- words are powerful.
- all writers should have their say.
- a reader’s attention is a precious thing.
- messages are lost in the rush to publish.
- ideas deserve more than a single draft.
- I have a part to play in making the internet a better place.
- you have a part, too.
We can make the internet a better place by caring about the words we publish. Taking our messages seriously—giving our readers a reason to come back to our sites—will show the world that we have something to say and that it’s worth listening to.
As the founder of Sweating Commas, I am dedicated to honoring the ideals of the writers I work with. As your editor, I work hard to make you look good and ensure your messages and your voice are clear and strong. You write for a reason and you deserve an editor who takes you and your work seriously.
Besides, wouldn’t you like to prove William Zinsser wrong? In On Writing Well he wrote:
Nobody told all the new computer writers that the essence of writing is rewriting. Just because they’re writing fluently doesn’t mean they’re writing well.
If you’re a computer writer who is serious about writing well, join me in making the internet a better place.