One year ago, I co-published a paper with Le Supervisor with the data I collected in 16 days during our first collaboration. I prepared the manuscript within 2 weeks, and submitted it to a selected journal. It got accepted in exactly one month with minor corrections after submission. ✌ He was surprised with the speed of acceptance! 🙂
Coinccidentally, I was in Japan again that time. Our desks were side by side, so he noticed whatever I was doing.
During the process of galley proof checking, he had some complaints about his previous student: “You know that guy (AC), he was very troublesome. He took a very long time to read the proof. Even after the paper got accepted and published, he found a spelling error and he even send email to the editor to ask for further correction! I don’t like his style. I think it was too much. 😠”
I didn’t say anything, I just smiled at him. (It was actually an evil smile 😝, LOL!!!)
8 days later our paper was published online. I took the chance to read the online version, and found a mistake in the use of punctuation, and a different in the thickness of lines on the same graph. I wasn’t happy with that and I told him I am going to contact the editor to correct them.
He was bengang: “Angelyn, why? It was already published! Never mind. I am the co-author and I don’t care… 👌”
“It’s fine, it is soft copy. I think they can correct them for us. 👍” ← insisting 🙌
“You want to correct the punctuation and line thickness? Seriously??? I think nobody will notice them. Forget about it!”
“No, I noticed them. My name is on it, and I prefer not to have errors on that publication. I can write to the editor, you don’t have to worry. 😎 ”
“Ah…… you are more serious than AC! You checked the punctuation??? OMG!!!” ← Headache 😨😱😓 😂
It took several rounds to improve the paper until it reached my level of errorlessness 😅. I got the editor to correct the punctuation, the thickness of line, the content display balance etc. Le Supervisor tried to stop me from proofreading every time I got the latest corrected version. He was impatient and kinda mad with my level of yimchimness, but I didn’t care 😛.
Today, lunch time.
Le Supervisor came in to check on me. I was putting highlights and making some notes on my currently accepted and published paper (yes, the one you saw on Facebook 😁).
He was curious: “Angelyn, what are you doing? 😶”
“Ah, I found some errors on this paper, and I am marking them out, making correction notes and sending it back to the editor. 😄”
“Oh, again? You should get the co-authors to do it. They are in Malaysia.”
“It’s ok. I’ve found the contact of the chief editor, I will get to him directly. :)”
“Good, I hope they assist you on that.”
“Thanks! Oh, so this time you support me to contact the editor? Not like last time you kept stopping me. 😜” *naughty smile*
He shrugged his shoulders and smiled in a very weird way: “Well, I know you well now. Even if I stop you, you are going to do it anyway. So I better support you, because I have no choice. 😅” Hahahahaha!
Thanks Le Supervisor! Your forced support is very much appreciated.😝