Proofreading is the act of reviewing the final draft for mistakes (also called copy editing). Plain and simple. This means if you’ve been asked to proofread material for work or for a friend, the content you’re reviewing has already been thoroughly edited. All you need to search for are misspelled words, missing punctuation, and formatting inconsistencies (indents, margins, etc.).
So, what if your boss asks you, “Can you proofread this newsletter before it’s sent out?” What does he mean? Or what should he mean? In most cases, everyone’s definition of proofreading is similar, but there are varying opinions out there. Rest assured, proofreading is less involved than true editing. Usually, whatever you’re proofreading is the last and final draft.
Okay, so I can't remove your fear of creating a website, but I can recommend Weebly as an easy-to-navigate website builder.
I've come across three entrepreneurs who have stalled at the creation of their website. Whether it be from fear or lack of knowledge, they're potentially losing customers and clients by not having a website. I understand the hesitancy, because I've been there before when I created my first site 10 years ago. But don't let that hold you back.
As you read this phrase, keep your eyes peeled for the error: Year Round Sports Club. Did you spot the mistake? The adjective “year round” needs a hyphen to make it grammatically correct: year-round.
As a small business, you’ll often order decals for one reason or another. It may include a simple image of your logo intended for customers, or a large colorful decal for the front window of your shop, or maybe you need a decal for your a vehicle to advertise your services.
The other week, I found myself needing the latter for the back window of my truck. And ordering this decal was unlike my others in the past, because it encompassed much more copy.
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In celebration of International Day of the Girl Child on October 11, I wanted to find a local, College Station nonprofit that helps international children. So, for the month of October, anyone who hires me through Yaupon Berry Press, 5% of the proceeds will be donated to Mercy Project. If you have business material (brochures, website, newsletter, press release, email blasts, etc.) that needs editing, don’t hesitate to contact me.
If you aren’t sure whether or not you're in need of my services, consultations are free. Email: YauponBerryPress@gmail.com
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