Are you writing a thesis or paper?

Maximize its potential for success by having it edited

THE ART OF SCIENTIFIC WRITING

  • PhD scientist
  • Mother-tongue English
  • 16 years of documented editing experience

How editing empowers your writing

Manuscripts that are edited are better received by journal editors and reviewers and by graduate student advisers and examiners. They are less likely to raise questions rooted in language mistakes, ambiguities or complex writing that impedes comprehension and causes unnecessary delay. Other things being equal, a well-written paper is more likely to be accepted than a poorly-written one (Coates et al. 2002). The same applies to theses.

Alone, absence of language mistakes does not necessarily mean good writing. Hence, your manuscript is first reviewed and you are provided with a report that might include some suggestions for improvement. It will then go through two rounds of in-depth editing, both of which you review and comment on. These rounds not only correct grammar, spelling and syntax, but also improve the writing style, content integrity, consistency and development. This  process produces a manuscript that is complete, consistent, clear and correct. 

 

 

“a true top-class editor… He is fast, precise, creative” Prof. Claude Libert,  Ghent University, Belgium

“value of his corrections, suggestions and comments” Prof. Frans Van Roy, Inflammation Research Center, Belgium

“as if discussing the manuscript with a member of the research team” Prof. Omran Bakoush, Lund University, Sweden

“I have been thoroughly impressed by his attention to detail” Prof. Geert Berx, Ghent University, Belgium

 

Which types of manuscripts are edited?

Research papers and review articles

Master’s and PhD theses

Research grant proposals

Strategic research plans

Biological sciences

Life sciences

Biomedical sciences

Health sciences

About me

For many years I held the positions of graduate school professor of scientific writing at Ghent University, Belgium, and editor at the Inflammation Research Center in Ghent, Belgium. In recent years I have been working as a self-employed editor, helping researchers and graduate students. My clients come from Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. I have also maintained research activity and have a track record of publications. Moreover, I am a senior editor with a medical journal.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF THE EDITOR’S WORK IN PAPERS IN TOP JOURNALS

Prof. Frans Van Roy, PhD

Former Director, VIB Inflammation Research Center and Ghent University, BELGIUM

As a senior researcher in molecular cell biology and former scientific director of a large department active in biomedical molecular research, have frequently challenged Dr. Amin Bredan with last-minute editing jobs. He never failed, even in ‘difficult’ texts, be it topic-wise or language-wise, and I have always appreciated the added value of his corrections, suggestions and comments.

Prof. Omran Bakoush, MD PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, Lund University, SWEDEN

Dr. Amin Bredan’s editing is not just a matter of improving English language. Once you receive Dr. Bredan’s first edited version, you will often go back to adjust and refine your interpretation and discussion to obtain a better logical fit to the data. I feel as if I am discussing the manuscript with a member of the research team.

Prof. Geert Berx

Senior Researcher VIB Inflammation Center & Ghent University,
BELGIUM

Dr. Amin Bredan has edited many research manuscripts in the life science field for us that were often highly technical, as well as reviews and book chapters that were written for a more general audience. In each instance, I have been thoroughly impressed by his attention to detail, his efficiency, and his overall editorial expertise.