Do grammar and spelling really matter for businesses?
You may be thinking that although correct grammar and spelling is important in academic documents, it is much less so in business documents. You may be thinking that, even with a few small spelling errors, your reader will still understand what you are saying. However, all the material that you produce, ranging from the annual company report to a simple email is the ‘shop window’ of your company. Grammar errors can damage your company’s reputation and can lead to misunderstanding and lack of trust.
The annual report
We know that a great deal of work goes into your annual report. Many people with expertise in numerous fields will contribute to it. We are also aware of the stress experienced by a company in producing the report on time. In such a situation, errors can creep in, particularly basic grammar and spelling errors. This is where our business proofreading service can help. No doubt, you will have checked the facts, particularly the financial information very carefully, but just a few grammar, punctuation or spelling errors can spoil the professionalism of your report.
What about other documents?
Proofreading annual reports is just one of the services we offer. For example, we are aware of the importance of accurate press releases. We know how a well-designed website can be spoilt, even by small grammar errors. We are aware of how promotional material and advertisements can be ineffective because of small errors. Even simple leaflets, emails and letters can benefit from being proofread. We also offer a proofreading service for newsletters, magazines, blogs and business plans, and will also proofread the text for speeches and presentations.
What does our service offer?
Our proofreading service for businesses, corporations and companies, makes that final check for you. Our business-specialist proofreaders will correct any typos or punctuation errors or inconsistent/wrong spelling to ensure your message to your audience is delivered in the most immaculate written English language possible.
In B2B, any simple language-related errors can be quite embarrassing and can have an adverse impact.
We serve business clients, including marketing, public relations, translation, technology and financial services companies with this professional proof reading service. This service covers only three aspects of the text: grammar, punctuation and spelling.
How can you benefit from the Business Proofreading Service?
If you are a company or an institution and have written a press release, a report or any other business communication in-house and need a second pair of eyes to ensure there are no typos, grammatical or punctuation errors, then this service would suit you best. It does not involve any heavy editing or changes to the text. All that our proofreaders do in this service is to scrutinise your copy to correct any issue related to these three elements.
1. Grammar check
We check every aspect of grammar. We frequently come across errors in the following areas of grammar: subject-verb agreement, use of conjunctions and conjunctive verbs, use of tenses, use of modifiers, possessive adjectives and pronouns and split infinitives.
2. Spelling check
We come across spelling errors of different types. They can be words that are spelt incorrectly, or typos. We often see names (of people or of places) spelt incorrectly. There is often confusion between American and British English. It is not a matter of one being right and the other being wrong, but rather a matter of consistency. We check for this.
3. Punctuation check
The many punctuation marks can cause confusion, so that people ask ‘Do we really need them?’ They certainly are needed, as if they are omitted or used wrongly, they can change the meaning or make the text difficult to read. The correct use of the comma tends to be a matter of personal preference or even of fashion, but our experienced proofreaders know how to make the best use of commas. There can be confusion between colons and semi-colons, but each has a specific use. Quotation marks can be double or single, but we check for consistency with these. We frequently see errors in the use of the apostrophe, but we also check for such errors.
1-Quality is our top priority: We offer truly optimal editing, paraphrasing and proofreading services in the United Kingdom. These services are of a genuinely excellent standard. It is QUALITY that is of prime importance to us, and this differentiates us from other proofreading service providers. We examine every paragraph, line, sentence and word of your text meticulously.
The initial proofreading or editing process, which is undertaken diligently and carefully, is followed by a second, even more thorough, quality check by another of our senior editors, prior to delivery to you. The Ultimate Proofreader has a firm commitment to clients to supply the highest quality services in English. We accept work from the UK, as well as from all regions of the world. Our genuine and unsurpassed quality means that we occupy a prime position in this field.
2 – Top-quality editors and proofreaders: We have a highly-experienced and outstanding team of native English speakers who are highly-competent reviewers, rewriters, proofreaders and editors. They are skilled at detailed scrutiny of text and are among the best of their kind in the UK. We never use automatic grammar or spellchecks, neither do we use paraphrasing software, because these do not guarantee 100 percent accuracy. Instead, we believe that human editors and proofreaders can do this work more accurately; therefore, we use them in all our work. Correct English grammar matters to us, and we take the greatest care in checking and editing sentence structure in all language aspects, including noun-pronoun and subject-verb agreement, as well as possessive forms, parallel construction and correct verb tense which is not always as obvious as it seems and needs someone experienced and knowledgeable in grammar to ensure a correct use of tense.
3 - Value for money: We set moderate and affordable prices for all of our services, thereby distinguishing us from other providers of these services in the UK. This is because we offer high-quality services at reasonable prices. We accept assignments of all types of document, whether they be technical or non-technical, short or long, basic or complex, at a flat pricing structure. Our opening prices are £9.50 per 1,000 words, and we offer a 10 percent discount to new clients.
4 - Fast turnaround: We maintain high quality in our work, and simultaneously perform and deliver our assignments quickly and efficiently. Our experience in academic work makes us aware of how students are required to meet a deadline in the various types of document they produce; therefore, we know the importance of undertaking our assignments quickly, but without compromising quality which is paramount to us. Normally, we can complete a 10,000-word proofreading or editing task for one client in 24 hours, but if your need is particularly urgent, please email us to arrange a specific delivery time.
5 -Trust & reputation: Clients in all regions of the world trust us to give a top-quality
proofreading and copy-editing service. Our clients are from a diverse range of
countries including: Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait,
Malaysia, the Netherlands, Oman, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, Switzerland,
Thailand, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
6 - Punctuality: We offer a 100 percent punctuality policy, being totally committed to the deadlines of our clients.
7 - Round-the-clock assistance: We are available every day of the year, including bank and public holidays; therefore, we endeavour to be here to help you at all times.
8 - Friendly service: If you have any comments or questions, we are always prepared to discuss these with you at any stage of the work, before, during or even after it has been completed.
9- Confidentiality: We respect the fact that the document is the property of the client; therefore, we have a strict confidentiality policy, and remove a document from our system. We maintain and ensure total security and safety for all of our clients’ documents, from submission to delivery.
10-Document sample service: For potential new clients, we offer a document
sample service, free of charge, for short documents of up to 100 words. This
enables you to see the quality of our work before you commit yourself to giving
us an assignment.