Keys to Success: CMW’s Guide to Power Proofreading
Hey! It’s CMW, and we have something we want to share with you. In our years of experience, we have endured trial and error, learning what and what not to do — and drawing from that, we have compiled a series of tip sheets with our best tricks and suggestions to improve your work. First up? Proofreading!
Misplaced commas and mistaken line breaks may seem petty, but a bad typo’s your poker tell. And proofreading isn’t just spelling and grammar either — it’s your visuals, your display, your data! The difference between 1,000 and 100,000. If a simple slip-up happens because someone didn’t double check, it can vastly misrepresent a point or purpose, and small errors like that have a domino effect. There are several problems that excellent proofreading can solve: miscommunication, disorganization, inconsistency and, of course, unprofessionalism. Proofreading is the most basic layer of professionalism, but that means it’s one of the most important. Your content can be spectacular, but unless it’s presented in a way that can be understood, it’ll hurt more than help.
Let a polished proofread product distinguish you, and make your clients, your patrons, or your colleagues know that your business means business. Proofreading requires patience, concentration and time. For helpful suggestions to improve your process, download this tip sheet.