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Copy-editing & proofreading – is it worth it?

Not every writer chooses to hire a professional proofreader for copy-editing.  But I’m not just talking to novelists or journalists:  I’m talking to website owners as well! 

The content of your website has every reason to be as accurate as a published book or hard copy magazine – it’s the window to your world and it really matters.  Reasons cited for not bothering to have work proofread are valid and varied:

“I can’t afford an editor.”

“True, I make a few mistakes, but not enough to need one.”

“That’s just my style, it’s the way I write.”

“I’m going for a casual, more talky style.”

“Nobody will notice – most people aren’t as picky as you.”

 

Probably the most common reason for hoping to do without an editor to copy-edit is

Terrible Typos 1

Send me any typos you come across and I’ll add them to this list – always worth a look to make me smile! CVs, menus, websites … and click here to see some of the worst newspaper bloopers!

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