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Proofreaders Polish
Your Publications
Sophie Zollmann
January 11, 2019

Everyone makes mistakes, but in the business and publishing world, those mistakes can be costly. Every author knows that a professional proofreader is crucial. Nobody wants to publish a book that’s riddled with errors! But authors aren’t the only ones that can benefit from a proofreader’s services. Written communication like website content, blogs, social media posts and newsletters are often the first introduction your customers get to your company. Obviously, you want that first impression to be a good one! But a good first impression requires your writing to be clear, concise and correct, and that’s where your professional proofreader comes in.

Proofreaders do far more than just catch spelling errors (though they’ll do that, too). Any spellcheck program will catch basic spelling errors, but it won’t realize that you used “to” when you meant “too,” or “you’re” when you should have used “your.” You also can’t rely on spellcheck to catch punctuation errors like a missing or misplaced comma. Simple errors can make your writing look hasty and unprofessional, and that’s definitely not the impression you want to make!

The same is true for authors. You’ve poured so much time and effort into writing a book, and the last thing you want is for your readers to be distracted by an error in punctuation or grammar! A proofreader makes sure your book is flawless, so the only thing your readers notice is your exceptional writing.

Not only will a proofreader catch mistakes, they’ll also make sure that your message is clear and concise. Sometimes it takes a fresh pair of eyes and an objective opinion to make sure you’re getting your message across in the best way possible. A good proofreader will make sure your business communications are concise and consistent. They’ll also help you avoid repetitive language or inconsistent styles on collaborative publications.

Authors can count on a professional proofreader to help them smooth out any rough patches or clear up any inconsistencies. It’s easy to get so caught up in telling your story that you miss some loose ends. Luckily, your proofreader is there to help you tie them up and create a publication that you’re proud of.

Best of all, your proofreader will save you money! Costly errors will be corrected preproduction, so you won’t have to worry about wasting time and money on reprints. Your proofreader will give you peace of mind that your books and business publications are as polished and professional as you are!

Let’s talk about how professional proofreading services can enhance your books and business publications. Schedule a call today to ensure that your publications are making a great impression!

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