John Maybury
Copy Editing and Proofreading


Has this happened to you?

You go back and forth with your client about copy, and finally it's right. You proof the last round of changes, but you've seen this same copy a dozen times. So has the writer. You send it to two more people just to be sure. It looks fine to them—until your client calls with bad news: a typo in paragraph 2 and the job has to be reprinted.

Spell-checkers can't catch everything. And it's not just typos you should be looking for. You need to be sure you've got your facts straight. You need to know that your copy is in clear, easy-to-understand English, using correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling. And it all needs to be right before you send your ad, brochure, or letter to the printer. If it isn't, it can cost you money, time, and effort. At worst, it can cost you a client.

I hear these stories all the time. Usually right after they happen. That's when people call me. I specialize in copy editing and proofreading for organizations large and small. I've been in this business for 20 years, and I've saved a lot of money for my clients, including Chevron, Pebble Beach Resorts, Siemens Medical Solutions, Krames Communications, and several authors, newsletter publishers, and advertising/marketing agencies.

I can do the same for you. I call it copy insurance. You can call it peace of mind.

So don't wait until you find out your next big job has to be redone. Email me today at mayburrito@goofbuster.com.


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