Proofreading Service for non-native German speaking doctoral candidates of Freiburg University
Hannah Belecki, M. A. - Carla Vlad, M. A.
International Graduate Academy
Erbprinzenstr. 12, 4th floor
All non-native German speaking doctoral candidates writing academic texts in German.
We want to help you improve your non-native writing skills in German. It is thus important to take advantage of our service early on and repeatedly in order to optimize your individual learning effect. Therefore we do not offer a final proofreading of your entire dissertation.
The proofreading service is comprised of two components: first, the actual proofreading of your text, and second, an individual proofreading protocol.
First, send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org along with the text you would like us to proofread. We will then contact you to arrange an initial appointment, at which we will clarify general questions concerning your text and the proofreading procedure.
a) Grammatical and Stylistic Proofreading of Your Text
We proofread excerpts of academic texts written in German of up to 20 pages (1,5 line-spacing, MS Word format) in length at a time. The excerpts may be drafts or finished chapters from your dissertation, manuscripts of presentations, articles, etc.
We proofread for:
What our proofreading does not include:
• editing of content – our proofreading is limited to grammatical and stylistic aspects of your text
• discipline-specific features
• correction of source translations and quotes
We do not offer a final proofreading of your entire dissertation!
b) Individual Proofreading Protocol
You thus receive an individual proofreading protocol from us containing the following information about your text:
• a systematic list of the errors you make most frequently and comments on them
• advice and remarks on your style
• recommendations to help you edit subsequent academic texts on your own