Frequently asked questions


If you are writing and/or publishing articles, you might be familiar with the problem of identifying mistakes at some point. After dealing with a text for days, weeks or months, you simply grow blind to them. A proofreader helps you with a fresh, neutral perspective.

In addition to this absolutely necessary proofreading, an academic editor can help you streamline the text, enhance its readability and standardise style and format. All this takes time and diligence. If you don’t want to do this yourself or have someone in your institute or company do it, hiring a freelance editor is the right choice. This saves you time and energy for other projects.

Yes, I am familiar with all main styles and citation standards. With my extensive experience with editing all sorts of papers, primarily in the humanities, social sciences and history, and formatting them in different styles and citation standards, I can almost certainly help you with your project. Just send me your style guide with the text, so I know what to look out for!

No, you don’t have to commit yourself to working with me for any predefined period of time. We can work on a project basis or even for a single article. If you are looking for a long-term editor however, I can offer you a special deal or we can even agree on a framework contract. It is all up to you!

I guarantee full discretion, which includes not to show your articles to anyone and delete them after having edited them, if you wish so. If you prefer, I am also willing to sign an agreement concerning this matter.

As I have mentioned on the page for copy editing services, I have a lot of experience with proofreading and editing a wide range of papers and articles. My main specialization lies in editing academic papers in the humanities and social sciences, especially history. If you are not sure, whether I am the right editor for your project, don’t hesitate to contact me and ask how exactly I can help you!

If you let me know your specific requirements concerning style and format beforehand, this should not happen. However, there is always a small chance of misunderstanding so if you’re not satisfied, I of course offer revisions and can go over the text again. Just let me know within a week after submission.

That’s of course the most important question. I work on a project based price per page, so once I know the scope of your project, I will make you an offer. I also offer discounts if you decide to hire me for more than one job.