What exactly does proofreading entail?
A common misperception is that proofreading is just a question of spotting ‘typos’, i.e. typographical mistakes such as writing “form” instead of “from” or “very” in lieu of “every”. Because they are spelt correctly, even though they’re being used incorrectly, they tend to slip past online spellcheck tools.
A professional proofreader will be able to spot any such typos by reviewing the text with a fresh pair of eyes – reading what is actually there rather than what you think you wrote. In addition, reputable online proofreading services like ours will highlight and rectify any spelling, punctuation or grammar errors, producing writing that’s polished to perfection. A good analogy is to think of it like a rough diamond being given a buff with a soft cloth until it sparkles and shines; it was fine as it was before but becomes much more attractive afterwards.
If you’re looking for some assistance to cleanse your writing from grammatical and typographical errors, our proofreading service is for you. For your convenience, all changes made by Wordsmiths’ native English proofreaders are tracked using ‘Track Changes’ in Microsoft Word. This makes it easy for you to see what corrections have been made, before accepting or declining them. It may be, for instance, that you used a particular word or construct on purpose; in which case, simply override the suggested correction. Another benefit of using Tracked Changes is that it highlights any repeat mistakes you might make, so that in time you can learn to avoid making them.
We also recognise that speed is often of the essence when you’re up against tight deadlines, so we offer fast proofreading services for those urgent jobs. Rest assured, however, that you still receive the same high standard of work as well as a quick turnaround.
Perfect your writing today by ordering our English proofreading services.