First there was Spell Checking. Then there was Grammar Checking.
And now, there's Offensiveness Checking.
Are you writing someone a letter? Are you worried that your reader will take offense? Wait — Let me proofread the letter for you first, to catch hidden problems with manners and diplomacy.
Just like those typos that you don't notice until much later, there may also be miscommunications and lapses of tact hiding in your letters. This happens because knowledge varies: we are all in different states of education when it comes to spelling, grammar, and people skills. We've all received unkind letters from busy or clueless persons who meant well but expressed themselves badly: apologies containing accusations; "harmless" words with unfortunate second meanings ... and frankly, how can we be sure we're any better at writing than those people are? Most rudeness exists because humans have blind spots to the effects of certain words. The solution? Let someone double-check your letters. You might not need all your letters checked, but it pays to get help on the sensitive ones.
Corporate memos (to or from management)
Form letters to customers
Letters to the editor
Letters to difficult people
Letters of condolence
Resume cover letters
Letters you received but want a second opinion on
Suggestions of incompetence
Accusations of personal defect
Requests phrased as orders
Anything that could be mistaken for sarcasm,
and so on.
Benefits of this Service:
Fewer misunderstandings and hurt feelings.
You get educational feedback.
I'll tactfully, confidentially tell you the truth,
which your friends and associates might not be in a
comfortable position to do.
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For current prices click here. This business accepts payment electronically by PayPal (only). Work begins when payment is received.
What I Do
Cross-Outs. I will check your letter for unintentional offensive statements, and if I find them, I will highlight them and explain the problem in complete sentences. Sorry, I can only cross words out; I cannot rewrite your letter or write original letters for customers. The finished letter will contain only your own words; therefore, by using my services, you agree that I am not responsible for the content of your letter nor for the reaction of the recipient to your words.
No Picky Changes. As a professional, I of course do not impose my own personal writing style on other people. My job is only to notice words and remarks that might be taken the wrong way. To read more about my philosophy, click here.
Processing Time. Allow 5 working days for your order.
If you place your order online, PayPal sends me your name and e-mail address.
I may need to use your e-mail address or other contact information to contact you regarding your order.
Copies: If you submit your letter by e-mail, we may retain an electronic copy, to help us understand the context and history of any future letters you might send us. Of course, we will honor your wishes on this: If you wish us to securely destroy the electronic copy after we have finished working on it, please indicate so when (or after) ordering.
The payer name, contact and e-mail addresses, shipping information, and letter contents you provide for this job will never be given to third parties nor used for purposes other than those stated above.
Exceptions for Legal Process: We at Relationshop will release specific information about your account and letters only to comply with a valid legal process such as a search warrant, subpoena or court order.
Therefore Relationshop discourages the submission of letters of criminal nature, such as extortion or conspiracy.
The Typical Hastily Written Memo.
I'm not a therapist (most proofreaders aren't), but I do have a knack for recognizing rude and inflammatory remarks when I read or hear them. Often I can see problems that most proofreading agencies wouldn't find obvious. Still, you shouldn't assume that my skills are flawless, and so, I neither promise nor warrant to find all the potentially offensive language that may be in your letter. Also, even though I will do my best, your recipient may become offended anyway. You should keep this in mind: No amount of editing will prevent all problems. Recipients have been known to twist words and see insults which a more cool-headed reader wouldn't find.
Letters of Correction?
Yes, I'll even work on your letters of correction and letters of reprimand. Be forewarned that it's nearly impossible to craft such a letter so that the recipient likes it, but I'll try to reduce his or her shock and surprise. More....