English is the default language for scientific publication, and for most academic publication. This presents a challenge for non-native speakers. After editing hundreds of papers and many dissertations by native speakers of German and Romance languages, I understand how to help writers meet these challenges. The goal of editing a manuscript for publication is to see it accepted by your target journal or publishing house. Good writing will bring your manuscript to the top of an editor’s review pile, or make sure your grant application stands out from the rest. Though I edit manuscripts by native speakers of any language, I specialize in helping native German speakers, and speakers of Romance languages, to prepare their manuscripts for publication.

I can and do edit papers for grammar and style, but I also strengthen the scientific or academic narrative and flow of argument. Scientists generally write their Methods and Results sections most easily, and find writing the Introduction and the Discussion more difficult, since they are based on arguments that should flow logically and persuasively from introduction to conclusion. If you are a scientist, I will help you sharpen and strengthen your Introductions, and persuasively interpret your results in the Discussion. If you are a social scientist, I will also help you make your case persuasively, in the style of your journal or publisher of choice.

My interdisciplinary range, from literature to medicine, offers me an advantage over most technical and copy editors. I will work with you until your prose is not just correct, but powerful and compelling. I will help you showcase your ideas when your limited language skills get in the way. Writers who have worked with me say that I quickly grasp their meaning and intent. I edit at a brisk pace, and I include marginal comments that will help you improve your writing.

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Journal article, White paper... usually under 10,000 words


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My standard rate is 100 CHF per hour


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NB. Anything over 6 weeks will receive a discount.

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Be aware that if the quality of the manuscript differs significantly from the quality of the sample, editing time will change.

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