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[personal profile] zwol
I wonder if I can get the NSF, or someone like them, to fund an International Scientific Journal Article Line-Editing Service. Native speakers of Standard Written English (TM) will fix your egregious prose! It'd create jobs! It'd improve the scientific discourse! The journals damn well ought to be paying someone to do this already, but they aren't, but maybe if it gets popular enough as an independent service we can start leaning on them to send everything by us, and then to start footing the bills.

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Date: 2010-09-23 12:33 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] brooksmoses
Yes, yes, a thousand times yes.

Also you bill this as a critical enabling service for open-access journals, because there is no way that those can pay for this sort of service directly without exorbitant publication fees or money from fairies.

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