Simon D. Coll

Simon D. Coll

Academic copyeditor & German–English translator

Welcome!

I'm Simon, an academic editor and translator based in the UK. I offer two main language-related services:
Academic copyediting & proofreading
Editing and proofreading for journal articles, manuscripts, conference presentations, dissertations and research proposals. I specialize in humanities and social sciences texts, with a particular focus on history.
German to English translation
Rendering German texts (both academic and non-academic) into polished, idiomatic and appropriate English. I specialize in texts related to history, computing and video games.

What my clients think

Qiushi Wang
Qiushi Wang

Accurate and coherent work

Simon has edited some of the essays of our journal that have been written by academics whose native language is not English. He shows a great ability to analyze and correct logic (both structural and syntactical), and to find issues that make things unclear and suggest ways to improve them. His work has helped the essays to present things more accurately and coherently.

Chloé Kattar
Chloé Kattar

Fully recommended

Working with Simon has been very beneficial for me. As English is my third language, I find his remarks and suggestions very useful. Simon always offers an improvement in the style and language of my sentences without changing the original structure, which is exactly what I'm looking for. His input is always subtle and aesthetic. I fully recommend his services!

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From the blog

Posts and reblogs on the world of editing and translation, as well as more general language-related topics:
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