As I mentioned in a previous post (here), no one can write your story but you.
To take that one step further, I’ll also point out that no one can write with your voice but you.
Whether it’s through creative writing, a blog post, or in your approach to a fitness regime or recipe, your voice speaks out.
Your voice and your expression are unique to you, and they’re why a reader comes back time and time again.
Obviously, content and storyline also have something to do with it, but your uniqueness plays a huge role. A storyline can have so much potential, but a writer’s individual point of view is what gives it life.
Voice is crucial.
I think a lot of writers are worried about adding other people into the creative process out of fear that their voice will be stifled by re-writes, edits, or style-overhauls.
I’m writing this post to clarify something: a good proofreader and (copy) editor will never tamp down a writer’s voice. Their job is to amplify the writer’s words and make sure their voice is heard in the best way possible.
In short, writers please don’t worry. I’m here to help!
When you hire me, I work together with you to maintain what you’ve written. Not to erase it.
I hope that reassures you and encourages you to reach out when you’re revising. It’s a hard process, and you don’t have to do it alone!
Check out my Services page to see how I can help you speak your voice.
Thanks for sharing this time together. See you soon.