Friday, February 17, 2012

Virtual Editing and Proofreading

Virtual editing and proofreading is something a good writer can get into as a sideline.  If you're good at proofreading (that is pointing out sentence structure errors, punctuation problems and mis-use of words), you could start an online business.

Ask your clients to send you their document in MSWord as an email attachment.  Then use the "track changes" feature in MSWord to make changes.  Return both a marked-up copy to show the suggested changes, and a final copy by return email.  Rarely is a hard copy needed.

Ask for payment by cash, cheque, or PayPal.  If you can live on a trust system, you can send them their document or part of prior to payment being mailed or delivered.  People will want to have their work in hand before they release money. 

Finding Words for Your Story

I usually write non-fiction. In non-fiction, especially articles for web content, we need to write concisely. That means, we don'...