The cost of proofreading

What is the cost to your business of NOT proofreading?

It may be that the cost issue is the main reason that people don’t use a proofreader before putting their content out into the public domain.

True, it’s often a matter of choice, or budget.  But aren’t we in business to earn a living – or better, to earn enough so that our business runs AROUND our life, rather than our lifestyle being DICTATED by our business?  There are very few areas of business in this digital age that cannot benefit financially by investing in having their content or marketing materials proofread or copy-edited.

Here are a few blunders that can cost you dearly in terms of:


Would you want to send your child to a school when the staff can’t even spell correctly?

  • Your reputation

  • Your visibility on Google

  • Your bank balance

1st page of Google

Would you entrust the optimisation of your website to a company like this?



Tongs tongue

Would this description make the good appealing to you?









Poorly written notices may conceal inaccuracies within its product descriptions, which may cause the reader to subconsciously decide that the product is of equally poor quality.

Bear in mind that if you want your business to be found easily in Google searches, you won’t show up in the search if you misspell those all-important key-words, also known as SEO.

Likewise, if the content is not readable, accurate and engaging, the potential customer will move to another competitor’s site within seconds.

So, how much DOES a proofreader charge???

Well, it’s a bit like “how long is a piece of string?” and does depend on the level of editing required, and the size of the document in question. But we provide a FREE 500 word sample for starters, so that we can get a feel for the type of editing required, and in order to give you a fair estimate of the cost and the time it might take to complete the project.


But if you’re still NOT interested in finding out how a skilled proofreader can help you to ENHANCE YOUR REPUTATION, GET FOUND BY GOOGLE, and INCREASE YOUR EARNINGS,  then….

wordperfectva for proofreading



WordPerfectVA is a member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders

  2 comments for “The cost of proofreading

  1. March 20, 2016 at 09:17

    Great article

    • Janice
      March 20, 2016 at 14:30

      Thank you!

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