Let’s imagine that you run a blog for your business. First, you need to create content that is relevant for your customers. You choose a tone and style of writing geared toward the target audience. Perhaps you produce an outline highlighting the key points that you would like to stress, and then you produce a first draft.

Next comes the editing process. You may do your own editing, or you may rely on a professional editor. Either way, an editor checks for accuracy, readability, and consistency, among other things.

Do the sentences and paragraphs flow logically? Who is the audience and what do they expect? Are you using the correct tone for your audience (i.e. casual, formal, or authoritative)? These are all good questions to ask when editing your work.

The final step is proofreading. You can think of proofreading as quality control. If writers and editors represent the first part of the assembly line, a proofreader acts as the last line of defense before publication. They guard against typos, spelling and grammatical errors, and ambiguous language that can confuse your readers and damage your brand.

This may sound simple enough, but it takes a proofreading expert to spot overlooked errors and ensure high-quality content. Ford and GM (let alone a high-end vehicle, such as a Porsche) do not allow a dinged-up car off of the assembly line. Why would you, as a writer, allow a dinged-up article to get published?

Although software is an invaluable tool for writers, it inevitably misses the mark at times. After all, writing involves inferences and assumed knowledge, along with a complex system of rules, that computers are not yet equipped to handle perfectly. You should use all of the tools at your disposal, including software, but it does not replace the need for expert support.

What sets professional proofreaders apart from computer software and casual proofreaders (such as a friend or colleague)? The attention to detail of an experienced professional proofreader cannot be easily replicated. A professional proofreader uses a fine-toothed comb to locate errors that often go unnoticed while considering ways to improve clarity and word choice. When we do find issues, we use a scalpel rather than a butcher’s knife, ensuring polished content while letting the writer’s voice shine through.

Whether you are an author who needs a second pair of eyes for an upcoming book or a business owner looking to enhance your brand, leaving a positive first impression is vital to your success. Proofreading Monkey is here to help! Learn more about our services and pricing, and be sure to contact us to try our risk-free proofreading service.

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If English is your second language, you can count on Proofreading Monkey to provide editing services. We make sure that your writing reads as if it was written by a native speaker.

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Avoid the embarrassment of simple spelling errors on an important research paper. We will find and correct typos, grammatical errors, and ambiguous text.

Our proofreading service for students and academics ensures error-free copy on school and research-related documents. Whether you need a second pair of eyes to look over an essay or a journal submission, Proofreading Monkey can help! Contact us today to get started!

What types of documents do you proofread for students and academics?

  • College / university essays
  • Research papers
  • Journal articles
  • Reports
  • Personal statements

What does your proofreading service include?

We proofread documents for spelling and grammatical errors, word choice, and typos. We utilize Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature so that you can see the changes made to your document, review the changes, and apply only the changes that you approve. In addition, we often leave comments with suggestions regarding readability and clarity.

Please note that we do not rewrite documents, conduct research, check citations or conformity to style guides, or accept unfinished drafts. The purpose of proofreading is to spot any errors missed during the writing and editing process. If our proofreading service does not meet your specific needs, please contact us to discuss custom services and project requirements.

Is my document kept confidential?

Yes! We realize that academic documents often contain original research. We will never share your documents with a third party. If requested, we are happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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Are you almost ready to publish your best-selling novel or Pulitzer-winning exposé? Be sure to proofread it before you send it to the printing press!

Our proofreading service for authors, writers, and publishers ensures error-free copy on a variety of web and print media. Whether you need a second pair of eyes to look over a blog post on the latest blockbuster movie or a personal memoir recalling your life as a rock star, Proofreading Monkey can help! Contact us today to get started!

What types of documents do you proofread for authors, writers, and publishers?

  • Blogs
  • Magazines
  • Novels
  • Non-fiction books
  • Memoirs
  • Ebooks
  • Workbooks
  • Cookbooks
  • Textbooks

What does your proofreading service include?

We proofread documents for spelling and grammatical errors, word choice, and typos. We utilize Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature so that you can see the changes made to your document, review the changes, and apply only the changes that you approve. In addition, we often leave comments with suggestions regarding readability and clarity.

Please note that we do not rewrite articles or accept unfinished drafts. The purpose of proofreading is to spot any errors missed during the writing and editing process. If our proofreading service does not meet your specific needs, please contact us to discuss custom services and project requirements.

Is my document kept confidential?

Yes! We realize that your document may contain sensitive information. We will never share your document with a third party. If requested, we are happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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You only get one chance to leave a positive first impression. Make it count! Hiring a professional proofreader could be the difference between landing a client and receiving a rejection letter.

Our proofreading service for business professionals ensures error-free copy on business-related documents. Whether you need a second pair of eyes to look over an important press release, a business proposal, a report, or an email, Proofreading Monkey can help! Contact us today to get started!

What types of documents do you proofread for business professionals?

  • Website copy
  • Marketing material
  • Press releases
  • Social media posts
  • Reports and business plans
  • Résumé
  • CV
  • Cover letters
  • LinkedIn profile
  • Email

What does your proofreading service include?

We proofread documents for spelling and grammatical errors, word choice, and typos. We utilize Microsoft Word’s Track Changes feature so that you can see the changes made to your document, review the changes, and apply only the changes that you approve. In addition, we often leave comments with suggestions regarding readability and clarity.

Please note that we do not rewrite articles or accept unfinished drafts. The purpose of proofreading is to spot any errors missed during the writing and editing process. If our proofreading service does not meet your specific needs, please contact us to discuss custom services and project requirements.

Is my document kept confidential?

Yes! We realize that business documents often contain sensitive information. We will never share your documents with a third party. If requested, we are happy to sign a non-disclosure agreement.

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You’re in good hands! Our lead proofreader has 15 years of writing, editing, and proofreading experience.

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Tight budget? No problem! We charge a flat rate of $0.02 per word.

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Try Proofreading Monkey risk free. If you are not completely satisfied, you do not have to pay.* Yes, we are that confident in the quality of our work!

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Need a job done quickly and accurately? We offer expedited service, including same-day and next-day, for an additional fee. Email us for details.

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