Posts tagged with Editing
8 April 2013 - The 10 Immutable Laws of Editing and Proofreading
The client probably doesn’t know what editing and proofreading are, how long those tasks take, or what they’re worth. That’s not their fault. It’s your job, as an editor/proofreader, to educate them.
5 April 2011 - Before a Freelance Writer/Editor Can Give You a Quote…
Have you decided to commission a freelance writer/editor to write or edit a document for your company or organisation? Here are some questions that she’ll need to ask you before she can give you a realistic quote, accept the assignment and start the work
15 January 2011 - What Makes a Piece of Writing “Good”?
A while ago I was asked to fix the grammar and spelling of the text of a website. Sure, I could have done that, but I chose not to because it wouldn’t have magically fixed the fact that it was just plain bad writing. So what makes a piece of writing “good”? And how does an editor fix a piece of bad writing?
22 July 2010 - How NOT to Write a Marketing Message
I just spotted a horrible, cringe-inducing phrase on the website of a professional service provider.
10 January 2010 - A Win-Win Marketing Deal? I Think Not!
A potential client recently contacted me, asking me to edit her monthly e-newsletter. She proposed that because she has no budget for marketing, she’d pay me for my services by referring others to me. I say pay me AND offer referrals.