Have you ever found an error in something you were certain was perfect — after you published it?
Did you leave out a word in a sentence? Did you use the wrong its / it’s? Did you perhaps write inedible when you meant inevitable? Pubic when you meant public?
Maybe you wrote too fast, trusted spellcheck to do more than it can — it only checks spelling, not usage — 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 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 and usage.
Wrong question: “How smart is that person?”
Right question: “How is that person smart?”
I can help you with all that. With nearly 30 years working worldwide, creating and leading a variety of communication-based workshops, 12 years ago I shifted my primary focus to editing services 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 produce — blogs, résumés, memoirs, nonfiction books, podcast transcriptions, 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, Entrepreneur, Influencive, and regional magazines. Several are ghostwriters. Two create résumés for top executives. One is an ad agency that I have worked with for nine years, copyediting / proofreading a major Boston hospital’s 350-page annual report.
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 others have also done well. One was named a “LinkedIn Top Voice” twice, and won the NYC Big Book Award for Horror (November 2019).
Most are American, but a few are international, often using a different form of grammar than the American system. I can accommodate them easily!
If you’re not sure you need any editing services, send me one page of your writing. I will look at it — FOR FREE! — and let you know what I see. One offer per person, please.
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.
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