13 February, 2020
By Andrea Eskin
Ask any professional proofreader, 'What's the worst thing about your job?' and you'll probably hear one of the following:
Can you avoid these pitfalls and create a painless proofreading method that works? Here are ten suggestions that might help:
Of course, nothing is perfect. Careful record-keeping will help you deal with any problems or disagreements. However, regardless of what happens, how it occurs or who's at fault, always treat your clients respectfully and stay focused on what you can do to achieve a satisfactory outcome for everyone. By doing this, chances are excellent that your client will hire you again or recommend you to others—which is one of the best things about your job.
Andrea Eskin is a Proposal Writer and Publications Editor at TerraHealth, Inc. (THI) in San Antonio, Texas. She has 30 years of experience as a writer, editor and graphic designer of business publications.