Quality Control Assurance
The main goal at eCORRECTOR is to provide professional language support to scientists intending to publish their work in international peer-reviewed journals. We are fully aware that authors whose native language is not English can be disadvantaged when their work is reviewed, independently of the significance of the findings. eCORRECTOR strives to proof and edit manuscripts sent to us so that the work will be evaluated for its scientific merit and not confounded by poor language. Our proofreading service has helped numerous scientists publish their work in almost all areas of science i.e. molecular biology, psychology, clinical studies, botany, engineering, etc.
To ensure our proofread texts meet the required language standards, we have introduced a series of quality control checks.
What does Quality Control mean at eCORRECTOR?
We have proofread texts in almost all areas of science and recognise immediately the specific area that the work addresses. This initial screening procedure enables us to select the best proofreader for the text. We contact a specialist and practitioner in the field, one whose education (including a PhD title) and scientific background correspond with the assignment.
All proofread scientific texts are thoroughly checked in the content-based, stylistic and grammar planes. Each proofreader is proficient in a particular area which ensures intelligent editing of the text since they understand the technical terminology and ideas behind the work. This type of editing means the style of writing is scientific (i.e. concise and factual) rather than literary (verbose). Our proofreaders frequently provide additional helpful comments which can be pondered upon prior to journal submission.
Our science editor ? Mark Hunt, PhD ? supervises the proofreading process, selects the scientific proofreaders and often approves the final manuscript before it is sent back to the authors. As a Cambridge University graduate with 15 years of experience in scientific proofreading as well as the author of 25 publications, he ensures the quality procedures are applied correctly and thoroughly.
Our strong customer care both during and after we have proofread your text means that we will quickly respond to any additional enquiries you may have concerning the text (for example if you need additional clarification about a particular change) normally within the same working day.
All our proofreaders are native speakers of English who hold a PhD (or equivalent i.e. Bachelor of Medicine Bachelor of Surgery) and have extensive experience in proofreading scientific texts.
Almost all our proofreaders have published their own work and some have reviewed for international journals. They are fully aware of the demands placed on authors submitting their work for publication.