Why a proofreader is a valuable asset – Examples that really should have been checked
‘I don’t need a proofreader, I’ll get my team to check my work.’
Wish I had a pound for every time I have heard this in my career!
Only, team members aren’t always able to spot mistakes.
Employing a professional proofreader and editor to look over your work is not a sign of weakness. On the contrary, it is a show of strength! After all, you only get one chance to make a first impression.
Join me as I yield my metaphorical red pen around the streets of my hometown.
Driving around the bend
So, if I was feeling flush and wanted to drive into town with a new set of wheels, would I choose this Mazda?
Apologies for the crude yellow arrow, this was to highlight the point on another presentation…but it does show where the error is.
It has arrived, or at least it should have!
Apostrophes take up little room!
Where am I?
Whilst in ‘Leeds C I Y Centre’, I best find somewhere to park.
Am I in Leeds, England or Leeds, Alabama with this spelling of metre?
Is there a remedy for retail therapy?
Time for some shopping.
I’ve got my eye on a fetching jumper with the name of my favourite place on it.
Or, maybe not!
(In)consistency and cleanliness
I need a wash after all this word filth!
Do I sanitise with an ‘s’ or sanitize with a ‘z’?
Raising a glass to a clever use of font size
Now here’s when words do make a sign…and I like it!
I wonder how many people have asked for a free pint at the bar?
If you don’t want to leave it to chance with your message, let’s chat about how I can ensure your words hit the mark.
#Proofreader #Proofreading #FirstImpressions