Helmholtz Zentrum München Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt

TUM Proofreading Service

In order to help with the publication process, the TUM Graduate School offers all doctoral candidates professional, discipline-related proofreading of academic articles in English. This proofreading service is free for TUM-GS members. A second proofreading of the same article is not possible. Detailed instructions for submitting articles to be corrected can be found on the “Proofreading Service” information sheet.

The following services are included:

  • Proofreading by a native English speaker
  • Correcting spelling and terminology errors
  • Expert proofreader from a related discipline
  • Return within three business days
  • Comments using “Track Changes” mode in Word or as a PDF


  • Membership in HELENA and working contract with HMGU
  • Registration at TUM (doctoral candidacy list)
  • The applying graduate student must be the first/main author of the article
  • The article must be ready for submission
  • The article has to be submitted to an international, peer-reviewed journal, edited volume or conference
  • The supervisor must agree to the proofreading by an external agency

Important information:

Applications for the proofreading service will be processed by the HELENA Graduate Student Office only from Tuesdays-Thursdays.