Charging by the word to edit content is bad for the client, for the editor and for the content’s eventual audience – here’s why.
English editing and writing
Editing – well uh, that’s just, like your opinion, man
Sometimes we’re asked whether we have editing qualifications – to justify why we make the changes we do to a given piece of content. “We can see it’s better,” we’re asked, “but why?”
If you want to proofread your text, print it!
Each piece of content we deal with at How’s my English goes through a multi-stage editing process, depending on its purpose. But we always start the same way – by printing it.
The first stage of our editing process involves printing out the content we’re working with and making notes with an actual pen!