About this pro
Through my home-based business, Proof Positive Editing, I have been providing quality proofreading; copy, substantive and/or developmental editing; wordsmithing and/or copy writing for nearly two decades. Because I provide a virtual-office setup, whereby I work via fax, email and/or hard copy from my home, I need no full-time commitment from a client and require no office space and no benefits. I work as a subcontractor by the job or publication. I have proofread, copy edited and/or written for numerous Minneapolis papers, such as the Downtown and Southwest Journals, The Bridge, The Star Tribune, etc. I also work for clients in the business, technology, education and health care fields, as well as for both fiction and nonfiction book authors. Whether in the midst of developing their latest books or needing their completed manuscripts to be examined once more before submitting them to be published, I can provide invaluable assistance and insights, being myself a published author and former English teacher. I am very good at what I do. While I sometimes work on large projects, such as the 300+ page Minneapolis Community and Technical College's Course Manual, I also believe there is no job too small to warrant its being done right. Perhaps you'd like a second pair of eyes to double-check an ad or press release, the text and layout of a web page, an assigned report or paper, an event program or a wedding invitation. (Regarding the latter, recently, the all-hallowed spell check software failed to catch "alter" [v. to change or modify] when what was meant in the wedding program was "altar" [n. the elevated structure before which religious ceremonies are enacted]. The bride-to-be had wisely asked me to look over the text before she spent all her money printing hundreds of programs with an embarrassing misspelling.) I offer very reasonable rates, high accuracy and fast turnaround. Call Sid for more information and to discuss your project. Proof PositiveWhen you want what you write to be perceived in its most positive light.
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