Proofreading and Spring Cleaning

9 April, 2022

13/02/18

Proofreading and fact checking are akin to spring cleaning. You spring-clean your house and the place is spick and span. However, your friends arrive and notice corners and crevices that have been missed.

Regardless of how well you write, many people regard proofreading as unimportant. If you have been working on a document for a long time, it’s not always possible to spot mistakes in your work. In fairness, spotting mistakes in your own writing is not easy. Misspelt words, confused meanings and inconsistencies are just some of the errors that can be rectified by a fresh pair of eyes. Spell-checkers are not that helpful as elementary errors can be missed even when a document is read aloud.

Proofreading can eliminate many typographical errors that can change the meaning of a sentence. They can also cause embarrassment for the author and reader alike.

Errors that have appeared in journals and websites:

  • these tablets will relive your backache (Medical journal)
  • company headquartered are in the USA (UK website)
  • they waved their claim for a better deal (Finance journal)
  • some people continued to flaunt the law (US website)
  • Mrs Mason is a heroin, who deserves our gratitude (The Spectator)

Copy-editing and proofreading can address these errors at fast turnaround times.

Fact checking and editing are the essentials whereby our skilled editors will set written and online material apart from all the rest.

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