When the hard work of writing, revising, rewriting, re-revising, editing and sweating – or do I mean swearing? – over your document is done, it’s time to give it that final shine.
Proofreading is the scrupulous spotting and conscientious correcting of those pesky errors in spelling, punctuation and presentation. It is the last, meticulous task to be done before your words are ready to be launched (hurrah!) into the world.
Simply send me your document and I’ll get back to you with a quote and timeline. Then I get to work, checking every last comma, apostrophe, sentence fragment and full stop, blitzing any errant double spaces I find along the way. (I did mention my freaky knack for that, didn’t I?) When I’ve finished, I send your document back to you, all glossy and glowing. You are happy. Your document is happy. Your readers are happy. All is well.
People seeking to make a professional impression, including entrepreneurs, who know how important it is that the words they share on websites, in ebooks and through newsletters are full of correct content and grammatical goodness while being free of embarrassing errors. PhD and other research students familiar with the pedantry of many in the academic world.
Anyone who wants their writing taken seriously and whose attention to detail is less than the best. Anyone uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the finer points of punctuation. Indeed, anyone submiting a document for scrutiny of any sort would benefit from having it properly proofread. Above all, anyone who missed the deliberate typo in the previous sentence.