Ensuring your copy is accurate, easy-to-read and consistent is essential whatever line of business you are in. No matter how much effort you've put into something, even the smallest slip-up can distract your reader from your message or pitch.
If you've already spent many hours on a project and are too familiar with it to notice any errors, or if time and resources in-house are limited, proofreading is the perfect task to outsource. Here’s a broad outline of what I will do if you hire me to look at your copy:
Check for any spelling, grammar or punctuation errors
Check that the text is consistent throughout (names, formatting, etc.)
Make sure it adheres to any required house style or formatting
Highlight all corrections in the way most convenient to you
Work in the format that suits you, such as Word, PDF or Final Draft (for scripts)
I’m a Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), formerly the Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP), and have a Distinction in Proofreading from The Publishing Training Centre. (I also have a LOT of grammar books – because, let’s face it, no one can remember everything...)
Katie is talented, creative, knowledgeable, quick and has an attention to detail I have not experienced before. She understands the global TV market, and her copy always strikes the perfect note for our target audience, maximising the potential of our titles.