REQUEST FOR PROOFREADING OF A THESIS NOT INTENDED FOR PUBLICATION


Thank you for your request for proofreading! Please take three minutes to submit this form which will help the proofreader 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 (including references and footnotes)? Field is mandatory!

4. LANGUAGE and STYLE

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

What style guide (for example Harvard, APA, Chicago etc.) must be followed? If there is a specialist stylesheet, provide a link or e-mail it to proofreading-sprachenzentrum@unibas.ch (see number 12 below). Field is mandatory!

5. PROOFREADING OPTIONS

Select improvements you want (multiple options as appropriate).  
 Correcting and ensuring consistency in spelling, punctuation, grammar and syntax
 Querying and changing misused words
 Suggesting ways of cutting very long sentences or dividing very long paragraphs
 Indicating where the text is unintelligible
 Noting errors in the punctuation and/or format of in-text quotes but not correcting them, unless it is a translation by the author (which should be stated), in which case the proofreader will make amendments
 Ensuring that the references adhere to the specific style (e.g. Harvard, APA, Chicago)

6. DOCUMENT FORMAT

In which format must we return the proofread document? (More than one option is possible)  
 Proofread full text with track changes
 Clean copy of proofread full text with all proofreading traces removed
 Clean copy following final proofread by proofreader after you have accepted/rejected the proofreader's suggestions

7. TIMELINES

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

When should the proofread full text be returned to you?  
 Within 7 business days for up to 6000 words
 Longer than 6000 words: by agreement

By when will you send the completed text to the proofreader?  

By when would you like the proofreader to send the proofread text to you?  

By when will you send the amended text to the proofreader for a final proofread?  

By when would you like the proofreader to send the final proofread text to you?  

8. CERTIFICATE OF PROOFREADING

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

9. FEES and INVOICING

The fee for the proofreading is CHF 1.70 for 100 words or part thereof (includes VAT); invoices are payable within 30 days of receipt.

Who should the invoice be addressed to?  
 As in number 1 above
 As below

Name, address, e-mail, telephone number  

10. CONFIDENTIALITY

Our proofreaders 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.


11. DISCLAIMER

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


12. SUBMIT

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

13. SPECIAL REQUESTS

If you have any special instructions, 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/proofreading Field is mandatory!
 Yes  No


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