Does an academic copy-editor require knowledge of statistics?


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Does an academic copy-editor require knowledge of statistics?

Currently, many journal articles contain statistical flaws.  Journal editors and researchers are becoming increasingly concerned with the incorrect reporting of statistical data. The author shares whether copy-editors should be able to spot and correct statistical flaws to help speed up the peer review and avoid some mistakes. This article appearing in the European Science Editing has been reprinted with permission.

 

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Fonseca, Marisha. "Does an academic copy-editor require knowledge of statistics?" European Science Editing 39 no.2 (2013): 46

 

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Published on: Apr 14, 2014

An editor at heart and perfectionist by disposition, providing solutions for journals, publishers, and universities in areas like alt-text writing and publication consultancy.
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