The speech or story that cannot be improved by an experienced hand is rare indeed.  It could be that your effort needs editing; that is, reducing the length by cutting extraneous matter, or re-jigging the order in which the various elements appear, or simply brightening up the text to make the whole work far more appealing.

And even if it needs little editing, any work will need to be proof-read, a vital inspection to check for those humiliating howlers of grammar, punctuation and vocabulary which will scream out at a literary agent or publisher.  A polished presentation guarantees a piece can be read without distraction.


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So you’ve written a speech, a short story, or a novel.  Before you deliver it to an audience or a publisher, stop and think.

How much better is this likely to be if I have a professional cast a keen eye over every word I’ve written?  .