Proofreading is of exceptional importance in every aspect of a virtual business. Remember, what we are producing is a document, whether we are doing it by transcribing, or by typing, or by researching – and this document has to be 100 per cent correct in every way – including grammar and spelling.
Sometimes, it is hard for a person to spot their own grammar and spelling mistakes, and this is where it is beneficial to enlist the services of a professional proofreader.
In this age of computerised voice recognition software, and other computer generated documents, I believe it is vitally important to pay attention to proofreading. At this stage, software for the most part is not clever enough to differentiate between, say, ‘there’, ‘their’ and ‘they’re’. We are – and that is what sets the human brain ahead of the microchip!