Usually, four eyes see more than two. That’s why every original text and translation needs proofreading and editing. Science textbooks and non-fiction books often include an index. Therefore, I also provide service in proofreading, indexing and editing.
A complete overview of the books that I have proofread can be found at References.
During proofreading, I check not only spelling and grammar to Duden recommendation but also unify spelling, correct the hyphenation and check all cross-references and lists present in the document.
An important feature of a good scientific textbook or non-fiction book is a clear index. I check present index entries, insert new index entries according to your keyword list or create a new index.
In addition to proofreading, I also provide editing. Then, I examine the text according to linguistic, factual and formal criteria and make suggestions for improvement. A most essential issue is defining the target audience of the text. This implies the following questions: Are the phrases adequate, are foreign words and terminology used correctly? In which places text should be added or does the text need to be shortened? Finally, you decide to what extent the editing will take place.