Why you need a copy editor…

A debate has been developing among my Facebook friends as to whether anyone needs to be taught spelling and grammar now that we are fully into the age of Spellcheck and Autocorrect.

Thank you Karin Scott for posting the poem below, which I have used in my classes for years. If you want any help finding all the errors in here, or want to take advantage of our lunch offer [see previous post] email me at kdonnellycom@aol.com:

Spell checker


‘I love lunch.’ –Victoria Coren Mitchell

Me too!

As an introductory promotion to those of you who have found our web page, K. Donnelly Communications is reviving its standing offer,

‘I’ll tell you anything for a lunch.’

Need help with your marketing?

Trying to get started on that self-publishing venture?

Just need someone to bounce ideas off of?

Take me to lunch! Happy to listen and give professional advice.

Now, if you want me to actually DO anything—such as research, marketing planning, publicity, copyediting, proofreading, etc.—that’ll cost you. But we can talk.

Let me know by email to kdonnellycom@aol.com what you’re working on.

Our job is to help you be more creative.

Welcome to K. Donnelly Communications!

Back in the early 1980s, in Pittsburgh, PA, I went from free-lancing to running my own company, K. Donnelly Communications, providing marketing and public relations services to arts and health care organizations. Altho I eventually sold the business to a local agency, I kept the name. In the intervening years, I have used the sole proprietorship imprint to publish the series of Gypsy Teacher ‘blooks’ [books of my blogs, available at http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=gypsy+teacher&categoryId=100501%5D, as well as give presentations and publish about the ‘Such Friends’ [www.suchfriends.wordpress.com] whom I have researched.

While still teaching at Birmingham [UK] City University, I am now ‘sliding into home plate,’ as we say in baseball. As part of my ‘phased retirement’ from full-time academia, I am reactivating K. Donnelly Communications to pull together all of the activities I plan to expand: consulting on marketing for small businesses and non-profit organizations, writing, editing, proofreading, and anything needed related to communications and making people more creative.

As a good marketer, my first job is–well, to set up this web page. And now I have to pick a logo. Wordpress won’t let me use different typefaces in this post, but if you send me an email at kdonnellycom@aol.com, I will send you my alternatives and you can help me choose one. In return for your vote before the end of September, I’ll offer you the opportunity to take me to lunch and pick my brain about any of your marketing needs. How’s that for a deal?!

Looking forward to working with you in the future…