Avoid the temptation of proofreading and editing your own work because the human mind usually resists identifying the errors made as errors. This is mostly because of the emotional attachment a writer has to his/her work. There are several other reasons why you should hire a professional proofreader and editor.
The fact that you will know a professional will be doing the proofreading and editing means you will not be worried about such things as grammatical, spelling, and structural mistakes. This is important in that it boosts your creativity and confidence. It also helps you write much faster.
Having your work looked at by a fresh pair of eyes means errors that may have passed you will be captured. You are particularly likely to miss errors in such areas as the index, table of contents, table of authorities, table of figures, page numbers, citations, headers and footers, quotations, cross references, legal references, spelling of names, and section numbers.
You should hire a professional proofreader and editor because he/she will be an English language expert. Proofreading and editing your own work may lead to the fixing of spelling and grammatical mistakes, but structural mistakes require an English language expert to identify.
Most of us only consider the content (the gist of the story) when proofreading and editing and find it hard to spot mistakes in smaller words, but professional proofreaders and editors have the training and experience necessary to spot all mistakes.
Hiring a professional for proofreading brisbane and editing will save you valuable time. Doing everything yourself (from the several iterations, editing, and proofreading) could interfere with your job/business, school work and/or social life.
You need not spend a fortune on proofreading and editing. The Internet has made it possible for you to get editing services for as little as $0.020 per word. The few traditional writing agencies of old could get away with charging a premium, but the intense competition has drastically lowered the rates.
A good professional proofreader and editor will give you valuable tips on what you can do to improve the work. The feedback you get from your proofreader and editor will help mould you into a better writer.
Professionals have in-house checklists and style guides that they use for proofreading and editing. They sometimes avail these to their customers. It is only after professional proofreading and editing that your work will qualify for publication. Professional proofreaders and editors are not biased and will not be guided by emotions.