Mark Twain said, "The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.” This is certainly true when it comes to hiring a professional editor versus doing it yourself. You want…you need…a professional who will make sure your words flow properly and will catch the disruptive grammatical errors, too.
You wouldn't go out for a job interview without being sure you were dressed well, had a polished resume and knew something about the company – at least not if you really wanted that job! Writing is no different – and you don't get a second chance to make a good first impression, so invest in your manuscript or articles and have them professionally edited. Of course, that doesn't have to be our team here at On-Target Words, but it better be by someone who knows how the writing should be crafted for clarity, power and impact on your reader.
I specialize in something called content editing. Just imagine, you've got a great looking car and you love it. But it isn't running quite right. You wouldn't take it to your brother or next door neighbor unless they were experts in fixing your type of car, right? Same thing here! Are your characters 3-D? Does your plot work? Does your non-fiction book make sense to the everyday reader and not just the scientific or academic community?
We can also assist with proofreading and make copy editing referrals if needed. Let us know what your goals are and we'll help you map out the plan to get there. Your first 30 minute consultation is free. Call or email today and let's get started.