Philosophy

In modern times English, in particular, American-style English has become the widely employed language for conveying professional, technical and commercial information upon which advances in science, technology, education, social thought, political philosophy, and cultural discussions depend. Much like the universal conventions of expression in mathematics and science, the foundation for effective communication in English is conformance to accepted and expected standards.

Word-Casterís mission is to assist writers, especially writers for whom English is a second, supplemental language of necessity, to communicate effectively with those who seek comprehensible information from concise, coherent expression. These readers expect the informationís presentation to be of the same precision as a mathematical formulation. Only when expression is of sufficient quality can directions be executed, decisions adopted, actions implemented, and ideas advanced with confidence in outcome. When assisting writers to achieve flawless written communication, Word-Casterís dedication is to the appropriate use of American English for the benefit of the writerís audience.

Even the most skilled writers need and use editors. A fresh eye and an objective intellect will often discover the most obvious but overlooked errors, difficult sentences, inappropriately assumed understanding, obscure implications, irrelevancies, redundancies, and just plain convoluted logic. Both the writer and the reader benefit from a dispassionate review. An editorís eye can make the difference between publication and rejection. Word-Caster assumes a personal interest in the writerís success.

Word-Caster has adopted the American Chestnut tree as its symbol. From the time of colonization until the turn of the 20th century, the American Chestnut (castenea dentata) constituted one of every four trees in the hardwood forests that stretched along the entire east coast of America. These trees, often reaching 60 feet or taller, with their massive trunks became the building material of choice for homes, barns, mills, and shops. While the American Chestnut succumbed to an imported virus at the turn of the 20th century, many of the structures remain as solid as they were 300 or more years ago. Without chauvinistic intent, by the energy of commerce, industry, science, and technology, American English, by the accident of default, has become the currency of inquiry. Word-Casterís dedication is assisting the practitioners of foundational American English in their efforts to contribute to advances in all disciplines that require effective written communication.