The Importance of Proofreading

The Proofreaders offers a wide range of proofreading and editing services to suit your need and budget.

Proofreading Services and Editing

Online · Freelance · Academic

Why Proofreading Services Aren’t Always Used


Proofreading Services Take Time. Lack of time is the chief reason your document needs a proofreader. At The Proofreaders, we don’t carelessly rush through your material. We take the necessary time to examine all components that you want edited and proofread. You will know upfront how much estimated time is needed to proofread your material. We work as quickly and efficiently as possible without sacrificing quality and get the job done right the first time. The importance of proofreading services can be seen here with this erroneous online advertisement!

Proofreading Services Cost Money. When it comes to investing in a document, proofreading costs are not always considered. When they are, the benefit of having a qualified proofreader thoroughly examine your document and make the appropriate corrections and suggestions is not always appreciated.

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A Proven Method

For all editing and proofreading services, The Proofreaders relies on a comprehensive proofreading checklist. This guarantees that all bases are covered and nothing is overlooked. Using the proofreading checklist below, we examine every component of your written material, including grammatical errors, typing mistakes, misspelled words, misplaced commas, punctuation and quotation mark misuse, and much more. In addition, we screen your work for audience appropriateness and make sound recommendations for readability and improvement.

Proofreading Services: Areas of Concern

  • Typographical Errors
  • Grammatical Mistakes
  • Run-On Sentences
  • Punctuation & Quotation Marks
  • Subject-Verb Disagreements
  • Sentence Fragments and Lengths
  • Spelling
  • Apostrophes
  • Comma Usage and Splices
  • Capitalization
  • Tenses
  • Structure and Theme
  • Organization
  • Audience Appropriateness

The Secrets to Great Proofreading Services and Editing

Proofreading and editing: make sure your documents are edited before being proofread. The Proofreaders catches every mistake by reading over your material several times utilizing different sets of eyes!
Attention to Detail. From missing periods to misplaced parentheses, our proofreaders and editors have the patience and stamina to thoroughly go through your PDF, Microsoft Word, or other type of document with a fine-toothed comb. Whether it’s an academic paper, student document, legal brief, resume, cover letter, website content, book, poem, corporate memo, video with text on the screen, or other written material, The Proofreaders will do what it takes to perfect your writing.

Sharp Editors. Rewriting all or part of your document is not uncommon. After understanding the purpose of your content, we can guide you and often make suggestions or rewrite your material so it produces the desired effect. We believe that the best proofreaders and editors are great writers with a sharp eye for detail. At The Proofreaders, we are just that. We write, proofread, rewrite, and edit until the final product is exactly what it should be – ready for publication!

Overview of Services

  • Testing, Proofreading, and Editing Online Website Content
  • Editing and Proofing Online Advertisements
  • Proofreading Resumes for Online Submission
  • Editing Online and Offline Legal and Business Documents
  • Proofreading Medical Websites and Documents
  • Rewriting and Editing Business and Professional Printed Matter
  • Assisting with Grammatical Questions, Usage, and All Components of Good Writing

 

Format and Turnaround Time

The Proofreaders uses MS Word for most editing and proofreading services with the track changes option. This will put red lines over the words we are changing and show the newly entered corrections. When you receive the proofread version, all you need to do is select ‘Accept Changes’ to have our modifications become permanent. Hard copy proofreading is also available, for those without online access or electronic versions.

The Proofreaders can begin work on most projects within 5-12 business hours after receiving the deposit and documents needing proofreading and/or editing services. For RUSH projects—if a proofreader is not available—a surcharge of 10% will be added to the total cost of the editing and proofreading services. Before deciding your deadline, you may want to consider these points:

Proofreading services are done by humans, not machines. The less time a proofreader is given to proofread a document, the faster his or her eyes have to move; hence, the greater chance the proofreader will miss something. This is true for any proofreading service you hire, not just those offered by The Proofreaders.

  • TIP: Don’t wait until the last minute to have your documents proofread. To expedite the job, send half of your document to The Proofreaders while you continue to work on the remainder. Choose deadlines that give you time to incorporate your proofreader’s comments and resolve any outstanding items.
  • TIP: Learn how to use the Track Changes function in MS Word. That way, when your Word document has been returned, you will have the ability to quickly “delete comments” and manipulate the file with ease.

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