Editing Service for Researchers

This service is open to researchers of all disciplines at the University of Basel who wish to have their English texts intended for publication professionally edited.

WHO
All researchers at the University of Basel.
WHAT
Texts intended for publication
TIMELINE
  • Texts of up to 1500 words are edited within 3 working days
  • Texts of 1501 to 6000 words are edited within 7 working days
  • Texts of more than 6000 words are edited according to mutually agreed timelines
You can either submit your complete text for editing at once, or – by arrangement – chapter by chapter.
PROCESS
  • Submit your editing request by using the “Submit Request” button on the right.
  • Submit either your complete text or a text sample (300-500 words) to editing-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch for our consideration.
  • On work days, we will inform you within 24 hours whether or not we can edit your text within the intended timeframe. You will receive an edited text sample free of charge, along with a quote indicating approximately how much time we will need to edit your entire document.
  • We will provide you with an editing agreement. Once you have signed the agreement, we will start working on your text.
  • We will return your edited text to you by the agreed-upon due date. You will receive the document in “track changes” mode, so that you can decide yourself which changes you would like to accept/reject.
  • After you have applied the changes you would like to accept, you may return your text to us once again so that the editor can check queried sections.
  • Upon the final check, we will return the final version to you. You have the option to discuss your text with the editor in person.
COSTS
CHF 85.– per editing hour (including value added tax), payable within 30 days upon receipt.
Should you author fail to submit a manuscript after signing an agreement, an administrative fee of CHF 100.– will be charged.

CONTACT
editing-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch, Tel. +41 61 207 52 33