ABOUT BRC EDITING SERVICE

ABOUT BRC EDITING SERVICE

Biodiversity Research Center offers an editing service to labs in BRC for all types of English papers including manuscripts, abstracts, grant applications, responses to reviewers, press releases, etc. Editing focuses on both improving the paper’s English and making and explaining a claim in a clear, concise way. Papers are accepted at any stage of the editing process-anywhere from a first to final draft-and, unless the author asks otherwise, edits will be made to the all sections of the text (Title, Abstract, Discussion, Figures & Tables etc.) except References. The editor, Noah Last, is a native English speaker with two years of editing experience and a Bachelors in both Biology and Rhetoric & Composition. BRC PIs receive free editing for up to 40 hours of service per year (beginning on the western new year, January 1st), fees apply after that.

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR PAPER

Under the “Submit” tab, please give information about yourself and your paper. The “Notes” section can include your deadline, where you plan to submit the manuscript, what you would like Noah to focus on, or anything else you would like Noah to know about your submission. Upload your file/s and submit. Microsoft Word format is preferred, and edits will be made with tracked changes and comments. If you are submitting a document that references figures or tables, please either upload those too or include a link to them in the “Notes” section. After you submit the paper, you will receive an email with your submission’s identification number (SID) and a link to information on the paper’s status. “Processing” means that Noah is working on the paper; “Pending” means that Noah has emailed you with some question and clarification, and editing may pause until you respond; “Finished” means that the edited paper has been emailed to you; “Cancelled” means that you have told Noah that you would like to cancel the editing.
When the editing is finished, Noah will email you the paper, how long the service took, and how many more free hours your PI has this year. If you have questions or would like Noah to read the paper again, please communicate with him through email directly. Do not submit the paper again.

Please contact Noah with questions at lastn@gate.sinica.edu.tw