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Translation and language services

All units within Lund University can engage the Translation and Language Services. We offer translation and proofreading of texts from Swedish to English and vice versa, as well as providing advice and support on other language issues.

What we do       

  • We provide translation and proofreading of material from all units within Lund University
  • Translation is free of charge for central, university-wide documents and all course and programme syllabi
  • We offer support and information on resources for employees who need to write or present material in English in the context of their work
  • We can help with English terminology, suitable translations of Swedish words and expressions and established terms and English usage at LU and within Swedish higher education in general.

What it costs

  • We charge SEK1.50 per word for translation and SEK 250 per hour for proofreading commissioned by the faculties.

What we don’t do

  • Unfortunately we do not have sufficient resources to proofread or translate material from individual researchers and doctoral students (e.g. theses, articles and applications), but we are happy to offer advice and tips on external suppliers.

How to order

  • Prepare your document in a Word file or PowerPoint. Remember to adapt the content to the new target group (who may not be fluent Swedish speakers or Swedish citizens).

  • State the desired deadline, contact person and, if the assignment is subject to a fee, the cost centre for invoicing.

  • Attach the document to an email addressed to dl_oversattning [at] kommunikation.lu.se

Resources

AWELU – support in writing correct English

All employees and students at Lund University write in English at some point. Many feel uncertain when the formal requirements on their text are higher. AWELU is an online resource which provides answers to questions that arise when writing in English. AWELU stands for Academic Writing at Lund University and is thus very much a tool for LU writers of scholarly texts, such as articles, abstracts and applications.

You can also get practical support if you find it difficult to hit the “right” level of formality, if you need translations of university-specific words and titles, or if you suspect that you might be making a lot of spelling and grammar mistakes.

Swedish higher education terms in English

Swedish-English and English-Swedish dictionary

Network for English usage in Swedish Higher Education

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