Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Proofreading professional

Hi guys,
Proofreading is of exceptional importance in every aspect of a virtual business. Remember, what we are producing is a document, whether we are doing it by transcribing, or by typing, or by researching - and this document has to be 100 per cent correct in every way - including grammar and spelling.

Sometimes, it is hard for a person to spot their own grammar and spelling mistakes, and this is where it is beneficial to enlist the services of a professional proofreader.

In this age of computerised voice recognition software, and other computer generated documents, I believe it is vitally important to pay attention to proofreading. At this stage, software for the most part is not clever enough to differentiate between, say, 'there', 'their' and 'they're'. We are - and that is what sets the human brain ahead of the microchip!

I am promoting this arm of my business:


Anonymous said...

I believe you meant to write "percent." There should not be a space there.

Gaynor Paynter said...

I am South African and we use British English here. From the website http://www.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/percent1.html: In the US the two-word spelling 'per cent' is considered rather old-fashioned and is rarely used; but in the UK and countries influenced by it, the two-word form is still standard, though use of 'percent' is spreading fast even there.

Steve Parker said...

This is true that proofreading is very difficult & time consuming work, I also agree with you that it need professional person to do this job. I mostly visit the blogs related to health care & medical issues.