Let me help you make your writing powerful and effective.
"WRITE, REVISE, EDIT, PROOFREAD. 40+ years experience. Published author, poet, critic. Marketing professional. Bob MacKenzie, B.A., M.A., B.Ed."
                                                                                              (as advertised in Writer's Digest)
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Often, simply to write things down is not enough. In today's world, more than ever before, your accuracy, power, and effectiveness of expression in using the written word are the hallmarks of success.

THE OFFER: Your prose fiction or non-fiction document proofread, copy-edited, and corrected for a reasonable price. Your document will be professionally edited for punctuation, spelling, grammar, structure and style, consistency, and clarity. As well, you will receive suggestions of ways you can polish and improve your document for greater effectiveness. When the editing is done, your paper will still be in your distinctive style, but will show you at your best. Services are available for all documents, which may include novels, short-story collections, dissertations and academic journal articles or other non-fiction, or corporate documents and reports as well as advertising and marketing copy. Before I start work on your project, I will provide a confirmed quotation of fees, schedule of payments, and timeline for completion.

YOUR EDITOR: I will bring to bear more than 50 years' experience as a literary and commercial writer. I am a published writer of poetry, fiction, arts reviews and commentary, and feature articles; professional editor and publisher; published journalist; and professional marketer in print and broadcast media as well as advertising agencies. I've been marketing on the internet and creating websites and content for more than 20 years. I will personally proofread and copy-edit your work to help you be the best, most powerful and effective writer you can be.

WHAT YOU'LL GET: Professional proofreading and copy-editing of your digital or hard-copy manuscript. Includes punctuation, spelling, grammar, clarity, phrasing, and overall flow of your document. You will also receive a typed transcript of working-notes, including at least one single-spaced page per 50 double-spaced pages submitted of suggestions to help you polish and improve your document to make it more powerful and effective.

(Proofreading for MLA, APA, Turabian, Chicago Book of Style, Canadian Press, and other formats as required. An additional fee may apply.)

GET A QUOTE TODAY: If you would like me to give you a quote on your project or if you require any further information, please contact me by e-mail at or by telephone at 1 (613) 329-9942.

Here's what some of my clients have said:
Greg Murphy
Bob MacKenzie is truly a gifted writer and editor. I hired Bob to copy-edit the text for the website of my new business, Hero Editorial Services. He not only copy-edited the text but also showed me infelicities in my writing that I was blind to. He assessed the effectiveness of my document as a sales tool, continually offering tips to help me find my market and focus my message. Iím glad I chose Bob as my editor.

                                                                       Greg Murphy
                                                                                        editor at Hero Editorial Services

I have attended writer's workshops at various colleges (some quite "smart") in two states offering the promise of skilled analysis. To date, it has been my experience that your guidelines have offered more comprehensive criticism than the others combined.

                                                                                                         Marilyn Frith
                                                                                                                                 Professional Writer
                                                                                                                                 Dayton, Ohio

I am very pleased with the work Mr. MacKenzie has done for me. The editing, the advice, everything was of the highest standard. His efforts have greatly enhanced my publications.

                                                                                                          John Obeid
                                                                                                                                   Author, Poet, Translator
                                                                                                                                   Windsor, Ontario

R. D. MacKenzie has read the first writing of my book, "Tumbleweed Tales", and has advised me on certain changes in the text. His advice has been most helpful. I am pleased to have him do the final editing when I have finished making some changes that he has recommended.

                                                                                                          Orvill E. Ault, Ph.D.
                                                                                                                                  Ottawa, Ontario

I have on many occasions employed the writing and editing services of Bob MacKenzie. I have found him to be an accomplished and versatile writer and a skilled editor. He has a keen understanding of language and demonstrates the ability to write persuasively and produce results from advertising. In a wider sense, it is my opinion that he is a very capable marketer.

I would certainly recommend his services for any assignment to do with marketing, advertising or generally involving marketing communication.

                                                                                                       David Knowles
                                                                                                                               President                                                                                                                                Director of Client Services
                                                                                                                               Knowles Marketing Group Ltd.
                                                                                                                               Kingston, Ontario

TERMS, CONDITIONS, & METHODS OF PAYMENT: Terms are cash, ten days net; payment schedule to be set at time of quotation. Payment can be made directly through PayPal or Interac e-Transfer, by using a credit card (through PayPal), or by certified cheque or international money order. Interac e-Transfer is preferred. If corporate or other billing methods are required, enquire before work begins.

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Digital copy should ideally be delivered online or on disc in text, WordPerfect, or MS Word format. If other formats, please enquire before sending. Hard-copy can be mailed or sent by courier, but I prefer that you send through the post office. Never send your only copy. Client pays shipping both directions. Manuscripts should be typed, double-spaced, 12 point Times Roman or equivalent, minimum one-inch margins. One page = 250 words or 1,000 characters.

NOTE: If you would like professional assistance self-publishing your next book, click here for further information.

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