Welcome to Keelekord
Our service extends from the Centre for Academic Writing and Communication | AVOK, who aim to make writers better writers. In addition to basic proofreading, we will re-work sentences to improve overall readability: transition and flow; ensure a consistent style; and reduce awkward constructions. Editing also includes comments and suggestions regarding how the text can be improved: structure; adding focus; cogency. It is the type of editing that you would expect from reviewers. The extra value over just a proofreading is in the comments and suggestions, plus an optional free 1h post editing consultation with the editor.
Difficulties with English are often rooted in cultural differences beyond simple linguistic conventions. Usually, when you ask for a proofreading, you get standard copy-editing. In other words, your text is proofread for spelling, grammatical, and punctuation errors. We take our proofreading more seriously and include the reworking of sentences (if needed)–improving transition and flow–ensuring the text has a consistent style (including use of terminology), and reworking wordy or awkward constructions, all of which make the document read more naturally and professional.
Translating science texts requires knowledge of both languages and science. Being situated in the College of Foreign Languages and Cultures, means we have direct access to academic personnel competent to handle and translate all your texts. As such, we can also translate all the text types we edit and proofread. Although the majority of the texts we work with are in English, we also have expert editors and proofreaders in Estonian and other languages. This means we can offer scientific translation from a variety of languages to a target language without losing the cogency of the writing.
We also provide training and workshops on writing and academic communication. We organise writing retreats and other instruments that support science writers with their scientific texts. Feel free to contact us with any specific requests or questions you have. We have a pool of experts at your service. Being directly linked to the Centre for Academic Writing and Communication | AVOK of the University of Tartu, means we have direct access to experts in all fields.