What is AIRIEditing?
AIRIEditing is an editing service offered by AIRIcerca to anyone who wants to improve her/his writing. Our editors revise documents in English or Italian, and they are either native English speakers or have a thorough knowledge of both languages.
Who do we help?
AIRIEditing edits texts in English or Italian (two of our editors also correct German documents) for members and non-members of AIRIcerca.
In our professional and personal lives, we often have to write texts in English, from CVs to theses, papers and grant applications. A clear, concise, and compelling writing style is crucial to relay your message, engage readers and reviewers, and speed up the publication process. However, writing down your thoughts is difficult, and non-native speaking researchers face the additional hurdle of a foreign language, which delays both the writing and the review process. Even when the content is ready, it may still contain grammatical and syntax errors or language interference.
Our editors revise your document, improving not only the wording but also the clarity and flow of your text.
Which documents do we edit?
The AIRIEditing editors can review any kind of written work, including research papers, book chapters, theses, PhD dissertations, grant applications, posters, presentations, and texts for lay audiences.
Our editing services
AIRIEditing offers two main editing services: language editing and substantive editing.
The language editing service entails correcting grammatical, syntax, spelling, and punctuation errors, foreign language interference (e.g. false friends, coinages, errors of translation), and language errors. We recommend this service especially for articles that have already been accepted for publication and need English language revision, or for theses and dissertations.
The substantive editing service aims to improve the quality of the content. Besides language editing, substantive editing entails refining phrasing and enhancing clarity and efficiency of the language. The editors will improve coherence, organisation, and logic flow of the content, and they will ensure that all information in text, tables, figures, and bibliography is complete and clear. The editors can also give you feedback on how to refine your argumentation and on how to improve your writing skills. The substantive editing service is particularly recommended for research manuscripts prior to submission, grant applications, research proposals, and rebuttal letters to reviewers.