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Ian D. | Elance
 
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Last Sign-in: Oct 23, 2015

Ian D.

Clear, concise and accurate
   United Kingdom
  |   Edinburgh, Scotland

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $5

I'm a government employee, and writing is my job. I advise politicians on the decisions they need to make. No matter how complex the decision, the advice I give has to be clear, concise and accurate. I've been doing this for 20 years: sharpening text to a fine edge and polishing it 'til it shines. I love to produce writing that knows its audience and says exactly what the reader needs to know, in the way the reader needs to hear it.

My university degrees are in mathematics and artificial intelligence. In my professional career I've...

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Service Description

I improve your business writing.

You want to be sure that what you write has the credibility and power it needs to achieve your aims. Nothing can undermine that faster than loose grammar or incorrect spelling. If you think Microsoft's spell-check is good enough - go ahead. But if your writing is meant to be read by a person, it ought to be checked by a person. When you issue writing that I have edited, you will know that it is free from spelling errors, incorrect grammar - even sloppy punctuation. You will have the security of knowing that your writing will speak directly to your readers, undistorted by basic errors.

I will do more. Your writing should:
- be free of cliches: I will cut them out;
- adopt the right tone: I will ensure it does;
- convey what your audience needs to understand: I will analyze your arguments and identify what's missing;
- be clear and concise, no matter how technical the subject. Your audience wants the complete story in five paragraphs, not five pages. I will help you cut out the unnecessary verbiage and let your key points speak more powerfully.

I edit your draft writing so that when you send it out, in your name, it will convey the confidence that means your readers will have confidence in you.



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Editor. Helps your writing succeed: Checks spelling
Checks grammar
Makes text clearer
shorter and more dynamic.
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