can assist you with language editing of Afrikaans and English texts.
editing includes the checking and correction (where necessary) of all language functions in text e.g. sentence
construction, correct use of idiomatic words and expressions, tenses, spelling, capitalisation, parts of speech and punctuation.
editing is not included in language editing. The author of the text is responsible for the technical
editing of the document. Technical editing includes the layout of the document, numbering style, paragraph numbering, heading
formats, font types and font sizes, margins, paragraph and line spacing, and the layout and positioning of all graphic features in
text. It is strongly recommended that clients do the final technical editing only after language editing has been
Because I do not have
access to the sources the author has used, the author is responsible for checking and editing all sources listed in the reference
list and references to these in the text, if applicable, according to the reference requirements of
the institution for which the document is written.
When the text is edited,
the "Track Changes" feature of Microsoft Word is used. When editing has been completed, two electronic
copies of the edited document are returned to the client: one with Track changes activated (for reference purposes for the
client to see where changes have been made), and one marked "Edited" in which all the changes have been accepted and
the Track Changes feature has been deactivated (which the client must use to finalise the product).
Comment" feature of Microsoft Word is used to insert comments into the text where problematic text is found.
It is the client's responsibility to respond suitably to such comments and to work with me to deal effectively with the
problem. The text commented on is usually highlighted or linked to a speech bubble in the margin, depending on the
settings of the clients' MS Word program. To read the comment where text is highlighted, move the arrow of the mouse over
the highlighted text - the comment appears in a pop-up box. To delete the comment, right-click on the highlighted text and
click on "Delete comment".
you need any further information about language editing or if you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
This service can assist
you with translation
includes language editing, i.e. no language editing needs to be done when the client receives the translated product, except
with regard to problematic words or expressions, which will be pointed out to the client by means of a comment in the
text. For this purpose, the "Insert Comment" feature of MS Word is used. This implies that the translation process is finalised
only once the client is satisfied that all problematic language issues in the document have been dealt with efficiently.
note that I do not use any electronic translation programs. Translations are done manually
and properly in the old-fashioned way.
The following fees
apply (in Republic of South Africa currency):
in English and Afrikaans: R30.00 per 100 words* or R180.00 per hour, whichever amount is the smaller.
English into Afrikaans or vice versa: R40.00 per 100 words*
When urgent work is
received on short notice and has to be done after hours, over weekends or on public
holidays, the following fees will apply:
editing in English and Afrikaans: R40.00 per 100 words* or R180.00 per hour, whichever amount is the smaller.
English into Afrikaans or vice versa: R50.00 per 100 words*
today to be completed for tomorrow, on a Friday to be completed for the Monday or on the day before a public holiday to be
completed for the day thereafter will be regarded as work to be done after hours, in which case after-hour fees will apply.
Tip: Submit your work well in advance to avoid after-hour fees.
Count" feature of MS Word is used to count the number of words in the source text,
which is used to calculate the amount payable..
When the work is done,
you will receive with it an invoice on which you will find all the information you need for payment. You can then mail a cheque,
make a direct payment at a bank or pay electronically via the Internet.
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