Why You Need Professional Editing
We live in the information age. Whether you’re an author, in business, or a student, you need to communicate your message and the quality of that message is an important determinant in your success.
High quality writing looks professional. It’s free from spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors and is consistent in style, language and presentation. If you lack skills in these areas, have the skills but not the time, or simply need a fresh, detached pair of eyes to proofread or edit your document, Punctual Proofreading can help!
Why Choose Punctual Proofreading?
- Highly qualified and experienced editor.
- Rigorous proofreading and editing to meticulous standards.
- Competitive prices and great value for money.
- Fast turnaround for tight deadlines.
- Quotation based on your individual word count and requirements.
By the time you reach your final draft you have undoubtedly read your manuscript numerous times. In fact, you often re-read your work so much, and become so familiar with it, that you become ‘blind’ to its errors and flaws. You see what you expect to see and not what is actually there.
This is partly because we tend to read words as whole words and not letter-by-letter. Our brains also have the tendency to automatically substitute the word that makes the most sense: if we have sufficient letters, even in the wrong position, the brain can ‘recognise’ the word. (Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge, UK.)
Computer Spelling and Grammar Checks are Insufficient
Spelling check programs are insufficient because in English thousands of words sound the same, but have different meanings (for example: there/their; your/you’re; principal/principle). Technically a word may be spelt correctly, but it is used incorrectly.
Grammar checks also have limited use for they make no allowances for context, tone and the required level of formality. They also sometimes just miss grammatical errors.
About the Editor
I have a Master of Literature degree (with Distinction) and a Bachelor of Arts degree (with First Class Honours) in history. I completed stringent in-house editing training and have professional editing experience in both the public and private sectors. I have proofread and edited a wide variety of work including legal judgments, government briefing papers and speeches, biographical essays, children's fiction and university theses. I have in-depth knowledge of grammar and punctuation, meticulous standards and an extremely keen eye for the smallest of details. I am also efficient, dedicated and discreet, and I am a full member of the Society of Editors (Queensland).