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Red Shoes Writing Solutions provides personalized service, tailoring your project to the energy and vocabulary you require to reach your audience.

The Red Shoes can help you:

  • Clarify your message
  • Create energetic text
  • Engage your audience
  • Write clean copy
  • Save you time

 

Review

Walk away with a polished professional image, text, or document.

 

Editing

Everyone needs an editor. (Even writers.)  Red Shoes will edit, proofread, and provide guidance in creating strong and concise language to get your materials noticed. Here’s what the Red Shoes will be looking for when editing your text:

• Spelling • Grammar • Punctuation • Clarity and consistency of theme • Word choice – Is there a stronger verb or a more concise adjective that could be used? • Linguistic ambiguity – Do we know who is doing what? • Stylistics – Are you using the same voice or tone throughout your work? • Who is your audience? • What is the goal or purpose of the text and have you achieved it?

Here are some links I like which can offer some guidance for finding a good editor:

15 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Editor Before Hiring Them by Wise Ink

Freelance Editing: How to Hire an Editor for Your Book or Query Letter by Chuck Sambuchino

What does an editor cost? by Dani Greer, Blood Red Pencil blog

 

English-Language Marketing Materials

This service is for the client who already has English-language marketing materials and is looking for that final touch of authenticity and clarity.

You’ve worked hard to put together the best materials for your business; maximize your effectiveness with excellent interpretation and understanding from your language to English. Red Shoes will help you create solid marketing materials that clearly and correctly express what you want to say to your English-speaking audience. I have worked with texts translated from Spanish, Dutch, Czech, and German and have a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics.

See a sample of my work:  Maize Festival, Limagrain-Czech Republic

 Create

Walk away with original content tailored to your business or project.

 

Web Content

Make you website be more than online – give it presence with attention-getting language that will grab your audience.

If you’re looking for a web designer, click here.

Brochures

Get people excited about your work with a layout that’s reader-friendly and information that is brief, yet impactful.

Newsletters

Stay connected with your employees, customers or stakeholders by keeping them informed with engaging newsletters.

Articles

Promote upcoming events, announce new programs, or educate the general public with articles that share your work with a larger audience.

 

 Collaborate

Walk away with a partnership and a personalized writing solution.

 

Grant Writing

The secret to great grant writing is connecting your mission with the grantor’s vision. This is achieved by using strong, concise language that clearly explains why you should be funded.

Resumes & Cover Letters

One of the greatest writing challenges you’ll face at some point in life is that of describing yourself and explaining why you are the right person for the job. What should you say? How much should you say? What shouldn’t you say?

Red Shoes helps you navigate through the language of resumes and cover letters, utilizing powerful vocabulary that fairly represents and describes you.

Package 1: Polishing the Shoes For the client who already has a strong cover letter or resume and is looking for that final spiff. This includes a one-hour consultation and light editing.

Package 2: Cobbling the Shoes For the client who needs a new heel, some laces, and polish. Includes preview of current resume and cover letter, interview, creating up to two resumes and two cover letters, final edits to your approval, and up to one-hour post consultation.

Package 3: Buying New Shoes For the client who has no resume – or a significantly antiquated one – and no cover letter. This includes a complete compilation of work history, education, skills, awards, etc., and interview from which we create up to three versions of your resume and cover letter, final edits to your approval, and up to one-hour post consultation. These are some serious shoes. *Please ask about special rates for recent college graduates!

Personal Stories

Whether you want to preserve your memories for future generations or share an experience that will help change the world – everyone has a story worth telling. Red Shoes takes a compassionate approach, telling your story through your voice.

 

Pricing

Red Shoes Writing Solutions is happy to discuss your writing needs and provide a personalized project proposal free of charge.

Because of the wide variety of writing needs clients have – and the variety of corresponding solutions – each project will be assessed individually, considering factors such as writing time, interviews, research, editing, and additional follow-up.

Payment Method – Cash, money orders, and checks are accepted. Paypal for international clients coming soon. Payment terms will be outlined in the project proposal.

 

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