Writing that Works.
offer a number of fully customizable ways to help you -- or your staff
-- improve your writing. Most organizations will benefit from an
initial three-hour course called Business Writing that Works.
Business Writing that Works offers a helpful, non-threatening
learn business writing fundamentals. See the attached sample
to get an idea of the style of this pleasant workshop. It's engaging,
it's interactive, and it improves your team's awareness of the written
(typically two hours each) emphasize the mechanics
of writing, including, grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, and
Dr. Felton for
details on pricing and availability.
us love to write. Many others must
write, and they recognize that
their writing would improve with the assistance of a seasoned writer or
editor. Our writing tasks vary; sometimes it's an important
proposal, report, newsletter, or a creative project.
Occasionally, our writing tasks might involve a scholarly publication
or a book-length manuscript. Anyone who reads your writing
gain an impression -- positive or not -- of you. You deserve
opportunity to put forth your very best work, and I would
be pleased to assist you in that goal.
The bullets to the right demonstrate the spectrum of professional
editing services available. For your convenience, I've
the list in a simple/easy/quick to a more complicated/more
difficult/more time-consuming order. In about an hour, I can
proofread and copy-edit 6-10 double-spaced pages, depending on the
level of technical detail and, well, the number of errors I find.
I can also help you develop a project from your initial idea.
that's your writing task, let's talk, and your fee will be happily
- Proofreading and
Proofreading and copy-editing means that I check for problems
an already-prepared piece. I will correct
spelling, grammar, punctuation, usage, formatting, consistency, and
typographical errors. However, my intent is to
your text so that your voice remains dominant. I will suggest
alternate wording in order
to clarify points or paragraphs that might not be clear enough for your
audience. My proofing can be accomplished via electronic
the use of Track Changes and embedded and emailed comments.
- Content Editing.
Content editing is more intensive: it involves reorganizing
and/or rewriting a paragraph, page, section, chapter, or document.
also review websites, reports, scholarly articles or
dissertations, and resumes for overall professionalism, ease of
navigation, broken links, compliance with style sheets, etc.
can either enact the recommended changes, or, if you prefer, I
will provide you with a list so you can ultimately decide
or not to accept such
I can also help with the full-scale development of a writing
project. Do you need a newsletter developed? Need a
customized PowerPoint presentation created, a topic researched for a
scholarly article, or a
book chapter ghostwritten? We'll need to discuss details and deadlines,
you'll be pleased with the results.