Before you submit your finished article, essay or whitepaper, it’s best to get your writing edited and proofread. Why I hear you ask. You’ve ran it through spell check and Grammarly and you’ve already corrected the errors found. Well, if you’ve been working on the article for a while, it’s likely that you’ve become blind to errors on the page and you are more likely to skim read the content, especially if time’s not your friend. Even spell checks or grammar checkers can miss errors.
It’s therefore worthwhile employing a proofreader and editor to give your copy a final look over to ensure your content is the very best it can be, whilst provide you with peace of mind.
When it comes to proofreading and editing you might think they are the same thing, but they are actually slightly different.
Proofreading concentrates more on correcting any errors including spelling, grammatical, punctuation and other language mistakes. Often, it can be difficult to pick up errors when you are reading your own work and requires a specialist eye to read through the content to spot mistakes. Proofreading should be the final stage of the drafting and editing process.
Editing is the process of making changes and suggestions to a piece of writing, aimed to improve the overall content quality. Editing ensures that your writing is as impactful as possible, remains consistent and uses the correct tone. It also ensures the best choice of words are used to convey your meaning, in as few words as possible to keep your writing succinct. There’s also an extra opportunity to check your writing for any spelling or grammatical errors.
If editing and proofreading your own work, I recommend putting your content aside for at least a day or two so you can look at your writing with fresh eyes and a new perspective. Often printing the work out can also help you spot mistakes and easily make changes. (There’s also the reading upside down trick, which apparently works too!).
However, re-reading over your own work can be tedious and might result in you unintentionally skimming the text. Even spell and grammar check applications like Microsoft Word, Grammarly and SpellCheckPlus all have their flaws.
With my help and keen eagle eyes, I am able to provide a fresh perspective and provide you expert feedback on any structural issues, spelling and grammatical errors alongside any areas for improvement.
When you hire me to edit and proofread your writing, you can benefit from the following:
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Highly engaging blogs, articles and newsletters that’s shareable.
Telling a story using the right words to hook in your reader.
Creating content that will rank high in search engine results.
Writing catchy subject lines and straight-to-the-point copy for higher open and click-through-rates.
Attention-grabbing social media stories to increase engagement and drive website conversions.
I can check your copy for any mistakes, whilst offering suggestions and feedback for improvement.