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, in my mind, is ensuring that everything you write is clear, simple, easy to understand, and impossible to misunderstand.
I provide both and I demand nothing less than perfection.
- I love bids, proposals and tenders
- I love newsletters and magazines
- I love ebooks and print books
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 MichaelEdits.com. 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
- Technical Manuals and Spec Sheets (how I began)
But promising too much is just too vague, isn’t it? Here are some customers I’ve enjoyed long-term relationships with. If someone reminds you of what you do, great.
- Capture Planning (since 2006)
- PropLibrary (since 2006)
- Ron Finklestein – Business Growth Facilitator (since 2007)
- Cigar Snob Magazine (since 2008)
- English Teaching Live (since 2010)
- Derek Lewis, Business Book Ghostwriter (since 2013)
- The Other Publishing Company (since 2013)
- Virtual VP Services (since 2013)
- BookStarter (since 2013)
- Treece Co (since 2013)
- Go Beyond SEO (since 2014)
- Creative Ownership (since 2014)
- The Torch (since 2014)
- Chiang Mai University – College of Medicine (2006-2010)
- The Platinum Rule Group (Dr. Tony Alessandra, Scott Zimmerman, Ron Finklestein)
- Environmental Process Solutions
- Tethered Aerostat Crane – Heavy Lift Systems
- Fusion PPT – Cloud Computing
- Iris Benrubi – Life Coach, Simply Success
- Kara Oh – Life Coach, Ever Evolving Inc.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.