Language Service

Revision of manuscripts by English native speakers

GRADE registered participants are eligible to benefit from the Language Service offered by our academy. A native speaker who is familiar with academic conventions and requirements will proofread your manuscript within ten days. Please submit your manuscript as a single Word file and send it as an attachment to GRADE, stating if British or American English shall be used. Upon receiving your manuscript, we will immediately forward it to our collaborating colleague, who will return the revised version with corrections to you, along with comments and— in the case of incomprehensible text —with questions.

Please note that only final drafts of manuscripts should be submitted for correction. Each manuscript will be accepted for correction only once, which means that content modification does not justify resubmitting the same manuscript. Complete dissertations are not subject of this language service (also not chapter by chapter)!

Type of paper

scientific manuscripts/papers for journals **
concluding chapter of the dissertation **
DFG-Applications for the own research position **
Correction time within 10 working days
Type of file single Word file
Submission via email to GRADE Language Service
Available for ²
GRADE doctoral candidates and GRADE postdocs

** a maximum of 82.500 characters incl. spaces (20 pages)
²   service available for registered GRADE participants only

Please also note that the Language Service is not open to doctoral candidates and postdocs registered with GRADE through our collaboration with the universities of Darmstadt and Mainz in the RMU context or through our collaboration with the HfG Offenbach.

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