One of the areas of business that many people don’t give a lot of thought to is how a company communicates with its own people and the outside world.  Corporate communications are an important element of every business, whether it is an actual corporation or not.  A few slip-ups in this area and virtually every aspect of the business could be negatively affected.

Examples of Corporate Communications

Corporate communications can mean a lot of different things and it usually has a handful of different meanings and purposes, depending on the situation.  External corporate communications refer to communicating with entities outside the company.  This might be the media, government agencies, charitable or volunteer organizations, and other groups.

Internal corporate communications usually refer to communications between the company and its employees.  This communication may be formal or informal, and include things like the employee handbook, reviews, memorandums, internal emails, etc.

Crisis communications are another form of corporate communications, and this one can have far-reaching consequences if not handled in the right way.  This kind of communication includes employee injuries, mass layoffs, product failures or even rumours about an individual or the company itself.

Do Mistakes Really Matter?

The odd missing punctuation mark or spelling mistake might not make too big a difference in most forms of corporate communications, but that doesn’t mean all mistakes are fine.  Some mistakes will make the company seem unprofessional; some will relay the completely wrong tone or message and some may even have legal ramifications.

When the reputation or the bank account of a business can be damaged by poorly worded communication to anyone, it makes all the sense in the world to fix the issue.  Preventing issues in the first place makes even more sense, and is the basis of our copyediting services.

What Can We Offer?

The Re:word copyediting process is ideal for just about any type of corporate communications your business is into.  We will consider the purpose of the correspondence and then analyze the order of words, sentence and paragraph structure, and accuracy and consistency of the information you’ve presented.  Spelling, grammar and punctuation are also covered to make the process complete.

Why risk having to clean up a mess later on when you can prevent it right now?  If you’ve ever had issues with corporate communications or even a close call, contact us today so we can help you stay on the right side of the problem in the future.