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.
But the potential disasters that can arise from NOT proofreading are too dreadful to ignore!
Your visibility on Google
Your bank balance – all of these are at risk!
True, it’s often a matter of choice or budget. But aren’t we in business to earn a living? 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 a proofreader.
Here are a few blunders that can cost you dearly:
Get your own branding and “MISSION statement” right, otherwise your customers won’t trust you to fulfil the service you offer.
At least sound like you know what you’re talking about – avoid jargon and use long words correctly!
It’s never TOO late to learn that simple spelling errors open you up to ridicule … and some of these embarrassing errors go VIRAL!
A poorly written notice may conceal inaccuracies within a supplier’s product descriptions, which can make the reader decide subconsciously 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 20 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 a few variables. Click here for a guide.
BUT we do 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 is a member of the Society for Editors & Proofreaders