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Details and Prices
I. What we offer (Invitatio ad offerendum)
We offer correcting various texts, for example, but not exclusivelyArticles
1. Preliminary Remark
All prices given on this page include taxes, esp. consumers taxes, and postage, as long as we do not have to send you (or send you back) your manuscript or an entire book. In these cases, prices given below do not apply, and we will determine an individual price based on your case. Please contact us for further information. To avoid such a complexity, we suggest using e-mail or, if necessary, upload and download functions on this website.
For general proofreading for single, non-academic documents / letters without particularly specialist language we take 25 Euro for one hour of work, including taxes (with the "one hour", you have to, but you also can believe and trust us that we work concentratedly).
If you simply wish for a translation, please directly contact those named here or ask.
If you are a student, prices will be the same (unless you are a student of law, in that case the prices for scientists apply, please see below). We can also coach you, i.e. give advice according to your situation and help you as far as we can and are legally allowed to. Our prices for coaching – either in German, English, intermediate Spanish or rudimentary Japanese – will be determined according to your individual wishes, case and needs, although the prices will generally be higher than if merely correcting your written work (possibly around 70 Euro).
For texts of people doing their doctorate and graduated scientists, the costs will depend on the subject of your work: In general, prices are the same as above: 30 Euro per hour. Yet, highly philosophically intellectual texts will be 42 Euro per hour. Juridical texts would cost 90 Euro per hour (again, everything including texts), corrected by lawyers who hold doctorates in law of established German universities.
If you wish proofreading of texts concerning Estonian or Polish law or AGB-Bedingungen, we would cooperate with a lawyer active in Middle and Eastern Europe holding a German doctorate in law. His fees will depend on the degree of complexity of your text, but it might generally be something between 40 and 90 Euro / h, including taxes. However, this is just an estimate, prices might be quite different, depending on the case. Please contact us for details.
Payment is possible either in cash, by bank transfer or Wise, as for Japan we can discuss whether Kakitome will be possible.
Sometimes, one has to have proofread documents of a highly dangerous or explosive content, sometimes documents containing business secrets. In that case, please ask for those of our proofreaders who are experienced in handling secret materials, having held a special security clearance during their service in a special unit of the West German military.
"Schweigen ist Macht" [Remaining silent is power], as the Germans say.
As to the technical procedure in the case of highly confidential documents, please talk to us. We can discuss, whether a direct meeting, a messenger or an email with high-level encryption will be necessary or suffice. Just tell us, you need confidentiality, and we can, if adequate, let you know our keys.
VI. Legal Terms and Responsibility
Please be aware, that, although we try to work for excellent results, at least as far as our proofreaders do not deal with juridical documents and are lawyers at the same time, we cannot take over any responsibility for the absolute correctness of our translations. This is especially to be understood in the case of translations in the fields of medicine, engineering (especially atom and quantum physics) etc. In how far a translator will take over that responsibility, please directly inquire with him.
For further terms, especially concerning this website, please see here.