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Saturday, 29 March, 2008

Do you require proofreading and editing of your writings?

Filed under: Proofreading & editing — Matthew @ 1:31 pm
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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!

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