Why should I hire a professional proofreader?
Your writing is often the first or only means of contact between you and your boss, customers, teachers, and coworkers. Consequently, many people view the quality of your writing as a gauge of your intelligence, work ethic, and ability. Therefore, your writing must be proofread or edited to ensure it is clear, error free, and projects a professional image. Content is important. Like it or not, the way a paper looks affects the way others judge it. When you’ve worked hard to develop and present your ideas, you don’t want careless errors distracting your reader from what you have to say. It’s worth paying an online proofreader to help you to make a good impression.
But can't you just use spell check? Unfortunately, spell check can only help you eliminate the obvious errors. Does it know the difference between to and too; its and it's; there and their; wood and would? Can it tell whether your tone should be formal or informal? Does it know when you've strayed from the point or completely missed your mark? Most people devote only a few minutes to proofreading, hoping to catch any glaring errors that jump out from the page. Yet a quick and cursory reading, especially after you’ve been working long and hard on a paper, usually misses a lot. It’s better to work with a professional editor who can search systematically for specific kinds of errors.
"I really enjoyed working with Theresa. My portfolio was in its final stages and in need of a sharp eye to catch any errors I would have otherwise missed, even after committee reviews. Recommended by one of my university’s staff, I selected Theresa and was not disappointed. She is very thorough in her work and professional in her approach, having delivered a completed work on schedule and with great satisfaction. I would not hesitate to use Theresa’s services as a proofreader or editor again."
- Sheryl M., Regent University
“Theresa Thorne has made life much less stressful. It’s great to know you have a set of eyes looking out for the details that you miss. She finds our “blind-spots” and suggests improvements. We often recommend her services.”
- T. Cruceta, Marketing & Communications Director, Grace Community Church