Proofreading (translation)

symbol image of translation proofreading: errors in a document are marked with a red pen

If you want to publish a translation, accuracy is a must. I offer proofreading services for documents translated from English, Danish or French into German. Translations from German into English, French or Danish are proofread by one of my professional colleagues in their mother tongue.

What is translation proofreading?

This is a precise comparison between the original and the translation. I can revise your third-party or own translations.


The editing or proofreading of a translation helps to check if the text has been translated correctly from one language into another. Furthermore, the translation will be checked for spelling mistakes. In addition to spelling and grammar revision, editing may include the improvement of the translation's linguistic quality to make it sound better. Long sentences can be shortened to increase readability. I also check the translation to see if it is adapted to your target group and make appropriate changes if necessary. Typographic aspects such as coherent spelling of words as well as names and titles will also be considered.

How can I order translation proofreading services?

Please send your documents to be checked (for example as .doc, .pdf, or printed)—original and translation. In the case of Word files, all corrections will be made using the "Track changes" option. This allows you to localize and understand all corrections and comments at all times. You can accept all changes or reject single ones.


If this work is too time-consuming for you: don't worry—a finished file with all changes included will also be given to you. You can use this document right away.


In the case of pdf files, all parts of the text that need to be corrected are marked, and all proposals for modification are listed on the right side of the document using the comment function.


Printed documents are revised according to DIN 16511.

Request a free quote for the revision of your translation

Call me today to discuss your project or simply use the contact form to get your free and non-binding quote for the revision of your translation within minutes.

Sprach- und Übersetzungsservice

Ralph Smyreck, M. A.


Wichernstraße 30
D-04318 Leipzig


Tel.: +49 (0) 341 23 35 04 54


Bus 72/73

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