Attention to detail is essential when it comes to writing copy. There’s nothing more embarrassing (or costly) than getting a document printed or giving a presentation only to find that it’s littered with spelling mistakes, poor grammar and rogue punctuation.
Proofreading generally occurs near the end of a project, after the material has been edited and approved, just before printing, publishing or distribution. As proofreader, I typically mark up a hard copy or PDF of the finished product, making only minor changes that do not impact the overall aesthetic. At your request, for an additional charge, I can proofread a PDF or a Microsoft Word document using Track Changes.
My proofreading service involves scrutinizing the text line by line with attention to:
❑ Spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization, numerals and hyphenation
❑ Removal of repeated words, phrases or paragraphs
❑ Correction of any corrupted characters, sometimes created by copying or converting from one software program to another
❑ Consistent styling of fonts, headings, colors, etc.
❑ Consistent typesetting elements, such as leading, kerning, line breaks, paragraph indentations, margins and line spacing
❑ Placement of and captions for photographs and graphics
❑ Corresponding contents and page numbers
❑ Juxtaposition of text and images on the same page