Pretty sure I know the one with the chainsaw and the one in the Grim Reaper getup. Because I nominated them. [Image source]. Got past a couple of milestones on the route to future book sections recently. One was submission of a revised version of a paper I/we have been working on for nearly a year. The other was an initial submission of another study we’ve been working on for six months or so.
Josh, Don't let the monster egos get you down. If they were true scholars, they would celebrate and constructively direct your efforts. Remember this when you get to the top, and you are called upon to judge the next generations' work. Above all, keep up the effort, some day society will thank you. This is a critical issue, you are just ahead of the curve. Dr. A. O.
Not being a scientist per se, but an avid reader of white papers and such, my two cents are in making your paper readable. Cut the contractions and use a more "stuffed shirt" approach.
I have been a grammar Nazi (ooh such a bad word!) since I was in high school (74-78) and having post WWII survivor parent's/grandparents. The three "R's" and their necessity in life were so ingrained in our minds, to this day I cringe when reading supposed peer reviewed articles for all their grammatical errors. Keep up the good work and seek a learned English Writing authority for review of your next submission.