Even in this age of auto-correct and spell check software, good writing is still an essential skill particularly for:
- small business owners – your website is your shop window, remember!
- jobseekers and students
Writers, business owners, students, jobseekers… at some stage we have all had that stomach-lurching moment as we hit the “send” button and realise a stupid error has gone through. As tiny as it might be, it could mean the difference between getting the job or not. It could be a simple missing zero that costs a business thousands of pounds.
An author’s clunky phrasing or sloppy sentence construction can put off a publisher who won’t have the patience to plough through the first three chapters of a manuscript.
Good, clear, informative language is essential for business owners to be able to communicate their message clearly, accurately and quickly within the 20 second attention frame of the potential client.
If you are preparing a dissertation or a business proposal, you may be judged on the quality of your writing. Likewise, clues to your suitability for a role can be perceived in poor spelling and grammar on a job application.
If a website contains numerous typos and inaccuracies, potential customers can be put off, subconsciously assuming the product or service offered is of equally poor quality.
I offer proofreading and copy editing services because I am passionate about language. This is what I do and love best.
Covering Chelmsford, Southend-on-Sea, Rayleigh, Benfleet, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Thurrock, in fact anywhere in Essex, I can meet with you face to face for an initial free consultation of your requirements.
It’s not unusual for successful people to be able to talk knowledgeably and enthusiastically about their skills, but when it comes to getting it down in writing, they don’t know where to start, and may be too embarrassed to ask for help.
There have been many famous dyslexics who have had to overcome their fear of asking for help in order to succeed. Just a few people who became successful in spite of their dyslexia: Richard Branson, Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Tommy Hilfiger, Agatha Christie – or maybe they were successful BECAUSE of their dyslexia?
Historically, poets have struggled with punctuation and turned to a proofreader – even a scientist – to help them with the peculiarities of English punctuation. It’s nothing to be ashamed about: it’s a fact that English has many, many rules, most of them there to be broken!
If, for whatever reason, you are not confident in your writing skills, this is something I can help you with.
Together with an eagle-eye for typos and other inaccuracies, I have the benefit of a background in Education; I have a teaching degree in Modern Languages and a Diploma in Translation, and have several years’ experience as a PA working for a large corporate organisation in London.
Let me know what you are struggling with, and I will give you a 500 word free sample of what we can achieve together. We can do this!
WordPerfectVA is a member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders