Josie M. - Certification in Proofreading
, English Grammar
Theory; Copyeditor, Singer, Composer, Music Producer, Associate Producer; BMusEd from Nyack College in Music Education/Voice; and a Music Honor League alumnus of the prestigious HS of Music & Art
I enjoy tutoring and always encourage my students to develop their skills to help improve themselves. Writing
is an art of expression.
Many individuals write as a hobby; many others write professionally.
However, to avoid making grammatical errors, it is necessary to learn how to apply the basic principles of English grammar appropriately, and have a clear understanding of punctuation marks, spelling, phrasing, sentence structure to become more confident and effective communicators.
Your writing is a reflection of you, so how you present your copy is extremely important. Although you’ve worked hard to develop and present your ideas, it is always recommended that you present a polished text, with no typographical or grammatical errors. However, this is not always the case. Like it or not, the way your paper looks can affect the way others judge it, regardless of who it was sent to, or the purpose (i.e. job, promotion). When your copy is read by someone else, not only are your choice of words and style of expression being assessed by the reader, but also your spelling, vocabulary
, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure.
Content is important, but you don’t want careless errors distracting your reader from what you have to say. Whether it is a simple statement, letter or thesis, every single word, just as every error, is noticed and taken into account, determining your level of writing skills and grammar comprehension. Therefore, it is crucial to have a copyeditor or proofreader correct your errors, so that you can present error-free, well-written copy worth paying attention, to help you make a good impression.