With on-line editing, the author can clearly distinguish the original text from the editor's marks. For instance, the original text is in black; additions made by the editor are in blue, and omitted parts are in red.
If you send your paper in Word format (Windows 95 or 97), the author can easily choose to accept or reject the editorial suggestions by simply choosing "accept" or "reject". By eliminating the waste of paper, fax machinese and postal fees, the entire process is done efficiently on the computer.
The Chinese OWL (On-line Writing Lab) offers two levels of editing, depending on the quality of the manuscript submitted for editing and/or the author's own personal request.
A. Normal editing:
omission of typographical mistakes, grammatical errors, misuse of
punctuation, and misuse of numerical terms. Also, the author is given
alternative words to clarify his or her intended meaning.
Major editing: in addition to the above, this level of editing includes simplifying sentences, omitting redundancy, rewriting entire sections, and adding transitions to make the transcript flow more smoothly.
The author chooses whether he or she wants the file edited and returned via e-mail in either five or ten days. Emergency requirements will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Face-to-face consultation is also available.