Writing
The importance of proofreading and editing
June 19, 2021

Behind every great writer is a great editor. Even the most talented and experienced writers need editors to carefully proofread and edit their work to find errors they might have missed.

Why do all great authors need editors to proofread their books? Here are three main reasons:

1. You’re too familiar with your book

If you’ve laboured over your book for months or years, you are no longer able to approach the revision process with the objective perspective it requires. This makes you more likely to overlook mistakes, since you already understand what you’re trying to say.

2. To err is human

Even the most competent and careful writers make mistakes, especially after the stress and exhaustion that follows months of planning, research, and writing.

3. The English language is complex

It has thousands of rules and idiosyncrasies, and only a highly experienced and qualified editor has the training and skills needed to proofread your book with precision.

Unfortunately, most publishers and agents won’t even finish reading a manuscript if they encounter errors in copy and style. Without proper book proofreading and editing, your hard work may be tossed aside. If you are self-publishing, mistakes in your writing can detract from the integrity of your work. Readers may not take your book seriously if it’s cluttered with errors.

Don’t let avoidable mistakes prevent your book from being published and your voice from being heard. Submit your manuscript to our professional book proofreading and editing team.

Our proofreaders and their process

Place your masterpiece in the hands of proofreaders and editors you can trust, and we’ll take it from there. Our book proofreading team is made up of highly qualified and experienced professionals, all of whom are writers themselves. Our multi-step book proofreading process involves carefully identifying and resolving issues with consistency, word choice, structure, flow, storyline, punctuation, spelling, grammar and formatting.

At DolmanScott we can provide you with efficient book proofreading and editing at a price you can afford. Let us know how many words are in your manuscript and the genre of the book, and we’ll include the proofreading in our estimate.

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