My encounter with YTB goes back to 2000 when an MR of a pharmaceutical company referred them to me. I have used their services 19 times since then, including once through my colleague on my recommendation.
Of the 19 manuscripts, 18 (one divided into two reports) have been published in top journals in sports medicine (three as digital publications), one is in the revision process, and only one did not get accepted.
I asked for the manuscript checking service (not the more extensive editing service) for all the above, yet where other companies' equivalent services are only minimal checks resulting in just changing “a” to “the”, Dr. McQuire's checks were thorough and meticulously polished up the manuscript to the extent none of my original English remained. I still remember being stunned by the number of corrections when I had my paper checked for the first time.
It has been 18 years since then; I am still amazed when I see the completed manuscripts.
My field is orthopedic surgery and I believe this is not Dr. McQuire’s main expertise, but his understanding of the content is always accurate and there are no discrepancies with what I intended to write. I feel I can count on his services.
I lost confidence in my oral presentation skills at overseas conferences after seeing the significant difference between my English and Dr. McQuire’s but will keep doing my best writing English manuscripts. Eighteen years have passed since I first used YTB, meaning both Dr. McQuire and I have grown 18 years older, but I hope we keep working together for a long time yet.