Ethics matter to us
Applied ethics means more to us than theoretical ethics. We aim to apply sound judgment to our decisions about business, personnel, and service. It makes us sad to see many businesses in a position of influence often forgo ethical judgment in favor of fiscal gain.
This gives the rest of us an opportunity.
What if everyone stopped talking about ethics and started applying it? What if companies began to apply ethics as a driver for decision-making? What if we begin with "us" instead of expecting other companies to do what is right?
Ethics shapes thought. Thought dictates actions. Actions form habit. Habits define who we are.
Gramlee is inspired by people like Professor Barry Schwartz who coined the term practical wisdom in his TEDTalk. Practical wisdom refers to how people make decisions about the right way to do the right thing.
Gramlee is in business for two reasons: 1) to offer service to people who need help with their writing, and 2) to provide a means of livelihood and fulfillment to people who offer this service.
If Gramlee fails to deliver service that delights you, please let us know. We will make it right. We do this because our practical wisdom tells us that this is the right thing to do.
When Gramlee receives writing from someone seeking editing services, we take on a tremendous responsibility. The person sharing their writing is opening a window to their beliefs. We will not share this intimate view with anyone other than the editor working on the project. Our system is set up to permanently close a project once it is returned to the customer. We do this because our practical wisdom tells us that this is the right thing to do.
Plagiarism is the most serious intellectual offense. The abundance of information available on the Internet makes plagiarism easy and often unintentional. We will call out plagiarism when we see it. We will refuse to offer our editing services to those who plagiarize writing. We do this because our practical wisdom tells us that this is the right thing to do.