In talking to people about the idea of How’s my English, we often heard about bad experiences with editors in the past: “They changed everything and I didn’t understand what I did wrong.”
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.
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?”
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!