SOLID PROOF PDX
Words matter.
SOLID PROOF PDX
is a Portland, Oregon-based company passionately committed to the integrity of the written word. 

SOLID PROOF PDX is a Portland, Oregon-based company passionately committed to the integrity of the written word.
Our aim is to clean up typos, grammar gaffes, and other language lapses for individual writers and private businesses.
Gerda Barker
Gerda Barker is a writer and editor who specializes in helping clients tell their stories. She has worked with fiction and nonfiction writers, to cultivate better storytelling and deeper understanding of what makes individuals and companies unique. As a passionate advocate for the arts, Gerda was the founding literary editor of PRAXIS, an arts and culture magazine in Chicago. Gerda has over five years’ experience analyzing thousands of student essays for a major educational testing firm. She is a former criminal defense lawyer, specializing in writing and arguing appeals in the state of Illinois appellate courts, the Illinois Supreme Court, and the federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Elizabeth Turner
Elizabeth has long been an admirer and defender of the English language and has been a proofreader since before she realized she was doing it. Becoming a proofreader and sometime copy editor has therefore been an obvious choice of occupation. Raised in the United Kingdom, she studied English language and literature to advanced levels. She has written and corrected copy for almost every client she has had over the years, who have mostly been in the entertainment and fashion industries. Elizabeth has a keen eye for detail, and her clients are always highly satisfied with her work.
 PROOFREADING
 COPYWRITING  COPYEDITING   

PROOFREADING 
COPYWRITING 
COPYEDITING 

Ideally, your print and digital content should be available to your audience as quickly as it’s produced. Sometimes errors and omissions are left in place, while your intended readers stumble over the copy wondering, “Did anybody proofread this?" 


At SOLID PROOF PDX we can help you with your manuscript, pamphlet, dissertation, brochure, web content, and any project that involves the written word.
How many times have you read a news article, a blog post, an informative website or (shudder!) a book, and noticed a typographical error? Doesn't it undermine the credibility you give the source? 
 
Now think how you would feel if your target audience felt the same way about your written content? You can put days, weeks, months or longer into crafting the expression of your idea but people will judge you based on presentation. It's how we're wired.
For centuries, we humans have used the written word to express ideas and information at varying levels of complexity, from children's books to encyclopedias. In many cases, a genius author or blogger might have great wisdom to share but lack the skills of grammar, punctuation and spelling. Many of our clients have won awards in their respective fields but their initial proposals, scripts, theses etc. would have been passed through the hands of a skilled copyeditor and a proofreader before ever seeing the light of day. 
 
Show your work in its best possible light and make sure it is professionally copyedited and proofread before reaching your public. You'll be surprised how affordable and quick it is. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the best possible first impression with your work. 
 

TESTIMONIALS
Malekko Heavy Industry
"When you have a business, you’re sometimes too close to the product to communicate to other people what’s great about it. We make specialty guitar pedals and synthesizer modules. We’re not experts at writing web content. Gerda helped us tell our backstory in a compelling and clear way."

~ Joshua Holley, President of Malekko Heavy Industry, Portland, OR
Goodfear
"When I submit a treatment or proposal for a project, it has to look great on the first read. I always get Elizabeth at Solid Proof PDX to proofread it for me. She has been very reliable and I would recommend her if you want to give the best possible impression."

~ Scott Kinsey, Goodfear, Portland, OR
Juice Stars
"I got proofreading and copyediting input from Elizabeth for my JuiceStars.com website because I know that as an independent business owner I need every advantage. Prospective clients and partners will judge me by my website so it has to look the best it can."

~ Christian Stibbe, Juice Stars, Las Vegas, NV
At SOLID PROOF PDX we follow “The Chicago Manual of Style,” unless a client prefers a different guide. CMOS is widely used in manuscript proofreading and copyediting.
 
Some resources we like: 
 
grammar girl tips 
 
Merriam Webster 
 
For centuries, we humans have used the written word to express ideas and information at varying levels of complexity, from children’s books to encyclopedias. In many cases, a genius author or blogger might have great wisdom to share but lacks the skills of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. 
 
Many of our clients have won awards in their respective fields, but their initial proposals, scripts, theses, and web profiles have passed through the hands of skilled copyeditors and proofreaders before ever seeing the light of day. Show your work in its best possible light, and make sure it is professionally copyedited and proofread before reaching your public. You’ll be surprised how affordable and quick it is. Contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the best possible first impression with your work.
CONTACT
email : contact@solidproofpdx.com
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Please email us with a brief description of your project needs, and include a phone number where you can be reached for a complimentary consultation and estimate.
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