Tag: Proofreading

By Melissa Kitson

There’s no such thing as a harmless typo. Unfortunately for publishers, any error be it a typo, a formatting glitch, inconsistent capitalisation or a mismatched pronoun, is never harmless. It says, “We don’t know what we’re doing.” Readers (admittedly, not all) look out for this. They prowl for errors, eagerly awaiting the chance to pounce on a misused semicolon or incorrect contraction and declare their editorial prowess.

Sadly, this is often to the detriment of the content. To ensure content has maximum impact, brands need skilled and professional editors. An editor is crucial to maintaining quality – not only to pick out typos but to protect a brand’s voice, message and story.

Read more at NewsModo.


What type of editing do I need?

Proofreading: A final check for typos and small errors.

Copyediting / substantive editing: A detailed look at every aspect of the text. From spelling and grammar to overall consistency and logic, with rewriting, where necessary.

It’s a subeditor’s job to identify and correct:

  • Typos and spelling mistakes
  • Incorrect punctuation
  • Problems with sentence and paragraph structure
  • Issues with clarity, logic or flow
  • Inconsistences with tenses, names and general statements
  • Use of jargon
  • Repetition and redundancies

What I can do for you:

Business editing

  • Annual reports
  • Business cases
  • Website text
  • Press releases
  • Proposals / pitches
  • Newsletters / email campaigns
  • Speeches
  • Legal documents
  • Technical documents

Academic editing

  • Theses
  • Research papers
  • Assignments

General editing

  • Resumes
  • Job application letters
  • Foreign-language (ESL) documents


  • I can prepare detailed background notes for projects of every size.

Article paraphrasing/condensing

  • Need to turn a 20,000-word report into a shorter summary? I can isolate and condense the key points to make it easier to digest.

Contact Jaclyn

Need my help on a project? Call me on 0438 921 019, or drop me a line below.


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