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Re: [Fwd: Inorganica Chimica Acta (2006) 359: 383-387]

Hi Howard,

I am very careful about the support of interpreters. I had the opportunity of using such a service when publishing with physicians and the person just completely changed the meaning of some of the sentences so that I had to correct him after. This came from the fact that, although a scientist, he/she was not an expert in the filed and did not really understood the text. So that my recommendation would be to find a native English speaking PhD student  who needs some money!

At the same time English speaking people have to accept the dark side of the advantage of the universality of English. We write broken English papers!

Regards and best wishes for the new year.


Howard Flack a écrit :
I had not realized that there were commercial services for improving the written English in scientific manuscripts.  Perhaps editors of IUCr journals could send a list of such services to authors whose English is so bad that the paper is deemed unfit to be sent to referees.

Why did journalexperts.com pick on me?  Are they trying to tell me that my science is not too bad but my English is dreadful?  In any case that is what they kept telling me at school!  Its funny because they used to say the same thing to Dieter about his German (of course it was a different school).

Season's Greetings,

Inorganica Chimica Acta (2006) 359: 383-387
American Journal Experts <support@journalexperts.com>
Fri, 15 Dec 2006 05:12:10 +0000

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