Make a list of changes you mention in your letter and make sure you’ve made all the changes in your draft!
Make sure you’ve thanked the editor and reviewers for their time.
Make sure you are sending the right version of your manuscript
Did you copy and paste ALL the original comments from the editor and reviewers? Did you answer or address ALL those comments?
Did you include page and line references, where appropriate?
Did you include all new figures and other visual aids (and mention them in the rebuttal letter)?
Set the font to Arial or Times New Roman, size 12 point.
Single-space all text.
Use one line space between body paragraphs.
Do not indent paragraphs.
Keep all text left justified.
Use spelling and grammar check software. If needed, use professional proofreading and editing services such as Wordvice to review your letter for clarity and concision.
Double-check the spelling of the editor’s and reviewers’ names.