THE SERVICE REQUEST
Researchers request Language Editing services when they need an expert to proofread, or thoroughly edit, their paper, thesis, research proposal or book. Our experts have the right academic background, experience and skills to get your academic work to the next level, ensuring readers focus on the scientific content of your research.
Let’s take a look at a request from Mait, an academic in the field of management based in Estonia, Eastern Europe. He first started using Peerwith to request a service for Language Editing. Mait posted a request on the Peerwith marketplace with the following description:
“Number of words: 7227; Level of English: intermediate; My paper needs proofreading.”
“The aim is to submit it to the most appropriate outlet despite the fact that there is a prevalence of native speakers among the editorial board and reviewers (Anglo-American countries) or not.”
Clearly the basic requirement here is for proofreading, pre-submission. At this point Mait could have submitted it to any service provider out there, but instead he posted it on the Peerwith marketplace. He posted his request on a Tuesday and quickly received 3-5 bids from experts within the next few hours after posting the request.
I would be happy to help with this. I am extremely familiar with the requirements for all Emerald journals, as I worked at Emerald for nearly 20 years, and actually helped develop the journals’ house styles. I would be able to have your work back to you with an absolute maximum of 5 days. I would also be able to provide a list of suitable journals for your paper. I have copy-edited for many information and knowledge management journals, including those published by Emerald (including the European Journal of Marketing), Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, and T&F. Please feel free to contact me for any further details or if you have any questions.
Best regards, Jim Bowden”
See how Mait requests just proofreading and Jim immediately offers journal guidance and publication support as well. This is the true essence of the Peerwith Platform; direct contact with experts who are willing to go the extra mile to assist authors as much as possible. Experts are not just service providers, they collaborate with the authors. And such collaboration helps to improve the quality of the scientific output.
The following day, Mait replies to Jim requesting additional information:
“Do you need to see my article in advance to decide the price or is the quoted price fixed and can I count on it? Or can that rate rise for certain reasons?
I am interested to hear more about your prior experience, in what fields have you done proof-readings and whether management, learning, innovation and psychological factors have been involved.
It would be nice if you could refer to your prior work in these fields by providing references to papers edited by you. If that is not possible for any reason, could you confirm that you have done work for the following list of journals (see below) and/or provide any sample/excerpt from your own writings in the given list.” (Provides a list of possible outlets)
Within two hours Mait received a reply from Jim with all the requested info and few hours later Mait accepts the quote and connects.
Three days after providing all the information about the assignment, Mait receives the following feedback from Jim:
- Best suited journal with best feedback
- Time from acceptance to publication
- Rejection rate %
- Comments based on the abstract (provides comments on substance, gives tips, provides contact details of interesting experts on the subject)
- Overview of alternative journals to consider and why (type of journal, ranking, rejection rates, additional feedback regarding acceptance of the paper by editors of the recommended journals(!)
The client asks for proofreading and receives full publication support. The expert completed the total request within 3 days. That is why we call Peerwith the smartest platform for researcher services!
The client, Mait:
“The main benefit for using this platform is that, contrary to other providers of Editing Services, I got the chance to choose between experts, and there is a variation to choose from which makes it very achievable to find a good expert to match your request.
Besides this option to choose the expert yourself, Peerwith offers a high-quality service that is cheaper than services from other publishing houses.”
The expert, Jim:
“From an editor’s perspective, this ability to engage in a dialogue is crucial; it helps me do a better job, based on the author’s requirements, and allows me to improve my skills with every paper or thesis I edit. It also allows me to only offer my services for work that I know I can do well. I know the extent of my knowledge and skills and if a particular job is beyond my ability I can simply say so and suggest other editors instead.
As well the transparency and clarity afforded by the platform, Peerwith also, crucially, provides payment security for both authors and editors. Authors pay Peerwith once a quote from an editor has been accepted, but the payment is not released to the editor by Peerwith until the work is done to the author’s satisfaction. This author knows the work will be done satisfactorily and I, as an editor, know I will get paid and not have to chase invoices. Win-win!”