Medical Writing Editing Editing for writers who have English as an additional language
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Volume 27, Issue 3 - Editing

Editing for writers who have English as an additional language

Abstract

Editors of English are typically met with expectations to make a quick fix of documents that need more radical changes than authors think. As editors, we should convey how we work to improve readability, and either adjustor gain acceptance for our approach. Next steps are to identify and discuss illogical, ambiguous content, check grammatical issues in the writer's first language that are different in English, and anything that deviates from clear,concise, consistent, well-formed prose, focused on the research question. A good way of communicating effectively with authors is to give reasons for suggested changes, and ideally,to name the problems.

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