Soil Science Editing provides the following services:

Copy-editing and manuscript consultancy

At Soil Science Editing you will receive much more than a proofread of your work. Alex specialises in “manuscript consultancy”, a brand of scientific copy-editing that goes beyond language checking. Soil Science Editing provides the following services for all incoming manuscripts:

  • Full check of spelling and grammar
  • Check of US or UK English
  • Check of the logic, flow and readability
  • Check for missing information or potential issues that may arise in the review process
  • Suggestions for improvements to manuscript structure to ease the review process
  • Check for consistency of terminology and notation
  • Comment on the overall quality and impact of the manuscript

You will be provided with a track-changed version of your Word document, which allows you to see clearly the changes made to your document and accept or reject these changes as you choose. Comments will also be provided within the document. With Soil Science Editing, you receive a personalised service in which we work together to prepare your manuscript for submission to an appropriate journal. Continued email dialogue and advice is free of charge. At present, only documents in Microsoft Word can be accepted for editing. All lengths of project are accepted from abstracts to books and theses.

Formatting and reference-checking services

  • Formatting of your paper to suit the guidelines of your target journal and checking all requirements are met
  • Formatting of references
  • Full reference check (including checking the validity of the reference in full and ensuring consistency between the references list and the main text)
  • Changes of format to suit style guides/in-house style (for publishers)

Other services

Professional peer reviewing and substantive editing (major rewriting) services are also offered. Please contact Alex for more information. Alex is pleased to accept work from publishers and other scientific editing companies. Please contact Alex to negotiate rates.