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If one of your goals is to get your research paper, article, or blog published, you are going to need proofreading and editing services. In a previous post, we mentioned how these two services are not the same. They are often confused for one another, though. Here’s what we said: “Proofreaders spot typos, correct spelling, grammar, syntax, and other errors. A professional editing service ensures that your articles have a good flow. Making use of these services also ensures that your stories read well and the format is easy to follow.” – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: How Proofreading and Editing Services Can Get You Published


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How Proofreading and Editing Services Can Get You
Published
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If one of your goals is to get your research
paper, article, or blog published, you are going
to need proofreading and editing services. In a
previous post, we mentioned how these two
services are not the same. They are often
confused for one another, though. Heres what we
said Proofreaders spot typos, correct
spelling, grammar, syntax, and other errors. A
professional editing service ensures that your
articles have a good flow. Making use of these
services also ensures that your stories read well
and the format is easy to follow.
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So, there is definitely a difference. Editing
comes before proofreading. Its the step that
ensures that your paper or copy is clear and
clean. Proofreading is the final step in the
process and involves checking for any mistakes
that have been overlooked. There are many
benefits to using proofreading and editing
services before you submit content for
publishing. A well-edited and proofread piece
will do several things for you and your writing.
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It Will Ensure Professionalism
  • A first step in creating a piece is to ensure
    that it looks and reads like professional
    content. You want your piece to be strong and
    enlightening. This is why editing services are a
    must. An editor will ensure that your content
    doesnt include too much complex jargon. You want
    to sound professional and like you know what you
    are talking about, yes.

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But including complicated phrases in your pieces
will confuse your readers who wont necessarily
have the background knowledge that you do. To
ensure professionalism throughout, focus on
ensuring that your spelling and grammar are all
correct. Copy that is filled with errors wont
only not get published, but it may reflect badly
on your company and name. It will make your work
look sloppy and unprofessional.
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A Great Editor Will Give You Tips to Improve Your
Writing Skills
  • If you keep track of the changes that are made to
    your content, you will walk away with sound
    advice for your next piece. A good editor should
    be able to pick up on repeated mistakes and alert
    you to these so that you dont make them in
    future.
  • For example, perhaps you are using American
    spelling in pieces that are meant for an audience
    outside of this region. A good editor will alert
    you to this so that you dont continue to do it
    going forward.
  • They can also suggest areas for improvement in
    your writing. You might be writing sentences that
    are too long. Or perhaps you are using too many
    adjectives in your writing, so it sounds verbose
    and flowery. The feedback that you get from an
    editing service will ensure that you learn where
    your weak spots are so that you can work on
    improving them.

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Proofreading and Editing Services Will Catch the
Smaller Mistakes That Slip Through Easily
  • Its very easy for small mistakes to slip
    through. Things such as typos or incorrect word
    usage. This is why writers should use editors and
    proofreaders before submitting.
  • You might have made a comma splice error or you
    could have written a number incorrectly. These
    are super small mistakes that are easy to make.
    Both editors and proofreaders will be able to
    alert you to these errors before publishing so
    that you can make any necessary changes. A final
    proofread will also give you peace of mind and
    ensure that you are submitting the best version
    of your work possible.

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The Best Proofreading Services Will Help You Get
Published
  • No publication is going to be happy with untidy
    and error-riddled copy. Having pieces that are
    free of mistakes, well-written, and clear will
    greatly increase your chance of publication. If
    a publication likes your first submission, you
    might even get asked to write more.

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This wont happen, however, if you are taking
shortcuts and not putting checks in place. So,
make use of an editor to clean up your piece and
then get a proofreader in to do the final
checks. Now that weve established why you need
professional editing for your work, lets look at
what that final proofreading stage is all about.
These are some of the things that a proofreader
will be looking out for.
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Spelling Errors
  • As the gatekeepers between your content and your
    publisher, proofreaders need to carefully check
    each word to ensure nothing has been misspelled.
  • Typos happen very easily, so this part needs an
    experts eye. This process is not one to be
    rushed. Proofreaders will be checking everything
    twice to ensure every letter and punctuation mark
    is in its rightful place.

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Grammatical Errors
  • Things can get tricky when you are writing across
    regions. If your company caters to a global
    audience or has clients from different countries,
    your language rules will likely need to change
    depending on who youre catering for. You know
    the market that youre dealing with, and you
    should know the language rules they use too. At
    the very least, you should ensure the person
    proofreading your content knows those rules. 

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Inconsistent Style
  • This one is important. Look out for inconsistent
    styles and spelling. Are you for, or against the
    Oxford comma? How are you writing the word
    email? Is it hyphenated or not? What about
    white papers? One word, or two? Neither one is
    wrong, but you need to choose one style and stick
    to it.

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It would be a good idea to create a style guide
that writers, editors, and proofreaders have
access to. This way, everyone will be on the same
page when it comes to style.
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Formatting Issues
  • Proofreading also takes a look at formatting
    elements. Is the content centralised on the page?
    How is the overall spacing of the paragraphs? If
    your piece of content is a report with a contents
    page, they will also check the page numbers to
    ensure it all matches up. All of these aspects
    are things that a professional proofreading
    service will be checking for.
  • These are just some of the numerous benefits of
    using the best proofreading and editing services.
    You want to always demonstrate your best
    qualities in your business and in your content.
    And this includes creating and crafting the best
    pieces. Our advice is to ensure that your content
    is of the highest calibre by hiring both
    proofreading and editing services. It gives you
    that added peace of mind before you submit your
    article, paper, or story for publication.

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