REQUEST FOR ACADEMIC EDITING OF TEXTS FOR PUBLICATION


Thank you for your request for academic editing! Please take three minutes to submit this form which will help the editor meet your needs.

1. CONTACT DETAILS

Title Field is mandatory!

Name Field is mandatory!

Department  

Address Field is mandatory!

E-mail Field is mandatory!

Tel. Field is mandatory!

2. DISCIPLINES and TOPICS

To which discipline(s) and subtopic(s) does your text belong?  

3. LENGTH

How many words does your full text have? Field is mandatory!

4. LANGUAGE and STYLE

Must the publication adhere to a specific variant of English, or do you have any preference?  
British English
American English
Other - specify

What style guide must be followed? Include a link to the publisher's stylesheet or e-mail it to editing-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch (see number 14 below). Field is mandatory!

5. INTENDED PUBLICATION

For which journal or book is your text intended?  

6. EDITING OPTIONS

Select improvements you want (multiple options as appropriate).  
 Correct punctuation, spelling, grammar
 Apt expressions (vocabulary and collocations)
 Lucid style (revising awkward and wordy constructions)
 Logical linking of sentences and phrases (connectors and links in arguments)
 Overall structure of paragraphs and sections (appropriate positioning of information)

7. DOCUMENT FORMAT

In which format must we return the edited document? More than one option is possible.  
 Edited sample before you decide to commission the full text
 Edited full text with track changes
 Clean copy of edited full text with all editorial traces removed
 Clean copy after final proofread by editor after you have accepted/rejected the editor's suggestions

8. TIMELINES

What are you submitting?  
 Only a sample (300-500 words) for our consideration, returned within 3 business days
 The full text

When should the edited full text be returned to you?  
 Within 3 business days for up to 1500 words.
 Within 7 business days for 1501 to 6000 words.
 Longer than 6000 words: by agreement
 Other: specify

Other: specify  

9. CERTIFICATE OF EDITING

Do you want a certificate (to submit with your publication) stating that your manuscript has been edited for the above features?  
 Yes  No

10. CONSULTATION

Would you like a personal consultation?


After you have received a sample, to clarify any special requirements for the full text:  
 Yes
 No
 Will decide later

After you have received a full text, to clarify open issues and to learn from the editor's suggestions:  
 Yes
 No
 Will decide later

11. FEES and INVOICING

CHF 85 per hour of editing and consultation (includes VAT); invoices are payable within 30 days of receipt.

Who should the invoice be addressed to? Field is mandatory!
 As in number 1 above
 As below

Name, address, e-mail, telephone number  

12. CONFIDENTIALITY

Our editors and the document manager who oversees the process have all signed a confidentiality agreement. They will discuss the language and content of a commission with no one besides the commissioning person(s) who are listed as contracting parties.


13. DISCLAIMER

Neither the Language Center nor the editors at the Language Center take responsibility for plagiarism committed by the author(s).

 


14. SUBMIT

I am submitting the following via e-mail to editing-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch:  
 Style sheet
 A sample for consideration
 The full manuscript to be edited

15. SPECIAL REQUESTS

If you have any special requests, please enter them here.  

I HAVE READ AND ACCEPT THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS IN THIS DOCUMENT AND THE INFORMATION SHEET AT www.sprachenzentrum.unibas.ch/editing Field is mandatory!
 Yes  No


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