Proofreading

Need something checked before it goes to the printer or live on a website? Perhaps a big job application or a new CV? Mistakes in grammar, syntax, spelling and punctuation look unprofessional and could cost you money – let me and my eagle eyes help! I can examine Word documents, online content, PDFs or PowerPoint presentations.

Editing

Perhaps you’ve got some text produced by an inexperienced writer or someone who doesn’t have English as a first language. My key strength is making content like this read smoothly and clearly. As well as improving the flow of the prose in general, I can cut out extraneous words or passages to help maintain readers’ interest. I have experience using XML editing software in addition to Word.

Writing

You may have a lot of raw data or the outline of an idea for something like a press release, marketing brochure or web page, but don’t feel very confident about getting it down on paper. I’d be happy to start you off with a rough draft, and we can either leave it at that or continue to work together until you’re completely satisfied with the finished article.

Connecting

Businesses don’t survive long without an online presence. I’m familiar with WordPress and Blogger and can maintain blogs in both formats, or perhaps help you with social media such as Twitter. This maintains customer interest and shows how your specific services or products can be of help – but you need to make a commitment to provide regular updates.  I can also help develop, improve and maintain WordPress-based sites. Furthermore, I’m experienced in content validation and user acceptance testing (UAT) of both simple and highly complex websites.

Researching

Secondary, online research is one of my specialities, and I’m also happy to help with primary research. Just let me know what you’re looking for and I will find all the relevant information I can via thorough, intelligent interrogation of the most reliable search engines.