Everyone Needs an Editor — I’m Here to Help

Everyone Needs an Editor — I’m Here to Help

get-it-right-sqI’m fed up. It’s fingernails-on-the-chalkboard irritating.

I’ve discussed this issue adnosium.*

I can hardly bare* it.

This just doesn’t peak* my interest at all.

These are all errors I’ve seen on blogs whose writers should know better. They aren’t junior high school kids blogging about preteen angst, they are smart professionals who either type too fast or just don’t know a lot (not alot) about words.

It happens. It doesn’t mean you aren’t smart and accomplished, but it certainly makes you look as if you’re not.

Far too many times in the past couple of weeks, I’ve started to share a very good piece of content, only to find egregious grammar, spelling or style errors. I just can’t bring myself to tweet a post that gets the wrong its in a headline.

No one thinks they need an editor. But most of us do.

I’m launching a new service here on my site. Editing. Please, let me help. You’re probably great at programming, sales, or whatever your specialty, but I’m good at editing. I’d hire you if I needed someone to write an iOS app or do brain surgery on me. So maybe you need a little grammar help?

Here’s how it works. Go to my editing page, submit your copy. Tell me (truthfully, please) how many words are in your article. I can count, so don’t try to fool me.

Click through to PayPal, and after you’ve paid, I’ll edit your copy and return it to you via email in HTML format, which is easier than it sounds. I’ll even tell you why I made the changes I made. All you’ll have to do is paste it into the text window in your blogging software. This lets us keep the formatting, such as italics, bold, or bulleted or numbered lists. It’s as easy as control/command +V.

Try it. If your copy is entirely free of errors, I’ll refund half your money.

Remember, you’ve got an image to keep up. Don’t blow it with a misplaced apostrophe.

 Try it out; get edited. 

*ad nauseum, bear, and pique, respectively are the correct words.

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2016-05-28T06:56:50+00:00March 6, 2013|Categories: Writing|Tags: , , |


  1. Kathy Brooks March 7, 2013 at 6:15 am - Reply

    Hey Beth,
    Re: “If your copy is entirely free of errors, I’ll refund half your money” I think you meant if the copy “isn’t” entirely free of errors…
    editor Kathy

  2. Kathy Brooks March 7, 2013 at 6:17 am - Reply

    That is, unless you meant they submitted perfect copy in the first place…entirely possible since I haven’t finished first cup of coffee. Either way, good column!

    • beth g sanders March 7, 2013 at 8:04 am - Reply

      Yep – the second comment is exactly what I meant. It’s a reward for submitting perfect copy 🙂


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