What is the difference between different editing services?
Many kinds of editing services are offered by scientific editing companies. English editing and proofreading are mostly correcting the English grammar at the sentence level - and as such, many times enough.
Advanced , Professional, Premium etc. Editing, in addition to proofreading, aim 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 for instace, about Substantive Editing. However, in our service, we do even more.
We assess if your content is good and enough for a scientific article. We help you to find the themes and aspects you should write about. We tell you what is missing. We help you to improve the presentation of the results. 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.