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.
Proofreading is just about checking spelling and grammar, right? Wrong. Proofreading is so much more than that. Although spotting a spelling mistake right before you publish something is a great feeling, correcting consistency and formatting errors is also important if you’re wanting professional-looking content that’s easy to read.
If you’ve not done it before, the thought of getting someone to read through something you’ve written can make you cringe, especially if you’re not a natural writer, or you’re not 100% sure about spelling and grammar. It’s even worse when that someone will be reading your work whilst you’re in the same room and giving you live feedback on it.
When you’ve spent ages slaving away writing the perfect article, essay or report, deleting some of your precious words to meet a strict word limit can be painful.