Proofreading and Editing

10 October, 2022

It has been said that it’s practically impossible for someone to proofread their own writing. We are all human and, although grammatical errors and typos can be misleading to both readers and writers, we should not be obsessed about them. But there is hope because proofreading and editing is the answer. Thus, in order to avoid such errors, the advice is to have someone proofread and edit your essay, report or dissertation. But if you do not wish to engage a proofreading and editing service, some tips may improve the clarity of your work and detect inconsistencies in your manuscript. These include:

▶ Proofread your work from a printed hard copy. Authors can miss typos and grammatical errors on-screen, hence the paper copy.

▶ Read your work out loud. This may increase your chances of finding errors.

▶ Put your work aside for 1 to 2 weeks. When you return to it with a new perspective, you may approach it with a fresh focus.

If you are serious about your essays, reports, and works of fiction and non-fiction, it is important that they are free of both typos and grammatical errors. As spotting errors in your own manuscript is almost impossible, the value of the ‘second pair of eyes’ cannot be overemphasised in the final presentation of your manuscript.

Writers produce punchy copy in works of fiction and non-fiction, but typos and inconsistencies in the text can mislead their readers.

Written projects, whether they are essays, dissertations, résumés or reports, should be free of inconsistencies, and misspellings for the markets they are intended for.

Our clients are many and varied and include academics, students, businesses, publishers and authors.

When we undertake your projects, you will receive the services of an experienced proofreader and editor. In every project, emphasis will be on:

▶ Attention to detail.

▶ Working to deadlines.

▶ Raising queries.

▶ Work of the highest standard.

Contact us for a free quotation.