Laura Anderson

Laura Anderson

Bespoke Proofreading

& Editing Services

 

Laura Anderson

Bespoke Proofreading

& Editing Services

 

 

 

Hello and Welcome

 

My work

I am a trained freelance proofreader and copy-editor with an attentive eye and a passion for words and language.

Bespoke Proofreading & Editing Services is all about engaging with my clients; I want your work to be the best it can be, and I work to a high standard, so working on a one-to-one basis means I can provide an efficient and flexible service - I’m also friendly. You have full consultation throughout the job, and all work is confidential.

I have experience in business documents, web content, theses and dissertations, articles and papers for academic journals, short stories and book manuscripts (hard copy and on-screen).

 

About spell checkers

Owed to a Gorilla

A spell checker will take it that you’re in hock to an anthropoid ape and not penning a fervent poem to your unsung hero. It won’t suggest Ode and Guerrilla (or Guerilla) as alternatives because Owed and Gorilla are spelled correctly.
So please don’t rely on a spell checker. They do have their uses but they can’t check for sense. They cannot understand sentence construction or the nuances of language because they do not have intelligence.

Your work

Whatever you write (for whatever medium) must deliver the right message or induce the desired effect. That is its purpose. You are telling people something you wish them to know, to act upon or to enjoy.

Information is readily absorbed when well written. It creates an impression from the outset: your meaning is clear; you are a skilled communicator. The next level engages the reader by seduction: engaging, persuading, convincing.

Whether you wish to make a connection with others or to convey information, it can only be achieved by expressing yourself effectively. It shows that you are confident about imparting your knowledge, using your talent, sharing your skills, ideas, your irresistible creativity. You can move and motivate. You can influence.

So ineffectual writing will not bring about your desired results. If you want your readers to react, to share or to enjoy what you are communicating, it’s vital that your work is well written. And if you are in business, poor writing will not engender trust in your services or products, your company.

On a purely practical level, when reading through your own work it’s easy to see what you expect to see. Further, are you confident about your punctuation and grammar? Your spelling? Perhaps English is not your first language, maybe you have dyslexia. Or maybe you simply don’t have time to check it.

Even if you feel satisfied with your work, it will almost certainly benefit from an objective eye. If you want to feel confident about your work, let me check it for you.

About spell checkers

Owed to a Gorilla

A spell checker will take it that you’re in hock to an anthropoid ape and not penning a fervent poem to your unsung hero. It won’t suggest Ode and Guerrilla (or Guerilla) as alternatives because Owed and Gorilla are spelled correctly.
So please don’t rely on a spell checker. They do have their uses but they can’t check for sense. They cannot understand sentence construction or the nuances of language because they do not have intelligence.
 

© Laura Anderson, Bespoke Proofreading & Editing Services, 2017