One of the things that editors have to keep in mind when they are editing academic works is that speed is of the essence. It is essential for them to complete the initial work as quickly as possible. The students are on deadlines. There will be times when the students will have to make wholesale changes in their work. They will also have to send the work back to the editor for checking it again. This requires time. The editors need to keep an eye on the clock when they are looking through the material.