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An alternative view

Pressure cooker election times in the UK. Now here’s a thought https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=shnLrSU2H90&feature=youtu.be

 
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Posted by on April 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

My lovely Mum

Wonderful photo of my Mum as a bridesmaid. Thinking of you Mum today and everyday

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Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

BBC Blunders 11th February 2015

Not sure who proofreads the BBC ticker tape, before it is published on the live News Show, but there is a “schoolboy error typo” today.

Come on Auntie Beeb, pull your socks up.

 

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Posted by on February 11, 2015 in a2z, BBC

 

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The Swan

My proofreading enterprise has been re-branded from Virtual-e-perfection
(also known as V-e-p) to a2z copy editing.

Yesterday, I spent some time updating the brochure web site, hosted by moonfruit and used one of their stock images of a swan as a graphic on the home page.

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One of the many stock images from moonfruit

My daughter asked why I used the swan. My answer was that when a swan is viewed above the surface of the water, it glides gracefully and apparently effortlessly but below the surface of the water, feet are working hard to provide the engine and power for the graceful gliding.  Perhaps this could be a metaphor for the service I provide for my clients?

i.e. I will work hard for my clients to be the unseen engine that will help their processes, business or creative projects become elegant and trouble free.

 
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Posted by on January 21, 2015 in a2z

 

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Failure is Good

Maggie:

Understanding the process. Succinct but resonant.

Originally posted on In Flow:

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Failure is inevitably linked with art – and life for that matter. Well, it’s also linked to success if you think about it. To put it a little harshly; if we don’t experience failures it’s because we don’t live – or we don’t create, when talking about arts. And if we don’t dare to make failure we will never succeed, either.

Life and art is about jumping from an airplane without knowing how a parachute really works, but hoping it will. It’s about taking chances, knowing that often they won’t lead to anything – or at «worst» to failure. I use brackets because failures aren’t necessarily bad. On the contrary; you can use them as stepping stones to learn more, to become better next time, to evolve, to grow. In my post Weakness as Potential Strength I wrote: By figuring out where our weaknesses lie, we can take steps to…

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Posted by on August 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

Filling the gaps

Many businesses have problems with regards to human resource levels and keeping up with customer needs.

Resource gaps can be caused by :-July14logojpg

  • Special projects creating extra demands on skilled labour
  • Loss of skilled labour to other areas of the company or to other companies
  • Skill gaps created due to changing needs of the business

a2z copy-editing can help fill the gaps in the short term whilst you decide on the long term strategy for your business.

Please take a look at the pdf version of the Leaflet and see if the solutions offered by a2z copy-editing will help you to fill your resource gaps.

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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in a2z

 

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TaTUM lives on … hello to a2z copy-editing … well done Channing Tatum

Tried and Tested User Manuals – TaTUM was created to reflect the founder’s, Maggie Baldry, proofreading, editing and writing skills. The service was created to help authors, businesses, creative teams, basically anyone who needs a skilful eye to check their work.

The actor, Channing Tatum has been enjoying great success in his chosen career, but the name TaTUM is just not working for development of this commercial enterprise. However, due to my former career as a technical author, I do not want to relinquish my association with TaTUM, so the TaTUM blog will continue and the commercial enterprise is now renamed as a2z copy-editing.

logo under development copyright Maggie Baldry 2014

 

In the meantime and in line with the revision to regulations for Online and distance selling for businesses an updated Service Provision Agreement is available for download as a pdf.

More news about the services supplied by a2z copy-editing will be posted here in due course.

As is customary to say … watch this space.

 

 
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Posted by on July 17, 2014 in a2z, TaTUM

 

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