Author: "I've read it through a dozen times and it looks great. Why should I pay someone to read it again?"
Proofreader: "let me read just one chapter of your novel before you send to the publisher - free of charge."
AND THE RESULT:
Proofreader: "Thanks for allowing me to peruse that chapter. As you will notice, I have marked all the typos and grammatical errors so that you can go ahead and correct them ..."
Author (looking gobsmacked!) ...... "here's the rest of my novel - please proofread for me ..."
More often than not, the writer uses spell-check which is good but not full proof - and no matter how many times they read their manuscript, the errors (hidden to them) are blatantly obvious to a fresh pair of eyes. There is no doubt at all that money spent on proofreading your precious work is money WELL spent. Why cut corners when your best-selling novel is going to bring in loads of cash for you.
The University student - your thesis is your doorway to greatness - don't submit something that is full of errors. You will have it handed back to you and waste your valuable time.
Advertising Executives - how many times do we see glaring mistakes on billboards, the daily paper, television. or in magazines? Quite often in actual fact. Companies cannot hope to compete in the marketplace when common typos nullify their credibility and standing in the never ending battle to be the best ...
Writing your press release is only half the job. Make sure you have it proofread thoroughly so you will have the best chance of being taken seriously
The biggest mistake of all ... not having someone else look over your work – The number one rule to proofreading is - get a second pair of eyes on the job. The bottom line here is that we do not catch all our own mistakes. It’s practically impossible. Get a fresh pair of eyes to take a look.