As a professional editor, I annually edit about 1.5 million words of research on computer science and engineering topics. The tools I use must work well, and believe me, I’ve tried a few! In this article, I share the platforms and programs I frequently use for editing research, which I suspect would be useful for writing research as well.
The writing and editing of peer-reviewed research is a specialist topic. In this post, I list some free resources that can help you learn these skills.
Many abbreviations have a period at the end, for instance, “Feb.” and “etc.” Sentences also can have a period at the end. So what do you do when an abbreviation occurs at the end of a sentence?
I edit many papers after they’ve been rejected or sent back to the authors for major revisions. Often, I see the peer-review comments as well, and I see many mistakes come up again and again.
I don't believe that there is one correct way of speaking and that those who don't use it are uneducated and/or stupid. Language is a fantastically complex human activity. One formal style is not flexible enough for the full range of human communication needs. However, academic writing for conferences or journals is a special case.