Examples of Dr. Rutledge’s Editing Work

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High Photo-to-Dark-Current Ratio in SiGe/Si Schottky-Barrier Photodetectors by Using an a-Si:H Cap Layer

 

34 pp; total editing time: 10 hrs; average per-page time: 17½ min.

 

Notes:

 

(1) Page 34 shows “Comments from the Editor” of the target journal to which this manuscript was initially submitted without correction by a native speaker of English. It was only after the initial rejection that the paper was submitted to Dr. Rutledge for revision.

 

(2) Ironically, that particular journal editor also made some errors in English when writing the rejection letter.

 

Maintenance mechanism for background models in a video surveillance system

 

29 pp; total editing time: 3 hrs 6 min; average per-page time: 6½ min.

 

Mechanical properties and deformation behavior of cast binary Ti-Cr alloys

 

18 pp; total editing time: 3 hrs 53 min; average per-page time: 13 min.

 

A simulation-based approach for a stochastic resource-constrained project scheduling problem with stochastic durations

 

25 pp; total editing time: 13 hrs 16 min; average per-page time: 32 min.

 

Note: This manuscript exhibited problems with citations and references as well as other deviations from the prescriptions in the stylesheet of the target journal.

 

A Compensated Yaw-Moment-Based Vehicle Stability Controller

 

33 pp; total editing time: 7 hrs 32 min; average per-page time: 13½ min.

 

Notes:

 

(1) The principal author was a doctoral student.

 

(2) Several corrections were needed in the figures, tables, and captions. 

 

Precast production scheduling using multi-objective genetic algorithms

 

41 pp; total editing time: 11 hrs 21 min; average per-page time: 16½ min.

 

Production technology selection: Deploying market requirements, competitive and operational strategies, and manufacturing attributes

 

30 pp; total editing time: 10 hrs 51 min; average per-page time: 22 min.

 

Notes:

 

(1) Several corrections were needed in the figures, tables, and captions.

 

(2) A very long sentence on p. 17 was completely rewritten.

 

Implementing an STS Collaborative Tutoring Strategy in Scenarios within Ubiquitous Learning Environments

 

20 pp; total editing time: 15 hrs 20 min; average per-page time: 46 min.

 

Note: This manuscript exhibited global problems, including many errors in grammar, syntax, and diction; redundancies; a rambling Introduction; a citation and reference style not conforming to that prescribed by the stylesheet of the target journal; several errors in the figures, tables, and captions; and passages which had to be completely rewritten.

 

Bus rollover protection analysis with LS-DYNA as an approval method according to American and European standards

 

Notes:

 

(1) Unfortunately, it was deemed necessary to discontinue editing this manuscript near the end of p. 4, due to the fact that correction to that point had consumed 4 hrs 56 min, an average of 74 min per page. At that time, Dr. Rutledge’s editing queue had several other manuscripts awaiting correction.

 

(2) The principal author was a doctoral student.

 

(3) This manuscript exhibited global problems, including many errors in grammar, syntax, and diction as well as verbosity, redundancy, and ambiguity.

 

Optimization of lipase-catalyzed hexyl laurate using a substrate as the solvent in a continuous packed-bed reactor

 

24 pp; total editing time: 4 hrs 55 min; average per-page time: 12 min.

 

A System-Dynamics Model of the Financial Crisis in the Taiwanese Elementary-School Education System

 

Notes:

 

(1) Unfortunately, Dr. Rutledge deemed it necessary to discontinue editing this manuscript after spending 20 hrs 43 min on 20½ pages, an average of 1 hr 38 min per page.  The editing queue had several other manuscripts awaiting correction.

 

(2) The principal author was a doctoral student who had an imminent deadline for submitting the report.

 

(3) This manuscript exhibited global problems, including many errors in grammar, syntax, and diction; redundancies; a citation and reference style not conforming to that prescribed by the stylesheet of the target journal; many errors in the figures, tables, and captions; and passages which had to be completely rewritten.

 

Biotreatment of Phenol-Contaminated Wastewater in a Spiral Bioreactor

 

17 pp; total editing time: 7 hrs 13 min; average per-page time: 25½ min.

 

Note: The second author was a graduate student enrolled in a university in the USA.

 

A Typology of Crisis Situations in Political Campaigns

 

33 pp; total editing time: 15 hrs 38 min; average per-page time: 28½ min.

 

Notes:

 

(1) This report dealt specifically with Taiwanese politics; however, the author(s) assumed that the typical international reader is more familiar with the subject than is usually the case. Therefore, several clarifications were added by Dr. Rutledge, a Westerner who had worked in Taiwan for nearly a quarter-century.

 

(2) Global errors (grammar, syntax, diction, redundancy, etc.) necessitated the rewriting of some complete sentences.

 

(3) The reference style did not agree with that prescribed in the stylesheet of the target journal.

 

A Catalogue of Type Specimens of Land Snails Collected from Taiwan (Formosa) and Deposited in the Natural History Museum, London

 

50 pp; total editing time: 8 hrs 19 min; average per-page time: 10 min.

 

Note: This manuscript exemplifies the importance of submitting the complete report for editing. The author(s) neglected to submit all sections initially; hence, Dr. Rutledge had to specifically request the missing parts.

 

Recognition of Traffic Warning Signs by Younger and Elderly Drivers

 

Notes:

 

(1) Unfortunately, Dr. Rutledge deemed it necessary to discontinue editing this manuscript after spending 2 hrs 31 min, an average of 36½ min per page, on only 2½ pages. As the end of a semester was approaching, the principal author, a doctoral student, had an imminent deadline for submitting the report. However, Dr. Rutledge needed to rest during semester break.

 

(2) This manuscript exhibited global problems, necessitating the rewriting of several complete sentences.

 

 

 

Abstracts Edited in Microsoft WORD

 

The resonant cognition of images of sound and colors as exemplified by Chinese aerophone instruments

 

total editing (and annotation) time: 1 hr 10 min

 

The Semiotic Structure and Semantic Composition of Frozen English similes

 

total editing time: 54 min

 

Sensory writing for depicting a solution to the natural human desire for openness: Elaborations on the texts of Chu Tien-Wen’s End-of-Century Magnificence and Patrick Suskind’s Das Perfume

 

total editing time: 1 hr 10 min

 

Mozart’s style dialogué, as exemplified in the Concerto for Flute, Harp and Orchestra, K. 299

 

total editing time: 47 min

 

Exploring students’ cultural concepts when teaching German as a foreign language: A task-based teaching method

 

total editing time: 50 min

 

When One is Not Enough: Translation Rating and the Assessment of Partial Word Knowledge

 

total editing time: 44 min

 

 

(Notice that in each of the foregoing Abstract examples the original UNEDITED version appears in the left column; the EDITED version, in the right column.)

 

 

 

Hyperlinks to Published Articles Edited by Dr. Rutledge