the poetry of precision
DANSK

WHAT WE DO

Since 1998 Manuscripts has been creating high quality English text for Danish writers – both for specialist academics and for literary authors.Translation, editing, proof-reading and revision – texts are made ready for publication in an active partnership with authors.

We specialise in translating texts that seek to make maximum effect or that require a high level of language awareness. These are usually academic or literary. We are very proud to be able to specialise in both.

Requirements for peer-reviewed articles or academic books are high, and the quality of the language is all-important. It is essential to have a clear understanding of the author’s meaning and intention – and at times to challenge and clarify the original text.

It is equally essential to have the linguistic capacity to find the precise wording needed to express the original thought and to structure the text to have maximum effect.

TRANSLATION

EDITING

PROOF READING

WHO WE ARE

John Mason

Founder

Born in London and has a M.A. from Cambridge University in Modern and Medieval Languages. He is a poet and writer and has been published in the ‘Oxford Poets’ anthology in 2004.

Ulla Lauridsen

Editor

Ulla Lauridsen is a highly experienced translator and editor working in Danish. She also chairs the Association for Translators in Denmark.

Richard Mason

Translator

Like his brother, Richard Mason has a lifetime’s experience and has worked as editor for major publishing houses in UK and US.

PRICING

We charge by the word for translation. Typically our rate would be between 1,20 and 2,00 DKK + VAT per source word.

The rate is dependent on the length and complexity of the text. Please contact us with a sample of text for a quotation.

We charge by the hour for proof-reading and editing. Our hourly rate is 650,00 DKK + VAT. Again firm quotations will be provided once we have seen the text.

Urgent jobs may be subject to a surcharge.

CONTACT

MANUSCRIPTS
mail@manuscripts.dk
+45 40252102

 

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