Words can do a lot. They can engage the people who read them, inspire, educate and persuade. Text can compel and even entertain; they’re powerful things in the right hands. If those sentences do not read correctly, they can often have the opposite effect. The message you worked so hard to convey loses all importance. The information you need to share loses authority. The policy you spent so long creating is time wasted and even the best idea, product or service risks falling short. Whoever you are and whatever the reason for your words, don’t underestimate the importance of proofreading and copy-editing.
The human element
The rise of services such as Grammarly and other sites are proof that more and more we have come to rely on the importance of words in an increasingly online world. Many of us though, lack the time or specific skills to really make them shine. Automated services have their place but in reality, there is no substitute for the human element.
An experienced proofreader can do all the things an automated service can do, such as spelling checks, punctuation and problems with repetition and structure but they can do much more besides. Proofreading eliminates errors, creates a professional image while ensuring that it is easy to read.
Getting to know you, your company and what you want your content to achieve are all vital in establishing the tone of your content, the style and the feelings it might convey and even checking the facts within your content if needed. The human element in proofreading can (and nearly always does) make all the difference.
The difference between words that are merely okay, and those which truly shine…
A complete proofreading and copy-editing service
At MJM Virtual Solutions, proofreading and copy-editing is an important part of the service I offer. It is a service I have enjoyed delivering from day one and was the seed from which my company grew.
Over the years I have perfected my skills as a proofreader in Warrington, working successfully with a broad range of clients both locally and internationally. I have worked with authors, their novels and creative content; I have worked within the education sector overseeing the quality of educational resources, policies and procedures. Last but certainly not least, I have delivered my service to companies based in Warrington and beyond to help them establish their brands, tone of voice and to engage and grow followers through their social channels.
All these things rely on the importance of proofreading, with an approach that is focused, professional and delivered exactly when you need it by someone who has taken the time to get to know you and the content you need.
If you want to ensure that the quality of your content is just as good as the quality of your idea, product or service, I’d love to hear from you. Get in touch via my website, where you can chat live, send me a message directly or request a call.