Slovos is a proofreading, copy-editing and translation company founded in 2004 by Dr. Ian Copestake, a native-English speaking academic, author and editor of the William Carlos Williams Review.

Registered in Germany, Slovos offers academic text correction and translation services particularly for non-native English speaking writers of theses, books, essay collections and journal articles. Please contact us via the Submission and Query Form with details of your request. Or email Ian directly at slovosproofreading@gmail.com

We can also provide you with a free sample proofing of your work (1-2 pages) on request prior to any agreed commission, so you can assess the value of this service without any obligation.

Slovos also accepts manuscripts, articles and book chapters for translation from German to English.

The standard proofreading rates are 4 euros per 1500 characters (300 words), and further details can be found in Rates in the left-hand menu. Please also contact Slovos for details of reductions of up to 30% which are offered to MA and PhD students and for large-scale work.

Published work

Selected published translations include:

Neo Tories: The Revolt of British Conservatives against Democracy and Political Modernity (1929-1939) by Bernhard Dietz (Bloomsbury 2019).

Nutrition for a Better Life: A Journey from the Origins of Industrial Food Production to Nutrigenomics by Peter Brabeck-Letmathe. (Campus 2016).

The Hidden Rules of Successful Negotiation and Communication by Marc O. Opresnik (Springer, 2014).

Selected published copy-edited monographs include:

Maps in Newspapers: Approaches to Study and Practices in Portraying War since the 19th Century by André Reyes Novaes (Brill 2019).

Enduring Change: The Labor and Social History of One Third-front Industrial Complex in China from the 1960s to the Present by Ju Li (DeGruyter 2018).

Human Encounters: Introduction to Intercultural Communication by Øyvind Dahl (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016).

World Insurance: The Evolution of a Global Risk Network Eds. Peter Borscheid and Niels Viggo Haueter (Oxford University Press, 2012).

Dr. Ian Copestake

Submissions are welcomed across a range of subjects including literary studies, sociology, cultural studies, history, philosophy and many other academic areas.

Ian Copestake's own publications include The Ethics of William Carlos Williams's Poetry (NY: Camden House, 2010) and three books of academic essays as sole editor.

For additional queries you can contact Ian directly at: slovosproofreading@gmail.com

Ian's CV is attached for further details about his qualifications and experience.