Five Proofreading Myths

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Here are my top five proofreading myths, and the truth about each of them.

Myth: I don’t need a proofreader because I always use a spellchecker

Truth. A spellchecker is great for finding misspelt words and sometimes even grammatical errors. The problem is that it doesn’t spot words that are spelt correctly but have been incorrectly transposed such as ‘form’

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How to Charge for Proofreading

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How to charge and how much to charge are often the most common questions I see asked on blog posts and forums by proofreaders new to the freelance business. The answer is far from straightforward and will depend on a number of things.

At Proofreading Asia, 60% of our clients are students. Charging by the word works

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Proofreading and Editing — The Vital Differences

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Proofreading and editing are not exactly the same. Although many people use the terms interchangeably, editing and proofreading are two different stages of the revision process. Both demand close and careful reading, but they focus on different aspects of the writing and employ different techniques. Editing is what you begin doing as soon as your

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How to Proofread Your Own Work

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Professional looking documentation and communications play a significant role in generating a positive impression of a company. Accurate and error-free writing skills not only help in improving the credibility of an employee, they also affect an organisation’s reputation. Documents containing errors in grammar, punctuation and spelling create a sloppy impression and can be damaging to

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