Editing and Proofreading Services Available


After over forty years, two careers and several jobs, all of which involve extensive technical and creative writing, and detailed editing and proof reading, I am able to offer my services to you.

I have worked in different fields, for a variety of agencies and organizations, but I have always been required to achieve an accurate and effective written product to communicate a specific message to a desired audience.

For a limited time, I am offering an introductory offer of $10 per hour for a three-hour trial of our service, without obligation, to new clients. After that period, our initial rate is $30 per hour for simple proof reading; reading your material and offering suggested spelling and grammatical corrections. For the time being, we will also charge just $30 per hour for editing services; proof reading and creative content review to include image relationship to text layout, concept validation, organizational and structural review. Open source research is also available.

If the document is a school assignment, I can also provide instruction and assistance in the art of writing an academic paper, and the basic fundamentals of grammar, if requested. I have written many such papers while earning two university degrees.

I will provide detailed electronic receipts, complete with time and job accounting information.

Please contact me at: Ray@VolluzPhoto.com or click on our Contact Page link below.


 

We are what we say.

According to Jane Austen, “It isn’t what we say or think that defines us, but what we do.” – Sense and Sensibility.

However, when we are making a first impression, people judge us by what we say, how we represent ourselves. In this ever increasing on-line world, we are what we write, what we post.

In that case, 75 per-cent, or more, of us appear to be illiterate or uncaring about how we represent ourselves.

“To” instead of “Too” instead of “Two”; “You” instead of “Your”. These are just “too” of the very common mistakes found in the exploding world of social media. Inadequate spelling, examples of atrocious grammar abound. Web sites and Facebook pages are appearing at an amazing rate.

The on line business world is becoming a force to reckon with. However, many entrepreneurs are creating their text and pages, and posting them, with very little staff or time for critical evaluation of the content. It is likely that at least 75% of all on line material contains spelling or grammar mistakes. Even more is poorly laid out; web sites are poorly maintained, filled with inaccurate, outdated information. Every one of these mistakes detract from the image of professionalism that the on-line material should represent.

The goal of my service is to help your business be seen as more professional where it matters the most, in the eyes of your potential customers.

 


 

EXAMPLES:

Missing Letter – “DMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION OF THE OPERATING FORCES OF THE U.S. NAVY” – This document, published on the Internet, lists every unit of the Navy.  Who ever published it didn’t just misspell the title of the document, they left off the first letter of the first word on the first page.

Missing Word – “So what the problem with Armorsuit’s Military Shield? Imprecise measurements.” – http://freedupthoughts.com/2013/08/review-armorsuit-military-shield-screen.html

Misspelling the Title of a Work of Art for Sale – “Golde mist and one lost sheep” – http://steinliland.deviantart.com/art/Golde-mist-and-one-lost-sheep-259516098

Incorrect Word, “The Software maybe subject to export controls under the U.S. Export Administration Regulations and other import or export control regulations.” – https://legal.here.com/en/terms/serviceterms/us/

Missing Plural Noun – You can search PDF files, bookmark them, add notes, highlight sections, and take “snapshot” for easy reference. – http://skim-app.sourceforge.net/manual/

Failure to Notice Repeated Idea – The gas side has 3 burners, a side burner and a swing-a-away warming rack. Great storage and workspace with the handy side shelf and two-door rolling cart. The gas side has 3 burners and side burner.http://www.charbroil.com/products/gas-charcoal-combo-grill

Misspelling of the Word “assessment”, Many Instances:

Book Title, Library of Congress – “Posttraumatic stress disorder : diagnosis and assesment“, by U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, published by National Academies Press, c2006-https://lccn.loc.gov/2006285762

Study Title in Footnote – Louisiana State University, Center for the Study of Public Health Impacts of Hurricanes, Initial Assesment of the New Orleans’ Flooding Event during the Passage of Hurricane Katrina, p. 4, HURRICANE KATRINA: A NATION STILL UNPREPARED, SPECIAL REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRShttps://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CRPT-109srpt322/pdf/CRPT-109srpt322.pdf

And the list goes on and on, and on.