How can Creative Solutions help?

Since 1993, our clients have benefited from the services, cost-effectiveness, and flexibility of our team of editors, writers, desktop publishers, and even videographers, as needed. Creative Solutions excels at helping clients produce clearly written, professional, and error-free documents. Our clients without an editor on staff (or whose editor has a full plate) gain access to an extensive team and network of experienced editorial staff who are ready and able to improve their documents immediately.

What services does Creative Solutions offer?

Creative Solutions offers a full range of editorial services, including:

 

 Copywriting  Technical Writing  Creative Writing 
 Online Content Writing   Product Description Writing  Buying Guide Writing 
 E-commerce Content Writing  E-learning Content Writing and Editing  Marketing Communications 
 Proofreading  Copyediting  Translation

 

Use our custom quote contact form for more detailed information on how we can help you produce dynamic and engaging content.

 

How is using Creative Solutions’ writing services different from using a freelancer?

In addition to the legal protections and insurance working with an agency such as ours provides, an individual freelancer cannot excel at every aspect of writing and editing across many applications. Creative Solutions' expansive team of associates are custom matched to clients' particular industries and needs, with the added benefit of being able to accommodate virtually any deadline or requirements, and the ability to add or remove personnel from a project, as the project requires or progresses.

To illustrate our commitment to providing premium editing services, we assign both a primary and backup editor for each client. This allows us to ensure clients' needs are always covered, and that there is someone at the ready and familliar with the client's style and needs to get to work. Our editors have been thoroughly screened and tested, and our ability to exceed expectations under pressure has earned us the trust of many leading companies and institutions.

You can visit our testimonials page to see how clients rate our editing and writing services.

 

How can Creative Solutions' editing services help my entire company?

Employees at all management levels and in every department can benefit from having Creative Solutions edit their written materials. Our professional editing service can help improve the overall quality and consistency of print and online communications. The uncompromising attention to detail our team provides has the potential to enhance the impressions of your business, drive higher sales, and generate greater customer engagement. 


We can further help company-wide communications by administering training workshops for your staff. The subjects of these are customizable, but generally include such topics as common errors, simple editing and proofreading, etc., over the course of two hours. (For more information, please see our Services page.)

 

How much does Creative Solutions charge?

Because each project has a unique set of components and requirements, we cannot quote prices without understanding the nature of a specific project, though we strive to be very competitive (including compared to freelancers). Cost depends upon such factors as the type of service needed, subject matter expertise required, complexity, document length, and completion deadline. Creative Solutions charges competitive hourly rates for most services, charging for actual time, which often allows the final cost to fall below our quoted cost.

Send us your document and we'll be happy to provide you with a no-cost, no-obligation quote.

 

How quickly can Creative Solutions’ editing or proofreading service return my document?

If your document is 50 pages or less and only requires proofreading, Creative Solutions can complete your job within 24 hours—possibly sooner. Each project is different, so the actual time required will depend on the type of work needed and the number of pages involved. Our goal is to edit your document to meet your deadlines while maintaining our record of outstanding accuracy. Just tell us what you want and we'll do our best to accommodate you.

For budgeting purposes, industry standards of pace are:

  • Proofreading: 8–10 pages per hour
  • Copyediting: 5–7 pages per hour
  • Substantive Editing: 3–5 pages per hour
  • Comparison Proofreading: 10 pages per hour


(A page is usually defined in one of two ways: for hard copy, one page double-spaced; or for electronic documents, approximately 250 words.)

 

What file formats does Creative Solutions support?

Our staff is comfortable working with all standard formats. Most of our clients use Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, FrontPage, and Excel, either for PC or Mac. 

 

How do I review the edits made to my document?

How you receive your edits depends upon the application you used to create your document and the method you choose to receive Creative Solutions' corrections and recommendations. For Microsoft Word documents, our editing service uses Track Changes mode, allowing you to review and accept or reject changes made to your document. This method saves you time and decreases the possibility of introducing new errors caused from retyping changes marked on a hard copy.

For PDF files, we use the annotations tool in Adobe Acrobat to correct formatting errors, grammar, spelling, and punctuation. If you prefer a hard copy of the edits, we can print out your documents and correct them using standard editorial marks. For online content, we can use our Website Reporting Form, or print PDF and web site pages and mark up the hard copy, returning the edited pages to you or calling-in the changes.

 

What documents are appropriate for Creative Solutions?

Any written communications intended for clients, prospects, management, or any other audience will benefit from our proofreading, editing and writing services. Documents can vary from an interoffice communication, web site, a press release, product package, ads, textbook or novel, or sales proposal. We work with web site designers, CD-ROM producers, speechwriters, authors, and trainers, etc.. Whenever you want to put your best foot forward, and our team can assist with copywriting, copyediting, and e-commerce or product description services that will help your communications shine.

 

What information do I need to provide when requesting a service?

When you contact us, we will guide you through the details of your editorial project, including information such as:

  • What services do you need? Writing? Editing? Proofreading? Design? Even if you aren’t sure what you need, we can help you determine the most effective approach.
  • What kind of turnaround time you are looking for?
  • What form is the material in? Electronic file? Hard copy? Although most of our clients use Microsoft Word docs or Adobe PDFs, we can write, edit, and proof in any commonly used or easily accessible format.
  • How would you like changes returned? By email? Phone? Delivery service? This will depend on the kind of work being done and the format of the document.

Our project managers understand what it takes to guide a project through to successful completion, and our team is always ready to meet your writing and editing needs.

 

What if my document is confidential?

We pride ourselves on our strict adherence to client confidentiality. Creative Solutions aggressively protects the privacy of every client's work, treating everything we edit or develop as proprietary information. Every Creative Solutions team member must sign a lifetime agreement that continues in effect even if they no longer work with us. Click on the Policies tab to view our Confidentiality Agreement.

 

 

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