ADVOCATE: MELANIE COTTON
Imagine being memorable for your message and not your mistakes, showing up as the expert you are and having absolute confidence in your words.
I’m Melanie, ex-languages teacher, fearless mountain climber, and gimlet-eyed grammar tickler®. I work with independent publishers, self-publishing authors and businesses of any size – all with one goal: to provide valuable, high-quality content to their audience.
I offer 2 services so my clients can achieve their writing goals:
My motto: clarity, communication, consistency.
Do your clients understand your meaning? Is your information relevant? Do you always use the same language, in the same way, everywhere?
I can check all that. I’m your helper, your extra pair of eyes. I catch typos, grammar errors and punctuation slips that have evaded your best efforts. I wrestle with sentence structure, improve readability so you can reveal your best work – every time.
2. Bespoke communication and grammar training
I’ve drawn on my teaching background to craft my signature service.
This training is for businesses that produce a lot of content and see the value in ensuring accuracy but can’t introduce a professional proofreader into the mix. Yet they need to know that standards are being maintained. If this is you, my bespoke training is for you. A half-day session delivered online or on-site. It’s practical and tailored to your business writing needs.
My bespoke package includes:
- an analysis of the language your company needs to produce high-quality content
- an audit of how employees are using language in comparison with that need
- an audit of the gaps in their grammar knowledge
- guidance on how to maintain the appropriate professional tone of voice
- advice on how to proofread one's own writing.
When my clients choose to work with me, they’re getting someone who knows what they’re doing, and supports them every step of the way.