Editing for Academics with English as a Second Language (ESL)

Speakers

Karen Tkaczyk
Freelance Translator and Editor McMillan Translation, LLC

Start

February 27, 2019 - 2:00 PM

End

February 27, 2019 - 3:00 PM

Editing for Academics with English as a Second Language (ESL)

“The manuscript is poorly written and has too many grammatical and syntax errors. The results are very interesting from a practical standpoint but the paper needs a thorough revision to make it suitable for publication in The Journal of Astounding Scientific Developments.”

Enter the native English-speaking editor. The measure of success is that the text is accepted after you have worked on it. Even better, the author sends you subsequent manuscripts before submission to avoid the painful step of receiving criticism. You become a trusted partner.

We will set the scene for handling this type of job and customer with the focus on what sets this work apart from editing texts written by native English speakers. We will use specific “before” and “after” examples of how to produce texts that look as if they have been written by a native speaker, and what is more, a native speaker who writes well. Time will be set aside for questions.

Takeaways:

  • Special editing considerations when your author’s native language is not English.
  • How to edit efficiently by using a structured system to find typical errors.
  • How to work with these customers in a culturally sensitive way.

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