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Do you need help organising and expressing your ideas? The right wording is crucial to explain the value of your ideas to the outside world and secure further funding. Let me help you to find the right words to convey the significance of your work!

I offer planning and preparation of business plans and proposals for funding, and help with project design and management. I also do proofreading and editing of scientific and technical documents (theses, articles, reports, proposals, guidelines,…) in English, German and, in some cases, Norwegian.

Find out more about my motivation and qualifications here: About me

 

The inspiration for the company’s name comes from the definition of the word significance (Merriam-Webster dictionary):

significance implies a quality or character that should mark a thing as important but that is not self-evident and may or may not be recognized…

  • 1a :  something that is conveyed as a meaning often obscurely or indirectly

  • 1b :  the quality of conveying or implying

  • 2a :  the quality of being important :  moment

  • 2b :  the quality of being statistically significant

 

Synonym Discussion of significance

importance, consequence, moment, weight, significance mean a quality or aspect having great worth or significance. importance implies a value judgment of the superior worth or influence of something or someone <a region with no cities of importance>. consequence generally implies importance because of probable or possible effects <the style you choose is of little consequence>. moment implies conspicuous or self-evident consequence <a decision of great moment>. weight implies a judgment of the immediate relative importance of something <the argument carried no weight with the judge>. significance implies a quality or character that should mark a thing as important but that is not self-evident and may or may not be recognized <the treaty’s significance>.

Origin: late Middle English (denoting unstated meaning): from Old French, or from Latin significantia, from significare ‘indicate, portend’

 

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SignificaNS

Scientific proofreading, editing and consulting

Nina Simon, PhD

e-mail: nina.simon(at)significans.net

e-mail: n.simon(at)significans.no

phone: +47-48 14 31 94