Why use a proofreader?
Whether you have a thesis to submit, a marketing campaign to launch, a book to sell or a website to publish, getting your work edited and proofread helps you express yourself clearly, build trust and create a professional image.
Picking up on spelling errors and typos the first time means you can avoid expensive reprints
Making sure the language is clear reduces enquiries and misunderstandings
Although the majority of typos do not cause monetary damage, every now and then they have cost companies millions
Build your reputation and brand identity
Taking the time to create well-written text demonstrates that you care about quality, which builds confidence in your products or services
A text riddled with errors can ruin credibility quickly. If you didn't take the time to polish the document, how can you be trusted with more important things?
Keeping to a house style can help strengthen your brand and distinguish you from competitors
Proofreading can shield you from embarrassing mistakes, especially in the world of social media where anything can become a meme
Expressing your ideas clearly and consistently strengthens your message or argument. This reduces the likelihood of misunderstandings
Punctuation has the power to change the meaning of a sentence
Present your research well - focus on the message not the mistakes
Getting your article proofread makes your research stand out
Overlooked errors are distracting
Aim to inform and fascinate, not frustrate
It makes your argument clearer and increases the credibility of your work
If your writing is polished, refined and professional, people are more like to view you this way
Proofreading shows you care about your subject matter
Increases your chances of being published or getting better grades
The main reason articles get rejected for journals is due to poor language use. Proofreading can prevent this
Students who have their theses or dissertations proofread can achieve higher grades as their meaning is clearer and more cohesive
Authors who take the time to have their manuscript proofread are more likely to find a literary agent and get their book published