Tag: proofreader

11
Aug

Does anyone know what you do?

Few job titles describe what a person does accurately. This isn’t helpful when people ask what you do and want a one word answer.

05
Aug

What difference does a single letter make?

I’m surprised that people continue to argue about the need for correct spelling, grammar and punctuation. If you’re in any doubt, try working as a proofreader.

08
Jul

How to work with a proofreader

The client, a business, called to ask how much it would cost to proofread their client magazine.

27
Jun

Managing long documents effectively

When commissioned to proofread magazines, newsletters, reports, manuals and web sites before they are sent to print or published on the internet, often we find major inconsistencies throughout the document, which require considerable rewriting or editing. Sometimes there isn’t enough time to do this and the document is produced with only the worst errors and typos corrected. Anyone producing a long document can avoid this by assuming the role of editor and managing production from start to finish.

26
Jun

Why are so many communications difficult to read or understand?

With millions of printed and online communications distributed every day, many readers are forced to assess the value of one piece of written material against hundreds of others, often making the read, bin, delete or ignore decision within a few seconds.

04
Dec

Avoid the credit crunch!

Increase your marketing efforts when others are cutting them. A freelance copywriter, proofreader can help you revitalise your material at a reasonable cost.

10
Feb

What is law in English?

The other day I read a letter in a local newspaper criticising another correspondent’s use of English, which referred to Fowler’s Modern English Usage almost as a bible for the language.

04
Feb

Thoughts on becoming a proofreader

Since 1994 we have proofread for many organisations, mainly businesses.

16
Nov

It’s wrong! I should have checked it.

A day before going to print, someone asks if anyone has proofread a document. No. We’d better find a proofreader – quick!

05
Jul

Why is proofreading and checking important?

Watch out for this when checking text using a spell-checker on your PC. It will not alert you to the fact that the wrong word has been used, because it is not clever enough.