I start to write this blog with the aim to help students and beginners in scientific article writing. We are three of us helping you at the moment, but these blog articles are my personal opinions.
I strive in all the ways I know to improve your article and help you to publish it. All this is based on my experience in doing research, writing and trying to publish it myself, as well as writing and reading peer-reviews and editor comments. Finally, it is based on my one year experience in editing and helping researchers to develop their articles. Most of my clients have been PhD students struggling with the writing.
The best system has appeared to be that you send me your article. I read it quickly and give some major comments that come to my mind easily. Thereafter, you can decide if you continue with our service, and we can flexibly help you in the ways you like.
My first comments to you
The usual case is that I first read the article and give some major comments to improve the article. This is by no means the language at the sentence, paragraph or even article level. The first thing that I often see in the articles I get to edit is that the authors have not told their story in such a way that a reader can easily follow it. So, many times, my first comments are something like: Write about this and do not write about that here.
For a couple of first rounds, my service it is not editing at all. It is commenting the article at the research level. My help to you is to present critics so that you notice certain things you have not written or presented so well. I criticize but I always also try to suggest practical advice on how you could improve the article. If I do not exactly know what to suggest, the discussions have always helped the author to go on and continue writing.
I write this blog first once a week. In November and in December I publish a blog article on Fridays.
I welcome all comments and discussions.
What would you like to ask?
What is difficult in scientific writing?
This is Oili Kiikkilä's blog.
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