WHY YOUR BUSINESS NEEDS AN EDITOR OR PROOFREADER
So, what kind of writer are you?
How can a proofreader or editor help with your writing?
- You may feel that it’s enough to have a colleague or friend who looks over your content. But, are they always available when you need them? Are you confident in their ability to assess and improve your spelling, grammar, punctuation, layout, consistency and overall message? It may be more cost-effective to bring in an expert.
- You won’t have to ask friends and colleagues to take time out from their work to deal with yours – there’s only so much goodwill you can rely on, and eventually it just might run out.
- Knowing that your copy will be professionally reviewed saves you time. You can get your thoughts down on the page and then leave it for your editor to shape and polish, allowing you to spend your time on what you're really good at.
- Aim higher than good enough. Using a copy-editor to shape your work, and a proofreader to polish it, makes sure that you give your readers a clear, error-free message. If you're not sure which level of help you need, have a look at my article Do I need a proofreader or a copy-editor?