Additional services

If you need proofreading, translation and document authentication services we can help

Submit our online request form or contact the Language Centre Reception to discuss your requirements. Telephone +44(0)20 7955 6713, email

Please note for small pieces of work there may be a minimum charge of £25.00. You may also wish to review our terms and conditions.


  • what we will do is to correct grammar, spelling, word order, punctuation and paragraphing
  • what we will not do is rewrite the work so that it is more 'intelligent' or 'analytical' nor will we make content changes
  • 'non' students should please bear in mind what we offer is a proofreading service and our expertise lies in Social Science subject areas
  • you can review the prices for this service on this page
  • if you are an LSE student, you should make yourself aware of the Statement on editorial help for students’ written work: guidance for students, supervisors and examiners


We can provide translation in all the languages we teach.

Quick assessment

  • this is useful for anyone who is applying to universitiy
  • going on an exchange programme
  • applying for jobs when you do not have a formal language qualification or have one that is a little out of date

One of our language teachers can assess your level of ability in the target language and provide a reference using the Council of European Framework of Reference for Languages as a benchmarking tool.

Please refer to this overview of the Council of Europe Assessment Profiles for more detail.

Document authentication

  • please note this is not a legal service, we are not a Notary Public
  • what we can do is to confirm that a translated document conforms to the original
  • this is useful for students who need an authenticated translation of their degree certificates into English or other such documents usually required for university application
  • we can of course also translate the document too, however, you may wish to translate the document yourself and we therefore be able to check and authenticate the document more quickly and at a lower cost
  • when you translate a document yourself the minimum charge is the price of an authentication and this is per document
  • please be aware that if a document you have translated requires changes you may incur an additional charge

Rates for these services

Additional Services Rates
Description of service, 2016-17 rates (per hour, document, word)current LSE members non LSE members

Proofreading (per hour)



Authentication (per document)



Translation (per word)



 Quick Assessment



Terms and conditions

Terms and conditions applying to these services.

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Use this form to request one of these services

please select which one you require

  • Please select the service you require
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