Wordsmith by Market Segment – overview

Editing means different things in different scenarios, and a professional editor will instinctively understand your requirements. Here’s a look at how Wordsmith Editing Services matches up in various market segments.

Corporate
Wordsmith for Corporates

Reports, documents, tenders, proposals… Communication, both internal and external,  is the lifeblood of corporate enterprise – and you can be sure it is going to be examined critically from all sides.

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Business
Wordsmith for Business

In today’s highly competitive world, enterprises have to communicate constantly to keep themselves in the public eye and cultivate their customer base. So it’s vital that you…

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Editing
Wordsmith Global Editing

In the digital age we live and compete globally, and for much of the planet the global language is English. For your product or service to be judged on its true merits, all its language components must…

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Web
Wordsmith on the Web

Your website is your shop window. Is it properly dressed? Very few small-to-medium business websites see any editing at all! Quite often, crucial decisions about website language are taken by…

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Authors
Wordsmith for Authors

Submitting your manuscript for publishing is a big step! Having your manuscript edited professionally will clear one more hurdle on the way – and give your confidence a boost…

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Connection
The AV Connection

Are you already in the audio-visual field? Could your business benefit from an AV component? Wearing another cap, the Wordsmith is a successful voice artist. What could this mean for you?

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Wordsmith for Government

South Africa’s linguistic diversity has turned English into its de facto common language, while it is essentially, no matter how well learnt, the second language of many government employees.

At the same time, it remains the case that flawless communication is essential for effective cooperation, while at the same time enhancing the reputation of those associated with it and boosting the progress of their projects and plans.

The Wordsmith solution
The Wordsmith is a long-time South African permanent resident who combines mature First World language skills with local sensibility. South African government personnel are cordially invited to let the Wordsmith help them ensure all their written communication is of the highest standard and truly reflects their claims and intentions.

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Wordsmith for Translators

Ideally, translation should always be performed by target-language speakers, but for budgetary and practical reasons, this is often not the case. Additionally, software language translators are offering another tempting budget solution to the demands of the global English-language marketplace.

The Wordsmith solution
Wordsmith Editing Services offers a back-up proof-reading service that will bring translations performed by source-language speakers and automated software systems up to international standard economically and sympathetically.

Note
Wordsmith Editing Services is actively seeking collaboration with translators worldwide. An economical proofread by Wordsmith Editing Services will substantially increase the value of your output both financially and in reputational terms. Contact the Wordsmith to discuss synergies right away!

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Wordsmith Editing Services for Corporates

Reports, documents, tenders, proposals…

Communication, both internal and external, is the lifeblood of corporate enterprise – and you can be sure it’s all going to be examined critically on every side.

Corporate communication is often unfairly accused of having too much jargon, when some ‘jargon’ is not only technically necessary but also forms part of enterprise’s culture. At the same time, business communication directed at the general public is often in need of extensive ‘humanising’.

The Wordsmith solution
Corporate language must retain a certain polish while still communicating effectively.

A good corporate English editor will know how to balance conflicting requirements and respect the style of the original text while ensuring consistency and bringing to bear a fresh perspective on ‘getting the message across’.

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Wordsmith Editing Services for Business

In today’s highly competitive world, enterprises have to communicate constantly to keep themselves in the public eye and cultivate their customer base. But you cannot afford to have your image tarnished by clumsy language in advertisements and website text, in brochures, media releases and so on.

But you cannot afford to have your image tarnished by clumsy language in advertisements and website text, in brochures, media releases and so on. Anything less than the highest standard of English can unfairly suggest that your product or service lacks sophistication and attention to detail.

The Wordsmith solution
Wordsmith Editing Services offers a reasonably-priced editing service which will give you a sense of security about all your communications.
With all your text flawless, your sincere belief in the quality of your product or service will come shining through, and you can rest assured that your product will be seen in the best possible light and judged on its merits.

No job too small!
No job is too small for the Wordsmith! Yes, there is a modest minimum fee – but it’s a small price to pay for the confidence you’ll get from having an experienced, qualified language professional on your side.

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Global service for global players

In the digital age, we live and compete globally, and for much of the planet, the global language is English. For your product or service to be judged on its true merits, all its language components, from website text to labels, must match up to international standards.

The Wordsmith solution
Now, it couldn’t be easier to employ an experienced, UK-born, university-educated qualified editor – at South African Rand rates!

I accept international payments by PayPal and can be available on Skype for real-time consultation.

As an experienced editor, the Wordsmith knows the difference between British and other varieties of English and will preserve the original tone of your document both in terms of spelling and other usages, or edit it specifically for your target market.

Go forward internationally with the reassurance of a professional edit behind you!

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Wordsmith on the Web

Your website is your shop window. How does it look?

Very few small-to-medium business websites see any editing at all! Quite often, crucial decisions about language are taken by the webmaster or designer, whose priorities and values may not include language elegance. Unfortunately, you can’t assume that your text will survive uploading onto your website unscathed – or make the impact you thought it would in its new environment.

The Wordsmith solution
I can work with your website professional to make sure your business web store-front is error-free and makes the best possible impression – while respecting SEO considerations and working within design constraints.

Small business language audit
Do you know any of your competitors who have ever used an editor? Then here’s a simple, inexpensive way to put some space between yourself and the competition!

I can quickly edit all your printed communications to give you that bit of extra ‘polish’ and ensure your business doesn’t appear amateurish or provincial. And, I’ll happily point out where you’ve been going wrong so that you stay on track in future!

Get in touch right away and start making the difference.

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Wordsmith fiction editing

Are you the next J K Rowling? Yes, you could be sitting on the next Harry Potter, but if you’re the only person who’s seen your manuscript, we’ll probably never know!
Submitting your manuscript for publishing is a big step, and nerve-wracking enough. Having your manuscript professionally edited will clear one more hurdle on the way – and give your confidence a boost.

The Wordsmith solution

Many publishing houses these days openly state that they will not read or sometimes even respond to unsolicited manuscripts. In other words, they’ll ask you if they want to see what you’ve written – and tell you if they want you to write something!

This leaves self-publishing as the first choice for many creative writers – and there are many free platforms for publishing your own e-books or print-on-demand hard copies.

Manuscripts published my mainstream publishing houses will always receive a thorough edit and several rounds of proofreading before going to print, and there is no reason why a work bearing your name should have anything less. Plus – a professional edit/proofread might be just the ‘final push’ your work needs to see the light of day!

Please note that the Wordsmith does not claim to be a creative writing coach and does not ‘critique’ fiction manuscripts. Your manuscript will however be edited for spelling, punctuation, grammar, idiom and consistency – and guaranteed error-free!

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Wordsmith  – the AV connection

Are you already in the audio-visual field? Could your business benefit from an improved AV component?

Wearing another cap, the Wordsmith is a successful radio voice and dubbing artist, with an ear for good text and succinct communication. (Click through here to see my AV show-reel.)

Manuals and training videos
As well as having years of experience editing textbooks, the Wordsmith is trained in reading complicated educational text in a neutral, effective manner. Let me help you make your manuals or training video an outstanding success.

Podcasts and radio
Years of experience behind a mic mean that the Wordsmith’s edit of your podcast and radio scripts will flow effortlessly and communicate faultlessly with less editing and better feedback. Get in touch with a view to outsourcing your news scripts!

Foreign-language film and TV
It’s an open secret that subtitles and dubbing scripts routinely ruin viewers’ enjoyment of foreign-language film and TV. Often, these post-production matters are left to technical people with very little editing expertise.

I am ready and able to set up real-time working relationships with your team to dramatically improve the quality of your subtitles and dubbing scripts – an investment which will soon pay off in terms of popularity and uptake.

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