I’d like to take a moment to thank a few of the people who helped me make Sweating Commas come to life.

Thanks go to the podcasters who so graciously invited me to their shows over the past few weeks. They gave me a chance to share what I’m doing with Sweating Commas, and I’ve met some great people because of those opportunities:

Patrick Rhone and Myke Hurley of Enough
Iain Broome of Write for Your Life
Aaron Mahnke and Dave Caolo of Home Work
Brett Terpstra of Systematic
Chase Clemons of Support Ops
Michael Schechter and Mike Vardy of Mikes On Mics
Jordan Cooper of The Blenderhead Podcast

A huge thank you goes to Sarah Hatter. I worked with Sarah for a time before she launched her own business, CoSupport. Sarah is the expert when it comes to customer support, and if you need help with your customers, you’d be a fool not to contact her.

Sarah has been a huge support to me over the last two years. Working for CoSupport kept me afloat through the most difficult period in my life. I honestly don’t know where I’d be today if Sarah and her company hadn’t provided me with so many opportunities during this time. She believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and her support and friendship mean the world to me. Thank you, Sarah.

And thank you to all of my wonderful clients who really do care about improving your communication. Your dedication to impacting your corner of the web is evident in everything you write. I’m so proud to work with all of you!

Open For Business

I believe:

  • 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.