A new Tasmanian business with a difference that entered the market in August this year is ‘hit Send’.
The brainchild of Tasmanian businesswoman Mel Roome, hit Send offers a fast-turnaround express editing service with a focus on checking short documents ranging from emails to packaging labels for businesses, professional associations and not-for-profits.
Ms Roome said the inspiration for hit Send resulted from many years’ working in small enterprises.
“I came to realise that most days one colleague or other would call out, ‘Mel, can you check this before we hit send?’”
From this, Ms Roome realised how useful her gift for error spotting was, and combining that with a good knowledge of grammar and previous experience teaching English to international students, she became a freelance editor.
“Locally, it’s a niche area that has been unfilled as editors generally will only accept longish pieces of writing, such as annual reports or academic papers,” Ms Roome said.
“There are lots of busy entrepreneurs who just don’t have the time to sit down and check the wide variety of smaller communications that flow from their office each day and this is where hit Send’s services could be of great benefit to the Tasmanian business community.”