How do research editing services work?

Whether you are a novice research student or a published researcher, presenting years of research in a document while complying with word limitations and subject-specific conventions can be a daunting task. Writing a research paper is the last but crucial step of your research journey.

Professional research editing services offer a variety of solutions that will help you submit a flawless research paper and get published in high-impact-factor journals. Editage, for example, provides three levels of research editing services to address the different needs authors have while preparing a research paper.

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Publication-focused editing + post-submission editorial support

- Complete language check
(grammar, terminology, and formatting)
- Extensive revisions (rephrasing and restructuring) + cover letter
- Free unlimited rounds of editing
- Journal response letter check
- Crosschecking revisions with reviewer comments

Publication-focused editing that makes your manuscript ready for initial submission

- Complete language check
(grammar, terminology, and formatting)
- Extensive revisions (rephrasing and restructuring) + cover letter
- Free unlimited rounds of editing

For well-organized academic and non-academic documents that require a final check and proofread

- Complete language check
(grammar, terminology, and formatting)
- Unlimited Q&A with the editor
- 60% discount on re-editing

Most online research editing services hire highly qualified editors, many of whom are published authors and peer reviewers. In addition to years of research paper editing experience, the editors are familiar with the publication process and the publish-or-perish challenges of the scholarly world. Armed with such experienced editors, research editing services are best suited to guide you through the manuscript preparation and submission process.

At Editage, we have developed a unique in-house algorithm to find the most suitable editor for your paper. Subject-specific editing is important to understand the author’s voice and avoid any scope for misinterpretation of the text. To ensure that each manuscript gets a thorough assessment in terms of language and content, it is assigned to a subject-specific editor who is part of a specialized subject area team called Center of Excellence.

Every research editing service has its own system of working. The ideal scenario is to have a subject expert edit and improve your paper for language quality and then have a senior reviewer check the changes made by the editor in the first round. This two-level editing check will help eliminate all errors and ensure that the language, presentation, and clarity of your paper will match international publishing standards.

Three-step editing model

At Editage, we follow a robust, three-step editing model for research paper editing.

Manuscript-Editor Pairing Editing and Journal Formatting Reviewing
Your manuscript is assigned to an editor with expertise in your subject area. The editor checks your document for language and formats it as per the journal guidelines. A senior reviewer re-checks your paper thoroughly.

What tools are used for editing?

Most research editing services revise your paper using the “track changes” feature of MS Word. Here is a sample of how an edited document will look. Apart from seeing the original text and the editor’s changes, you will also see comments wherein the editor will explain the change, suggest further change, or ask you for clarification.

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