Starting a conversation about scientific editing, we will recall the text in general. The text is understood as a set of sentences, between which there is a semantic and grammatical relationship.
In practice, there are the following types of editing:
- scientific (special);
References consider editing in the format of measures to improve someone else’s text material if the latter is being prepared for printing.
In this case, we are talking about four types of editing, differing in the degree of interference in the source text:
- editing-proofreading, i.e., verification with the original;
- editing-reduction, without changing the meaning of the text, significantly affecting the reduction of its volume
- editing-processing is used to improve the style of the manuscript;
Edit-rework is the processing of the original scientific text, allowing the available information to meet the list of requirements of the publisher.
There is a notion of self-editing when the author improves his text. You can write your thesis. All that is required is free time and the ability to express the material logically.
However, this is not all. Subtleties such as literacy, style, design in the framework of international norms, fall on the author.
The combination of knowledge and skills will allow bringing the material of the dissertation research to the scientific community.
For this type of verification, specialists are involved. The scientific text, in preparation for printing, is accompanied by comments.
The functions of the profile editor include actions to clarify the appropriateness of comments, their number, and volume, reliability, accuracy, and sufficiency.
Scientific editing of the thesis is unthinkable without the literary version of text processing. Literary reading, as part of the work on the thesis material, involves the processing of text, the identification, and correction of errors.
The text eliminates repetition, ambiguity, stylistic inaccuracies (a form of words, relevance), etc. This type of revision brings the available content to the best form.
Any type of editing used when working with dissertation material implies the need to study the criteria of stylistic unity, identify lexical, semantic, and other shortcomings.
All editorial activities should be oriented towards compliance with the mandatory stages of work.