Have you ever written a text and then realized that it would be useful to have another person read it as well? This person could then give you feedback (thoughts, opinions) on what you’ve written, as well as look for any mistakes you may have made. If this is the case, then you may have been looking for a proofreader. A proofreader is someone who reads over texts to look for and correct mistakes as well as help people improve their writing. There are many different aspects that a proofreader can help with, and a Bespeaking proofreader is the perfect choice when you need help with your writing.
Using a Bespeaking proofreader will help to correct and improve your writing in many ways! Here are just a few ways a Bespeaking proofreader can help:
If you are unsure (don’t know) about your grammar, you can ask a Bespeaking proofreader to read over what you’ve written to look for grammar mistakes. They can then correct what you’ve written to make sure everything is right. If you would like to hire a proofreader to read over your text for simple grammar, they won’t analyze (review) the content of what you have written, but will only correct your punctuation, word choice, grammar mistakes, and fluency. Having a Bespeaking proofreader on hand to help you review your text is sure to come in handy!
Proofreading with notes
If you choose to use a Bespeaking proofreader the next time you need a text reviewed, you can choose to have your proofreading done with notes. In this case, the proofreader will read through and correct the text that you have written but will also leave notes along the way. These notes will let you know why a change was made. This can be extremely useful, especially if you’re a non-native English speaker (someone learning English).
Choosing proofreading with notes can help you improve not only the text you have written, but also how you speak English in everyday life. You can get a corrected text and a deeper understanding of English and why it works the way it does. If you’re studying English, choosing proofreading with notes is the way to go (what to choose).
Finally, if you would like a more hands-on approach (method) to your proofreading, you can choose to set up a collaborative proofreading session with your Bespeaking proofreader. In this case, you would work together with your proofreader to either create (write) or correct your work in real time. In these one-on-one sessions, your proofreader will help you to put your ideas into words, as well as brainstorm the best way to express yourself.
Collaborative proofreading is great if you’re not used to writing and feel (think) that a second person can help you to work effectively. Additionally (as well, also), collaborative proofreading can help you if you’re feeling stuck in your writing and aren’t sure where you should start.
What texts can a Bespeaking proofreader review?
There are many different texts that can benefit by using a proofreader, and if you think you could benefit from one, here are some of the texts we can help with:
- School or university essays
- Admissions essays
- Presentations (for example, PowerPoint)
- Emails or other business correspondence
- Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate theses
- Exam preparation (such as writing exercises)
- Abitur and International Baccalaureate (IB) essays
- Flyers and brochures
- Website texts
- CVs and resumes
- Motivation letters
- Cover letters
- Personal statements
- Blogs and articles
- Capstone projects
- Research and term papers
If you have any of these texts that could use a second set of eyes to read over, make sure to contact us! Our proofreaders are open and communicative and will be in touch (in contact) with you before, during, and after the proofreading is finished. Let’s get writing!
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Erin Duffin lives in Hamburg, is an English teacher, blogger, yoga instructor, and really enjoys proofreading texts!