The following is a guest post from CJ Arlotta.
Every word is chosen carefully; every sentence is structured for perfection. Paragraphs are crossed out, and pages are destroyed; commas are added and omitted. Careless spelling errors are picked up by spell check, but another set of eyes is needed, for spell check does not pick up the wrong version of a word. The editing process is a writer’s best friend.
Be sure to take the time to edit your work. If you have a hard time completing this imperative task, add it into your schedule. Editing isn’t something that writers should just fluff off. Clients expect you to edit your work: you are the professional; editing is part of your job – not your client’s. If your client finds mistakes in your work, you’re not putting 100% into your writing – or your job for that matter.
As with any business, reputation is everything. Having an extraordinary reputation makes life a lot easier, when you are looking for jobs: one of your clients may recommend you to another individual or business. Editing and reputation go hand-in-hand: if you’re bad with grammar, it will get around. However, if you work hard and put time into your work, you are more likely to be successful.
Remember: editing is part of your job. Clients expect you to edit your work, and you should understand why: they hired you as the expert. Besides, why would you want to ruin your reputation as a writer?
About CJ Arlotta
CJ Arlotta is a motivational and an enthusiastic freelance writer and speaker for a variety of known websites, Social Times – a social media source – is one of them. His gaming articles, which have been picked up by WebProNews and Games.com, have predicted the outcome of social gaming.
Although his freelance writing is not limited to just social gaming, he spends the majority of his time writing articles regarding the increasingly popular topic.