My biggest wake-up call was finding a spelling mistake in a manuscript I had proofread. This led me to investigate the use of an additional tool to assist me. A software program PerfectIt (by Intelligent Editing). I now use this to help with the proofreading of larger Word documents. It is a useful tool but of course never replaces a proofreader’s knowledge and experience.
I am a professional freelance proofreader. I proofread for publishers, self-publishing authors, ESL students, small to medium-sized businesses and website developers throughout Australia.