What are those little distractions doing to your work?

Imagine the scene. The sun is shining and that morning coffee tastes just right. You feel wide awake, and your mind is sharp and focused. The phone is silent. Your next meeting is in the afternoon. Amazingly, you find that the article you’ve been trying to write for days is suddenly a walk in the park. You’re inspired and words are flowing from your fingertips. You are on fire; nothing can stop you. The piece seems to write itself.

In what seems like minutes later, the article is complete. You hit send and go and grab another cup of coffee.

But how often does this situation happen in real life?

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In real life, distractions come in from all angles, in all shapes and sizes. If you’re working from home the distraction might be a caller at the door, the dog eating your favourite book or a child putting CDs in the toaster. Distractions in the office would be meetings, phone calls and new jobs being continually added to your list of tasks.

Staying focused and keeping your train of thought running along on a single track can be so challenging in a world of distractions. Creating that finished article with coherence and focus when you have to continually hit pause and deal with other situations can seem as tough as scaling Everest.

Is it any wonder that the first things to suffer from these pulls on your concentration are the ‘little’ things, spelling and grammar? ‘Hear’ becomes ‘here’, ‘to’ becomes ‘too’ and ‘your’ becomes ‘you’re’. They might seem to be little things, but they can cause massive damage to your work.

When we are talking through ideas with others or making a presentation, grammatical errors can whizz by without seriously affecting the central point. However, those same mistakes in printed form can distract the reader and undermine the point you want to make. Imagine going to an orchestra performance where the trumpet player in the front row plays out of tune? No matter how excellent the music is, the listener’s ear will constantly be drawn to that guy with the flat trumpet. Similarly, the person reading a report with spelling mistakes and flawed sentence construction can be drawn to your document’s flaws over its subject matter. This could potentially sabotage your article.

That’s why at McGowan Transcriptions we now offer a high-quality proofreading service, to take out those errors that creep in when we are doing a hundred different tasks. Our expert editors read and review your documents looking to eliminate any errors that may have occurred within your writing. Mistakes we look for include – but are not limited to – typos, capitalisations, sentence structure, word choice, word count and punctuation.

Never again will you have to worry about sending off documents that don’t read well or contain numerous mistakes. The job of our expert editors is to make sure your content is 100% free from any mistakes and to get it back to you as quickly as possible.

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