Description of Services

SciTechEdit International has a service to meet your science communication needs:

 

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Comprehensive Editing - most commonly used by non-native English-speaking scientists

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Essential Editing - used by non-native English-speaking scientists with strong command of written English

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Instructional Editing - personalized service for authors who require extensive assistance developing and writing a manuscript in English

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Proofreading - most commonly used by native English-speaking scientists for checking galley proofs

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Re-Editing - for revised manuscripts previously edited by SciTechEdit International

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Plagiarism Check - Check document for instances of potentially plagiarized text

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Translation - specializing in translating medical, biomedical, and technical manuscripts into English

 

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most popularCOMPREHENSIVE EDITING

Comprehensive Editing is based on analysis of the structure, clarity, tone, intended audience, and general appeal of the manuscript.  This service ensures that the background, hypothesis, findings, interpretation, and relevance are clearly communicated. Comprehensive Editing is ideal for manuscripts and documents written by non-native English-speaking authors and intended for publication in top-tier science journals, international presentations, or high-level communications between colleagues. This service provides substantive suggestions regarding the optimal presentation of your research. Expert editing services are performed by a team of professional, full-time science editors, not your competitors or their students, ensuring complete confidentiality of your documents.

 

The following services are included in Comprehensive Editing:

  • Highest quality English-language science editing
  • Documents edited by a team of professional full-time science editors (not one of your competitors or their students)
  • Native-English speaking editors
  • Overall structure of manuscript is consistent
  • Ideas clearly and logically developed
  • All necessary information is present
  • All unnecessary information is removed
  • Correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, and word usage
  • Consistent and correct use of language (active/passive voice, verb tense, and audience-appropriate level)
  • Sentences and paragraphs restructured or rearranged for clarity
  • Redundant descriptions/data presentation removed
  • Figures and tables checked for consistency with the manuscript
  • Appropriate and consistent use of abbreviations
  • Edited manuscripts are returned to you well-polished
  • Correct documentation of references – If references are included in the order, ensures every citation is referenced, every reference is cited, and journal titles, if abbreviated, are abbreviated correctly
  • Correct formatting of the manuscript – If a journal is specified, the manuscript's overall formatting, citations, references, abstract or summary, figure legends, etc., are formatted according to the journal's guidelines. If a journal is not specified, the overall formatting, citations, references, etc., are formatted consistently
  • Sections revised to conform to required word/character count
  • Editors will partner with you through journal submission
  • Quality assurance, continued support
  • All questions answered promptly
  • Minor manuscript revisions are included
  • No-risk guarantee
  • Reliable return dates

 

 ESSENTIAL EDITING

Essential Editing is our basic editing service for both non-native English-speaking scientists and native English-speaking scientists with a strong command of written English. This service ensures that your manuscript is clearly and logically presented in idiomatically correct English. Expert editing services are performed by a team of professional full-time science editors, not your competitors or their students, ensuring complete confidentiality of your documents. 

 

The following services are included in Essential Editing:

  • High quality English-language science editing
  • Documents edited by a team of professional full-time science editors (not one of your competitors or their students)
  • Native-English speaking editors
  • Correct punctuation, spelling, grammar, and word usage
  • Consistent and correct use of language (active/passive voice, verb tense, and audience-appropriate level)
  • Appropriate and consistent use of abbreviations
  • Manuscripts are returned to you well-polished
  • Quality assurance, continued support
  • All questions answered promptly
  • Minor manuscript revisions are included prior to initial submission to the journal
  • No-risk guarantee
  • Reliable return dates

 

 INSTRUCTIONAL EDITING

Instructional Editing is for authors who require extensive assistance with developing and writing a manuscript. This service is personalized to meet your individual needs and may include developing an outline for the manuscript, support writing the manuscript, consulting for major revisions, providing comments and analysis of the overall form and content of the manuscript, offering suggestions regarding adding or removing content, checking for inadvertent plagiarism, and constructing cover letters or responses to reviewers.

 

PROOFREADING

Proofreading is usually selected by native English-speaking scientists to check galley proofs. Your manuscript is reviewed for minor mechanical errors in copy (such as misspelled words and typographic errors), appropriate capitalization and punctuation, consistent use of abbreviations, and correct documentation of references.

 

RE-EDITING

Re-Editing is for manuscripts previously edited by SciTechEdit International using either Comprehensive or Essential editing service. Examples of manuscripts that qualify for this service include: A) manuscripts that have been revised in response to reviewer comments,  and B) manuscripts that have been revised for submission to a different journal. Manuscripts that have been extensively revised may not qualify for the re-editing service.

 

 Plagiarism Check

Plagiarism Check evaluates manuscripts to determine if any of the text has been previously published using industry-standard services such as iThenticate, WriteCheck, Plagiarism Checker, SPlat, Plagiarism Detect, etc.  Using one of these services, we will review your document and create a report indicating which portions of text require further revision and appropriate citation.  Re-writing services are available to help clients revise self-plagiarized material.

 

TRANSLATION

SciTechEdit International provides Scientific Translation Services for manuscripts. Our translators are highly qualified scientific, technical, or medical translators. Your manuscript may be translated and edited or, if you prefer, translated only. Our translators are native English-speaking, and are fluent in the source language with extensive experience translating scientific, technical, or medical texts into English.

Our translation process starts with an expert translator experienced in translating science documents into English.  When combined Translation/Comprehensive Editing services are ordered, a science editor will then review the translated document to ensure that the originally intended meaning and quality are preserved.

Translation alone requires 5 to 10 business days.  When ordering Translation with Editing, approximately 5 additional business days are required.  If you require a faster return, please contact us. Pricing depends on the language and character count of the document.  Please contact us for more information.

Use our manuscript submission form to send us your manuscript to receive a free, no-obligation quote. Our translation team has extensive experience in translating the following languages to English (UK and US).  Additional languages are also available.

  • Chinese (traditional and simple)
  • Finnish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

 

 

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