Congratulations, you have put together a research paper. You have picked the proper topic. Picked a reference tool. You learned how to avoid plagiarism. The paper is done. But, you wonder, is it legible, coherent, publishable .. the best it can be?
You may need a second pair of eyes to help with the mechanics of style (grammar, spelling, punctuation, statistics, etc.). Your paper needs proofreading, fact-checking and structural editing.
Well, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of organizations dedicated to helping authors polish their research papers for professional publication.
Unfortunately, UHN Libraries are not among them ... not to worry.
Here, you will find an extensive list of helpful writing resources.
Welcome to Writing Services 101.
The mission of Science Editor is to provide editors and staff with the knowledge, skills, and concepts they need to run the best version of their journal or other publication in pursuit of improving the scientific literature.
Manuscript Services provided in these categories: Manuscript Editing, Proofreading, Composition and printing, Electronic publishing, or Other Services.
Manuscript Services page: https://www.councilscienceeditors.org/resource-library/manuscript-services/
Ontario Tech University: online writing help website: nool. The website offers a variety of video tutorials, tip sheets, interactive tools and resources in foundational math, academic writing and study strategies to help students and researchers through each step of the writing process.
Whether you are writing a capstone or thesis project in fourth year engineering, a reflective paper in first year health sciences, a lab report in second year science or a research paper in social science, each of these assignments require that you write well.
Nool online services include:
The Ryerson Writing Centre --free for students and faculty--include many services that may be of use to researchers. The Writing centre offers support for graduate students in areas such as dissertation coaching & retreats, workshops, writing groups, and graduate write-a-thons. Those seeking their services are encouraged to sign up for the Graduate Research Institute (linked below).
The Science Editorium offers editing help to scientists publishing research papers in peer-reviewed journals. TSE core service is: manuscript health check:
Manuscript Acceptance Concierge
The manuscript acceptance concierge service is an all-inclusive service supporting researchers until their manuscript is accepted and published.
Writing centres at the University of Toronto provide individual consultations with trained writing instructors, along with group teaching in workshops and courses. There’s no charge for U of T affiliated students and faculty. All the undergraduate colleges have writing centres for their students, and so do most professional faculties and the School of Graduate Studies.
The writing Centre is free for students of York University. Though it focuses on help for all faculty disciplines, its tutors and mentors do not yet have a focus on medical writing. The University has recently created a pilot program for graduate students that include mentorship and one-on-one advising that usually lasts 50-minutes per session.