Often, a writer’s worst enemy is him or herself.
The most moving stories, sharpest insights, or evocative scenes can all wind up alienating readers rather than wowing them if the prose is marred by inadvertent typos or sloppy punctuation. If there are enough of these errors early on in a work, the reader may set the writing – and writer – aside, dismissing them both as unprofessional.
Today, writers have more and better opportunities to make their voices heard by a wide audience than ever before. But one trade-off of working outside of the traditional publishing industry is that the writer must take greater responsibility. There are no editors or proofreaders to rely on…unless a smart writer knows enough to hire them.
You’ve poured yourself into your work, made the writing as strong as you can, and you want to make sure it’s ready for its public. I am an experienced proofreader with a strong track record and a passion for helping writers make their words and worlds as vivid as possible.
Whether you are publishing your book in a traditional, printed format, on Kindle through Amazon’s Kindle Direct (KDP) platform, or through other ebook services like Smashwords, the quickest way to poor reviews and an unprofessional reputation is through a product that doesn’t live up to the quality standards readers expect from years of reading professionally published material.
Don’t let poor proofreading stand between you and your fans! Email me to get started!
2 responses to “Why Hire a Proofreader?”
I have a novel – literary fiction – that is ready for final proofreading.
I was given your contact information by Kate Danley via Writer’s Cafe.
Please send me information regarding your rates and availability.
Looking forward to hearing from you,
Hiring a proofreader definitely makes it worthwhile, the quality of the final piece is much better!
Thanks for the post 🙂