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Time for a Change!

One of the wonderful things about having your own business is that you don’t have to keep treading the same path and doing the same things. Businesses grow organically and being your own boss means you can respond to change really quickly. And that’s what’s been happening with The Proof Fairy. When I first started …

Blogging for business – are you doing it?

Most people have heard of blogging; lots do it. But plenty of businesses don’t realise just how useful a regularly updated blog can be, and now I can help. So why blog? What benefits will it have to your business? Well to start with, blogging for business is great for improving your search engine ranking. …

And what do YOU do?

Recently I’ve been to a lot of different networking events, as well as my regular 4N ones. Now I love going out and meeting new people, but it does get a bit wearing when everyone keeps asking you, “And what do YOU do?” Normally I say, “Well, I do some proofreading, copywriting, editing, that kind …

Taking the hassle out of blogging for business

Do you use a blog to promote your business? Keeping a blog is one of the easiest ways you can keep your website content fresh, both for your visitors and the search engines. But unless you are keen on writing, it can be one of those jobs that stays at the bottom of the “to …

Are you 100% sure you can proofread your own work?

Most of us are unable to proofread our own words. By the time we’ve thought them, written them, read them and checked them we know them so well we see what we expect to see, not what is actually on the page. I offer a Pay As You Go Proofreading Service, and will proofread all your documents, no matter how large or small.

How my editing service can help your business

People often don’t understand how outsourcing to or using an editing and writing service can help them with their business. I hope this little story will give you some ideas on how you can use my services to help you promote your business! One of my biggest clients organises biotechnology events and recently went to …

How to stand out at networking events

I love seeing people who are really passionate about their business when they introduce themselves at networking events. I’ve always  found it difficult to do the same myself though, even though I love what I do. After all, proofreading and editing just isn’t very exciting, is it? I was proved wrong in a one to …

I’m a mover and a shaker!

I’ve recently been promoted within 4Networking and am now the Area Leader responsible for all four groups in Oxfordshire. The Oxford Times decided to include me in their “Movers and Shakers” business section. Here’s the website article

More proof that spell checkers aren’t perfect

This poem proves perfectly why you should never ever rely on a spell checker. A basic one will allow through all these words, even though over half of them are incorrectly used. A more sophisticated spell checker will pick up that words are wrong within the context … but would everyone know what to replace …