Do You Need Website Proofreading, Editing, or a Little of Each?

Do You Need Website Proofreading, Editing, or a Little of Each?

You suspect some typos and grammatical errors may be lurking in your website content. You may have written exactly what you want your readers to know, but something about some of the wording just doesn’t feel right. Do you need website proofreading, or is it editing that you need?

If you’re asking yourself that question, you’re not alone.

While both require careful attention to detail, proofreading and editing use different techniques.

Proofreading focuses on spelling, grammar, punctuation, syntax and scores of other details that may distract the reader and affect your credibility. Proofreading typically entails correcting the existing content to ensure that it is letter perfect.

Editing involves assessing the content for structure, appropriate tone and smooth transition, among many other factors. Text is often rewritten during the editing process to aid in clarity, consistency and readability.

Maybe you need some of each.

In fact, when we’re not writing new content, the majority of the work we do at Web Done Write is a combination of proofreading and editing. Some sentences may just need a simple revision to make them right. Others may require editing to help your writing shine.

The good news is that we can help you decide which service you need: proofreading, editing or a combination. The even better news is that if you need a combination, we only charge proofreading rates unless major rewriting is necessary.

Trying to proofread and edit your own work can be a daunting task because it has become too familiar to you. Sometimes all you need is a fresh set of eyes, and that’s where we can help.