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Copyediting is a focus of WESTGATE COMMUNICATIONS... Copy editing makes your writing, website text, marketing publications and all your other published work BETTER...

Your words will ring true, persuade and inform your audience when you hire me. I bring clear, concise writing skills to your printed or web-posted words...

I'm particularly strong at editing your words...while keeping your voice and message... I'll make your message clear, concise and more persuasive...

If you need a publisher's services, use these folks. I work for them on a regular basis and they do the job...
www.StrategicBookGroup.com . Our imprints, Strategic Publishing and Eloquent Books, have published over 1000 authors in the last twenty-four months in all genres, including children's books. The Strategic Book Group also includes a Literary Agency, Kindle and eBook Consulting, Writers Services, a Book-To-Film Division, and a global foreign rights department. When asked what Strategic does better than their competition, their CEO states, "Frankly, our book marketing division is better than anyone's. We are selling a ton of books for our authors in bookstores, in non-traditional locations, and around the world. We attend the major trade shows in NY, London, and Germany with our authors, and we are on top of all social media and traditional marketing techniques". Our exhibit at the Book Expo in NY was a resounding success! We had a double booth and numerous authors attended with us.  Here are some great pictures. http://s639.photobucket.com/albums/uu112/aegpublishinggroup/?albumview=grid  For more information please visit www.StrategicBookGroup.com

For more about me, what I do and what I have done, copy and paste:
http://www.linkedin.com/in/vernwestgatewritereditor 

I write business, technical, advertising, website content, academic, training and other non-fiction...

I also edit all these types of writing...When I edit, I make your writing better...But it is still yours...

You Benefit from what I write. Here's a partial list:

  • Web page content...There is a lot of poor writing on the web. Why invest the cost and time of creating and managing a web page without making it a first class piece of work?Copywriting, advertising copy, sales letters...all writing to promote your business, sales and leads...
  • Brochures, White Papers, e-Books...business promotional documents...
  • Technical manuals, data sheets, Policy & Procedures Manuals, Project Plans and other documents needed to inform people about your product or service.
  • Business plans, marketing plans and operation plans...If it is published, your chances for success are far greater...You can take this to the bank...literally...
  • Case studies, White Papers and articles....for print or web publishing...Tell the world your story....
  • Books...Ghost writing...Authors benefit from a big boost in credibility with a published book...

You Benefit from what I edit. See the list above. I edit that and more:

  • You write what's on your mind...or on your plate in business...or to achieve a status boost... But you are not a writer or don't have the time to devote to writing...
  • Here's the plan. You put together your rough draft, your notes or whatever you have put together and I contract to do the writing for you...
  • You keep/get the copyright and the byline...Or I write an "as told by" or we co-author the book.
  • My job is to make your writing far better but keep it in your voice, style and words...

THE KEY TO GOOD WRITING...
"It's not what you say but HOW YOU SAY IT"
 
I'm sure you've heard that before...And most business persons know it's true...so consider this:
The HOW YOU SAY IT is all about the words you use...That's my expertise...

YOU BENEFIT BY USING A FREELANCE WRITER...
The large, well-managed aerospace companies, such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Raytheon have caught on to a business reality that the effective commercial companies have known for years:

-- Outsourcing saves time, money, and a lot of headaches.

These benefits are why those companies outsourced their copywriting, technical, business writing and editing to me...

If my introducton sounds a bit over the top, remember what Dizzy Dean said:
"It ain't bragging if you really done it."
I have the track record of writing, editing and communications excellence...

Words sell, persuade, inform or instruct...

In the minds of your customers and potential customers, the words you publishe tell them a lot about you...

  • Your Image...
  • Your Brand...
  • How much you care about quality...

You present a GOOD image...
Or a POOR image...
But you DO NOT get the option of presenting NO image...

Your message ONLY SELLS, PERSUADES or INFORMS when your words reach and resonate with your audience...

Boring DOES NOT SELL!!! 

The business world is full of words, noise and images. To sell, persuade or inform your audience, your message must cut through the distractions and capture their minds... This is never an easy task...

I have crafted messages for 45+ years...at the top levels of writing...

  • I write your message to capture your audience's attention.
  • I craft it in clear, concise writing...
  • I write your message to be: "Not just understood, but so clear that it cannot be misunderstood..."

I edit to make your writing better but it remains your writing.

  • I work to retain your 'voice' and viewpoint as I improve your message delivery.
  • Word count often drops by 40% which can improve readability by 50%.
  • Thus, your message gets through...It is understood...And it impresses...

A Brief Experience Summary:

  • Technical writer, aerospace systems and field engineer from 1959 to 1977...
  • Writer for high tech, low tech, no tech companies and individuals.
  • Publications include: manuals, letters, white papers, proposals, procedures, articles, speeches, training programs, political screeds and more...
  • Further publications include: business plans, marketing plans, project management plans and such...
  • Related professional experience: engineer, project manager, corporate manager, business owner, business developer and consultant..including international assignments...
  • Editor of publications for other writers include: complete books, chapters, articles and far more...
  • Clients include: financial, manufacturing, retail, wholesale, engineering, environmental, utilities, government agencies, schools, individuals and others that are lost to my recollection...
  • Professional speaker, trainer and seminar developer...
  • Speech writer...

I work and live in North Idaho, my favorite place on earth, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho...

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Your query is always welcomed! Tell me your needs, your goals or ask questions. I am always glad to help.

Contact me:
208-755-8172 by phone --- 360-397-9017 via fax
email: vernwrites@hotmail.com or vern@vernwrites.com.
(I prefer email for initial inquiries.)

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