Wanted: American English proofreader aka copywriter

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Wanted: American English proofreader aka copywriter

For my English flashlight website I'm looking for someone to help me with some text. 

 

How it works:

  1. I will share a Google document with the text I've written
  2. Please proofread, and add / edit the content in the document so the text will be more appealing / convincing
  3. Let me know once its finished
  4. I will double check, and maybe ask to edit a little more
  5. I will send you some eneloops / a flashlight/ money

Who?

-Speaks American English

-Knows a bit about copywriting 

-Is willing to help me Big Smile 

 

If you want to help, just send me a PM. I maybe do different parts by different people Big Smile

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I’d be willing to help you out ChibiM.

I consider myself good at proofreading since I was an English tutor in college, and I had to correct many copies during my last semester.

I know other people would be willing to help too, so good luck ChibiM!

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BlueSwordM, thanks a lot! That is awesome. I will send you a PM

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ChibiM wrote:

BlueSwordM, thanks a lot! That is awesome. I will send you a PM

You’re doing well so far. I see you didn’t make the mistake of using “alot” Facepalm

Sounds like BlueSwordM has the qualifications for the job.

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ChibiM wrote:

BlueSwordM, thanks a lot! That is awesome. I will send you a PM

Now if we can just get the rest of blf to understand the difference between your and you’re…

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Now if we can just get the rest of blf to understand the difference between your and you’re…

Along with the difference between “it’s” and “its.” Big Smile

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I could help you with English (UK) English, but that might not be what you want.

Are you looking for just correction, or maybe some creative input as well ?

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I was never good in English at school even though it was my native language, so I hereby disqualify myself from this most prestigious job, even though I love eneloops  

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I think BlueSwordM should be disqualified.  :O

ChibiM asked for American English, not Canadian English.  :P

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ChibiM should be aware that there will be a lot of "eh's" added during BlueSwordM's proof readings 

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klrman wrote:

ChibiM should be aware that there will be a lot of "eh's" added during BlueSwordM's proof readings 

No way, hoser!  <-- my best impression of a Canadian.  :FACEPALM:

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haha, good one 

 

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Hahahah.. a little more towards American English yes. 

So if more people would like to help, awesome.. Just send me a PM if you would like to help. 

 

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Guys, Canada is in North America, so if BlueSwordM is Canadian, then he is also American. Silly

I’m sure BlueSwordM will do the proofreading well enough. But, if you want a second opinion, I’ll be willing to look it over for you. I’m probably just a bit less qualified than BlueSwordM though. I’m about 9/10 for spelling (but if I take it slow, I can get 10/10) and about 8/10 for proper American English grammar. Big Smile

I do consider myself to be very good at picking the best words to convey tone and fit the context of what is being said. Sometimes, even words that are considered to be synonyms convey an ever-so-slightly different meaning depending on the context. One word might be a much better fit than another in a given phrase. This is often hard to get right in translating from one language to another, or writing in a language that you may be less familiar with. Wink

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‘Sine me ups. I’s be veri gud at Merican Anglish’…. Big Smile

Seriously, I’d be glad to do this ChibiM. I have actually done some of this in the past. Wink

Let me know my friend. Smile

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raccoon city wrote:

klrman wrote:

ChibiM should be aware that there will be a lot of “eh’s” added during BlueSwordM’s proof readings 



No way, hose! Sorry  <— my best impression of a Canadian.  :FACEPALM:


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Yeah sorry guys. But, eh, I don’t really care that much. Sorry again.

On the topic of being fluent in a language, if you think you Americans are bad in English with the alots, your, needn’t, you should see some of my Quebecker friends Facepalm

I’ve had to correct some of my fellow students on an English essay, and had I not been there to “pre-correct” them, they would have probably failed their English course instantly, since they were on the verge of failing already, and would have to retake the course.

And yeah, I’d be glad for other people to correct my mistakes, if I do any. Hasn’t happened yet, but could.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
Yeah sorry guys. But, eh, I don’t really care that much. Sorry again.

Hahaha!

I forgot about the stereotype that Canadians apologize a lot.

By the way, if anyone catches a spelling or grammar error in my posts, I'll be glad to fix it as well.  :-)

And, yes, I know I make every sentence its own paragraph.

I think it looks better online.

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_'Sine me ups. I's be veri gud at Merican Anglish'_.... Big Smile Seriously, I'd be glad to do this ChibiM. I have actually done some of this in the past. Wink Let me know my friend. :)

 

lol. 

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If anyone likes to help, just let me know through PM, I might ask everyone to do a little bit Big Smile 

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I was just reading the new Amazon listings for the new Sofirn lights, thinking to myself, why don’t they just hire a proofreader? And then I see this thread. I’m glad you want to sound professional, ChibiM. These are not as bad as some, but for selling a product to an American audience on Amazon, they should be fixed. Here are some highlights.
“Take you worries away about the power”
“Four Light Groups and Longtime Lasting”
“What You Got:”
“With the remarkable UI, it can be played as a toy or just use it as a tool”
“We are all ears and aim to bring you satisfaction or surprise if you contact us.”

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GreenLights wrote:
I was just reading the new Amazon listings for the new Sofirn lights, thinking to myself, why don't they just hire a proofreader? And then I see this thread. I'm glad you want to sound professional, ChibiM. These are not as bad as some, but for an American audience on Amazon, they should be fixed. Here are some highlights. "Take you worries away about the power" "Four Light Groups and Longtime Lasting" "What You Got:" "With the remarkable UI, it can be played as a toy or just use it as a tool" "We are all ears and aim to bring you satisfaction or surprise if you contact us."

Ok, I don't think my English is as bad as that, but I can totally understand that native speakers can be annoyed by spelling/grammar mistakes. But at the same time I feel like you are probably more used to it than other languages. Because there are so many people using English as their 2nd 3rd or 99th language.

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Chibi I saw where you said.... Gotta .. That's kinda a bad habit . I heard my wife say  "wanna " and thought hmmm where did she get that from ?

 

 maybe the gotta or wanna was from a video you did ..I forget now .

 

 I hate when people say ...Prolly >> it's kinda retarded 

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teacher wrote:
‘Sine me ups. I’s be veri gud at Merican Anglish’…. Big Smile

Seriously, I’d be glad to do this ChibiM. I have actually done some of this in the past. Wink

Let me know my friend. Smile

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jigsaw wrote:
ChibiM wrote:

BlueSwordM, thanks a lot! That is awesome. I will send you a PM

You’re doing well so far. I see you didn’t make the mistake of using “alot” Facepalm

Sounds like BlueSwordM has the qualifications for the job.

I will admit that I also went over BlueSwordM’s post with a fine toothed comb. (Or is it “fine-toothed comb”?) Big Smile But he passed the test!

Although, ChibiM, if you’re Dutch, then you probably speak pretty much flawless English. All the Dutch that I know have truly amazing language skills, with a special knack for English.

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BlueSwordM wrote:
I’d be willing to help you out ChibiM.

I consider myself good at proofreading since I was an English tutor in college, and I was having to correct many copies during my last semester.

I know other people would be willing to help too, so good luck ChibiM!

-I’m not a fan of the gerund here: “was having to.” Simply state “I had to correct many copies…” It will make very much happy good prose. InnocentBig Smile

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Boaz wrote:

 I hate when people say …Prolly >> it’s kinda retarded 

-Totes bro, everyone knows it’s just “prol” now.

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ChibiM wrote:

BlueSwordM, thanks a lot! That is awesome. I will send you a PM

Now if we can just get the rest of blf to understand the difference between your and you’re…

That’s to much to ask. Their not going to care. They should of learned long ago.

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lichan wrote:
teacher wrote:
‘Sine me ups. I’s be veri gud at Merican Anglish’…. Big Smile

Seriously, I’d be glad to do this ChibiM. I have actually done some of this in the past. Wink

Let me know my friend. Smile

“Let me know, my friend.”

I fixed it for you.

My day is now complete. Big Smile . Wink

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ChibiM wrote:

For my English flashlight website I’m looking for someone to help me with some text.

Thank you for asking for help! There are many english speakers (me included) that are tired of seeing translations that were never proofread.

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ValuseekeR wrote:
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I’d be willing to help you out ChibiM.

I consider myself good at proofreading since I was an English tutor in college, and I was having to correct many copies during my last semester.

I know other people would be willing to help too, so good luck ChibiM!

-I’m not a fan of the gerund here: “was having to.” Simply state “I had to correct many copies…” It will make very much happy good prose. InnocentBig Smile


Well, the phrase “was having too” implies that it was an on-going thing over time, whereas “I had to” only indicates that it happened (at least once). I think there’s a time and place for each. Then again, I DID say before that I’m prolly Evil just 8/10 for proper American English grammar.

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