Proofreading is mistaken for copy editing. Technically, proofreading is a separate process. It is done after editing and layout designing. Checking all design elements for accuracy and consistency including headers, level heads, word breaks, page numbering, end-of-line breaks, page breaks, cross references, and appropriate placement of tables and artwork. It also includes completion of table of contents and index and numbering of cross references. Our proofreaders pick up spelling and grammatical errors while identifying biased language that could offend some readers.
Our esteemed editors check for redundancies and improper word usage correcting the spelling and grammatical errors, typographical mistakes and finding the missing words. On reading the manuscript thoroughly, all types of errors are picked up. Your journal manuscript is also reviewed for appropriate capitalization and punctuation. Manuscript layout is designed with correct placement of headlines, paragraphs, and illustrations. Clichés, repetitive words and usage of biased language are identified and removed. We do complete reframing keeping the essence of information in your manuscript.
Thorough and comprehensive proofreading of your journal manuscript is carried out. The manuscript is checked for spelling, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation errors, thus maintaining consistency in the writing style (either American or British). Our proficient copyeditors rephrase and revise the sentences for better clarity.
A reviewer from the same research area of study does the review and provide suggestions for improvements in your research document. While he will not make any changes to the document, he will provide some valuable suggestions that will enhance the quality of the manuscript.
I want to edit my manuscript. How many iteration editing can I get?
Ans:Chanakya Research offers three levels of editing to bring your raw manuscript closer to publication: proofreading, copyediting, and substantive editing. Often, manuscripts are rejected by publishers because of formatting, content, and language issues. However, our experienced editors reduce such publication barriers by scrutinizing your manuscript and suggesting the appropriate editing service. Regardless of the service you opt for, we focus on the highest quality with fast turnarounds.
How good is the editorial team of Chanakya Research?
Ans:Our editorial team is comprised of accomplished scientists, researchers (with postgraduate, doctoral degree and post-doctoral research experience) from top most universities around the world. They have published their own work in various reputed journals, and some of them serve as peer reviewers in international journals. We ensure that your manuscript is edited by a specialist with the most relevant scientific background in your field with excellent writing and editorial skills. We maintain strict confidentiality and never share your submission and personal information with anyone outside us.
How does your editing services work?
Once you submit the manuscript in our website, our chief-editor assigns the work to appropriate subject-specific editor. The subject-specific editor does the needful and then updates it to group-editor. who again goes through the entire manuscript and passes it for quality check. If you are satisfied with quality checks, our team will send the edited manuscript to the chief-editor for final verification before delivery.
If I am not satisfied with your service can I ask for revisions?
Ans:Your satisfaction is the most important aspect of our service. However, you need to give us the exact reasons for your dissatisfaction. We assure that our consultants will work with you again addressing your concerns.
How do I find the changes made in my document?
Ans:For editing, our editors use “Track change” mode in MS-Word. Therefore, you can easily find the changes, corrections and comments made by our expert editors.
Do your editors work on any file formats apart from MS-Word?
Ans:Yes, we accept manuscript in PDF, LaTex and Tex format. They are converted to MS Word file for editing using track changes mode. If you want, we can re-convert the edited file into PDF, LaTex or Tex format before delivering the final work.
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