Dr. Leston Chandler BuellDr. Leston Chandler Buell
(photo: Eduard Lampe)

Proofreading by a native speaker


Do you need your paper, article, thesis, or other text in English to be proofread or edited? Why not have it done by a native speaker of English?


With Zo Te Zeggen your text will be edited by American linguist Leston Chandler Buell, who has years of experience in writing and editing and who has taught at several universities. Dr. Buell copy-edited a great number of books for publishers such as Oxford University Press and Blackwell-Wiley.


Zo Te Zeggen guarantees native speaker English, that is error-free, natural-sounding, and professional English that uses the appropriate style for the intended audience.



Basic rate and student discount


Zo Te Zeggen offers the following basic rate for the proofreading or moderate editing of texts written in English:


  • €0.025 per word,
  • minimum charge €20,
  • plus 21% VAT/btw (for customers in the European Union)


A substantial discounted rate can be extended to students. Enquire for details.


Higher rates can apply depending on the nature of the text and for rush jobs.



About Zo Te Zeggen


Zo Te Zeggen ("So To Speak" in Dutch) is the language services company of the American linguist Dr. Leston Chandler Buell. Zo Te Zeggen is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, but you can be anywhere in the world to use its services.


Zo Te Zeggen provides professional-quality translation services, language instruction and editing and proofreading services. For information on the full range of services offered, visit the home page.



About Dr. Buell


Leston Chandler Buell is an American linguist who received his doctorate in linguistics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2005. He has taught many courses at the University of Amsterdam; Leiden University; University of California, Los Angeles; and Northwestern University. He retains status as guest researcher at the University of Amsterdam and Leiden University. His scholarly articles have appeared in journals such as Lingua and Journal of African Languages and Linguistics.


Dr. Buell lived in Egypt for ten years, where he worked primarily as a translator and private Arabic instructor.