Are you among those who believe in finishing off the work and sending it to publisher without even checking it once? If yes, then you should stop this practice immediately. Or else be ready to pay a heavy price in return.
It’s true that lack of attention, many times, triggers a series of mistakes in a document. However, there are people who face some other problem. They feel too tired after writing the manuscript and therefore are left with no energy to edit the file. Eventually, the paper goes to publisher without editing with glaring errors and comes back immediately. So try to make it a habit of cross-checking the facts twice before you send it to publisher or else your proposal might be rejected by reviewers just because of faulty language and grammar.
You should know the fact that you are committing a grave error if you are sending an unchecked file to the publisher. No matter even if you think you have written the docs carefully, a thorough editing is a must.
At the University of Southern California, three basic types of editing are followed to make sure that all facets of research papers are covered. There has to be a clear line between these types of editing:
Copy Editing: The most elementary stage of editing is copy editing. This also constitutes the most comprehensive style of editing articles. Copy editing covers grammar, spellings, structure, errors, punctuations etc. Factors like spacing and labeling are also addressed here.
Technical Editing: Attention should be given to checking the accuracy of data and statements in the paper in this kind of editing. One should look for discrepancies in facts, and validity issues in analysis.
Developmental Editing: Here one needs to see if the paper is complete in all aspects or else there should any addition to the paper.
If you and your editors cover these editing styles, then the paper is perfect and chances of your paper getting accepted by the publishers increase by many times.
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