One of the great advantages of sourcing textual copy, whether it be in the form of articles, press releases or blog posts, from Precise English is that you can feel confident that the copy you receive is free of careless spelling errors that could otherwise contribute towards giving your company an unduly unfavourable reputation. Indeed, even if you still think that spelling errors are insignificant in text copy, here is a list of just some of the most notorious and costly spelling mistakes in recent history…
When you place extreme time and effort into producing high quality academic work, it can seem unfair to be penalised for grammatical and spelling mistakes when you have shown that you have gone the extra mile to research your topic to the highest level and composed a compelling argument. Whilst many of us are fully confident when it comes to our use of English, there’s nothing like the help of a second pair of eyes to ensure that everything is in place. If the content is great, but could be expressed better, there’s nothing to lose in a little outside proofreading.
Just when we all thought that traditional spelling and grammatical skills were on their way out, ready to be replaced by slang and ‘text speak’, companies have started to become more aware of good written English and, consequently, can be quite pickyabout it. So, before you give up proofreading, perhaps we should all be thinking more seriously about it.
Figures show that international students make up around 11% of the UK’s total undergraduate population, and some university staff members have this week expressed concern about the standard of writing these students are submitting. While there are a variety of ESL proofreading services available to these students, perhaps they need to be made more aware of them by their universities.
Just when we all thought traditional spelling and grammatical skills were on their way out, ready to be replaced by slang and ‘text speak’, companies are becoming more and more aware of good English, good spelling, and good grammar. In fact, more importantly than that, they are becoming pickierabout it. So, before you give up proofreading, perhaps we should all be thinking more seriously about it.
Proofreading (also proof reading) is an important part of any publishing process, whether you are publishing a magazine or a press release. The Oxford Dictionary definition of proofreading is to read any written or printed material and mark any errors. However simple it may sound, proofreading can actually be very difficult to do if you are not a professional. As the author of a piece of work, spotting your own errors and mistakes is a lot trickier than it first seems. But why is this all so important?
Most businesses or clubs could benefit from having a great advertising brochure to promote themselves, but getting any form of advertising perfectly right is tricky. You have to pitch to the right audience, include enough information to be intriguing but not so much it becomes boring, add appropriate pictures and have an interesting layout.
Here are just a few tips that we hope will help for brochure design:
Your CV is possibly the most powerful tool you have when it comes to securing your next job or even your perfect career – but only if it’s correct! There are several common mistakes people make on their CV. Here’s the lowdown so you can avoid them.
Reading about our experience and expertise in academic and business proofreading may have given you the false impression that these are the only circumstances in which you can request editing and proofreading services.
Mistakes: we have all made them. Indeed, anyone who says they haven’t should probably be checked for a pulse to make sure that they are, you know, human. However, you should really go to considerable lengths to avoid spelling and grammatical errors in your company’s written copy, as they could otherwise give your business an unprofessional image in the minds of potential customers.