The crux of my business is writing, editing and proofreading. I'm good with words, and at distilling a message and presenting it clearly and appropriately for the intended audience.
If you're part of a large organisation you'll know how hard it is to maintain consistency, both in the style of writing and in the look-and-feel of the final product. I can help you keep your outputs consistent and looking great.
Hand-in-hand with the writing process comes, unfortunately, Microsoft Word, which has been the undoing of many an epic project. Having learned its secrets (well, some of them) I can help you to tame it and prevent it from ruining your life.
If you're considering hiring a writer or editor, here are a couple of terms you should be familiar with.
Proofreading happens last. I take a good hard look at your beautifully laid-out text, and with an eagle eye for detail mark up any typos, spelling and grammatical errors.
Copyediting is a little more involved. Using track changes I go to town on your document, correcting grammar, rewording where necessary and also thinking about its structure and how the information is arranged and presented.
Writing is where I do the job for you. You might have an idea for a case study, a report - any kind of publication - and then I do the research, come up with the ideas and the angle, and chain myself to the keyboard until the job is done. Expensive? Not when you're as fast as I am. In fact I can probably save you a great deal of time and money.
Planning is what floats my boat most of the time. Before you begin a writing project talk to me. I can help you get your head around the message and distil it into key points with the audience in mind. When do you need to engage a graphic designer? How do you elicit feedback and avoid death by committee? Ironically, this service probably costs less than any of the others - and it will save you a great deal of time, money and heartache. And the end product will be first class.
Impress: clear communication Pty Ltd - Hobart, Tasmania