You’ve come to a point in your project when you are wondering, do I need a proofreader? What will they provide? For those considering a proofreader for the first time, I’m going to highlight the top 5 reasons you will want to reach out to a proofreader.
A proofreader will work line-by-line, word-by-word with your text to :
Eradicate any remaining grammar, punctuation, and spelling errors;
Ensure consistency from a textual (e.g. hyphenation and capitalization), typographical (e.g. size and style of fonts used for different elements of test), and layout (e.g. line spacing, text alignment, and paragraph indentation) point of view;
Ensure that any cross-references in the text are correct; check that the contents list directs the reader to the correct page;
Ensure page numbers and running heads have been rendered appropriately.
Whether your project is a book, report, website, brochure, or thesis you’ve put a tremendous amount of time and effort into this project. It deserves to shine. A professional proofreader will ensure a polished, credible product.