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Your worst proofreader is…


YOU! It has been proven that for your own written words, you are your own worst proofreader.

Think about it – you know what you’ve written; you know what you mean to say; you know how it’s supposed to look. Therefore, you’re going to see what’s supposed to be there, which in some cases is not exactly what IS there.

Websites, letters, menus, documents of all kinds, novels and even the occasional print advertisement often contain at least one misspelled or misused word. If it’s not a spelling error or a typo of some sort, it’s an extra or missing word. We’ve all seen and laughed at the ad and headline bloopers that are sometimes compiled for our entertainment.

The bottom line: when you’re writing something for publication it’s an excellent idea to get another set of eyes on whatever it is. Proofreading is a skill. Some are better at it than others, but someone else is always better than we are for our own work.

MCBS offers proofreading services for everything from the briefest note to annual reports and manuscripts. Contact us for rates.