Hi, I’m Amanda!
I am a freelance proofreader willing to work on any type of document. I am proficient in Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Meticulous and detail-oriented, I will thoroughly examine your documents for mistakes and errors.
I work with you to catch grammatical errors in your work before publication/submission. This not only helps you build professional rapport with your target audience but also saves you a TON of time you can redirect elsewhere—generating revenue, focusing on your studies, and/or writing new content.
Why Proofreading Is ImportantWhat You Must Know
Imagine spending all of our time and energy coming up with a concept, and researching for hours before writing it for another few days and when we finally put our work out there – the only thing people notice are the typos. Or worse, it gets rejected or discredited because of grammatical errors. Frustrating, isn’t it? Hence, proofreading all written content is of utmost importance.
Proofreading is one of the most important and beneficial ways to ensure that what we are writing will not lead to any misunderstandings or make us sound unprofessional. We are all human, and nobody is perfect, but the last thing we need is for an individual (especially one we are looking to impress) to disregard or be perplexed by what we are trying to say due to a spelling or grammar issue. This is why proofreading is such an important aspect to writing.
PROOFREADING AND EDITINGWHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Don’t make the mistake of confusing a proofreader with an editor, though. Editing and proofreading are usually done separately because the two play completely different roles in your book’s editing process.
In fact, there are different types of editing services that we won’t get into here, such as developmental, line, and copyediting. But a good general way to understand it is that your editor reviews your work from a more macro level. They look for plot issues, lack of clarity in the story, and continuity problems. Meanwhile, your proofreader sifts through the micro-level grammar stuff.
Understanding exactly what a proofreader does will help you understand why proofreading is important in your book’s journey. So let’s go a little deeper.
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