Do you write blogs, magazine articles, or website content? Are you a ghostwriter or a professional résumé writer?
If so, you know how easy it is to find an error in something you were certain was perfect — after you published it — right? You left out a word in a sentence. You used the wrong its / it’s. You wrote inedible when you meant inevitable.
You wrote too fast, trusted spellcheck to do more than it can (see above), and sent your piece on its merry way into the cold, hard world of publication, only to be smacked upside the head by a troll who publicly pointed out your error(s).
Especially the one in the title or subtitle.
How could that happen?
♦ You never met a comma or an apostrophe you didn’t like.
♦ You knew what you meant to write, so you didn’t read it carefully.
♦ You rewrote a section and forgot to check it.
♦ You did it the way others do because they’re smart, without realizing they’re not necessarily smart in American grammar.
Wrong question: “How smart is that person?”
Right question: “How is that person smart?”
I can help you with all that. Although I spent nearly 20 years working worldwide, creating and leading a variety of communication-based workshops, after many requests to help others with their writing projects, I shifted my focus to copyediting to help writers feel confident that their material will be seen for what it is:
Content worthy of respect.
And no matter what my clients write — blogs, résumés, memoirs, business books, and even corporate annual reports — the finished product needs to be professionally presented.
Many of my clients write for Huffington Post, Inc., Thrive Global, Yahoo Finance, CNBC, and regional magazines. Several are ghostwriters. Two create résumés for top executives. They all know that errors in their writing can damage their reputation, and they can’t afford to let that happen. One wrote a best-selling book; three other authors have also done well. One was recently named a “LinkedIn Top Voice” for the second time.
If you’re not sure you need a copyeditor, here’s my deal:
I will look at one page of your writing of any kind — FOR FREE! —
and let you know what I see.
Let me give you the peace of mind I give all my clients. Let me help you look and sound as smart as you are.