Why businesses need editors and proofreaders


The number of times you see missed-spelt words, typo’s or poor grammar in brochures, on websites or even advertisements means businesses need to sit up and take notice

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Publishers value what we do.

Graduates with theses know how we can help.

Independent authors sell more books because of our attention to detail.

Does the commercial world understand the value we can add?

Commerce produces a veritable blizzard of content— reports, mailshots, brochure, leaflets, advertising copy and web content. It has to be as perfect as possible.

Products and services beautifully photographed or illustrated, engaging content to lure us in and stimulate our acquisitive natures; we are bombarded with it every hour of every day. It has to be as perfect as possible.

The millions of words that are created, written and used by the corporate world, every minute of every day often miss a vital step in their journey from conception to publication — editing and proofreading.

Celebrity movie stars have to do retakes, the files of outtakes at the end of DVD’s are a testament to the…

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The cost of not using a copy editor and proofreader


All writers need to read this. Writing great material isn’t enough, it has to be superb. Invest in a professional

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If I haven’t mentioned it before, I am a novelist. I write obsessively with a view to achieving a publishing contract,  six figure advance and lots of international travel. Who doesn’t? I am also a realist. I consider myself to be a competent writer with good ideas and an ability to put them on to the page in something resembling the correct order. My grammar is good and my spelling is excellent, why would I possibly need a proofreader or copy-editor? The good ones cost a fortune, money spent before you have a penny back from sales of your book. And that’s assuming you sell any.

This was my view, until I realised that unless I wanted to starve while my book found a publisher, I was going to need a second income. Then I began training as a…

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Happy New Year 2015


communicating across the boundaries of faith & culture

In 2011 I had just begun to blog. The quote I used on January 1st, 2011 was from the opening lines of True Grit — a movie directed, written, and produced by the Coen Brothers in 2010. The quote is as true today as it was four years ago. Happy New Year – may we all walk forward in the freedom and responsibility of God’s grace.

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