Why you should engage with us for a business proofreading service
We know that our customers often ask for several quotes before deciding on a provider, for example to compare prices. But what we offer isn’t just about price. Clients also value a service provider’s reliability, communication patterns, response time, willingness to work unscheduled hours, and more. So the search for a suitable editing service is a hunt for that ideal needle in a sometimes confusing haystack.
Why we feel we’re suitable for proofreading your business project:
We’re confident that our references already speak for us. We deal with clients from the fields of business and politics on a regular basis. From wine lists for restaurants to interviews with politicians, we check and correct a huge variety of texts. Companies of all kinds find us reliable and available, trust us implicitly and are always grateful for our work.
This quality of our work also comes into play with your project. You and your project are our focus. We know how important it is for your efforts to be successful – that’s what we’re also working towards. Therefore, please trust our references and place your project in our reliable hands. We’ll do our very best to help make your project a success.
Price versus quality
You may have noticed (in your search for a proofreading service and in your comparisons) that the prices for a proofreading service sometimes differ greatly. However, we’re convinced that if you want your text to be edited with real care, a certain price level is justified. After all, you want your text to have been revised conscientiously and not just put through a ‘quick wash’ cycle. Of course, we’re also careful to apply this conscientiousness to your project. But this is only feasible at a competitive yet realistic price.
To give you a little leeway with regard to our prices, they naturally differ depending on the service package. For example, Package 1 (in this case, Business proofreading “light”) is cheaper than Package 2 (Business proofreading “BASIC”), which in turn is cheaper than Package 3 (Business proofreading “COMPLETE”).
Note: In our price calculation, we refer to the prices of the Association of Freelance Editors (VFLL) and the prices of the Professional Association of Freelance Copywriters, which are the standard market prices in Germany.
Because at HFL the boss is also a proofreader – and he chooses the right person of the team for the job
We’ve found (looking through applications we receive) that not everyone has the requisite skills for proofreading, for example because they lack practical professional experience, don’t have the necessary editorial expertise, or failed to spot all the errors when they edited our sample texts.
At HFL, we don’t consider editing to be a leisure activity that we do ‘on the side’. We want to offer our customers quality. That’s why the boss still edits here himself and is also responsible for selecting the staff. Because if you know what makes a good text (when it comes to what’s important in editing and in terms of content), you can also assess the quality of the work of our staff – and it’s this select quality we want to pass on to our customers.
With long experience of editing texts from his now 10-year career as a stenographer, business graduate Frank Elminowski leads the HFL team as managing director. Applicants are always given sample texts to work on before they can join the team. The edited texts (in German) are then checked by the managing director himself; texts in other languages are examined always by native speakers. Only applicants who pass this demanding test are admitted to the team. In addition, applicants must have a university degree and be at least 30 years old.
We’re the ones to contact
You should definitely get in touch with us when you require proofreading or editing from someone you can rely on, because you are often under time pressure, the deadline for your project is getting closer, your client is waiting for results or the brochure has to go to print today. That's why your proofreader should always be just one phone call or e-mail away.
That’s us. We’re based in Berlin and are also available for you on weekends – during the week (often till midnight). If you have any questions or problems, we are always here to help. No switchboard, no impersonal call centre, no answering machine – we’re always ready to find the best solutions for you and your texts.
Have we already convinced you? Then please get in touch with us.
Tel.: (030) 755 41 38 - 9
Contact person: Mr. Frank Elminowski
Graduate in business administration / parliamentary stenographer / proofreader & editor