear and concise manner.
- Reduce the number of revisions: there will be no need for another set of eyes.
- Prioritize information: define what is the most important information to share.
- Save time: you’ll have professional eyes looking at your manuscript so you can focus on other things.
- Improve writing: upgrade the text’s quality, clarity, style, organization, and grammar.
- Make it professional: the final outcome will be more professional.
There are different levels of editing – sometimes all you need is a quick grammar check. Other times, a more in-depth look:
- Developmental/Substantive editing – this is the most intensive form of editing; sentences may be removed or added, paragraphs may be rewritten.
- Copy editing – grammar, style, repetition, jargon, and word usage will be corrected.
- Proofreading – This is the lightest form of editing where only small errors are corrected. These include grammar, style (“four” instead of “4”, “grams” instead of “g”), spelling (“to” and “too”, “affect” and “effect”), capitalization and punctuation.
Also, aspects concerning the document’s correct presentation and formatting are taken into account during language editing. These may include:
- Formatting – the editor makes sure that the document is within the format that the client wants, according to the end target – for example, a newspaper, a magazine or a thesis.
- References – the consulted literature is double-checked to make sure that every citation appears related to an item in the bibliography.
- Tables and graphs – this type of complementary information may be edited (without altering its meaning, of course) with the purpose of making clearer, more understandable and pleasant for the reader.
At Elsevier Author Services, we realize how important your manuscript is to you. Our professional editing services will assure it’s in the best shape possible.
Language Editing Services by Elsevier Author Services:
Our Language Editing Standard takes a maximum of 7 business days and ensures that your work is written in a correct English (American or British, according to your preferences); it is edited by native speakers, and we offer a free re-edit or your money back if the manuscript is rejected due to language errors.
Use our Language Editing simulator to learn about the final price and off you go!
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