Myths about academic editing

The author of this article that appeared in the Times Educational Supplement rightly points out that it is hard to find a high quality academic editor and highlights five myths.

  • The ‘good enough’ myth
  • If you don’t pay peanuts you won’t get a monkey myth
  • The native speaker myth
  • The native co-author myth
  • The ‘if it was published it must be OK’ myth

The article is good reading for anyone who is looking for a top quality academic editor.

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