If you want your music to be taken seriously, then YOU need to take your music seriously.
First impressions are so important and the way your music looks sends a very strong message about whether or not you know what you are doing. Yes, your music should stand on its own, but the reality is that people make judgements based on presentation. Don't allow the unprofessional look of your scores and parts keep someone from experiencing your music.
I work with composers to help prepare their music for publication and performance, both live and in the recording studio. A good set of score and parts can significantly reduce rehearsal time: simple things like courtesy accidentals where the performer is likely to second-guess the composer's intentions make a huge difference, parts being laid out optimally, making sure your music is notated correctly/the way musicians want to see it, and obviously cues will help an orchestral performer avoid getting lost while sight-reading a piece. In these days of ever-decreasing rehearsal time, every minute is worth saving!
I can work from manuscripts, faxes, or even from old versions of Finale (in this case, I would not work from your old file, but create an entirely new file and start from scratch with Finale 2014). Your project will be completed on time with the utmost attention to detail.
What's the difference?
Would you rather your score look like this.... ...or like this?
and parts like this... ...or like this?
Presentation matters. It's actually a really big deal.
Let me take this off of your plate so you can focus on your passion...composing.
Send me PDFs, or Finale files, or even photos of your music and I will take care of the rest.