Proofreading by Proofed Beyond Doubt
Proofreading by Proofed Beyond Doubt

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Proofreading services for businesses

In the business world, image and first impressions are extremely important. Many businesses spend a lot of money on producing well-designed, colourful and stylish communications such as advertising brochures, information pamphlets and websites. These are often the first contact potential customers have with the business concerned, and unfortunately, can come across as unprofessional and ineffective if the standard of English used is poor.

You therefore need to be sure that your communications present your business to the world in a professional manner, i.e. attractive, well-formatted and absolutely error-free using correctly spelt and grammatically correct English.

Anything less will give your potential customers the impression that you and your business are unprofessional, perhaps causing them to go elsewhere.

Q: Why can't we just carry out a spelling and grammar check of our communications using a spellchecker in our word processor or web design program?

A: Because spellcheckers have severe limitations and cannot spot words spelt correctly but used wrongly, e.g. there or their, hole or whole. Not convinced? Have a look here and you will be!

Bad English could lose you sales

A survey by Royal Mail in 2005 indicated that grammatical errors and spelling mistakes could be costing UK businesses a staggering £41 billion in lost sales.

Nearly three-quarters of all customers (74 per cent) said they wouldn't trust businesses that used poor spelling or grammar, whilst almost a third (30 per cent) said they wouldn't buy any product or service from them.

Commenting on the survey,Royal Mail said: 'Businesses are losing the goodwill and faith of customers by failing to pay attention to good English. This study is proof that poor communication really does hit companies where it hurts – and that's on the bottom line.'

Our business proofreading service

We will proofread your communications, highlighting errors in:
Documents that we can proofread for you

We can help you with a wide range of documents including:
  • PowerPoint presentations
  • Website pages
  • Training manuals
  • Technical reports
  • Business plans
  • Presentations
  • Advertising copy
  • Brochures and catalogues
  • Newsletters
  • Press or media releases
  • Technical publications
  • Installation and user guides

  • Proposals and submissions
  • Reports
  • Policy documents
  • Procedures manuals
  • Software manuals
  • Marketing literature
  • Letters
  • Forms
  • Leaflets
  • Promotional material
  • Conference materials

How to get your communications checked

See our estimates page for full details of how to send us your document to obtain a detailed estimate.

PLEASE NOTE: We currently only offer this service for British English (not American English) documents.

How will you send me the corrections?

For details of this, and to see samples of proofread documents, please see our How it all works page.

How much does it cost?

Please see our Fees page.