When I’m working for you I’m focussed on your business needs, helping you to get your words right first time. I’ll work with you to ensure all your documents are fit for publication as per my Virtual Proofreading Funnel below.
I am looking for:
- Identifying and correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation, as appropriate.
- If you have your own house style, I’ll check that your content adheres to that style.
- I’ll check the type sizes, styles and fonts used for text and headings and that they are consistent.
- I’ll check that any captions correspond with illustrations or tables and that they are consistent with your text.
- I’ll check that information in the contents page(s) and the body of text corresponds
- I’ll check that your page numbering is sequential to ensure that your documents are complete.
- I’ll check to make sure your documents look professional and will create a GREAT impression with your readers.
Check the 10 Business Benefits of working with a professional proofreader on a regular basis here.
Who are my clients?
In this sector your written material is expected to be of the highest quality. I have been helping Solicitors, Accountants and Financial Advisers to ensure that their material is error-free to protect and enhance their professional reputation. Can you afford to risk getting it wrong?
Peter’s skill at spotting the smallest of mistakes is of a real benefit to us. We operate in an environment where everything we send out, either to our clients, or to the public in general, has to be right otherwise we risk looking unprofessional and potential clients may lose confidence in our abilities from the outset. Peter is also able to provide a quick turnaround and this enables us to make any necessary changes before marketing materials or professional publications are sent out.
I would recommend Peter to any business that is in the same position as us. We cannot afford to get it wrong and this ‘second pair of eyes’ provides us with the reassurance we require before incurring costs of sending documents to print or publication. HF – Swain & Co Solicitors.
Education / Learning & Development Sector
In this sector there is an expectation from the public that your written material is error-free otherwise their perception of the quality of your learning delivery will be damaged. I have been working with FE Colleges to ensure their course publications are accurate and error-free. I have also been working with Learning and Development companies helping them to ensure their learning materials are professional-looking and error-free. Can you afford to take that risk?
I was putting together a marketing flyer and, having produced a draft version, I asked Peter to check it over. He found a number of potentially embarrassing typos that I (and my spellchecker!) had missed. If I hadn’t used Peter, I would have wasted money printing document that would have been reprinted. Peter was fast, accurate, diplomatic, and great value. Gavin Meikle – Web Copy Doctor
My clients include graphic designers, website developers, content/copy writers and magazine publishers whose work includes producing promotional literature, websites and the associated content creating a shop window for their clients. Error-ridden material will put prospective customers off and they’ll go elsewhere.
I have worked with Peter on a number of occasions. As a marketing content writer for social media and websites, I sometimes need a fresh pair of eyes to double check consistency, spelling and grammar, especially with complicated, multi-paged websites. Peter saves me a great deal of time and provides peace of mind. I know that when I send the website copy to a customer it is accurate and correct and this makes for happy customers! I would thoroughly recommend Peter as a proofreader. Sam Burdekin – The Word’s Out Marketing.
We design and hand-make wedding and events stationery and we had a brand new website built which I asked Peter to review for me. He did this and his report was so detailed that it showed spelling and grammar errors that I had missed. As a result of his report I could very easily correct all the mistakes and make the website perfect. Carol Slark – Laurel Design Studios.
I have 2 major corporate clients whose brand identity and consistency is paramount and I have been helping them to make sure that all their publicity material, paper-based and on-line, is on-brand and error free.
Thank you for your prompt response and your thorough work. Kerenza Swift – ‘Which?’ Magazine
My passion is helping small businesses to get their messages across by helping them get their written material looking professional and consistent as well as error-free.
If you are in any of the above sectors and feel that you need some additional support to give you more time and space to focus on what’s important to you, then give me a call.
Are you writing a book and need some help getting your manuscript ready for self-publishing? Do you know what’s involved when self-publishing?
Let me help you to:
- turn your Word file into a file ready to be uploaded to an on-line publisher;
- understand Amazon’s Createspace as a self-publishing platform;
- seek professional help to design your book cover.
Thanks to Peter I now have a proofread copy of my first book. Thank you, Peter, for ‘going the extra mile’ for me and being so patient. I will certainly recommend you to others needing something proofread. Jeremy Glyn – Author of “The Inside Track”.
If you think I can help you, please give me a call…