I'm working on SIMDization and Optimization. I usually do some great jobs. But writing a good article needs a good knowledge of writing skill. I've implemented many programs. I can write and organize the paper. But editing the article take a lot of time for me, because of some silly grammatical mistakes. I just thought it might be possible to contribute someone who knows English well and add him/her name as the second author. Is It a good Idea? If yes how can I find someone? Preferred from Toronto Ontario.
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This may vary in some ways by field, but it is generally not considered sufficient for an individual to be included as an author on a paper if that person's sole contribution to the paper is proofreading and editing. Readers, reviewers, and journal editors expect that each author has made a significant technical contribution to the material presented in the paper. If there isn't a monetary payment involved, credit to someone for editing a paper usually takes the form of written thanks.
Since you find yourself unable to spend money on editing services by publishers (in chemistry I know only about them by ACS or Wiley) or local proof readers (like this example in Toronto lists 33 names/contacts) maybe there are programmers you know (because their work inspired you, or/and will be cited by you) you may reach out.
Or --- relating in analogy to R, Python, Emacs --- contacting a local usergroup (like this about C++) of a programming language / software you use is an alternative; in contrast to an English student at the university they already know the technical terms of your field, and you could pay them not only by money.