WHAT DO I NEED? PROOFREADING VS EDITING

Proofreading and Editing are the things that most people ignore when writing a document or even sending a business related email. These two things can say a lot about you as a person. For instance, if you are applying for a job, your resume can tell a lot about the kind of person you are if it is not well edited and proofread. Even the smallest error can cost you a job that you are qualified for or even cost you an important business opportunity.

EDITING

Editing is the first thing that is done after the completion of a document. It comes before proofreading. It requires a careful analysis and critical thinking. This is the process where you re-read the document to see whether it is well-organized, the transitions between paragraphs are smooth and the evidence rally back up the argument you have provided on the document. The key goals are to check that the document;

1. Flows logically

The document should have a free flow to make it easy for the reader to understand the context of the document.

2. Is clearly expressed

When editing one has to make sure that the document has clarity. For instance, one has to ask themselves; are there any terms that you have defined and might be unclear to the reader? Is the meaning of each sentence clear? Have you chosen the proper words to express your ideas? One way to answer all these questions is going through the whole document again and make clarity where it might seem unclear to the reader.

3. Is accurate in the information it provides

One has to make sure that the information they are providing on the document is accurate. For instance, if one is writing a document on the usage of a certain drug, they have to make sure that they give the right dosage to be used and how to use the drug.

4. Is targeted towards the right reader

The document that one is writing should be targeted to the right reader. For instance, if one is writing a resume for a marketing job they should focus on the expertise in marketing so as the employer who will go through the resume, be convinced that he/she is the right candidate for the job.

5. Has an appropriate tone.

PROOFREADING

Proofreading is the final stage of the editing process. It involves checking over the text in finer details after the editing process to detect errors in spelling, punctuation, grammar and format. It requires a lot of concentration because errors can be difficult to spot. It is essential to read word by word of the whole document to make sure you do not miss out on any error. The main aim of proofreading is to spot errors in:

1. Spelling
2. Style and format
3. Typing
4. Grammar, punctuation and use of language
5. Any other error missed at the editing stage

In conclusion, for one to be sure that there document are free from any errors, it is best to hire proofreading services and editing services by a translation company that can be outsourced. Hiring for proofreading services and editing services is best way to make sure that one gets that business opportunity that they have been longing for or get that job that one has always desired.

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