It’s been a long time coming but we’re finally tackling the topic of proofreading. This is right up the alley of many copywriters and editors, who offer proofreading as a value-adding service to their clients.

Neither of us does this … in fact, we don’t even do our own proofreading. Are you shocked? You needn’t be.

Proofreading is a specific skill and part of running a business is knowing what you can do and what you should outsource.

Today, we’re going to sharing the BEST proofreading tips crowdsourced from the proofreaders and editors who listen to the pod.

Welcome to perfect proofreading for error-free copy.

Tune in to learn:

  • How to physically proofread read
  • What to check when you’re proofreading
  • Which tools will help you hand over error-free copy

Thanks to  Rachy Zanini, Shannon Morrison, Emma McMillan,  Kate Merryweather, Virginia Muzik, Sarah Mitchell , Ashley Turner, Gary Cooper, Emma McMillan, Tom Scanlan, Bill Harper, John Espirian, Kate Merryweather, Alan Taylor, Camilla Ruth, Tan Allaway,  Rachel Kurzyp, Jody Carey, Dominic McInerney, Simone Beever, Leslie Nienaber, Zoe Heard, Sarah Noel Block, Laura Riley, Justine McClymont, Liz Green, Di Challenor, Hannah McCreery, Maple Marketing Ltd, Bec Christensen, Leeyong Soo, Philip Smith, Kristy De Camps, Ashley Turner,  Louise Banbury, Kathie Kinde Clark, Anastasia Kozhukhova and Victoria Doxat for sharing their tips!

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Scribendi was founded in 1997 by Chandra Clarke and Terry Johnson to connect ideas and people worldwide through professional language services. In 2017, the transition to a new leadership team, Patricia Riopel and Enrico Magnani, marked an important milestone in the company’s history. Our name is drawn from cacoethes scribendi, which means “the insatiable urge to write.” We support our clients by helping them craft this urge into writing that is both clear and professional. Over the last two decades, Scribendi has become a world leader in the online editing and proofreading industry. We have edited more than 1.3 billion words and processed more than 400,000 orders.

SPECIAL OFFER: Use the code HOTCOPYEDIT at checkout to get 5% discount until December 31, 2018.

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Question for the listeners:

Do you proofread your own copy? How do you deal with errors picked up by clients?

Share your story on Twitter (@hotcopypodcast) or our Facebook page!


The Society for Editors and Proofreaders (SfEP) is a professional organisation based in the UK for editors and proofreaders – the people who strive to make text accurate and readable. It provides training and support to its members, and its directory is a valuable resource for those looking for a professional editor or proofreader.

SPECIAL OFFER: Waive the £35 joining fee by using the code: HCP2018 at checkout. Valid until September 30, 2018.

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