My awkward mistake that led me to use an experienced professional

Whether it’s building your website, editing your book, writing your product descriptions or proofreading your blog posts, using a trained, experienced professional pays huge dividends. ‘Your blog may need a proofreader’. That was the first message I received in response to my blog post about writers needing a professional proofreader. Red-faced and a little shaky, … Continue reading My awkward mistake that led me to use an experienced professional

How an editor can bring out the best in your writing

‘So what does an editor do, exactly?’ I’m often asked what my role as an editor involves, what an editor can do for you, and why anybody with a reasonable standard of language proficiency would need to use one. Because we understand different things by the term ‘edit’ in various areas of publishing, I thought … Continue reading How an editor can bring out the best in your writing

You’re not alone – nobody loves having their writing edited

We’ve all seen the spelling and grammar police at work on social media. They take delight in pointing out your ‘mistakes’, genuine or not. No wonder we don’t really love having our writing edited. In a social media post recently, a political organisation’s press release appeared with every ‘error’ circled in red (including some things … Continue reading You’re not alone – nobody loves having their writing edited

A robot wrote this. Then I edited it in 15 minutes to add a human touch

Artificial intelligence tools such as ChatGPT and Easy-Peasy AI are pretty mind-blowing, but they need a person to check, revise and personalise their AI writing output before you use it. I ran a quick experiment using a very basic prompt (see Version 1) and then edited it a bit (see Version 2). Not only does … Continue reading A robot wrote this. Then I edited it in 15 minutes to add a human touch