Proofreading vs. Editing

People often ask us if we do proofreading. The answer is “Yes and no.” We do editing. Click here to visit “Avril Edits” where we describe the editing services we provide.

Editing someone’s document certainly involves checking grammar and spelling, so part of what we do is proof the documents our clients send us, but there’s much more to it. The fact is, there’s free and affordable software out there that you can use to look for grammatical issues and typos, so you don’t need us for that.

More importantly, our process of editing is about composition. What is the objective of your piece, how clear is the language you’ve used and how compelling is the message you convey to its audience? And what specific changes do we suggest that you make to improve the effectiveness of your document and the impression it will make?

So, yes we do proofreading, but our process is way more than that.

You may have noticed, in our header at the top of our home page, that our company slogan is “Communication is everything.” Words to live by.  That simple sentence is something we’re very serious about and it’s the basis for the comprehensive writing and editing services we offer.

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Messaging

Let’s say you’re a candidate or maybe a community activist group or other non-profit campaigning for or against some legislation or cause. You do everything you’re supposed to do. Textbook campaigning. But you lose.

If you’re lucky, you lost big. One of our writers has a t-shirt in his closet for a candidate for whom he worked, but who lost after two recounts by six votes. That was 20 years ago and he’s still thinks about what he could have done to move just four votes their way. Just four votes. He’d wear that t-shirt now and then, but it no longer fits. Better to lose big and walk away.

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What to read…

Welcome to our Writeaway website.  Here’s a list of the pages and posts you might like to read.  Clicking on the links will take you there.

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What do we do?

We write stuff.  For corporate, non-profit and political marketing.  All kinds of non-technical pieces, from palm cards and 30 second TV and radio commercials, to speeches, fliers and brochures, website content, position papers and proposals.

We use language to help our clients create compelling marketing and campaign materials.  Materials that sell their goods and services, raise the money they need from lenders, investors and contributors, grow their businesses, get elected and give their initiatives a greater chance of success.

We write what you tell us to, however large or small the objective, however general or precise your instructions.  If necessary, we’ll even do the research to make sure the words we give you are sound – not just clear, but also accurate. 

And we price our services to take into account what you or your company or organization can afford.

Our job is to help you communicate more effectively.

All inquiries and the work we do for our clients are strictly confidential. Email Contact@Writeaway.us to tell us what you need and set up a video call to talk about it.

 

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Communication is everything.

Our specialty is the written word.

Hi. This website was created for a single purpose, to help individuals, companies, political campaigns and citizen movements get the assistance they need to produce more interesting, more compelling and more effective materials.  To communicate their messaging and accomplish their objectives more effectively.

What do we write or edit?

That depends upon whether or not you’re one of our corporate, political or citizen activist clients.

“So, can you help me with my term paper?”

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Ghostwriting?

“Boo!”

Just kidding. For the record, rest assured, all of us at Writeaway are alive and well. No ghosts here.  Not yet anyway.

But do we do ghostwriting? Do we write speeches and other materials that our business, campaign and non-profit clients disseminate under their names and not ours? Are you kidding? Of course we do. In fact, that’s exactly what we do. All the time.

We write and/or edit materials for our clients as if we worked for them as their employees. It’s that simple. So, yes, we do ghostwriting.

There are, however, exceptions. We’ll edit, but won’t actually write materials that anyone is claiming that he or she has written. No school papers, for example. No college theses or dissertations. No application essays.  No fiction or non-fiction you want to publish for sale.

Other than that, we’re ready and all-in when it comes to helping you write whatever you need. Weekdays, evenings, holidays – and especially on Halloween!

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Our thanks to the artist whose name we can’t make out to give her or him credit.

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Taking the initiative.

At Writeaway, we don’t just put words on paper. We help our clients figure out how best to use language, in all its forms, to accomplish very specific objectives.

Maybe, for example, you’re a homeowners association opposed to a change in zoning or nearby development that will adversely affect your property values.

Maybe you’re a business interested opening a new facility and want to make sure you have community input and support.

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