What you write, on the company website, in your blog, book, magazine or research paper, demands the lustre of professionalism. And that means no mistakes.
A good first impression is crucial. High quality copy fosters a sense of competence, reliability and trust but readers will soon turn elsewhere if:
- words are missing or misspelled
- poor grammar and punctuation leave your meaning unclear
- text is wrong or inconsistent
- layout is poor or diverts attention
- the sequence just isn’t logical.
Few of us can proofread our own copy, though: we see what we’re sure we wrote, not what is actually there. Spellcheckers are unreliable, too, because they ignore words that are real words but are not the word we want.
I can help put right those errors, on screen or on paper, before your writing goes public. I can provide quality control, ensuring your text is the best it can be.
Read more about the proofreading process and how I go about providing quotes.
“Cath Harris is perhaps the most painstaking and brilliant copy-editor I have worked with.” Dr Chuks Okereke, University of Oxford.