Importance of Language Edit for ESL Authors

When you submit an article to a journal, the journal performs an initial, formal check for English language usage, checking to make sure that your paper is free of errors in syntax, grammar, and spelling and that it uses appropriate diction throughout the entire paper. After it passes this hurdle, they pass it to the journal editor responsible for content assessment, who will decide if your article will be peer reviewed.

For English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) authors, the initial language check can be a major hurdle. Like any writer, ESL authors tend to focus on their argument when writing and can easily overlook typos and unconscious grammatical errors. But ESL authors have an added burden because they may still not have mastered the the finer nuances of diction, idioms, and tone — and may still make a few grammatical errors.

Native English-Speaking, Expert Academic Editors

Oxford Editing’s editors are both native English speakers and expert academic editors with much experience editing academic papers that are in a variety of stages of development. Our academic editors can ensure that your manuscript conforms to your target journal’s structure of submission, adheres to its Guide for Authors, and has correct English language usage.

Often when a paper is revised, new errors are inadvertently introduced, which can be a more significant problem for ESL authors. Therefore we offer follow-up proofreading at an affordable rate. We also offer 30 minutes of complimentary proofreading as part of the service for papers whose editing pass is over $100.

We cannot guarantee that your paper will be published or that your grant proposal will be funded, but we can ensure that your paper will be free of language errors.

Certificate of Language Edit

Many journals request that ESL authors submit a certificate that states that their paper received a language edit. Upon request, we will gladly send you a certificate of language editing to submit with your article.

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