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Proofreading is an interesting industry and one that surprisingly few know a lot about. There are a myriad of potential errors in almost every document before it goes through the proofreaders spyglass. Read some of the stories here

People come to us with articles to proof read , and sometimes they are quite funny – so we’ve got 10 tips for proof reading that you can follow

Okay so what is my tip for today???????????

Having someone proofread your article, brochure, manuscript etc means that you are presenting a document which is professional and gives an ongoing good impression to those you are trying to target.

Okay, I missed yesterday so today I have 2 tips for you.

Improve your writing – by having a copyeditor go over manuscripts you will have a lot of your grammatical errors, punctuation errors and incorrect wording picked up early. The proofreader then makes sure that all the suggested changes that you wish to make have been made. “Yeah well, I don’t need a copywriter or a proofreader – I know exactly what I am doing!!” Guess what? Even proofreaders get people to check their work – I know I do. The question is – do you want your work to be professional, and have an edge over others, or are you happy enough to have something that is just so so?

“Oh”(sigh) “Do I really have to proofread this article now? I would love some time to have a coffee and see a friend!”

Solution? Employ a proofreader!!

After reading an article more that three times, it is highly likely that mistakes, especially the small ones, will be missed and you could have your article printed with – dare I say it – mistakes – AHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

“Well of course I use a spell-checker, thats why I never make a mistake!!”

Heard that sort of comment before?  Sorry but spell-checkers are not infallible.

If you have spelt a word correctly, such as form, but you wanted to use from – well sorry, but that won’t be picked up by the spell checker!  There instead of their – again – won’t be picked up.

The best time ever to use a Proofreader? When you are tired, have read your article umpteen number of times and just want to get it off your shoulders. Don’t just accept that what you have written is “a okay”.
When you have worked on that manuscript and know that it doesn’t sound right but you are not sure how to fix it? What a perfect time to use a Copyeditor.