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  • 【download】Application form for English Proofreading Service  (odt)   (pdf)
  • A scanned file of the completed application form with the corresponding or first author's signature, along with the manuscript, shall be sent to the FLC (flcproofread@gmail.com) directly. 
  • Since the proofreading levels and approaches vary from proofreaders to proofreaders, and each manuscript has different topics and quality, the proofreading fee for manuscripts of similar word counts vary, and a paper may be priced differently by different proofreaders . If an authors has limited funds, a request for "Price Quote" shall be specified in the application form and the email.
  • A certification of English proofreading can be issued only after the finalized manuscript is verified and confirmed by the original proofreader. The verification fee is calculated by the time spent. Proofreaders may reject issuing the certificate, if the author's final manuscript does not reach the Center's standard.

Application Notes: 

  • Please read the Direction Governing the English Proofreading Service. The corrected version of the manuscripts will be returned after the payment is made.
  • If the application is sent after 17: 00 on a workday or anytime on a holiday (or typhoon day), the next workday shall be marked as the application date.  The application form is available to download at the FLC website. A scanned file of the completed application form with the corresponding or first author's signature, along with the manuscript, shall be sent to the FLC (flcproofread@gmail.com) directly. The manuscripts will be passed to the proofreaders only when the application form is completed. A new application shall be submitted by a new email thread in case of confusion. Successful application emails will be sent to both the proofreaders and the applicants. The applicants is advised to make a conformation call to the FLC to avoid mail lost during the process.
  • To ensure a smooth administration process, the proofreaders, and the FLC, the FLC shall be included in the email correspondences between the applicants and the proofreaders. Failing to do so may result in conflicts that cannot be assisted by the FLC.
  • The working days for proofreading exclude weekends and holidays. It takes a minimum of 7 business days to complete the text of 10000 words or below, and a minimum of 14 business days for texts beyond 10000 words, counting from the date when the negotiation among all parties is completed. Documents to be completed in a shorter time are considered rush service. Due to a large amount of manuscripts received in the FLC, the applicants are advised to sufficient time for proofreading and office handling. If a price quote is necessary, the working day shall start from the date when the applicants consent to the price quote.  
  • Proofreading is not reviewing or translating. It aims at correcting spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, word choice, syntax, cohesion, and other aspects in writing. In addition to the text, references and captions can be edited if the proofreaders consent. The proofreading scope excludes rewriting, simplifying repetitive sentences, or rearranging paragraphs, or other large scale changes in texts. Considering the professionalism and distinctiveness of individual research fields, the proofreaders will not revise the contents or question correctness of information and data. The FLC and proofreaders are not responsible for whether the thesis/dissertation advisors or the publication editors accept the manuscripts.
  • Manuscripts that cannot be comprehended by the proofreaders (i.e., translated by software), or contain plagiarized texts from unknown sources, will be rejected. However, the applicants are required to pay for the revised sections. 
  • The applicants who do not submit manuscripts via the FLC or fail to follow the Directions will not receive the University's official receipts.