These days, content is everywhere you look – websites, newspapers, blog articles, advertisements, social media, books, academic journals, essays – the list goes on.
Content can be used to inform, educate, entertain, sell and distract. Within the free world everyone has a voice and an opinion and can share that voice and opinion across multiple platforms with few boundaries.
It has never been so easy to tell your story.
Nothing detracts from your story, your body of research, your demonstration of your knowledge and skills like basic spelling and grammatical errors.
It is very difficult to sell yourself as an expert in your field when you write ‘they’re’ instead of ‘their’, or you put your apostrophes in all the wrong places.
Maybe you’re a science genius who never really understood the whole grammar thing, or maybe English is not your first language.
Or maybe your grasp of English is brilliant, you’ve just read your manuscript over and over so many times that you don’t even notice the errors anymore.
Wherever you’re at, a proof-reader can help bring your work up to its highest standard before you submit it, so that your readers can focus on your amazing message rather than the annoying details.
What does a proofreader do?
When I’m proofreading your work I will be looking for spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and problems with punctuation.
I’ll pick up formatting issues such as having the incorrect number of spaces after a comma or full stop or inconsistent paragraph formatting.
I will also undertake light copyediting tasks such as assessing general readability, sentence structure and inconsistencies throughout the body of text.
Throughout this, I will preserve your unique voice so that the ‘you-ness’ in your work is still there after all the corrections. This is one of the major differences between using a software program such as Grammerly and a real person!
I am based on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland but service all areas as the work is done online.
If you would like some more information on how I can help you, please contact me here.
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