I am an experienced technical writer and editor who – thanks in part to CairoCarol – is thinking about starting to do freelance editing work (while keeping my day job; yes, it’s ok with my employer). I’m still in research-and-heavy-thought mode, but I figure it can’t hurt to skip to the fun part for a while: coming up with a name for my business.
I have been trying to think of possible names for a few weeks now, and I’m at a complete loss! The only thing I’ve come up with so far is a potential tag line: “Say what you mean.” (The idea being that written communication can be tricky, and a big part of my job will be using my editing, proofreading, and formatting skills to help ensure that the client isn’t easily misunderstood – that they are saying what they mean.)
A few notes:[ul][li]Clever is good; clever and somewhat esoteric is better. grin[/li][li]I don’t want the name to be boring or cookie-cutter, like “Lastname Communications,” but I also don’t want it to be too cute. I’m going for unique yet professional, erring on the side of professional.[/li][li]If possible I’d like to avoid using the word “communications” in the name at all, because around here it’s often used in the name of telecom companies.[/li][li]Services will include editing, proofreading, and formatting, as well as PDF conversions – all kinds of document stuff.[/ul][/li]Got suggestions?