Do you need additional support for your editorial team, ad-hoc assistance, or a reliable regular supplier for a variety of editorial requirements? Tick one thing off your New Year to-do list by outsourcing your editorial in 2024. Read on to discover four reasons why your future self will thank you.
2023 has been a year of firsts for me: first time as a cat owner, first year with Accuracy Matters, and now my first blog!
This month I’ve been reflecting on the challenges I’ve faced along the way. If I take one lesson with me into next year, it will be to embrace the power of delegation. Professionally, being able to call on my trusted team of Workflow Managers helps me avoid bottlenecks and allows me to provide the most efficient service to our clients. Personally, outsourcing my oven cleaning and hairdressing is in everyone’s best interests!
As 2024 slides into view, many of us are planning for the year ahead. While I can’t predict what 2024 has in store for us all, I can offer some certainty. If you’re looking to save money, increase efficiency and guarantee quality for your organisation, then outsourcing your editorial is the way to go. Find out why below:
1. It’s not (just) about the typos
Don’t get me wrong, I love catching a good typo. The euphoria of spotting a really juicy mistake gets me channelling Archimedes and Columbo rolled into one. But outsourcing your editorial is about more than just grammar and spelling. A good project manager will act as an extension to your team, co-ordinating and advising every step of the way.
The friendly and responsive Workflow Management team at Accuracy Matters are experts in assessing your requirements. We select and brief the best suppliers, schedule work and keep projects on track – so you can be confident that your work is in safe hands.
Is your work sensitive or restricted? Accuracy Matters will connect you with security-cleared professionals who are experienced in working on confidential projects with the highest levels of discretion.
2. “Do what you do best, and outsource the rest” – Peter F Drucker
By choosing to outsource, you can gain access to a pool of carefully vetted experts. You’ll also benefit from the latest and best tools, systems and equipment to get the job done to a high standard. If you are an editorial professional yourself, you can rest easy knowing that you can obtain reliable additional support without compromising your standards. If editorial isn’t your core business, free up your time to focus on the thing that is.
At Accuracy Matters, all our project managers are also editorial specialists, so we know how to help you get the most from our services. Don’t know your Oxford comma from your em dash? Just give us your style guide and requirements and let us get to work. No style guide? No problem – we can follow other publications, refer to standard style guidelines or even create your own bespoke style guide for you.
3. Money talks
Are you considering whether to invest in staff or outsource? Stay agile and save money by using services flexibly as and when you need them. Expand your team on demand with none of the overheads.
Skipping proofreading, relying on artificial intelligence or using inexperienced staff to check documents are all false economies. Mistakes and inconsistencies create damaging distractions from your messages. The cost can be high, both in terms of rewrites and brand damage.
When you choose to outsource to Accuracy Matters, we’ll provide a cost estimate for your approval before we start work. We’ll let you know if we anticipate any changes, so that you are fully in control of your budget. When it comes to payment, our expert Accounts and Finance team are on hand for any invoicing queries. We work with your own systems to make the process as seamless as possible.
4. More, more, more
Outsourcing is also a great way to increase your output. You can publish even more high-quality content, or take on additional clients, without extending your core team. With one simple point of contact to co-ordinate, you can get more done, more quickly, without compromising quality. And you can rest easy knowing that your suppliers are motivated to do the best job every time. They will also bring a fresh perspective to your work, which can open up new avenues that you hadn’t previously considered.
The Accuracy Matters team takes a friendly and accessible approach. We will collaborate with you to ensure that you get the results you’re looking for. We’re also experts in assembling teams to take on complex multi-part projects. No job is too big, or too small.
Ready to get 2024 off to a great start? Find out more about our editorial services or get in touch with us: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Your future hasn’t been written yet. No one’s has. Your future is whatever you make it, so make it a good one.” – Doc Brown, Back to the Future III