Proofreading and Editing

  • 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.

Ask me about Proofreading and Editing

Ask me about Proofreading and Editing


Proofreading and Editing

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.

  • Blogs
  • E-books
  • Magazines
  • Newsletters
  • 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 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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Marketing Humor

The Invisible Touch by Harry Beckwith

The Invisible Touch by Harry Beckwith


Two leather-skinned Texans find themselves side by side in a Houston bar. They begin to talk and learn they both own cattle ranches.

“So what’s the name of your ranch?” the first rancher asks.

“The Circle K,” the second says. “What about yours?”

“Mine’s the Lazy L Bar T Circle Q Sleepy C Triangle D.”

“Jeez, you must have a ton of cattle!” the second says. “About how many head do you have?”

The first winces. “To tell you the truth, not that many. Most of ‘em don’t survive the branding.”

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