You have written a novel, short story or article. All your dedication and hard work are about to be realised. However, before you contact a publisher, you want to make sure your piece of writing is as polished as possible. As the creator of this piece of writing, you’ve developed a close, personal attachment to your manuscript. After all, it has been an important part of your life for a long time.
Elsie understands the effort and emotion you have put into your writing and reflects this in the sensitive approach taken when reviewing your manuscript. At the same time, an ‘objective eye’ scans your document to ensure your writing is correct, consistent and makes sense to the reader.
You have finished writing your manuscript and want to send it to a publisher.
You want to submit a piece of academic writing that reflects your understanding of the subject.
As a student, your ability to demonstrate this understanding determines the grade you receive for your paper. As an academic, your ability to demonstrate this understanding determines whether a reputable journal associated with your subject publishes your material.
The chances of achieving your goal can be hindered by poorly crafted writing. Errors in punctuation, spelling or grammar, problems with referencing your source material, or difficulty with expressing your ideas clearly can all affect a positive outcome.
Time can also be a negative factor in the academic world. Working to a deadline can mean you have little or no time left to check your writing before you submit it.
Elsie has broad knowledge and experience when it comes to presenting successful academic work within a given duration. So, to ensure you meet the deadline, Elsie is happy for you to forward your writing for editing and proofreading as you progress through your paper. Elsie also provides a final check to ensure your writing warrants a high grade before you submit it.
You are finding it difficult to express your ideas clearly when writing in English.
Whether you are writing for business or academic reasons, you want your document to achieve its purpose. You want the person reading your document to understand your meaning.
Elsie has wide experience, both in New Zealand and overseas–in Australia, tutoring students and business owners, and in South Korea, teaching English as a second language to students, parents and teachers. Therefore, Elsie knows why writing in English can often be a problem for you.
If your are a student, Elsie cannot write your content for you. However, with careful editing and suggestions for improvement, she helps you to write clear, concise communications your teachers, friends and colleagues can easily understand.
You want to apply for a job that interests you, or the writing on your blog needs a bit of polishing.
You have applied for jobs before, but unfortunately you have not been successful. It is very competitive in the job market, and you realise that a well-written curriculum vitae (CV) and covering letter could give you the edge you need.
Elsie writes a CV to suit your work history. The CV could be chronological, functional or a combination of both. Elsie also writes an excellent covering letter to capture the interest of your prospective employer and help to put your application on the ‘Yes!’ pile.
You have some good ideas for your blog, but you think your writing could let you down. You’ve heard that online users have limited patience when surfing the Internet, and you want your visitors to stay and read your content.
Elsie helps you to style your blog, so your ideas are presented in a way that attracts visitors and encourages them to linger. This includes editing for errors and inconsistencies, as well as making suggestions to improve the look of your web page.
You need your written communications to promote a positive image for your company.
You don’t have the staff to ensure all documentation within the organisation is written to your own high standard. In a busy office, time factors can affect the care taken when writing documents under pressure. Also, not everyone has the necessary skills to write clear, concise, correct communications.
You could be writing for information, to explain, to persuade, or to thank someone; you could be writing content for your website or a newsletter designed to attract new customers. Whatever the purpose, the quality of the content reflects the image of your company. Whereas well-written communications are likely to elicit a positive response, bad writing can have the opposite effect on a reader.
Elsie has extensive experience in writing business communications for a variety of reasons, including the writing of technical documents. A supporter of Plain English, Elsie gives meaning to written communications that everyone can understand; communications that will endorse the quality image of your company.