Write Service

Sunday, 18 May, 2008

Proofreading, editing and copywriting service.

If anyone reading this requires help with their English language writing, then please contact me. I will check your work for spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and then make the necessary alterations. Furthermore, if you require it, I will also write the entire piece of work. All I ask for in return is a small donation. Rather than repeat myself, please read some of my previous “posts” for further details.

Thanks for reading; looking forward to hearing from you. Any constructive comments always welcome.

Friday, 2 May, 2008

Can you check my website text for any possible mistakes?

If you are unsure whether the wording for your website is correct for spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary then I can reassure you. Obviously, you want your website to look its best, regardless of whether it’s for business or personal use. In other words, you want readers to respect the hard work and time you have invested in constructing your website and, naturally, you hope they will return on a regular basis. Consequently, one way to ensure that they do is by using the English language correctly, and that’s where I can come to your aid.

Either email me with your draft wording, as an attachment if you prefer, or simply supply your website URL. I will then proofread your writing and, if necessary, edit the text to improve it. However, if you feel uncomfortable writing the information for your website, I’m prepared to write it for you; just supply me with all the necessary details. For further information concerning copywriting, please read an earlier “post” of mine, “Can you help me with my English language writing?

All I ask in return for offering my service is a small donation; whatever you think appropriate for completed work. As usual, if you have any work to submit, please contact me via my email address: matthew@cymru3117.fsnet.co.uk. You can also, of course, leave constructive comments on this blog.

Thanks for reading, speak to you again soon.

Thursday, 24 April, 2008

Can you help me with my English language writing?

Yes, most definitely!

If you need help writing your essay, CV (résumé), business/personal letters, business cards, brochures, ads., flyers, leaflets or website/blog text, then you have arrived at the correct place.

First, I’ll proofread and edit your draft for – spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. Then I’ll also, if need be, offer additional help, advice and suggestions to improve the writing.

However, which is something new to the service I offer, I’m also willing to write the entire piece of work but, it must be short; definitely no essays! Why, you might ask. Two reasons: first, essays can be rather long, and secondly, which is my main objection, they should most certainly be your OWN work! So please don’t ask. If unsure whether your particular piece of text qualifies, just ask. All you need to do is supply me with details of the content e.g. the purpose, your audience, keywords (extremely important, especially if Internet related), and rough details of the message you wish to convey; the more information you can offer, the better. Then I’ll work my magic!

So try my service, you won’t be disappointed; you can check my CV, if you like. All I ask for in return is a small donation; whatever you can afford.

Looking forward to hearing from you. If you have any work to submit, questions or comments, you can contact me, via email, at: matthew@cymru3117.fsnet.co.uk, or leave a comment on this blog.

Thanks for reading. Diolch yn fawr.

Wednesday, 9 April, 2008

What was the motivation for writing this blog on proofreading and editing?

Good question; I’m glad you asked!

I’ve always enjoyed reading and writing; they are passions of mine. Reading material over the years has been a diverse range of non-fictional subjects e.g. astronomy, Welsh history and language, science, space travel, English language (correct use), philosophy, and computing. Although I’ve never written a creative masterpiece, my writings have been numerous i.e. personal and business letters and emails, essays, but my favourite of all are the teenage diaries I kept for 5 years; which, incidentally, haven’t been read for many years. Maybe I’ll have time to read them one day; should be quite interesting!

Altruism is another reason for this blog; I really enjoy helping people. If anyone is unhappy with their writings, then please, by all means, contact me. Let’s not forget that making friends is also an important reason; friendships equate to trust, consequently we will be able to achieve more.

Last, but not least, money is also a strong motivation for maintaining this blog. All I ask in exchange for proofreading and editing your work is a small donation; we all have financial commitments.

Please don’t think that I’m bragging by telling you about what I’ve done over the years. It’s, hopefully, giving a clearer picture of myself; when people start to leave comments on the blog, the conversation will include others besides me. I certainly don’t want to “hog the blog!” I want to hear what you have to say. So come on!

As per usual, if you have any feedback, whatsoever, please do contact me.

Bye for now. Hwyl!

Saturday, 29 March, 2008

Do you require proofreading and editing of your writings?

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If so, look no further! I can proofread most of your writing work, whether it is personal or business e.g. letters, CVs (résumés), websites, blogs and advertisements. I will check spelling, grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. The way I see it, is like this: people fall into 2 writing categories. The first category concerns those who know their writings are badly written, but choose to ignore it, for whatever reason. The second category concerns those who have no idea that what they have written is, at the very least, amateurish and at worst, unintelligible. It is this category that I feel most sorry for; they are oblivious to their shortcomings. If these people had an inkling that something was amiss with their writings, I’m more that confident that they would take immediate steps to rectify the situation.

Answer this question: “Does it really matter if what is written looks crude?” In my opinion, I would answer this question with a resounding, “Yes!” Why? Well, if you, for example, were reading a blog and there were several, simple mistakes concerning incorrect spelling and grammar, would you honestly, seriously accept what was being said? I wouldn’t! I just leave and move on to the next blog where, hopefully, the situation has improved.

Don’t misunderstand me, as I have already mentioned on this blog, I’m not an English language expert, by any means. However, I truly endeavour to write to the best of my ability, whatever it may be e.g. emails, letters, blogs or website text. When I make a mistake, which occasionally happens, I’m very pleased if someone points it out to me; I still sometimes misuse “who” and “whom.” Who doesn’t? Or is it “whom”? Just kidding! The point I’m making here is this: I’m only human too, like everyone else! However, having said that, I know I’m competent enough to proofread and edit small quantities of everyday prose; I’m more than able to help you with your text.

You may be wondering why I use the phrase “small quantities.” Let me explain. As I’m only asking for a donation for completed work, surely it makes sense for me to request limited quantities of work, otherwise it wouldn’t be worth me bothering; I have bills to pay too! Having said that, if someone reading this blog has something more substantial to be proofread and edited, then I’m sure we can come to an agreement on an appropriate price; just ask!

As usual, I’m looking forward to hearing from you. If you have any work to submit, questions or comments, any feedback whatsoever, please feel free to contact me, via email, at: matthew@cymru3117.fsnet.co.uk. You can also, of course, leave comments on this blog, which would be most appreciated. Thanks for reading; speak to you again soon!

Saturday, 15 March, 2008

Introduction to "Write Service."

Hi, and welcome to my new blog (I also have others). If you require help with the written English language, then you have found the write service! (get it?) This blog is for people whom already have a thorough understanding of the English language, and not for those learning the language; that would require more time than I can afford, sorry.

Email your small quantity of work (as an attachment, if necessary) or website URL and I will contact you after making the necessary changes; if any are indeed needed. I’m not an English language expert, by any means, but I do have enough experience of at least everyday writing, and I only ask for a donation! Furthermore, I also have knowledge of academic writing, having studied at university for 4 years (1998-2002), mainly writing essays. Although my expertise lies with “British English”, I can tackle all English language styles.

Looking forward to hearing from you. If you have any work to submit, questions or comments, please feel free to contact me, via email, at: matthew@cymru3117.fsnet.co.uk. You can also, of course, leave comments on this blog.

My next “post” will probably contain a condensed version of my CV (résumé). Thank you for taking the time to read my blog. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

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