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.
You’ve worked hard to get your name out there; networking, giving out business cards, sending cold emails and telling every man and his dog about your business. And it’s worked. People are heading to your website to find out more. But when they get to your website, your sales message begins to unravel.
Emails are a quick way to get a message across to lots of people at once. They can be sent on the bus to work, in a queue, on the toilet; anywhere there’s an internet connection. But herein lies the problem. It’s so easy to send an email these days, our inboxes quickly fill up and we rush to rid ourselves of our ever-increasing number of unopened emails.