Proofreading

Editing

Professional Proofreading and Editing of English Texts for Students and Researchers

You are a student at the University of Basel or another institution of higher education in Switzerland currently writing your Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis in English? You would like to ensure that your thesis is written in idiomatic and grammatically correct English before submitting it? Your supervisor agrees with you having your thesis professionally proofread? Then our Proofreading Service is here to help!

You are a researcher at the University of Basel currently writing an academic text in English for a journal, conference proceedings or an anthology? You would like to ensure that your words convey your content correctly and convincingly? Our Editing Service supports you in the pre-publication process!

Editing Proofreading

Proofreading Service for Students

This service is open to students of all disciplines who wish to have their English texts not intended for publication (e.g. seminar papers, Bachelor’s or Master’s theses) professionally proofread and who have their supervisor’s consent to do so.

WHO
Students of all subject areas at the University of Basel or other institutions of higher education in Switzerland.
TIMELINE
  • Texts of up to 6000 words are proofread within 7 working days
  • Texts of more than 6000 words are proofread according to mutually agreed timelines
You can either submit your complete text for proofreading at once, or – by arrangement – chapter by chapter. It is highly recommended that you submit your complete text.
PROCESS
  • Submit your proofreading request by using the “Submit Request” button on the right.
  • Submit either your complete text or a text sample (300-500 words) to proofreading-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch for our consideration.
  • During our opening hours, we will inform you within 3 working days whether or not we can proofread your text within the intended timeframe.
  • We will provide you with a proofreading agreement detailing the scope and timeline of your proofreading commission.
  • Once both you and your supervisor have signed the relevant sections of the contract, we will start working on your text.
  • We will return your proofread 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 implemented the changes you would like to accept, you return your text to us once again so that the proofreader can check queried sections.
  • Upon the final check, we will return the final version to you.
  • Along with the final version, you will receive a proofreading certificate that states the scope of the proofreading.
Please note that proofreading is a time-consuming service and that if you fail to adhere to the agreed-upon deadlines, you jeopardize the quality of the proofreading and the ability of the proofreader to return work on time. If you do not keep to the deadlines, the proofreader will have the option to withdraw from the commission or to return proofread texts after the specified deadlines. If you do not submit your text for a final check, the proofreading certificate will explicitly note that the Language Center is not responsible for errors that remain because of unchecked changes made by the author.
COSTS
CHF 1.70/100 words (including value added tax), payable within 30 days upon receipt
CONTACT
proofreading-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch, Tel. +41 61 207 52 33

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.
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.
  • During the work week, 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 how much time we will need to edit your entire document.
  • We will provide you with an editing agreement. Once you have signed the contract, 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 implemented 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.
  • Optionally, you can discuss your text with the editor in person.
COSTS
CHF 85.– per editing hour (including value added tax), payable within 30 days upon receipt.

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