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6 Types of Writing You Always Want a Proofreader to Review

Posted by Conni Eversull   Feb 15, 2018 7:30:00 AM

proofreading correctionsProfessional proofreaders work hard to carefully examine every detail in your written work. They scan it multiple times to fix typos, grammar errors and spelling mistakes, and to ensure that it’s consistent in style and voice. But sometimes, especially if you have someone editing your writing, you may think that it’s okay to skip hiring a proofreader and save the time and money. If more than one set of eyes has scanned your work, then it should be good to go, right? Well … not exactly. Editors are certainly valuable and can fix and point out certain errors in your writing, but they aren’t trained to do the same things that proofreaders do. (Read Editor or Proofreader: Who Does What? to learn more about that.)

Before becoming convinced that you can forgo hiring a proofreader for your writing, you should consider what you’re writing first and whether it requires the attention and care that a proofreader will assign to it.

Listed below are six types of writing you should always want a proofreader to review.

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Topics: proofreaders, what to expect from a proofreader

What Every Proofreader Needs You to Know

Posted by Kelly Creighton   Aug 17, 2017 7:30:00 AM

Sometimes proofreaders get a bad reputation for being overly critical, pretentious, and boring. They’re often viewed as the holder of the red pen of doom, the crusher of written dreams. And they’re the people who hold things up in the publishing process because they get too involved in the nitty-gritty of your important work, and they’re overly picky with the corrections they make and suggest. However, these stereotypes attributed to proofreaders are a bit grandiose.

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Topics: what proofreaders want you to know, what to expect from a proofreader

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