ABOUT US

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ABOUT US

DE | EN

Edelheron is a partnership of two academically-minded individuals, Dr Maike Edelhoff and Anja Heron Lind, the former a native speaker of German and the latter a native speaker of British English. We offer proofreading and editing of all texts ranging from academic theses and creative non-fiction to business briefs and presentations, of any length and within any field. We maintain a rigorous, first-class standard, and will help you hone, refine and polish your texts for your individual audience and purpose.

‘Edelheron’ is a portmanteau of our names, ‘Edelhoff’ and ‘Heron’, and translates bilingually to ‘Noble Heron’ or ‘Edler Reiher’.

Edelheron is a partnership of two academically-minded individuals, Dr Maike Edelhoff and Anja Heron Lind, the former a native speaker of German and the latter a native speaker of British English. We offer proofreading and editing of all texts ranging from academic theses and creative non-fiction to business briefs and presentations, of any length and within any field. We maintain a rigorous, first-class standard, and will help you hone, refine and polish your texts for your individual audience and purpose.

‘Edelheron’ is a portmanteau of our names, ‘Edelhoff’ and ‘Heron’, and translates bilingually to ‘Noble Heron’ or ‘Edler Reiher’.

Dr. Maike Edelhoff holds a joint PhD in German and Luxembourgish linguistics from the University of Luxembourg and the University of Mainz and is currently employed at the University of Bonn, where she teaches historical German linguistics. Maike has held talks and published several articles on German linguistics, dialectology, border studies and regional history, for scientific and lay audiences alike.

Maike’s academic interests include historical linguistics, dialects and regional history. She also enjoys working on European history and politics and border studies, and especially loves delving into the field of small languages and their literatures. Her personal interests are fairly widespread: she enjoys contemporary and classic British, German, French and Luxembourgish literature; appreciates youth literature; and is very fond of radio plays. If she isn’t reading or listening to literature she loves playing complex card and board games. Thanks to her husband, a dedicated chemist, she is also sometimes caught reading popular scientific books on chemistry and mathematics. She still hopes to finish one of her own one day soon, on border studies and German dialects.

Maike has a wealth of experience in copywriting, proofreading and editing: she has read and corrected business correspondence, marketing material and all manner of academic texts, and has written texts for speeches, job applications and more. This comprehensive experience covers the fields of chemistry, agricultural science, microbiology, archaeology, literary studies, linguistics, occupational therapy and sport economics.

A member of the VFLL, the German Society for Freelance Proofreaders

Anja Heron Lind is a native speaker of British English who is employed part-time at the University of Mainz, where she lectures and assists in the running of an academic English course at master’s level. Anja was raised in Oxford and received her Bachelor’s degree at University College London, an institution consistently ranked among the ten best universities in the world; she is currently studying for a Master’s degree in Transcultural Studies at the University of Heidelberg. Anja also teaches English at the Mainz community college and has published works of poetry and prose in multiple international literary journals.

Anja’s academic interests are in the fields of nationalism and colonialism, Scandinavian (medieval) history, queer history, gender studies and queer studies. Her personal literary interests are very similarly aligned, ever with queer graphic novels in hand, the latest in modern Norwegian literature and poetry, feminist polemics, an Old Icelandic saga or two, or instead working her way through the corpus of German classics, from Michael Ende to Bertolt Brecht.

Anja has extensive experience proofreading and editing academic articles, Master’s theses and doctoral dissertations within the fields of Medicine, Linguistics International Relations, Tourism, Sociology, Indigenous Studies, English Literature and more.

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