Many kinds of editing services are offered by scientific editing companies. English editing and proofreading is mostly correcting the English grammar at the sentence level - and as such, many times enough.
Advanced or Professional editing, in addition, aims to correct the structure of the article. For instance, they reorganize sentences inside the paragraphs and reorganize paragraphs.
You may have all themes, issues, aspects and all things, which are needed for a scientific presentation, written in your manuscript. Just that they are in a wrong, confusing or mixed order. If the service promises to reorganize and rewrite the whole article, we can talk about Substantive editing. However, in our service, we do even more.
We help you to find the themes and aspects you should write about. We tell you what is missing. We help you to find the themes you should write about in the introduction, we help you to formulate the aims and conclusions, and we help you to find the themes and aspects you would be good to discuss. Therefore, we call our service Writing Help. This sounds like a great promise. We do not promise to do all this by ourselves without your help and your own effort. However, we can do it together with you. Our Substantive editing means that we focus on the substance, the scientific content of the article. We are almost like authors themselves - or many times, in practice, like supervisors for PhD students.
We help the authors to develop the whole research story. We help to put the research in its scientific context. We help to present the research so that readers will understand, why your article should be read and published. We help you to make interpretations and conclusions and write an interesting discussion.
In practice, we do the same what the authors do in scientific writing. In practice, we suggest better ways to write, search for mistakes and inconsistencies, help to interpret results, question the interpretations and conclusions. Finally, when we think that the content and the structure are ok, we edit the text according to your preferences.We can also write new paragraphs, search for articles to refer, read the articles and write about them.
We personally teach you scientific writing by commenting and advising during your writing process. Finally, if (and when) we see that there still are problems within the text, we suggest how to write it and rewrite it to you if you wish.
Unfortunately, it is difficult for us to have a special student price that would be especially low. This is because PhD students are many times neither experienced writers nor ready scientists. They may need a lot of help.
Everyone feeling lost and alone with the writing is welcome to contact us. I advise students to ask the supervisor if there is any project money to be used for writing help. I am confident that the writing will be faster with our help, and the investment will be cost-effective from the research project’s point of view. One or two thousand euros shouldn’t be a great problem in most funded research projects. In any project wanting articles published, our help should be worth of investing. The problem with the asking may be that the supervisors may often think that their help is enough. However, many times the supervisors are busy and students do not get enough help.