LINGUAFIX

AFR | ENG

PROFESSIONAL EDITING, TRANSLATION AND PROOFREADING SERVICES

RESEARCHERS/LECTURERS

Editing and proofreading services for research and academic papers

in various fields

BUSINESS

Proofreading and editing all important internal and external communications.

THESES AND DISSERTATIONS

Professional proofreading and editing services for dissertations and theses.

All written communication such as newsletters for courtesy, clarity and completeness.

 

AUTHORS

ACADEMIC WRITING SKILLS

Useful advice on continuity,

logical flow and text

that can be cut.

Various workshop topics. From correcting common grammatical errors to eliminating wordiness.

SCHOOLS

ABOUT ME

A former Afrikaans teacher and subject head, I have been a freelance language practitioner for many years.  I obtained the Postgraduate Diploma in Editing and Translation at Stellenbosch University and also did several short courses (academic editing, self-revision and other-revision) offered by this university. My other qualifications include a BA (Afrikaans and Dutch III; Psychology III; Xhosa II), a BA Honours in Psychology, and an M.Diac. in Play therapy (cum laude).

 

I delight in well-chosen words, logical flow, clear structure and a message effectively conveyed. This enables me to identify and address the shortcomings of a text.

 

My client-base includes publishers, authors, students, academics, business people, bloggers, language agencies, advertisers and schools.

Helene van Niekerk

CONTACT ME

Please contact me to discuss your editing or translation needs, or to enquire about workshops, rates, and turnover times.

Helene van Niekerk

+27 82 681 6232

vnhelene@gmail.com

 

“Words... They're innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they're no good any more.. I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you're dead.” 

 

 Tom Stoppard,ᅠThe Real Thing: A Play

 

 

 

Please contact me to discuss your editing or translation needs, or to enquire about workshops, rates, and turnover times.

Helene van Niekerk  | +27 82 681 6232  |  vnhelene@gmail.com

 

 

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