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Journal copy-editing in a non-anglophone environment

Marije de Jager

Abstract:

Working as a copy editor for science journals published in English in a non-anglophone environment may pose challenges in terms of linguistic difficulties and cultural differences. This chapter explores the complexities of journal editing based on the experience of copy editors working for English-language science publishers in several non-English-speaking European countries. Good communication between the copy editor and the other participants in the publication process, from the authors to the journal editors, peer reviewers and production staff, will help to make copy-editing more effective. Additional capacities such as teaching and translation skills and ...

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