Is it effect or affect? Its or it’s?
Should there be a comma there? Why doesn’t it sound right? What does this mean?

Nothing confuses your customers/readers and brands your endeavour as unprofessional faster than typos, grammatical errors, questionable punctuation, awkward sentence flow, and unclear meaning in your written material. And if you think such problems can’t negatively impact your readership and your sales, think again!

You’ve invested a lot of time and energy developing your concept and putting your ideas together — don’t let error and ambiguity thwart your efforts by omitting the crucial step of professional editing and proofreading prior to publication, a phase that is never forgone by the best authors and the wisest composers of written content.

Allow me to take care of the mundane mechanics of the English language while you focus on your overall vision.

I am an experienced editor offering reliable, accurate copy editing services at reasonable prices to help you make the most of your message or manuscript. Whether you are part of a corporation’s communications or research department, an independent author of fiction or non-fiction, a publishing house seeking an editing contractor, a blogger, or the owner of a small business or website, I can help make your project the best that it can be.

Contact me today to discuss the possibilities!





Sylvia McCluskey, BAA, MBA

Independent Copy Editor
Toronto 416-707-5764

Email here

Member of the Editors’ Association of Canada




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