WikoWi offers proficiency in editing, in English and German, based on decades of experience in U.S. American and Austrian academic institutions. Any piece of academic writing submitted for professional assessment ought to undergo a rigorous editing process. Structure, organization, discourse, style, and all aspects of linguistic accuracy may need improvement and are likely to benefit from external suggestions and corrections.
We are familiar with the standards of scholarly discourse in the humanities and qualitative social sciences, and keep abreast of the various style sheets journals and publishers apply, as well as the academic expectations related to student work (seminar papers, theses, dissertations).
Preparing any scholarly writing for a foreign-language audience requires specialized skills. Translating a conference presentation, a grant proposal, an essay, an article, or a book from German into English or English into German has to take into account the specific differences of scholarly discourse from one language to the other.
At WikoWi we are fully familiar with different scholarly styles and discipline-specific discourse. It is important to stay faithful to a writer’s own voice while making sure that the foreign-language version of her/his voice comes across successfully in a “native” way. Our aim is to achieve a balance of authenticity, accuracy, and comprehensibility.
WikoWi offers short sample translations of any submitted document in order to give the client the opportunity to assess the quality of the work and discuss details of the project. All translations go through a verification process by a second translation expert.
WikoWi helps scholars and students look for opportunities to expand their professional network in the U.S and gain valuable experience at an American institution of higher education. It is one of WikoWi’s special goals to give expert assistance to young people in their efforts to explore the world of American post-secondary education, and discover frameworks of teaching and learning that are different from those in Austria.
Spending more than just a semester at a foreign university usually requires substantial financial means. Seeking out opportunities of financial support through grants, scholarships, or fellowships may be crucial to one’s academic and professional success. We place special emphasis on students’ writing of successful proposals to grant agencies and thorough preparation for interviews with agencies and university committees.
WikoWi is equipped to support the leadership teams of universities in their goal to seek (re-)accreditation by AQ Austria, offer advice on quality assurance measures (in teaching and research), provide input for program development, and serve as liaison in the communication between the institution and AQ Austria.