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

> 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?

The message is of course "written" by a computer program that is
keyed on the country of origin of the contact author, and is
applicable both to those who speak poor English and to those
resident native English speakers who might work for them. Such
nuanced ambiguity is the mark of a fluent English writer, but
it doesn't actually make the meaning clear to a reader who is
not very well acquainted with the language.

So this is hardly a recommendation in favour of American Journal Experts!

I am reminded of the editorial process on my own chapters in International
Tables G. I cheerfully claim that much of my original draft was clever,
witty, urbane, profound and subtle. Nicola's careful editing removed
most of these sparkling attributes - but the result probably makes much
more sense to the people who read the work, and is therefore a great
improvement over the original!

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