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Example of the Editing Process

English Manager Science Editing normally works with electronic documents sent as email attachments. Corrections are made directly into the document and the corrected text returned to the author. To obtain a no-obligation quotation for the cost of editing a particular document, simply send it to editor@sciencemanager.com.

Below we give basic guidelines on how corrections may appear in a text. Please note that the way in which corrections are shown depends on the version of Microsoft Word and the settings used. We recommend that authors read the information on Track Changes in the help section of their version of Microsoft Word.

How the author sees the corrections

If the document is in Microsoft Word the editor will enable the ‘Track Changes’ option (under the Tools menu) to allow the author to see all of the corrections made to the text. Using this option the document can be viewed and printed either displaying or hiding the corrections. When corrections are displayed:

  • Deleted text appears colored and with ‘strike through’ (e.g., "as reported in the literature by Smith et al.")

  • Inserted text is colored and underlined (e.g., "the boiling point of the solution")

In addition, the editor will insert comments into the text. These comments are normally made to clarify the meaning of a phrase, to mark a correction that the author should check, or to comment on the content of the text. These comments are normally enclosed in square brackets and highlighted (e.g., [Please check that this sentence retains the desired meaning]).

If for whatever reason it is not possible to use 'Track Changes' the editor will include a greater number of comments within the text to mark the corrections. 

A Simple Example

Text before editing

All of reactions was carried out in the presence of 10M Hcl. The reaction products were precipitated, filteered and washed with acetone. It was not necessarily chromatographic purification. 

Corrected text with 'Track Changes' in the mode 'Highlight changes on Screen'

All of the reactions was were carried out in the presence of 10 M HCcl. The reaction products were precipitated, filteered and washed with acetone. It was not necessarily cChromatographic purification was not necessary. [Please check that the previous sentence retains the desired meaning]  

Corrected text without showing changes

All of the reactions were carried out in the presence of 10 M HCl. The reaction products were precipitated, filtered and washed with acetone. Chromatographic purification was not necessary. [Please check that the previous sentence retains the desired meaning]  

Final version after the author has removed the comments 

All of the reactions were carried out in the presence of 10 M HCl. The reaction products were precipitated, filtered and washed with acetone. Chromatographic purification was not necessary.