Does the mere mention of proofreading send you to sleep? Or bring back memories of your school teacher telling you to read back through your exam answer when you’ve finished instead of waving at your friends across the room? Unfortunately, your teacher was right. Proofreading your written content is essential. Especially if you want to make sure your business looks professional and credible.
I was recently invited back to my former university, Leeds Trinity University, to chat to students about what it’s like to be a freelance copywriter and proofreader. The students asked lots of interesting questions and I enjoyed speaking to aspiring freelancers about the good, the bad and the ugly of freelancing.
Having a business blog can establish your company as an authority in its field, improve your website’s Google rankings and help new customers find you. But having a business blog is a big commitment. So how can you find the time to write regular blog posts?
Just set up social media accounts for your business and need some inspiration about what to post? Or perhaps you’ve had your accounts set up for a while, posted well at first, then got busy and left your feed to go stale?
Nobody wants to be faced with a giant wall of text when they visit a website. We’re all busy and we all want to find the information we need as quickly and easily as possible. So, if you want to grab your reader’s attention and stop them from heading to your competitor’s site, you need to format your web copy to make it interesting and easy to read.