Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn, but I always thought I had fairly decent communication skills – both oral and written. I guess I’m mistaken.
Funny enough, they had no other big revisions for me – just changing one figure slightly and adding a bit of stats to the analysis. The second reviewer liked the paper and only suggested a few references to add. Overall, I’m happy with the comments I received; I don’t have a lot of work to do before resubmitting.
I just can’t get over someone telling me that I have very poor English — not just “you made a couple mistakes” or “I don’t like the style of some of your statements” — very poor!! For crying out loud, it’s not like I used the words “ain’t” or “prolly” or asked the reviewer “where you at?”
Since we have to respond to each comment made by the reviewers – by either saying “thank you, referee, for the enlightenment. I have made the change” or “thank you, referee, for your wonderful input, but we decided not to change it because…” – any advice on how to respond to the “very poor English” comment?