The Norman Rockwell painting Rosie the Riveter hangs inside Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas, just a 30-minute drive from my house. The first time I saw the painting in person, I was floored. It was much larger and more magnificent in person than the two-inch-by-two-inch images I’ve seen in textbooks and media. I finally realized why people have long-respected Rockwell’s work.
The painting was featured on the Memorial Day, May 29, 1943, cover of The Saturday Evening Post. The image was used to drive up sales for war bonds during World War II. The painting illustrated the movement of women joining the workforce and spearheaded efforts to support the war while men were sent away to serve. Although Rockwell uses more muted tones giving the impression time has faded the piece, the painting is still impressive and epitomizes teamwork, women in power, strength and capability.
‘Rosie’ also spoke to me and left a drive in my heart to throw my hat back into the workforce ring and make a difference. This painting also made me realize that I was strong, experienced and capable. Little did I know that it would help spur my idea for my company name, Rivet, which has been going strong for a year now.
What is Rivet?
When you picture a rivet in your mind, you may think of Rosie the Riveter. You may think of two pieces of metal forged together to make something stronger, like the rivet in jeans that binds the pockets. That is the idea behind the services I provide. My goal is to strengthen your words by working together, ultimately making them more riveting for your readers, whether you are an author or business.
It does not matter if you have a short email or a full-length manuscript. You need an editor to make sure you are on the right track, and that your message is understandable and clean of all errors. Plus, working alone provides only one viewpoint. Working as a team uncovers different perspectives that can take your work to the next level.
We do not work in a vacuum. Work is a team effort, just as Rosie the Riveter symbolizes. Proofreading and editing may seem like a boutique, expensive option and another step adding to your workflow. However, speaking from a client’s perspective, editing and proofreading are invaluable.
Content is king, so making sure you put out the right message at the right time with no errors is a profitable way to grow your business and readership organically. Consider the cost of losing a reader or a sale because of a silly mistake. It is more expensive to build your reputation again than to build it right the first time.
So, let’s collaborate to make your writing and work stronger and more riveting. Editing and proofreading are vital steps for any author or business. Please reach out to me at https://rivetservice.com/contact-rivet-service/ to discuss how I can help you with your editing and proofreading needs.
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