Professional English Editing

by davidaleman Banned
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Hi

I am an Online proof reader. I have an expertise in english editing with a good command over English language.
#editing #english #professional
  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    David,

    You need to read the rules of this forum before you get deleted.
    If you want to advertise your services, you need to pay to do so and post in the Warriors for Hire section.
    Blatant advertising like this will quickly get your post deleted and may even see you banned.
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  • Profile picture of the author peewhy
    I've be very concerned that you didn't use uppercase E in the world 'english' (as you wrote it). Doesn't bode too well for someone selling their editing services.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marketing Merit
    Based on his post, I doubt anyone would hire him as a proof reader anyway!!
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    Well, as a Proof Reader myself, I tend to agree but I did not want to be rude.
    However, I can agree that his post has numerous errors which don't give him good credibility.
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      I can agree that his post has numerous errors which don't give him good credibility.
      The whole "lying about your location" thing doesn't help, either. India, not the US.

      His command of English is far better than my ability to write in any other language commonly used on the sub-continent. I would suspect his services could be quite useful to a lot of Indian businessfolk whose grasp of ESL isn't as strong as his. Still, it seems silly to offer proofreading services in a second language in a forum where it is, in large part, the members' native tongue.

      The "first post = spam" thing is obviously not the best plan...


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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Marianne,
        Sorry. I've learned to "let things go" with the exception of those professing to be writers or editors/proofreaders!
        Good plan. I don't usually even correct the writers, unless they start playing grammar cop. (I make my share of errors.)

        And now that the thread has gone wombat, it is officially declared "For entertainment purposes only."


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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          Marianne,
          Well, you got something right that many get wrong: full stop/period inside the brackets/parentheses for a complete sentence.
          My errors are typically of the more mundane variety. Typos and editing artifacts, usually.

          I also break a lot of rules deliberately. Starting sentences with 'and' or 'but,' for example.
          I'll sod off now.
          No need. It's FEPO, remember?


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          • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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            Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

            Starting sentences with 'and' or 'but,' for example.
            I often do this. And I don't think I really acknowledge those "rules". If it's good enough for the Bible ...
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            • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
              Alexa,
              If it's good enough for the Bible ...
              We have masses of people who can't get there, their, and they're right. You think they're going to use thee, thou, thine, and thy correctly?

              Thee has lost thine mind!


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              (Yes, it's 'has,' not 'have.')
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              • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                Marianne,

                I think the loss of poetry is largely due to a whole other pair of issues: The failure to teach people to think critically, and a growing loss of social awareness.

                Narcissists are rarely good narrators, except in autobiographies. And of the premeditatedly stupid... well, what more need be said?


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              • Profile picture of the author MissTerraK
                Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

                Alexa,We have masses of people who can't get there, their, and they're right. You think they're going to use thee, thou, thine, and thy correctly?

                Thee has lost thine mind!


                Paul

                (Yes, it's 'has,' not 'have.')
                Sorry Paul, but I just couldn't resist. Especially while we're in FEPO mode.



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            • Profile picture of the author AnniePot
              Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

              I also break a lot of rules deliberately. Starting sentences with 'and' or 'but,' for example.No need. It's FEPO, remember?
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              Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

              I often do this. And I don't think I really acknowledge those "rules". If it's good enough for the Bible ...
              And so too do I. But only if it fits the flow I'm trying to achieve.
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  • Profile picture of the author peewhy
    enny weigh, wot do ewe lot no about inglish grammer?

    Lern to right proper, like wot i do. innit
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  • Profile picture of the author kyle4hire
    Lot's of people on the internet love native english... why?
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    • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
      Originally Posted by kyle4hire View Post

      Lot's of people on the internet love native english... why?
      I'll play along and pretend like you're not trolling and you haven't posted 12 one-liners this morning in an attempt to get your post count up for some strange reason, perhaps future WSO-related?

      The vast majority of people who go online and spend money speak English, and, more specifically, American English. While British & Australian English (and other variants) are out there, we Americans tend to dominate with our expendable income. Therefore it makes sense that the majority of services related to content are aimed at American English.

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