The Internet is fast-paced. I get it. But there really isn’t a good reason for not proofreading before you hit submit. With so many automated tools, its amazing how anyone is able to send out bad content without knowing.
Unfortunately, they do. This parody by Weird Al Yancovich proves they do.
People need help writing!
Thankfully, there are people like me and software like Grammarly that can comb over your writing with expert eye, but they only work if you use them. When you have an online business, your writing is part of your image. You wouldn’t show up at a meeting with a stain on your shirt, so why would you leave a typo on your blog post?
Yes, I did link to a software program that has automated a process I charge clients for. I did it because I hardly ever take proofreading only projects. I’d much rather you find an easy way to proofread your content over trying to sell you my services. Besides, there is plenty of poorly written content to go around.
For more information about my proofreading services, read this blog post.
I’m going to be honest; I hate proofreading, so I get why most people would fail to do it. It slows down the creative process and keeps you from saying what it is you have to say. However, when what you have to say could convert into money or spread your cause, you might want to be a little bit more careful about how you say it.
People judge you by your website, and they judge your website by your content. What do you want them to learn about you?
Make the best impression. Proofread.