Michael Boyton

Who needs a proofreader?

Who needs a proofreader? Not you, surely. After all, you can write a decent article. You know if it’s right and that its errors have all been corrected… don’t you?

Ever picked up a brochure, a menu, or a flyer and spotted an error leaping from the page? What did you think? What impression did it give you of the people or company that produced it? Lacking professionalism? Amateurs? Or simply that the people producing it didn’t care enough to bother checking things before they went to print?

But let’s not be too harsh. We’ve all done it. We’ve written something, read it, marked and corrected mistakes, rewritten and reread it, and then changed a few more things. Before you know it, you’re no longer reading what’s on the page, but what’s in your head.

That’s why it’s a great idea to get someone else to read it before it is published. Someone who can check it thoroughly for any of those nasty little errors that may be hiding away. Someone who knows about language, grammar, and punctuation.

And that’s what I do. I spot those little spelling errors, the misplaced apostrophe, and flag it up. And while I am doing that I’ll also make sure you’re getting your point over to your readers.

If you write anything for anybody, then you need a proofreader. The investment is worth every penny, and definitely much cheaper than shelling out for an expensive reprint.

To learn more, contact me by email on hello@michaelboyton.co.uk or give me a buzz on 07773 109448.