10 reasons you need someone to write for your business

THE PROBLEMS

  1. You’re always having an argument with autocorrect or spell-check!
  2. You’d rather watch all those “likes” ticking up on your Facebook page than write up the promotional material for your Spring special offer.
  3. You get confused between “your” and “you’re”, “there” and “their” all the time.
  4. You hated grammar and language at school, and nothing has changed!
  5. Your last advertising flyer was a flop because it had spelling errors that knocked your credibility.
  6. You’re envious of the wording on your competitors’ websites.
  7. Your blog entries all seem to be written by a different “you”, every time!
  8. You feel that what you write is stale, but you don’t really know how to fix it.
  9. Your business could do with an objective eye, particularly when dealing with trends and new technology.
  10. You. Just. Don’t. Want. To. Do. This. Writing. Lark!

THE SOLUTIONS

  1. There are times when even the strictest grammarians will be stumped by the spelling or use of a word. The key is to know when a word is right, or when it might be an alternate spelling, as would happen if the program or app is using American spelling.
  2. It can be quite a kick seeing “likes” and “shares” happen on your business page, but sometimes you just don’t have the time after a busy day to sit down and transfer that enthusiasm onto your Facebook page.
  3. Spell-check and autocorrect don’t always catch grammatical or spelling errors. Sometimes, a word is spelt correctly but it’s being used in the wrong context. If you’re unaware of this, you could end up saying something that you didn’t intend.
  4. Not everyone excelled in English class, just as not everyone shone at Maths or Accounting. Play to your strengths—you should know them by now.
  5. Many Internet memes have been born of awful mistakes in adverts or business materials. Consider a professional’s writing to be a form of “credibility insurance“.
  6. Sometimes, seeing how a business competitor’s page has that extra “spark” can make you feel a bit down. Could it be that they have someone writing for them?
  7. Setting the tone for your business is very important. A good writer can help you present a certain “voice” in your web content and business presentations.
  8. There are many times when you write and write and write, and it all seems the same, but you don’t know how to dig yourself out of the rut you’re in.
  9. You have become too used to the wording on your website or business material, and you’re unaware that a little makeover might just kickstart a new run of customers and clients.
  10. There are people out there who love writing. Let them do it for you, to the best of their ability!

RELAX! I’ll do your writing for you!

 

 

Fix Media writing, editing and proof-reading services info

FMD blog Editing Pic.jpgFix Media provides a cost-effective, fast-turnaround editing and writing service for startups and small businesses. We operate in the Garden Route as well as via the web, across South Africa, and the rest of the world.

Many SMEs and business owners are daunted by the time taken to write a comprehensive guide to their products and services, while others are unsure of just how simple and concise they actually can be in describing what they have to offer.

We can take your lists and corporate profiles, and turn them into eye-catching and engaging text that will work very well across various platforms – from your Facebook page to your website description.

A 100-word document from you can be edited for as little as R25!

And if you don’t have the time to write your own text for your brochure or company profile, we can work with a short, basic description (provided by you) and turn it into web-friendly and Google-compliant content that your web designer will be able to put straight onto the page!

So why not join those savvy business owners who use Fix Media to turn a story into a best-seller!

See our RATES page for prices.

 

Welcome to Fix Media Design

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Barcelona’s European Museum of Modern Art. © FT 2014

What is design?

Is it creativity? Is it artistic talent? Is it an ability to draw very well?

Can a designer draw or paint?

Can a painter design?

Why do people say, “I appreciate what Picasso did, but I wouldn’t want it on my wall”?
Or, “I don’t know much about art but I know what I like!”
Or even, “My five-year-old could do that!”

Why?

Can a food critic cook like a Michelin chef? Can a movie reviewer direct a classic film? Can a reader write well? Can an advanced driver design and build a car?

The answer is most likely, “NO!”

Because using or experiencing something is not the same as inventing it or creating it.

Inventor

User

Designer

Buyer

Artist

Viewer

Creator

Critic

Writer

Reader

Simply being able to wield a spanner, a brush, a pen, a typewriter, or a camera doesn’t make us the thing we think we are – or that we should be.

It takes practice. And focus. And passion. And enthusiasm. And the knowledge that – even when we are aged and sitting on that rocking chair at the old age home – we will still be creating, designing, imagining in our every waking moment.

And finally, it takes a very thick skin to withstand the slings and arrows of “My kid could do that!”

Great. Betcha he could unblock your drains too…