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Is there a market for English Correction?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by non-prophet, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    Not sure where to post this query, so i went with the lounge.

    I'm wondering if there is a market here for article and content editing. This would include the correction of grammar and spelling. This may also include adding style to articles and content, style that would match the target market of the site. This could be erudite or it could be trendy.

    Just thought I'd put the idea out there.
     
  2. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    That's a good idea but I haven't seen a market for it, not to say that there isn't one though. But it would be something good to advertise. I've seen some pretty bad ads and articles out there. Makes me wonder how they ever got approved by article sites.

    Good luck with this and do me a favor and teach people the difference between your and you're. lol
     
  3. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    I will teach them which witch is witch too.
     
  4. hanggolf

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    You could certainly try to generate some business off of fiverr.com - it wouldn't be much money in the beginning but you could at least gauge the market...

    Worth a shot. I know there is a lot of demand for copywriting and ghost writing and copy proofing at the higher level - not sure exactly where you were looking to market yourself (target customer, desired price point, etc)
     
  5. non-prophet

    non-prophet Regular Member

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    Well, realistically, i just wanted to help people here have articles and whatnot that dont look like they were written by a team in malaysia. I know many english majors and writers that won't write articles for 5 bucks a pop, but they will help me edit if I need them for an hourly wage.

    I will try and test the market on 5err and see
     
  6. Tamra

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    There's definitely a need, but not sure if there's a market. Some people find it perfectly acceptable to mix up:

    your and you're
    there, their and they're
    then and than

    I wish you luck.
     
  7. opticbit

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    I think its getting more and more acceptable to have poor grammar. As the information is important not the context. As long as its good enough that you can figure out what they ment in a second.
    People who have experience communicating in a foreign language do seem to have the ability to figure out what someone is trying to say when its poorly said.
    There is a site somewhere to market your gramatical skills, however I don't think the pay is that good, especially till you've built some reputation.
     
  8. manolo12399

    manolo12399 Senior Member

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    I use to live in Taiwan and my british gf, use to work freelance for a company and doing proof reading and copy proofing.

    Basically they send her files by email and when done she would send it back.

    Is not only for online articles but for anything that need to be translated, I think is quite large market.
     
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