I am a native German speaker and professional translator, editor and proofreader as well as a business economist based in Hamburg/Germany. I also have a background in marketing and public relations.
As a qualified linguist I proofread and edit specialist and academic German texts to ensure that they are correct, idiomatic and suited to the intended purpose.
While proofreading focuses on orthography, punctuation, grammar, the spelling of names and specific terms, editing also improves the wording, sentences and structure of the text so that it is appropriate for the context and target audience.
If required, specialist terms are checked for their correct and consistent application, and the style is improved with regard to idiomatic usage of the language. Other aspects that may be part of the editing process are headlines, typography, hyphenation, indentations or pagination.
I also provide editing services for texts written by non-native speakers of German and the revision of translations from English into German. For translation revisions I also work with SDL Trados, Across, Memsource Web Editor and Wordbee as well as with clients‘ online platforms.
My clients are businesses, publishers, associations and organizations, agencies, financial and academic institutions. The material I work with includes sales brochures, websites, advertising copy, customer and employee magazines, press releases, flyers, newsletters, marketing and public relations texts, image brochures, financial reports, corporate communications, presentations, documentations, product descriptions.
In addition to the editing process described above, academic and scientific texts also need to be checked for certain formal requirements such as citations, footnotes or endnotes, references, the numbering and captions of tables, graphs and figures.
Precise terminology, the right tone, clarity and comprehensibility are especially important. Whether you require the editing – or proofreading – of journals, studies, expert opinions, articles, theses, essays, lectures, papers, or presentations, your well-written text in idiomatic German academic language will contribute to your success.
The subject areas I specialize in are economics, business, medical technology, diabetes, health sciences and public health, social sciences, humanities.