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The Proofreading Room

Professional proofreading services

Spelling and grammatical errors letting you down? Not sure where to use a comma or a colon? This is where professional proofreading comes in.

Although based in Ireland, I have clients across the globe and I’m just a phone call or away. You can be assured of the highest level of quality you’ll only get from a professional proofreader. I am proud to be a full member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers in Ireland.

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Copyright: / 123RF Stock Photo

What is proofreading?

Proofreading – what is it? It’s polishing your words so the reader is not distracted by errors of spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Who uses proofreading services?

Professional proofreaders work with a wide range of different clients. These include:

  • Publishers and printing companies
  • Bloggers
  • Writers of non-fiction and novelists
  • Students – for essays, dissertations and theses (note: student must provide supervisor’s permission to use a professional proofreader)
  • Small businesses – for training material, newsletters, company reports
  • Copywriters, including web content writers
  • Academic authors

In fact, almost anyone who produces written words needs a proofreader. This is especially true for those with English as a second language where Wordhouse is gaining an international reputation. Contact me today by phone on 00 353 +87 3687489 or and I’ll be glad to arrange a free consultation.

Why use a proofreader?

Why do you need a proofreader when there’s spelling and grammar check facility on your computer?
Quite simply, because that won’t catch everything and in fact, for some words it’s incorrect. It won’t pick up the differences between ‘there’ ‘their’ and ‘they’re’. Your spellchecker won’t tell you that you have a redundant word, a missing word or the wrong word entirely (for example, ‘wary’ instead of ‘weary’, or ‘diary’ instead of ‘dairy’). It may tell you a spelling is wrong, when in fact it is right – or vice versa. The one I use is confused over the correct use of ‘its’ and ‘it’s’.

What proofreading can do for your writing

Bloggers – have your blog proofread, and it will be read and shared by more of the right people; your next customers. Using a freelance proofreader will reduce those online negative comments that pick out all the mistakes and don’t mention the content.

Writers and novelists – whether commercially or self-published, proofreading can make all the difference. It can affect acceptance, success and ultimately sales. The market is overcrowded so give your manuscript the best chance by using a professional proofreader.

Small businesses – a proofreader will make sure that your image is protected and enhanced by producing error-free documents. This could be anything from presentation material to restaurant menus if that’s what you do. Anything, in fact, that others will read so you look like you mean business!

Academic authors – publication in journals is becoming more competitive. Give your research paper a better chance of acceptance by submitting a document with the highest standard of spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Students – using an experienced student proofreader will ensure your examiner or tutor looks more favourably on assignments, dissertations and theses that do not distract from your important thoughts and arguments. A happy marker might mean better grades! (See condition above regarding permission.)

This is only a representative sample of people who have used my proofreading services. Call me now on 00 353 +87 3687489 or .