Advice for Editing Non-native English Writers

Advice for Editing Non-native English Writers

multicoloured straws by Horia Varlan flickr:photos:horiavarlan:4273847392:


Editors must help their ESL authors navigate three languages: their native language, English, and the jargon of their academic specialty; as well as navigating cultural expectations of writing. Today on the blog, I share advice on how to do this from Katharine O’Moore-Klopf in advance of her audio-seminar on the subject this Wednesday. She also shares some common language errors to watch for.


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Photo of coloured straws by Horia Varlan, used under CC BY-2.0 license. 

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