Proofreading and Editing Services

  • Clear
  • Simple
  • Easy to understand
  • Impossible to misunderstand
  • Error-free

When you write, that’s what you want. With Michael Edits, that’s what you get.

Great writing is like a window pane. Let Michael Edits be your Windex.


 

Proofreading and Editing Services

Proofreading, in my mind, is all that “oops” stuff that makes you cringe after you hit “send” or you spend hundreds or thousands to print up a bunch of pretty brochures or other literature.

Editing ensures that the reader knows what you’re talking about, without ever having to read the same sentence twice or consult anything except your document.

Whenever I review your document, I provide both editing and proofreading, and I demand nothing less than perfection.

  • I love blogs and websites
  • I love ebooks and print books
  • I love newsletters and magazines
  • I love bids, proposals and tenders

But is that all I’ve edited and proofread? Oh no. From 1991 through 1999 I was the in-house editor for Eastern Instruments, until I left Eastern Instruments in 1999 to form Michael Edits. Tens of millions of words. If pressed to name a few specialties, they would be:

  • Website Content Review
  • Bids, Proposals, Tenders
  • Marketing Communications
  • Promotional Material
  • Executive Coaching
  • Business Manuals
  • Life Coaching
  • Press Releases
  • Newsletters
  • Magazines
  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Technical Manuals and Spec Sheets (how I began)

But even with a list like that, promising too much is just too vague, isn’t it? Here are a few authors I’ve enjoyed long-term relationships with. I hope you see someone who reminds you of what you do.

Send me an email at michaeledits@michaeledits.com. If I know I’m a perfect fit for what you’ve got, I’ll quote you a firm price and delivery time. (It’s usually 2 cents per word and 48 hours or less.) If I’m not a perfect fit, I’ll recommend another proofreader or editor who is. Either way, we all win.

P.S. If you’re panic-stricken because your calculator’s giving you a price over $1000, this page might be of interest to you.

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Can You Afford Not to Hire an Editor?

Proofreading and Editing Services from Michael Edits

No, you can’t.

I’m amazed at how much good content I see, and perhaps even more amazed at how much bad content I see. But if you want your business to succeed, what you need is great content. Your competitor’s first draft is just as good as your first draft, but the reason their content is outstanding and yours is merely good is because they hire a great editor.

An editor will correct the little mistakes that prevent good content from becoming great content. Lack of simplicity and clarity. Key information repeated once too often or not stated at all. Those little “oops” mistakes that you notice after you click send or give your documents to the print shop. An editor will ensure that your business’s credibility isn’t wrecked by minor (or major) errors.

Most big companies hire in-house editors. Most small companies just don’t have the money. Or they don’t write enough content to keep a full-time editor occupied. Or both. If that’s your situation, you can get the same (or even better) results by outsourcing to a professional editing service.

Of course, the quality of editors varies significantly. So don’t settle for “okay.” An “okay” editor isn’t worth the price. Spend a little extra and hire a great editor who will polish your content to perfection.

You will stand out from other companies. Your content will improve significantly. Hiring someone who offers proofreading and editing services isn’t something that you should think about doing – it’s something that you need to do. Yes, it’s that important. Every piece of content that you publish, whether it’s an about page or a blog post, should be edited by a professional.

There are quite a few excellent editorial services out there. I can’t know about all of them, but I do know about one of them. MichaelEdits.com. I offer premium proofreading and editing services for a reasonable, competitive price. As the name implies, I do all the proofreading and editing personally. I don’t use subcontractors. That’s why I hang onto customers for 5 and 10 years. I’ve been an editor since 1991 and I’ve owned Michael Edits since 1999. I ensure that everything you write is clear, simple, easy to understand, impossible to misunderstand, and error-free.

Great writing is like a window pane. Let Michael Edits be your Windex.

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