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Englischlektorat / Proofreading & Editing

Proofreading & Editing: Qualifiziertes Englisch-Lektorat in München
Proofreading & Editing: Qualifiziertes Englisch-Lektorat in München

Concept

  • Proofreading- and editing services for a large number of English text types from first to final draft
  • Developing and fine-tuning all the areas that make texts structurally sound, interesting and convincing to the reader

Text types include

  • Academic papers (presentations, research and term papers, manuscripts, proposals,
    bachelor/master/doctoral theses, articles…)
  • Business documents (white papers, reports, manuals, press releases, marketing materials…)
  • Web content (mission statements, blog posts, editorials, service offers, newsletters…)
  • Communication (letters, emails, social media posts…)
  • Applications, resumes, motivational letters
    etc.

Proofreading

  • Finishing touches on mostly finished documents, only surface level corrections
  • Language (appropriate expressions, contractions, forms of address…)
  • Punctuation (use of the comma, semicolon, hyphenation…)
  • Grammar (tenses, cases, subjunctive mood…)
  • Syntax (word order, time and place…)
  • Formatting errors

Editing

  • Collaborative work on the text from first draft to final version
  • Overall structure, continuity, argumentative structure
  • Consistency of content and arguments, word count reduction, stringency, clarity, logically consistent arguments
  • Correct and consistent use of abbreviations, spelling, hyphenation
  • Avoidance of redundancies, fillers
  • Style (academic, professional, appropriate tone, etc.)
  • Compliance with conventions (citation, footnotes, formal requirements, layout, etc.)
  • Continuous collaboration, feedback, suggestions for improvement

Base for proofreading according to DIN ISO

  • Oxford English Dictionary (UK), Merriam-Webster (US)
  • Regulations for writing and composition of texts according to DIN 5008:2011
  • Regulations for writing and composition of texts according to DIN 5008:2019

Fields

English Studies – Archeology – Architecture – Business Administration – German Studies – History – Engineering Sciences – Journalism – Communication Studies – Cultural Studies – Art History – Literary Studies – Marketing – Media Studies – Medicine – Education – Philology – Philosophy – Political Science – Psychology – Journalism – Romance Studies – Sociology – Rhetoric – Economics

Proofreading: Payment per standard page*

Simple Texts

  • presentations, reports, blog posts, etc.
  • 3,50 EUR (plus sales tax)

Intermediate Texts

  • papers, press releases, newsletters, etc.
  • 5,00 EUR (plus sales tax)

Advanced Texts

  • theses, white paper, articles, etc.
  • 6,50 EUR (plus sales tax)

* Estimated base prices. Influencing factors such as high complexity, time management or research may cause additional fees.

Basis of calculation

Standard A4-format page, text with simple structure with max. 2000 characters (ca. 36 lines, 55 characters each), equivalent to ca. 240 to 300 English words

Editing: Payment per working hour (45 minutes)*

Lower level

  • school up to Abitur, simple reports, etc.
  • 33,00 EUR (plus sales tax)

Intermediate Level

  • Bachelor, Master, articles, etc.
  • 37,00 EUR (plus sales tax)

Upper level

  • doctoral theses, scientific articles, etc.
  • 43,00 EUR (plus sales tax)

* Estimated base prices. Influencing factors such as high complexity, time management or research may cause additional fees.

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