Copy-editing, Proofreading – Academic Journal Article: sample #1

An example of copy-editing required for an academic research paper written by a non-native English speaker

Extract from an article

Generally, non-native English (ESL) takes much longer to edit. When significant changes are required, the ‘Track Changes’ function is counterproductive. In these cases, it is more efficient for me to simply edit the entire document and send the edited copy to my client for evaluation and approval.

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The trend for all membrane at different concentration of Al2O3 coated before sintered has uniform homogenous coating with better properties and performance can be relate to better absorption and penetration of Al2O3 nanoparticles towards membrane structure. Accumulation of closely tight Al2O3 nanoparticles suspension on the surface of membrane with coated after sintered able to block the membrane surface and pores, which could be the main reason of properties reduction and performance.

Edited version
All membranes with different concentrations of Al2O3 that were coated before the sintering process showed uniform, homogenous coating with optimal properties and performance. This was due to better penetration and absorption of Al2O3 nanoparticles by the membrane structure. In contrast, the membranes that were coated after sintering showed reduced performance. The accumulation of dense Al2O3 nanoparticle suspension on the surface caused the membranes’ pores to become blocked. This is thought to be the reason for their poorer properties and reduced performance.

Did you know:
Online automated grammar checks can achieve a grammatically accurate text that can, however, be completely nonsensical. When a computer proofreads a text and fails to ‘understand’ its meaning or intention, all it can do is suggest obvious grammar and vocabulary corrections. The text’s meaning may be completely lost, despite correct grammar.

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