Our very own proofreader and editor, Karen Jones has shared with us…The Importance of Proofreading & Editing!
Proofreading and editing your documents is an essential part of publishing anything. Before you submit a book, blog post, essay, email, uni presentation or before a website goes live, you should always proofread your work or get someone else to read it first. A second set of eyes to check your work is always a good idea.
There is nothing worse than reading someone’s work and finding grammatical errors or paragraphs which don’t read well. It’s the first thing I notice when reading anything and it can sometimes mean the difference between using that person’s services or not.
Editing is also very important, especially if you are working on a client’s website; making sure all the links go to the correct pages is vital as well as checking that everything on the page looks streamlined and is sitting right. You don’t want images being cut off by words or vice versa.
So the next time you write something, no matter what it is, make sure you proofread and edit it first and if you don’t have the time to do this yourself, then outsource your work to a professional who would be happy to do this for you.
Bye for now!
Proofreader & Editor