The December issue: A perfect example of why I love what I do.
As the copy editor of Little Rock Soirée, it is my personal goal to not only fulfill my passion for editing, but to also highlight non-profits and ensure that the messages of local businesses are reaching their audiences loud and clear.
The December issue does just that, with a special focus on supporting sick and abused children. The feature that truly left an impression on my heart was "Little Rock Big Hero."
Big Hero Millie Stone is a volunteer and board member at Arkansas Sheriffs’ Youth Ranch, providing a healthy home environment for abused and neglected children to help each child learn to trust others, cope with their emotions, learn responsibility, and build self-confidence.
What struck me about the Ranch was exactly what many “don’t realize,” according to Stone: “[T]he Ranch is a real working ranch, complete with horses and cattle that must be tended to. The children who stay at the Ranch are known as 'Ranchers' and are raising this herd themselves.”
Like the Ranch, your business creates hundreds of documents each year, from advertisements, blog articles, and flyers to job descriptions, manuals, and presentations. My small business clients hire me because they understand that when customers find common editing mistakes in their writing, their business appears unorganized and less than professional. What sets me apart from other copy editors is my passion for editing and my goal to help small, local, and non-profit businesses put their best foot forward.
My small business clients tend to fall into one of two categories:
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To learn more about the Ranch or to donate, visit YouthRanches.com. You have the option of making a one-time donation or signing up to be a Hope Builder with a donation of $25 per month. The Ranch has an Amazon Wish List and is an option on Smile.Amazon.com, where you can opt for five percent of your purchase price to be contributed to a nonprofit of your choice.
Alora D. Boerner
Freelance copy editor serving nonfiction writers, small business owners, and job seekers.