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Thursday, 17 April, 2008

Why did you decide to write this blog on proofreading and editing?

Another good question! If you missed my last “post”: “What was the motivation for writing this blog on proofreading and editing?,” you may prefer to read that first.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a remarkable talent – a good “eye for detail.” To be more precise, to notice mistakes or flaws in everyday life e.g. (I should consult my teenage diaries to help my memory!) detail missing or something included that shouldn’t be; colours or patterns not matching and even correcting people’s speech i.e. bad grammar or if they make contradictions. I suspect many people reading this or whom know me think I’m a little too precise or, to use a more fitting word – pedantic. However, we are all unique human beings, so consequently I’m not going to let it bother me! Anyway, there are advantages to all this.

On the positive side, as far as people are concerned, this facet of my nature should delight them; this “skill” can be used most effectively in checking their writings for errors. Proofreading and editing text is what I do best i.e. looking for mistakes and suggest improvements in spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary and, most importantly … does the writing make sense? Obviously, extremely important! In plain words, if what you write cannot be properly understood by others, how can you possibly convey your message effectively? The answer, of course, is you can’t! Consequently, doesn’t it sound logical to use a proofreading and editing service such as mine? Please say yes! Otherwise I’m just wasting my time! Seriously though, if you want to convey a good impression, for example to a prospective employer i.e. CV (résumé); to readers of your website, blog or an advertisement; or to the recipient of a business/personal letter, then let me help you in that quest. In return, I only request a donation; whatever you think I’m worth! So go on, give me the opportunity to prove myself. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

That’s all for now; 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.

Thanks for reading. Hwyl (Bye).

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