"Anyone who edits their own copy has a fool for an editor."

                                         -Donald Davis

 

Many people hear the word "editing" and automatically think it means giving a document a simple once over for spelling errors, missing punctuation and typos.

In actuality, there are several different specific forms of copyediting, all of which involve correcting the rough draft produced by the author. Then there is the process I described above, called proofreading. This is the final step in correcting an already print-ready document.

I provide substantive editing of medical and scientific documents written in American English for native

and non-native speakers of English alike. I review the draft and make the necessary changes to improve logic and clarity of the piece. I achieve this by correcting sentence structure,  reviewing and correcting for awkward phrasing, converting passive to active voice, trimming down wordy sentences, maintaining consistency of terminology usage, ad infinitum, to provide a clear, concise end result ready for journal submission. Good editors allow readers to focus on what you've written, not how you've written it.

I also provide proofreading of documents ready for publication. If you are unsure about what type of editing services you may need, I am more than happy to review your documents and discuss this with you.

Articles I have copyedited have been published in a variety of scientific journals including the Journal of Comparative Pathology, Anaerobe, Scientific World Journal, Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine, Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Clinics in Dermatology, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and 

Transplantation Proceedings.

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