English and German translation and proofreading services

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Want to send out a newsletter in German? Your new brochure is ready for print – but is it free of errors?

Whether you wish to communicate with the German language market or maximise the quality of your written material, you will find the right service at ablewords.

ablewords is a one-stop shop for professional language services in English and German:

  • If you want to reach a new audience in German, an accurate and meaningful translation of your material is essential.
  • If you need a keen eye to check your text for spelling or grammatical errors and inconsistencies in English or German, proofreading is the right option for you.


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How foolproof is your spellchecker?

Using a spellchecker is a convenient way to quickly check and correct errors in a text. Running it over your email before you send it or over your blog post before you publish it is highly recommendable. But does it find all the mistakes?

A spellchecker is ‘a computer program which checks the spelling of words in files of text, typically by comparison with a stored list of words’1. And therein lies the weak spot: it checks against a list of words. So what about words that are on that list and spelled correctly – but not where you want them? Have a look at the following ten examples that would pass a spellchecker with flying colours. Can you spot the error in each of them?

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