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2019 ELSS Substantive Editing Challenge

ELSS, Inc. substantively edits research manuscripts to the highest practical standard for our clients, who are primarily Japanese researchers. We are seeking skillful freelance editors with expertise in geoscience (particularly geophysics, geochemistry and ecology) and plant science. 
 
Can you meet our exacting standards?
Preserve the authors’ intended meaning
Fix or at least point out essentially all ambiguities and problems in grammar, spelling, clarity, concision, consistency, structure, coherence, flow, logic, and cogency
Comment about the science
Ease the reader’s path through dense, technical prose
Impose journal format and style as explained in the Instructions to Authors
 
Skillful substantive editors are conscientious, reliable, highly intelligent, and attentive to detail. Although no writing or editing is perfect, our roster editors are proficient writers who read between the lines and strive for perfection. 
 
Applicants should meet both of the following criteria:
1. Either {a bachelor's degree or higher in a medical, science, or engineering field} or {both 2 years' research or engineering experience and 2 or more authored papers in peer-reviewed publications}
and
2. At least 1 year of full-time-equivalent experience substantively editing manuscripts written for peer-reviewed research journals, excluding manuscripts on which the applicant is an author.
 
Other relevant experience and qualifications can be considered in addition to or instead of listed criteria.
 
 
Apply for the Challenge by sending to このメールアドレスはスパムボットから保護されています。閲覧するにはJavaScriptを有効にする必要があります。 
1. Your CV as a doc or pdf file (with your name as the start of the filename)  
and
2. An estimate of your total hours of experience substantively editing primary research manuscripts on which you are not an author. 
 
 
Before applying, please see further details from the ELSS Editing Requirements page