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Editing Non-Native English Scientific Writing

January 30, 2020

“The manuscript is poorly written and has too many grammatical and syntax errors. The results are very interesting from a practical standpoint, but the paper needs a thorough revision to make it suitable for publication in The Journal of Astounding Scientific Developments.

This is your cue. You enter as the native English-speaking editor. The measure of your success will be that the text is accepted after you have worked on it. Even better, the author sends you subsequent manuscripts before submission to avoid the painful rejection step for their next publication. You have become a trusted partner. Join presenter Karen Tkaczyk in this 60-minute webinar to learn what sets this work apart from editing texts written by native English speakers. Karen will use specific “before” and “after” examples of how to produce texts that look as if they have been written by a native speaker.

What you will learn?

  • Special editing considerations for non-native English authors
  • Efficient editing using a structured system to find common errors
  • Remaining culturally sensitive when working with these writers
  • Making non-native editing projects less painful and more profitable
  • Pricing translation and editing of non-native English scientific text

About the presenter

Karen M. Tkaczyk PhD, CT is an ATA-certified freelance translator (French>English). After earning a PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Cambridge, she worked in the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, but changed careers after moving to the U.S. As a freelance translator, she has been editing for non-native authors who want to publish in English since 2006. Karen currently holds the position of Secretary on the ATA Board of Directors. Listen to Episode 32 of The ATA Podcast to hear more of Karen’s story.

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January 30, 2020
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Presenter(s): Karen Tkaczyk
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): Presented in English
Level: All

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