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Looking for an english speaking editor

Hi, I am German and need to write several longer papers (environmental and energy issues) in english. I am looking for an editor to check my english, make the paper sound english and also give editing tips like shortening sentences etc.
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Old 06.07.2011, 08:12
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Re: Looking for an english speaking editor

How much work is involved? Reading through and making suggestions is one thing, but finding a problem in every sentence is a bit much.

If you send me a sample I can take a look...PM?
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Re: Looking for an english speaking editor

How long are the papers? If it's not too time consuming, I could probably help.
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Re: Looking for an english speaking editor

Try http://www.englisheditnow.ch
The offer these kinds of editing services and may be familiar with the topic you write about.
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Re: Looking for an english speaking editor

I'm willing to help out- just let me know
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Re: Looking for an english speaking editor

I could do this for you. If you are interested please could you pm further info - am based in Horgen
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Re: Looking for an english speaking editor

Hi,
depending on your needs you may consider this option or a similar company :

http://www.journalexperts.com/

I am very sorry if i take away work from locals and EFs but for what i needed this company was a better option. Top journals in my field (fluid dynamics) are suggesting it together with others companies. I have used their services to edit my PhD thesis and it saved me several headaches.

It is targeting academics that need help editing their English for technical papers. It is cheaper and much faster than any local editor and the paper will be edited by somebody with direct experience in your field.

Locals editors that i had experience with had an amazing English but not technical enough to meet my advisor 'standards'. Here i have to say that my advisor is reeaaaalllly picky about it, and my field is quite technical and mathematical ... Moreover, local editors were not alway able to understand the deep logic of the period thus they were slightly changing the meaning and the logical implications of the sentences.

Obviously, local editors have their major advantages (usually targeting different kind of customer, more flexibility, more personal interactions etc etc ) and you have to evaluate by yourself what do you really need and which is your best option.

I have no conflict of interest with the cited company.

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