Editing and proofreading

I offer editing in English and German

Editing is essential to your writing. No matter how eloquently you write – you will still need an editor.

The reason for this is that you turn blind to your own mistakes after a while. It happens to everyone. And when it does, the only thing that can help is a second pair of eyes and a good nose for mistakes.
 
This is where the Editorat comes in: I will help you sniff out potential errors and small oversights. I’ll also revise the contents of your copy and check for coherence and proper style throughout. If necessary, I might also correct formal aspects such as formatting, page numbers and captions.
 
Before I begin, I will coordinate with you so that I can gear my corrections towards your ideas and needs. This ensures that, in the end, your text will be the best that it can possibly be.
 
Since I speak German and English as a native tongue, I offer editing in both languages (British and American English available).
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Not sure which level of editing you need? Learn more here.

Proofreading

Proofreading includes:

  • Spelling check
  • Check of punctuation
  • Grammar check
  • Check of formatting (such as line spacing, hyphenation or breaks)
  • Check of spelling consistency.

Copy Editing

Editing includes proofreading plus:

  • Review of expression and style
  • Fine tuning of wording
  • Where necessary: general improvement of the legibility of the text.

Your personal voice in writing will remain unchanged.

Two-stage editing

After I have read and edited your text, the ball goes back to you: You will now have to decide whether you want to keep the suggested changes. Sometimes you might rewrite a paragraph or two. While doing this, it is easy to let fresh mistakes sneak in through the back door.

With two-stage editing, I will re-check your text after you have incorporated all suggested changes. This way, you can be sure that everything is correct, even after your revision.

Content Editing

Available on request

 

Please note:

I will not check indices for correct page numbering.

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