Whether you realize it or not, when you send your work to websites or write something new on your blog, you join the ranks of independent writers (assuming it is not part of your work, because they, most of us are not). As a freelancer, there are some very important guidelines to follow if you want to be taken seriously as a content producer.
While there may be some flexibility for people in the production of information, but I think there should be very small margin. This may be harsh, but it is important that potential clients and editors to see your best work. His best work should include considerations for improving their work. Otherwise you run the risk of potential clients, customers and suppliers to be distracted by bad grammar and spelling instead of being impressed by his work.
Here are 3 tips to follow to ensure that your work is up and without distraction:
Always carry a first spelling and grammar.
I should not have to say this, but there are an incredible number of articles writers were paid to producers that are difficult to understand, simply because the author has not taken the time to check spelling and grammar. It is somewhat lazy. I am writing this on my Mac which also has Word 2007. Word 2007, like almost all word processing programs have the option to review the document for spelling and grammar. Make good use of that time. No matter how long you’ve written, you can always do something wrong. Do not embarrass yourself by letting the world see the mistakes that could be easily corrected.
Second Read through your work at least 2 times before submission.
You’ll want to read your work to ensure that you catch the computer’s control. For example, you can have a word spelled correctly, but the grammar checker does not catch it. Or you forgot a word and the computer did not either. While the spelling and grammar are important, there is no substitute for a human to edit.
3. Change the flow, and facilitate understanding.
When you do this, I suggest you read the contents aloud, word for word, exactly as written. This is another way to make mistakes and make sure that what you wrote makes sense. This is where it is likely to find that out of the word, or you find that you may need to move some points to make the flow of content better. If you can read your work to another, the second pair of ears would be great. This is another way to verify that your work is understandable by someone other than yourself.
Taking these three suggestions to heart with each piece of work you produce, you will be able to create content that is easy for readers to understand and increase the likelihood of further disclosure.