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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, 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).

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!

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