You will naturally want any document read by stakeholders, management or clients to be as composed and straightforward as possible. When you hire an experienced proofreader, you ensure that the risk of typos or other errors in the document is quashed. 


A proofreader doesn’t suggest major edits or rewrites. Their job is to go through the document with a fine-toothed comb. They identify typos, punctuation mistakes, grammatical errors, missing words, extra words and spaces, misalignment of tables and text and any other inconsistencies that make  

your content look less professional. Moreover, proofreaders check formatting issues such as tables of content, page numbering and heading hierarchy. They also double-check that proper nouns like employee names and locations are spelt correctly.  


Professional proofreaders are risk assurance for companies that take their marketing communications and investor relations seriously. After all, if you have spent money on copywriting and graphic design, you do not want your document to be ruined with typos or other errors. 


That’s where we come in. Proof Communications is the first port of call for listed companies, insurers, governments and non-for-profits nationally. We proofread documents including annual reports, financial statements, PDSs, RAPs and other stakeholder documents. 


Despite how often clients tell us, “We’ve been through the document a few times, so we don’t expect that you’ll find very much,” they are amazed that, on average, we make ten mark-ups per page. In a 100 page annual report, that’s 1000 mark-ups! 


For professional proofreading support, contact Proof Communications on +61 2 8036 5532 or +61 411 123 216 or email: 

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What does a proofreader actually do? was last modified on June 8th, 2021 by Proof Communications Team
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