Native-Speaker English Editing

Golden offers English editing services specifically for academic, social science, scientific and technical texts and reports.

What documents can Golden edit?

Golden services are suitable for journal papers for publication in international journals (including cover letters and response to reviewer letters), conference papers, books and book chapters, master theses, PhD dissertations, grant applications, research proposals, abstracts, presentations, CVs and professional profiles, government reports, business reports, and websites.

The Golden approach to English editing

Each document follows a consistent workflow so that the English editing result is consistently thorough.

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Goals of English editing

The main goal of the English editing is to make the author’s intended meaning clear.

The editing will fix punctuation, spelling, grammar, basic conjunctions, phrasing, sentence structuring and consistencies, but making the author’s intended meaning is the main goal.

Make the author's intended meaning clear

The main goal of the English editing is to make the author's intended meaning clear. First, to understand the the text fully, the Editor will read your documents and other materials you have provided. The Editor will then work through your documents, section by section, and improve the English so that the author’s intended meaning is made clear. Because the Editor has a background in the subject, he or she will usually understand the meaning, even where the English is confusing.

Editor CHECK comments for the Author

Because the Editor has a background in the subject, he or she will usually understand the author's intended meaning. However, where the Editor is unable to determine the intended meaning, the Editor will insert a balloon comment with "CHECK" typed inside and include an explanation of the ambiguity and suggest ways to fix it. Upon receiving the completed work, the authors should examine each CHECK comment carefully and make modifications to the adjoining text.

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Golden English Editing Certificate

You have the option to receive an English editing certificate. You can submit the certificate to your journal along with your final draft to prove that your manuscript has been edited by a native speaker of English. Some journals required so that they know the English language is of an acceptable standard and therefore your paper is one step closer to being accepted for publication.

Faqs

  • Is all work done by real people?

    All editing is performed by native speakers of English. Golden does not use software to replace the skilled work of people.

  • What does the editing cover?

    Golden English editing focuses on clarifying the author's intended meaning. The Editor will read your entire manuscript and first understand your intended meaning and then correct the English so that your intended meaning is written clearly and using correct and fluent English.The editing will fix punctuation, spelling, grammar, basic conjunctions, phrasing, sentence structuring and consistencies. Because the Editor has a background in the subject, he or she will usually understand the author’s intended meaning. However, where the Editor is unable to determine the intended meaning, the Editor will insert a balloon comment with “CHECK” typed inside and include an explanation of the ambiguity and suggest ways to fix it. Upon receiving the completed work, the authors should examine each CHECK comment carefully and make modifications to the adjoining text.

  • What file formats do you support?

    Golden performs all editing work using MS Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Golden can also convert LaTeX files into MS Word. You may also upload supporting materials for the Editor to consult. These can be in any file format.

  • Does your editing service include formatting?

    Golden English editing does not currently offer a formatting service.

  • Will Golden help me re-edit my documents and is there a discount?

    After you receive the edited documents from Golden, you might make additional changes based on the editor’s CHECK comments or you might just touch up your work, before submitting it to the journal for example. Re-editing is considered a new job order. Golden recommends that you re-submit the documents for re-editing to fix any small or newly introduced errors in the English. You will find in your account a coupon for a discount on the re-editing job. Further, you may choose to only re-edit some sentences and indicate those with yellow highlighting.

  • What kinds of documents can Golden edit?

    Golden English editing specializes editing journal papers, conference papers, research reports, technical articles, theses, dissertations, abstracts and any other academic or scientific text.

  • What does the edited file look like?

    Editing is performed in MS Word. You can choose to receive the tracked changes version; download an MS Word example here. You can also choose to receive a final version which includes all edits; download an MS Word example here..

  • Can Golden re-edit my journal manuscript after I revise it based on peer review?

    The journal editor might report that you need to revise some of your research or content before resubmitting to the journal. Golden recommends that you re-submit the manuscript for re-editing after you make the revisions based on journal requirements. If you have made major revisions, then we recommend you have the entire text re-edited. If you have made minor revisions or revisions to some sections only, then you can choose to highlight text in yellow and order to only have that text edited, to reduce the editing fee and time. Golden can also edit the English of your response to review letter, so upload that file as well and include your responses in the word count.

  • Will you help me to reduce the word count of my paper?

    Golden English editing does not currently offer a word count reduction service.

  • Do you accept LaTeX documents?

    Yes, Golden accepts Latex manuscripts. When uploading your files, select the Latex option and upload a zip file of all the files (including linked files and images) in the original folder structure. We will convert the LaTeX files into an MS Word document to perform the editing. You will receive the editing as an MS Word document showing track changes. There is a conversion and handling charge. Also, during submission, upload a full PDF version of your manuscript as a consult file. The Editor will consult the PDF version to see figures and equations more clearly. Golden does not perform editing inside the .tex files however.

  • Do you guarantee my paper will get published?

    Publication is a subjective process, so we are not able to guarantee that you will be published after you use our services. If you paper is rejected by the journal after using our service, it is unlikely that the main reason will be English language problems.

  • What is the Golden English Editing Certificate?

    Golden will provide a certificate confirming that your paper was edited by a native English speaker at Golden and, assuming all of the changes we proposed are incorporated into the manuscript, is ready for journal submission. It will allow journal editors to feel confident that the English language in your manuscript has been reviewed and verified.

  • What comments will the Editor add to my document?

    Because the Editor has a background in the subject, he or she will usually understand the author’s intended meaning. However, where the Editor is unable to determine the intended meaning, the Editor will insert a balloon comment with “CHECK” typed inside and include an explanation of the ambiguity and suggest ways to fix it. Upon receiving the completed work, the authors should examine each CHECK comment carefully and make modifications to the adjoining text.

  • Who are your editors?

    The Editor who works on your documents is a native speaker of English. The Editor who works on your documents will have a background in relevant area of study. The Editor who works on your documents works for Golden and has passed rigorous testing and undergone professional training for English editing. Read more about their qualifications on the About the Editors page.