February 21, 2016

Editing and Proofreading

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Who needs editing and proofreading?

You may have your website or your marketing materials written, ready to be published and distributed. To ensure you get the best possible return, you need to make sure that what you have drafted is as professional as possible. Any material that reflects on your business should be free of spelling errors, punctuation errors, and grammar errors. More importantly, and what is perhaps more difficult, is to ensure you have written a clear, concise and polished message. This is particularly crucial when producing longer-style materials, such as brochures, magazines, ebooks, white papers or resources.

Having an objective editing and proofreading professional give it one final check will make sure that your materials are of the highest quality.

Editing

The process of editing will review and change your text with the intent to improve the flow and overall quality of your writing.  An editor has the freedom to remove entire sentences or rewrite entire paragraphs. A good editor will correct any obvious errors they come across, but their main goal is to use their expertise and intuition to ensure the document makes sense, cut down on wordiness, and clarify any ambiguity.

Proofreading

Proofreading is the process of examining the final draft of a document or text — after it has been edited — to ensure there are absolutely no errors. A proofreader will review for spelling errors, punctuation errors, typos or incorrect use of regional English (i.e. ensuring that you’re using American English or British English when necessary).

While proofreading can be done electronically — for example, using track changes in Microsoft Word — it is just as often done on a printed version (also referred to as a “hard copy”) or PDF.

Write My Website will polish your materials by an editing and proofreading professional to ensure that you are producing the very best message.

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