• In spring 2014 ELCS began working with a highly respected journal publishing in the field of international development policy—a relationship that has developed and deepened and continues in 2020.

  • "Le travail du coach a été particulièrement efficient compte tenu de l'urgence de notre demande."

  • From 2014 to date, ELCS has further developed its close relationship with a Swiss center of excellence active in the fields of banking and finance, including copyediting the institute's White Paper series and providing consultancy services in the context of a 2017 corporate identity makeover.

  • "Die Zusammenarbeit mit ELCS in diesem Rahmen bleibt mir als ungemein lehrreich, unkompliziert und effizient in Erinnerung."

  • "Sa maîtrise de la langue anglaise et son exactitude dans l’expression ont été reconnues et attestées par toutes les personnes amenées à évaluer mes travaux écrits."

  • "Les questions posées par M. Brooks et les discussions qui en ont découlé ont vraiment contribué à rendre notre texte plus clair, compréhensible et cohérent."

  • "ELCS nous a fourni un travail de qualité et même d’un niveau supérieur à ce que nous espérions."

  • "Celui-ci s’est non seulement montré très ouvert et souple concernant notre 'timing' très serré, mais il a de plus apporté avec ses corrections une amélioration importante à notre texte."

  • "Grâce à ses talents pédagogiques et linguistiques, il m’a aidée à approfondir mes propres connaissances de l’anglais et m’a confortée dans l’usage de cette langue."

  • In 2017/18, ELCS added the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health to its list of clients.

  • In its ninth year, ELCS is happy to announce that it has been, since 2016, providing copy-editing on a voluntary basis for the UK branch of La Lega Italiana Protezione Uccelli (LIPU-UK).

  • "Pendant plus de deux ans, Monsieur Brooks m’a en effet assistée à titre de spécialiste de la langue anglaise."

  • In 2018, ELCS began working with a major Swiss initiative in the field of sustainable investing—a relationship that continues to develop in 2020.

  • "Sehr geschätzt habe ich nicht zuletzt die aussergewöhnliche zeitliche Flexibilität von ELCS."

  • "Nous ne pouvons que vivement recommander à toute entreprise souhaitant un travail ordonné, précis et approfondi de faire appel à ces services."

  • "En définitive, le document qu'il nous a proposé reflète parfaitement nos idées et si nous obtenons un financement, ce sera aussi en grande partie grâce à son travail."

  • "We really appreciate your work and our collaboration."

  • Since 2014 ELCS has been working on a regular basis with students, researchers, and academics from the business administration school of a major Swiss university. In November 2016, ELCS delivered a well-received nine-hour writing skills seminar series at the school, and the relationship has continued to develop in 2020.

  • "Son analyse minutieuse de notre document avec à la clé une soixantaine de questions nous a réconfortés, puisque le coach nous a donné la preuve qu'il pouvait 'rentrer' complètement dans notre texte."

  • "La méthode de travail était claire et organisée, les explications fournies très précises et les délais toujours respectés."

  • "Ceci nous a clairement permis d’améliorer nos connaissances en anglais et d’avancer au niveau linguistique."

  • "Par ailleurs, il a été en mesure de répondre à notre demande et nos attentes même dans l'urgence."

  • "J’ai été pleinement satisfaite de mon choix et de l’excellente collaboration avec M. Brooks."

  • Since 2017, ELCS has been working with Aachen University, as the service's list of clients located outside Switzerland lengthens. 

  • "Nous avons particulièrement apprécié son professionnalisme et sa rigeur."

  • "I love this service."

  • "Sans son appui constant et ses précieux encouragements, l’aboutissement de telles études par correspondance aurait été impensable."

  • Demands for the service to author copy continue to rise following ELCS's 2016 review of on-line content for a Swiss research & technology organization, including significant copywriting duties.

Clients

This past month, ELCS has been working in the following areas: the work-from-home phenomenon, migration, banking and finance, machine learning, the future of mobility, nature conservation, the future of applied research and technology, and quantitative finance. ELCS is also developing writing-skills seminars in collaboration with the Swiss supplier of a software solutions platform for the higher education sector. The seminars will shortly enter an initial testing phase.

ELCS has worked extensively with a range of Swiss National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs), centres of excellence, research and technology organizations, knowledge and technology transfer centres, Federal offices, and academic institutions.

Since 2010, ELCS has worked regularly with CSEM, a leading Swiss research and technology organization. Since 2013, ELCS has developed a similar close relationship with the Swiss Finance Institute, the Swiss centre of excellence in banking and Finance, and with the Idiap Research Institute in Martigny. ELCS has also delivered writing-skills seminars for UZH and works extensively with the university, alongside a number of universities and private schools in and outside Switzerland.

Where possible, ELCS supports projects with a particular societal value by offering advantageous tariffs, and since early 2016 has provided copyediting and correction services on a voluntary basis to Italy's BirdLife International partner, LIPU (via the organization's UK funding arm, LIPU-UK). That offer has also been extended to other projects involved in the preservation of our precious fauna, and paritcularly our avifauna.

Finally, I regularly coach Swiss students studying in English for higher qualifications at universities in Switzerland and abroad.

The ELCS client portfolio includes the following organizations:

- The Swiss Red Cross

- The Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)

- The NCCR Democracy

- Swiss Finance Institute

- Inselspital (Bern)

- The University of Geneva

- The Graduate Institute Geneva

- The NCCR Kidney—Kidney.CH

- Policlinique Médicale Universitaire (Lausanne)

- Idiap Research Institute (Martigny)

- The University of Basel

- The University of Fribourg

- The NCCR FinRisk

- The Swiss Federal Statistical Office (OFS)

- The University of Neuchâtel

- CDM—le Centre de droit des migrations

- The University of Lausanne

- CHUV (Lausanne)

- ETZ (Zurich)

- Service Régional Vaudois de Transfusion Sanguine

- The Swiss Forum for Population and Migration Studies (SFM)

- Kyphon (Medtronic)

and

- The journal International Development Policy (published by the Geneva-based Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies)

Letters of recommendation are available on request.