I offer different kinds of academic editing services, which are described below. You can contact me for more information. Please note that I regularly book up at least a month in advance for larger projects. Therefore, please contact me as early as possible.
In short, my rates are as follows (please note that I have a minimum charge of €100):
Proofreading: 2 eurocents a word.
Copyediting/line editing: 3 eurocents a word.
Reference checking and formatting: 1 euro per reference entry.
If you are an individual located in the EU, I have to charge 21% VAT on top of these rates. Outside the EU, the VAT is not charged. If any of these services do not meet your needs, please feel free to contact me to discuss whether I can help you.
Proofreading is a final check before a text goes to print/is submitted to the publisher. It is often done on PDFs. I thoroughly check your text for typos, grammar, and punctuation errors. I make sure the references are formatted correctly and that the headings and page numbers are in the right place.
Copyediting and line editing occur after developmental editing, which I explain below. I check your manuscript for correctness (grammar, punctuation, spelling, usage), accuracy (of information, visuals, numbers), consistency (in style, referencing, terminology, presentation) and completeness (in terms of information, referencing, and copyright/permissions).
This kind of editing does not look at the bigger structure or the content of the manuscript, but focuses on the paragraph, sentence, and word levels of the text. I apply a style guide or reference style if required. I improve the length and structure of sentences and remove “false friends” and other common errors that are often made by authors whose first language isn’t English. I keep an eye out for jargon, improve expression, and make sure the language is suitable for the intended audience of the text.
I also format your manuscript’s text according to the requirements set forth by your publisher. For example, I can format references according to a certain citation style, or make sure the text is formatted with certain page margins and headers. Please note that I don’t do design, nor do I work with visual materials.
Reference checking and formatting
You can hire me separately to edit and check your reference list (bibliography). I’m intimately familiar with Chicago style, several Harvard styles, APA 6 and 7, and other citation styles. I will not only ensure that all required elements are present in your reference list entries, but also look each reference up online to check that the author name is spelled correctly and that the title is complete.