Substantive Editing Services for Business Documents
The days when a businessperson was not required to have writing skills because he or she was a businessman (and not a writer!) are gone for good. Word processors with inbuilt spelling and grammar checks, online dictionaries, thesauri and other writing tools are not enough. These days, flawlessly conceived written and crafted business documents are considered to be a great advantage to the successful businessperson.
Today’s business documents need to adhere to a very high standard of professionalism. The Internet and other information technologies have raised the bar so high that even a small spelling or grammar mistake is considered unacceptable in today’s business environment. Whether it’s an e-mail, memo or business proposal, a badly written document damages your reputation and business credentials. It gives the wrong impression to your business associates and clients.
A poorly written business document full of errors, inconsistencies and ambiguities can even make people wonder about your motives and capabilities as a business in general. All of this translates into one thing: lost business opportunities. On the other hand, a highly polished document that puts forth your ideas, proposals and arguments succinctly often succeeds in achieving the desired result: more business. Therefore, whether you have good writing skills or not, having your documents edited by a professional editing service improves your chances of success.
Professional editors provide substantive editing services to individuals and companies. These types of services are available for all kinds of documents, including emails, memos, websites, brochures, business proposals, grant proposals and sales contracts. Professional editing of your business documents can include the following:
- Proofreading for spelling errors, grammar mistakes, punctuation and typos.
- Correcting other kinds of flaws in the document, including the tone of the writing and sentence structure.
- Improving the flow of language so that readers will find it easier to understand your document and to accept your ideas/proposals.
- Ironing out inconsistencies in the ideas and facts presented in the document.
- Removing ambiguities from the sentences and paragraphs so that there will be no misunderstanding or confusion.
An editor can make sure that your document doesn’t lose its essence and that none of the important points are overshadowed by small mistakes. The end result is a highly refined and polished version of your original business document that you will be proud to distribute as a representation of your company.
Business document editing services will always protect the confidentiality of your documents. When hiring an editing service like Re:word, all of your documents will be edited in confidence. So give us a call, and let us help you grow your business with professionally edited business documents that will impress your employees, clients and competitors!