Why Proofreading?

“Why do I need proofreading?” I hear you ask.

Well, it’s simple.

A third party will be able to pick up small errors, omissions or slight typos in your content that you as the author are likely to not be able to.
As a budding author myself, I speak from experience that when trying to proof your own work, you will always miss small mistakes – be it a comma in the wrong place, a slightly misspelled name along the way, or a kink in the timeline of your story.

As a third-party reader to your work, I am able to be completely unbiased, plus also be looking at it through completely fresh eyes. I have no emotional connection to the work either and can therefore pick up these small errors or omissions along the way.

As your proofreader, I will look for all the syntactic, grammatical and spelling mistakes that might crop up in your work.

I will also assist with copy editing and offer suggestions based on your writing style, use of language, or just provide overall thoughts and opinions on the work as a whole – be it formal report writing, poetry, creative writing or anything in between!

Below are some examples of how I will provide feedback – all work is proofread in Word format, with track changes turned on.