Proofreading

Are you sure you’ve correctly used “their and there” or “to and too” in your written work? Are you sure you’ve correctly used “who” and “whom”? Are you sure you haven’t used the verb breathe when you should have used the noun breath? 


If you’re not sure, then you may want to hire a proofreader to double check you’ve not made any mistakes that spell checkers or grammar apps may not be able to spot. You’re in the right place. 

WHAT IS PROOFREADING...

Proofreading is typically done as the last stage in the editing process after the writing has been revised and is ready to be fine-tuned before publishing. Proofreading assumes that the document has already been edited to ensure that the content is organised, well-written and understandable. In this sense, it is a little less extensive than a copy edit. A proofreader checks the written work is free of typographical, grammatical, spelling, punctuation, syntax, formatting and other such errors. A meticulous and thorough task on the path to perfection, it is the final step in the writing process which ultimately makes sure that the document is error-free, consistent and accurate.

If you’re looking for more in-depth changes to your written work then you may want to read more about my copy editing service here.  


I have experience proofreading across a range of written work including magazine articles, social media content, press releases, newsletters, blog posts, academic work, cover letters, books and more. If you have some written work that you would like proofreading, get in touch to talk about how I can help you.

WHAT I DO...

My proofreading service involves:

  • Refining grammar 

  • Correcting spelling errors 

  • Perfecting punctuation usage 

  • Checking verb and noun agreements 

  • Removing double spacing 

  • Polishing formatting 

  • Looking for consistencies with font and font size 

  • Checking the capitalisations of words

  • Reviewing American and British English spellings and vocabulary 

  • Dividing lengthy sentences 

  • Reducing the overuse of repeated words 

  • Checking for incorrect word choices

  • Fact checking for consistencies with page numbers, references etc.

WHO FOR...

I proofread for anyone with any type of written work including:

  • Business professionals, companies and entrepreneurs 

    • You need copy editing for your white papers, reports, manuals, press releases, website content, digital marketing material and other business documents including CVs, cover letters and emails. 

Writers and authors 

    • You have a fiction or nonfiction book, manuscript, play, or eBook that you need proofreading in order to look for any mistakes. 

  • Magazines and Newspapers 

    • You work for a magazine or newspaper and need someone to proofread articles, events, listings or press releases that will be featured in your publication. 

  • Undergraduate and postgraduate students 

    • You are writing an essay, project, assignment, or term paper and need it proofreading to check for any mistakes and formatting errors. 

  • Academics

    • You need to have your journal article, dissertation, thesis or research proofread for mistakes and consistency. 

  • Social media marketers 

    • You have digital marketing material, newsletters, press releases, or social media content that needs to be reviewed for mistakes before publishing. 

  • Website content creators 

    • You need proofreading for your SEO blog posts or website content in order to check that it is clear, consistent, accurate and represents the company’s voice and style. 

  • Non-native English speakers

    • English is not your mother tongue. You are looking for English proofreading so that your writing uses the appropriate vocabulary and expressions, making you sound more like a native speaker.

 

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