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What do proofreading services include?
Proofreading services consist of checking for minor errors in a text after copy editing and before publication. While just about anyone can proofread material (such as a tweet or a poster) before it goes out into the world, expert proofreading takes a lot more skill and eagle eyes.
These are what you can more or less expect whenever you hire a proofreader through Airtasker:
Preparing a proofreading guide
Your proofreader starts by making a checklist that covers the style guide you need to follow, any notes or instructions you may have, or notes from your professor that may factor into your text’s proofreading.
Next, your Tasker fact-checks any dates, numbers, figures, and proper names. If you forgot to include specific information in your thesis, the proofreader highlights this omission so that you can add it in later.
Checking for spelling errors
The proofreader checks for any spelling errors. Even if they’re using a digital file and there are spell checkers on Word and Google Docs, it’s still helpful to have real human eyes go over your text. If you’re used to British English but need to write using American English, they may also be able to catch some spelling and word choice errors.
Reading out loud (and backwards)
One helpful tip for proofreading even your own work is reading the text aloud and then reading it backwards. This step ensures that you don’t have any run-on sentences, that the material has a nice flow or cadence, and that you catch any errors you might have missed while reading silently. You can expect a good proofreader to do this at least once.
Another way to spot errors is to read one line at a time. This helps the proofreader focus on verb tenses as well, so they can mark any areas where you got inconsistent while writing.
Checking the format
This is vital when you’re submitting a thesis or dissertation, which may require precise margins, font sizes, and table or chart descriptions. Your proofreader also checks for page numbering, column alignment, headlines, subheadings, and footnotes or endnotes.
Since they are working with proof of your final document, all these little (but noticeable) things should be taken care of. This way, the material you submit to your publisher or professor or distribute to your clients and customers is error-free.
Recent Proofreading tasks in South East Perth
Help editing and proofreading a draft story of roughly 20,000 words
Como WA, Australia
9th Feb 2022
I have a goal to self publish a series of short travel stories. What has held me back is my hate of editing and proofreading. I need someone to edit and proofread my 20,000 word story. It is in rough draft level. I will also need constructive feedback on plot, characters, language ect. Someone with writing experience is required. The job can be done remotely. However, if I am satisfied I will be writing more and need continued assistance. Therefore someone local would be wonderful to grab a coffee and chat with. - Due date: Flexible
Proofreading selection criteria
Queens Park WA, Australia
28th Nov 2020
Applying for a government clinical position and needing my selection criteria proofread. Task needs to be done tomorrow thou.
James delivered more than I asked and on time.
Website pages- proof read draft/rewrite. 2 pages
Bentley WA, Australia
10th Jun 2020
I run a start up organic hair and skincare business here in WA. Currently running from instagram but i am working on a website to help with the customer experience. For the website i am looking at having an about me(founder) and a mission statement page. I have drafted both sections however i need someone who is a word smith that can come up with innovative ways to get the message across in a concise yet effective manner. Please ensure you have experience with writing mission statements for businesses or can demonstrate your support excellent writing skills. Second time i am reposting this task because the first person wasn’t cut out for the job. I need more then reformatting done.
Very prompt and professional. Helped assist me with rewriting my business mission statement and a few content for my upcoming business website. Will definitely use again in the Future
Proofreading and academic editing
East Cannington WA, Australia
29th Jan 2020
I have written 2000 for my literature review and I need proofreader and editor to make it great sound. Thanks
Letter to HR - proofread
Perth Airport WA, Australia
18th Jul 2019
Need help with my letter to HR, regarding a issue with one of my colleagues . Need it done within the next hour , I have already wrote it , just suck at writing so need a hand . It’s very short
Proof reading and editing.
Canning Vale WA 6155, Australia
11th Jun 2019
Hi, Looking for a professional proof reader and editor. I require a commercial document read and updated. Must know how to proof read and edit documents objectively. Document is roughly 2,500 words on average. There will be other continuous work in the future with average of 1 to 3 documents requiring proof reading and editing each month.