Developmental Editing for your Academic Paper

Developmental editing is usually performed before any scientific paper or manual is ready for publishing in any scientific journal. This is most common, although developmental editing can be performed from the initial stages to guide the author in developing the structure of the academic manual and its flow. An extreme form of developmental editing is performed if publisher decides that the final draft of the book requires a lot of rework and restructuring.
While development editors perform more or less the same checklist tasks as any other editor, they concern themselves more with the overall content and focus of the research content, and if the scientific paper can be considered “marketable.”
So, why is developmental editing a must for academic scholars in the field of academic research? For the career growth of any scholar, it is imperative that he or she has to submit a wide number and variety of scientific papers over their careers. While their research skills are of superior quality, most academic scholars are not skilled writers, as they do not receive any academic training on writing high-quality research papers. This is where an academic scholar can benefit from an association with a language expert or a developmental editor. This is particularly true for scholars, who have faced the ignominy of having their submitted manuscripts rejected multiple times by scientific publishers and journals.
In addition, academic scholars can also benefit from developmental editors before starting work on their next scientific paper. Developmental editors can suggest new ideas for research projects, along with providing the correct outline and professional chapter formats for the manuscripts. Development editors are well-versed with a variety of industry segments and their current trends and can suggest ideas that would be popular with scientific publications.
As an author, collaborating with the developmental editor ensures that all the burden of the scientific content and its refined development is not the sole responsibility of the writer. Both the author and the developmental editor share the same goal of developing a high-quality manuscript or book. It is equally vital that every academic scholar develops a healthy bond with the developmental editor through open communication and acceptance of healthy criticism. At the same time, it would be futile to work with a developmental editor, who does not share a common goal or vision, in which case, it is better to look for a replacement.

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