The Language Institute guarantees all users of our services complete confidentiality concerning all details of their material.

SUBMISSIONS

All documents must be submitted in electronic form. Please call us to discuss the best format to use.

TIME REQUIRED

For every 1 hour of audio allow for 6 hours of transcribing (applicable to one or two speakers).

TRANSCRIBING LEVELS

What we do:

Level 1: The transcriber transcribes verbatim language (word for word), including “um, oh, ah, uh, you know”, ellipses to indicate pauses in speaking.

Level 2: The transcriber uses his/her discretion to exclude utterances such as “um, ah, uh” etc and any inaudible or unintelligible language.

PAYMENT

A R500 deposit is required before commencement. The balance is due on completion and before the document is returned to you.

The Language Institute guarantees all users of our services complete confidentiality concerning all details of their material.

SUBMISSIONS

All documents must be submitted in electronic form. Please call us to discuss the best format to use.

TIME REQUIRED

It is difficult to judge how long a translation will take – always allow ample time.

LEVELS and COSTS

What we do:
Level 1: Straightforward non-academic discourse
Level 2: Academic discourse
Level 3: Specialised discourse

Ask about our translating rate per word.

PAYMENT

R500 deposit is required before commencement. The balance is due on completion and before the document is returned to you.

We offer a professional editing and proofreading service using the ‘track changes’ and ‘comment’ functions in MS Word. Editing of PDF documents is available by arrangement.

As language specialists we correct:

  • spelling and grammar
  • language logic
  • word choice
  • clumsiness
  • punctuation
  • repetition

Should you require your referencing fully checked, bear in mind that this is an added service that we offer, but is time-consuming and does not necessarily require the expertise of a language consultant. It may also be unnecessary if you have used a reference management programme (e.g. EndNote). We can check for:

  •  Inconsistencies in your referencing style and content (both in-text and in your reference list)
  • Inclusion of all in-text citations in the reference list
  • Any other aspect of referencing that you may be concerned about (please specify).

Please note that we do not correct the following as a matter of course, although any inconsistencies which we identify in the editing process will be brought to your attention

  • content
  • technical
  • terminology
  • formatting

Assistance with full document formatting creating an automatic Table of Contents, List of Figures, List of Tables and cross-referencing is available by arrangement.

 INTERACTIVE EDITING

Should you require more intensive assistance with the writing process, we also offer the option of face-to-face sessions with an interactive editor who has expertise in developing coherence and cohesion, with academic style and structure.

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