What Is Proofreading?

Proofreading is an important part of producing and publishing content or any other piece of writing. At some point a business owner will need to publish or print some written content. Proofreading is like a final check before you hit the publish button on, for example, a piece of web content, or send your new flyers to the printer.

A proofreader will go through your document or another piece of writing line by line, checking for and correcting mistakes in grammar, spelling and punctuation.  In addition, the proofreader looks at all the elements incorporated into the finished piece – design and content – so photo captions, graph descriptions etc. will be checked for accuracy and consistency of style.

This process might cost you money but proofreading will save you embarrassment later on and catch the mistakes that a simple spell check in your word processor may not highlight.

Poor grammar, spelling and punctuation make business owners look unprofessional and damage your brand. You may be great at what you do, but if the way you present your business to the world looks sloppy and amateur, you’re making the wrong impression.

If you have a document or other piece of writing that could benefit from a review to improve the quality of the piece, please get in touch here.

Caroline Kidd

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