Proofread Your Website, Avoid the PR Disaster

It's an exciting day, the launch of your company's new've added every contact in your address book to the mailing list, and your Twitter and Facebook accounts are ready for the big announcement. You know that this new site is exactly what your business needs to attract new customers, and the group mailshot will [...]

Fifty Shades of Grey…What’s all the fuss about?

If you're a female over the age of 25 and you haven't heard about Fifty Shades of Grey by E L James, then quite frankly, "Where have you been?" This book is to the thirty something woman, what Judy Blume's Forever was to young teenage girls. It's explicit, daring and seemingly tapping into the fantasies [...]

Your vs. You’re

This morning I thought I'd provide you with some helpful advice which should ensure you always use the correct version of your or you're. The two words sound the same but have different meanings, and if you interchange the two you will find that your sentence probably won't make sense. Looking at the first word, [...]

By | January 24th, 2012|grammar, proof reading, proofreading, spelling, your, youre|0 Comments

Are you getting your message across?

I just received a text message from a friend, it was short and sweet, only six words in length, but unfortunately it should have been seven! And in missing out that one vital word, the whole message became confusing, unclear, and actually had a totally opposite meaning to the intended message.A very simple example of [...]

By | January 16th, 2012|proof, proof reading, proofreading|0 Comments

There, They’re, Their…Get it Right Once and For All

One of my absolute pet hates is the incorrect use of the words their, they're and there. I know from the groups set up on Facebook that I'm not alone in getting frustrated when the wrong word is chosen; although I should also acknowledge that there are clearly more important things in the world to [...]

By | December 5th, 2011|grammar, grammar rules, proof reading, proofreading, spelling, their, there, they're|0 Comments

Why Edit an Email?

When writing a letter, whether typed, or the 'old fashioned' way; with ink, most individuals will take care to write properly. By properly, I mean using correct spellings, grammar and sentence structure; furthermore, when writing letters there is an almost subconscious effort made to be extra polite, addressing and signing off the letter formally. However, [...]

By | November 18th, 2011|editing, emails, proofreading|0 Comments

Is the demise of pen and paper a bad thing?

The New York Review of Books recently wrote an interesting blog on the subject of the diminishing use of the traditional pen and paper. The thought provoking piece reminded me of the beauty of seeing handwritten words; letters formed with patience, care and attention to detail. An attention to detail that is far too often [...]

By | November 7th, 2011|creative, editing, errors, proofreading, spellcheck, writing|0 Comments

Welcome to JMD Editorial and Writing Services

Welcome to the first blog post for JMD Writing and Editorial Services. I suppose I should start by providing you with a brief introduction to the company, which was established in 2011 to help clients see the written word achieve objectives, whether that’s securing business, achieving grades or getting published. Offering proofreading, copywriting, copy editing, ghost writing [...]

By | November 5th, 2011|copywriting, dissertation, editing, editorial, JMD, manuscript, proof, proofreading, writing|0 Comments