Everybody makes mistakes in English. Some errors are more obvious than others. Some may be the result of a slip of the key or pen.
What you see in a photo or a work of art may not be close to what others see. That’s a perspective and perception issue. Everyone is entitled to his or her point of view.
Photo by Sherri Stark
What you say may be overlooked by the listener who doesn’t know any better. But what you write is cast in stone and too many written mistakes may cost you your reputation or prevent you from getting that coveted job. If your work is going to go public–anywhere–better to proof it than goof it.
“When I use a word,” said Humpty Dumpty in a rather scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean. Neither more or less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty, “which is to be Master, that’s all.”
I eliminate ALL grammatical, spelling and syntax errors in your writing. You may be working on a simple letter, web site copy, that book you’ve been writing for the past ten years, an essay or thesis, white paper, annual report, or a memo to the boss. I catch what others miss, right down to over-used commas, too many spaces between words, improper use of a colon or semi-colon, awkwardly worded sentences, and parentheses that weaken your copy.
“If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. ~Isaac Asimov
Spell check won’t catch all your errors. “Their” is a word but if you meant to use “there” instead, certain people will know and it won’t be a pretty sight.
Be smart and allow me to proofread your work at very affordable rates, depending on the length and complexity of the job. I will always offer a proposal after you describe in your best English, what you need.
- Effective editing (schoolhouseshock.wordpress.com)