Top 10 Takeaways for Succeeding With Your Small Business
Calling all new business owners! As we celebrate our 10th anniversary, we look back on our 10 years in business and consider what the top 10 things are that we’ve learned over the last decade – and what would be our top 10 suggestions for any new business enterprise. When we started out 10 years ago, we had the necessary expertise, with English degrees, journalism, marketing and English teaching backgrounds; we knew we were able to provide high-quality writing, editing and proofreading for our clients, but the logistics of finding customers and running a business were relatively new to us. We learned a lot in the first few months and subsequent years. Below are our top 10 takeaways for any budding entrepreneurs or ‘newbie’ business owners out there: # ...
Prompt Proofing Turns 10!
Wow! We’re not sure where that decade went but Prompt Proofing will celebrate its 10th birthday next month and we’re helping you celebrate with us by offering a 10% discount on all orders placed and paid for during the month of October. (Throughout October, your invoices will show a 10% discount automatically.) So for those of you gearing up for pre-Christmas marketing, go ahead and get those blogs, articles, and press releases ordered! Since we started this business in October 2010, we’ve loved ‘meeting’ such a variety of delightful clients and helping people with their proofreading, editing, and writing requirements. With clients from every continent – except Antarctica (any takers down there?) – working in a huge variety of ...
Why We Need Proofreaders – Errors That Really Matter
As someone who writes, edits and, yes, proofreads for a living, I’ve developed the sort of eye where errors just leap out of the page at me. I find it frustrating, and definitely friends and family do, when one of them gives me a piece of writing to “edit.” After all, they generally just want helpful – and mainly supportive – comments; sympathetic editing, in fact. They are then understandably offended when the first words out of my mouth are along the lines of: “You need a hyphen here,” or “Numbers under 10 should be spelled out.” Do others experience this? No? Just me, then? I can see how annoying this can be but the problem is, just like an abandoned candy wrapper left on the floor in an otherwise immaculate room, it’s t ...